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Metropolis Musings

Metropolis Musings

Nostalgic about the publication’s 25th anniversary, Horace Havemeyer III, the founder and publisher of Metropolis, talks about its inception as well as its future.

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Building for Exclusion

Building for Exclusion

"Can we afford to leave massive groups of people out of urban regeneration?" asks Metropolis editor in chief and publisher.

February 2016
Q&A: Luc Sante

Q&A: Luc Sante

The writer and critic reveals his nostalgia for an older Paris, mourns the city's disappearing café culture, and touches on the urban defects of neoliberalism.

February 2016
Game Changers 2016: Sarah Herda

Game Changers 2016: Sarah Herda

Administrators and curators often speak different languages. The director of the Graham Foundation is fluent in both, as she has proven by spearheading Chicago’s inaugural architectural biennial.

January 2016
Planet Eames

Planet Eames

A sprawling retrospective of design’s favorite duo reveals how conscious they were of the power of their own image.

January 2016
Garbo and Its Discontents

Garbo and Its Discontents

Karim Rashid’s iconic trashcan debuted 20 years ago. Does its message still hold up?

January 2016
Design Forecast

Design Forecast

Anti-ownership, holography, and revisiting hippie values: Curators, critics, experts, designers, and Metropolis editors share their predictions for the year ahead.

January 2016
Q&A: Cara Michell and Courtney D. Sharpe on the Urgency of the Black in Design Conference

Q&A: Cara Michell and Courtney D. Sharpe on the Urgency of the Black in Design Conference

The organizers of the long-overdue symposium explain how the event addressed social injustice through design.

January 2016
Downtown Jungle

Downtown Jungle

A century after it opened its namesake infrastructural marvel, Panama City 
is starting to broaden its cultural reach.

December 2015
Greenbuild Goes Mainstream

Greenbuild Goes Mainstream

It may be more challenging than anyone has supposed for Greenbuild to penetrate popular consciousness.

December 2015
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