Markus Bader studied architecture in Berlin and London. In 1996 he completed his Diploma in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) in London. In 1999 he founded Raumlaborberlin together with Christophe Meyer, Jan Liesegang and Andrea Hofman. Subsequently he was joined by Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Axel Timm, Francesco Apuzzo, Frauke Gerstenberg and Florian Stirnemann. With Raumlabor he works on relational situations between space, social actions and political frameworks. His work ranges from strategic development concepts, such as the procedural development for the site of the former Tempelhof airport, all the way to artistic interventions in existing urban contexts, such as the Fountain House in Montreal. He has extensive experience in the academic field and has been a visiting professor at the VSUP in Prague (Architecture Research Centre), the Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf and the University of Kassel (urban practice). Since 2016 he has been a professor in the Department of Architecture of the University of Arts, Berlin.
As of February 2017