Szenasy, Design Advocate: A Collection of Susan Szenasy’s Writings
In this—the first published collection of Szenasy’s writings—our editor-in-chief's honest, thought-provoking and often challenging opinions shine through.
Szenasy, Design Advocate: Writings and Talks by Metropolis Magazine Editor Susan S. Szenasy
Edited by Ann S. Hudner, Akiko Busch
Foreword by John Hockenberry
For more than 30 years, Susan S. Szenasy’s voice has resonated as an editor-in-chief, writer, teacher, moderator, filmmaker and lecturer. In all of these roles, her advocacy for ethical, sustainable, human-centered design has been her guiding light. Known for decades as the editor-in-chief (and now publisher) of Metropolis magazine, one of the most influential design magazines in the world, Szenasy has led the charge on issues ranging from universal design to emerging trends of consumer excess, from design for disassembly to the recovery of Lower Manhattan’s communities after 9/11, from design education to the social and environmental impacts of the buildings and products we manufacture.
This volume—the first published collection of Szenasy’s writings—brings together editorials, reviews, stories, profiles, industry event presentations, classroom lectures, commencement addresses and more. Szenasy’s honest, thought-provoking and often challenging opinions are present in all of these pieces. So, too, is her ongoing commitment to informed dialogue, which has influenced and guided generations of design professionals, architects, journalists, retailers, manufacturers, legislators, educators and the next generation of designers.
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