Justin McGuirk is a writer, critic, and curator based in London. He is the design columnist for the UK-based newspaper The Guardian and director of Strelka Press, the publishing arm of the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow.
The former editor of the international architecture and design magazine Icon, McGuirk is an award-winning journalist and editor. In 2012 he was awarded the Golden Lion for best exhibition at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. He is currently working on a book about activist architecture and social housing in Latin America.