Metropolis Magazine for the 2014 DesignPhiladelphia Festival

October 16, 2014 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2014 Festival


This event is part of our 2014 DesignPhiladelphia Festival
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Join us for a “round-robin” conversation with Susan S. Szenasy, longtime Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Metropolis Magazine and; Hilary Jay, Director of the Center for Architecture; and Joseph G. Brin, architect, artist, and writer. A book signing of Szenasy, Design Advocate will follow.

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 event is part of a series of national conversations exploring issues of design advocacy and ethics and celebrating Szenasy, Design Advocate, a new title published by Metropolis Books and distributed by ARTBOOK | D.A.P.


more about Susan Szenasy
In 1986 Susan S. Szenasy was named chief editor of Metropolis, the New YorkCity-based magazine of architecture, culture, and design. During her 17 years as Editor-in-Chief, the magazine has gained international recognition and has won numerous awards. Susan's training in design journalism was on the job. Beginning with Interiors magazine, she rose from a junior position of editorial assistant to senior editor; then she was named chief editor of Residential Interiors, the short-lived offspring of Interiors. Susan is the author of several books on design, including The Home and Light. She holds an MA degree in Modern European History from Rutgers University and teaches design history and design ethics at New York's Parsons School of Design. She is a frequent lecturer and panel moderator on broad-ranging design topics, and the guiding light behind Metropolis's Conferences (which she also facilitates), including Wonderbrands, Wonderbrands West, [email protected],Business UnUsual, Teaching Green and Design Entrepreneurs. She is the co-founder of R.Dot (Rebuild Downtown Our Town), a coalition of New Yorkers who came together after the 9/11 tragedies to contribute their expertise to building the 21st century metropolis at the site of the former World Trade Center.

more about Metropolis Magazine
Metropolis examines contemporary life through design, architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation. The Center for Architecture seeks to educate the public about the role and value of good architecture, urban planning, and design in our everyday lives through walking tours, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, competitions, festivals, and children’s programming. The Corzo Center helps artists take control of their economic lives by providing programs that teach entrepreneurial skills.


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