Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine August 2003
Most articles on the subject start with a simple, almost knee-jerk, premise: education is “in crisis.” We hear about it most when it’s most troubled. Design education is different. It is specialized and diffuse: some programs are cutting-edge, others are struggling; some disciplines are reinventing themselves, others are mired in old ways of thinking. So while we won’t generalize about…
Taking a cue from P.S.1, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art lightens up with a chill-out pavilion for summer.
Hunting for a fresh crop of innovative designers.
Home/Life gives homeless kids a camera—and a fitting place to show the work that results.
Frank Gehry’s words of advice to a roomful of Columbia shapemakers.
Sarah Williams Goldhagen says Americans would get better architecture if our schools taught us how to look at it.
Liat Poysner talks about the design of her Gondwana wall sconce.
With its move to a new city in the desert, is the American University in Cairo buying sanctuary or isolation?
For decades, Yale’s voice of architecture wasn’t an architect.
What if schools took the high road and pulled together all design understanding—for the benefit of society?
Look upon these proud young faces, gazing confidently into the future. They’ve worked hard these past years, and now they’re ready to put their hard-won knowledge to the test. What hopes, what dreams, what proud accomplishments and dazzling careers lie in front of these eager graduates? You may already know. For our education issue, Metropolis has gathered high school and…
An educator offers further wisdom about ethics and the design practice.
Freeman Thomas, class of 1983, is one of Art Center’s many celebrated car designers. Cocreator (with fellow alumnus J Mays) of the Volkswagen Beetle and designer of the hugely influential Audi TT, Thomas now runs DaimlerChrysler’s Pacifica design studio, an innovative lab responsible for concept cars and what he calls “all the advanced architecture.” Every year a corporation or a…
Thoughts on design education from a master teacher.
Looking to reach a larger community, Art Center College of Design hatches an audacious plan for a second campus—and a higher profile.
Documenting the Manhattan skyline in unprecedented detail.
Tschumi and Mori on Teaching Architecture.
Pixelblocks, a new toy, makes that building-block metaphor literal.
Tschumi and Mori on the Education of Architects.
Can a design for a vacation house comment seriously on international politics?