Cathelijne Nuijsink (1977, the Netherlands) is an independent writer, editor and critic of contemporary architecture and design, who is based in Tokyo and Amsterdam. Trained in design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, and in architecture at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and the University of Tokyo, Japan (MSc.), she specialises in writing on the work of young Japanese designers. Since 2003, she has been intensively interviewing Japanese architects as part of her PhD thesis at the Manabu Chiba laboratory of the University of Tokyo. To place her research on contemporary Japanese architecture in a larger framework, she has started comparative studies on the young generation of architects in Mexico, Latin America and other parts of Asia.

Her approach to architectural journalism is fresh and inspiring. With an inexhaustible curiosity she travels around the globe to meet the architects in person and visit the projects. By comparing the different circumstances, she has found a niche for herself as a professional critic who presents architecture as part of a larger context. Besides carrying out independent research and working on her own publication Japan Jutaku, Cathelijne Nuijsink writes prominent articles for international magazines. By introducing new ideas and proposals, she informs and inspires editors and readers with new subjects. Her texts have appeared in the magazines FRAME, MARK, Abitare, Domus, Metropolis (USA), Wallpaper*, Icon, DAMnº, de Architect, 'scape, Blauwe Kamer, AD, among others. She is a contributing editor of MARK magazine and managing editor of 'Scape magazine.