Culture Article Archive

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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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Dirty Money

Dirty Money

An artist’s response to a design icon from the Gilded Age is also a criticism of the disparities in society today.

May 2015
Design Needs a Social Conscience

Design Needs a Social Conscience

The drive to improve living conditions for all life should be at the center of contemporary architecture and design.

May 2015
Celebrating the Human Factor in Design

Celebrating the Human Factor in Design

The Metropolis Think Tank series is a live research program—it connects the wisdom of local knowledge groups with design thinkers, clients, and others.

April 2015
How Do We Transition to a More Energy-Efficient Infrastructure? Answer: The Microgrid

How Do We Transition to a More Energy-Efficient Infrastructure? Answer: The Microgrid

The award-winning lighting designer James Benya argues that to truly leverage sustainable technologies, we should rethink our electricity system as a whole.

April 2015
Design in Crisis: How Economic Bust Has Redefined the Value of High Design

Design in Crisis: How Economic Bust Has Redefined the Value of High Design

An Italian design legend considers the positive effects that the world’s financial crisis has had on luxury design.

April 2015
It's Time for Architecture to Celebrate Diversity

It's Time for Architecture to Celebrate Diversity

Metropolis's editor in chief looks forward to a more diverse architectural profession.

March 2015
To Reshape the World, Architects Need to Design at Every Scale

To Reshape the World, Architects Need to Design at Every Scale

We should revive public works for the design opportunities they create, argues Metropolis's editor in chief.

February 2015
The Other Truth

The Other Truth

As the celebrations memorializing the fall of the Berlin Wall have quieted, we should reflect on the versions of history we tell ourselves.

February 2015
How Boomers Will Shape the Future of Our Cities

How Boomers Will Shape the Future of Our Cities

The principal of CannonDesign predicts that his generation will be active participants in making our urban environments healthier

January 2015
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