Game Changers 2014

Metropolis unveils its 4th annual Game Changers.

Our Game Changers this year specialize in big-picture thinking. They're all engaged in ambitious pursuits: Developer Jonathan Rose continuously proves that housing can be both affordable and sustainable; Susan Weber is redefining design scholarship at the Bard Graduate Center; Alastair Parvin holds out the illusive promise of democratic design with the WikiHouse; Phil Jones uses urban farming and healthy food to tackle the problems of Detroit; and architect Eric Owen Moss and his longtime developer collaborators, Frederick and Laurie Samitaur Smith, have, in 20 short years, completely reshaped a neighborhood in Los Angeles. All these expansive efforts, however, are rooted in the idea of community, one way or another. And that's ultimately what gives them real power. 

Jonathan F.P. Rose

Susan Weber

Alastair Parvin

Phil Jones

Eric Owen Moss

 

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