This is the website of Tracy Metz, journalist and author about urban issues. She writes for NRC, Het Parool, De Groene Amsterdammer and Architectural Record. Tracy is director of the John Adams Institute, the center of American culture in the Netherlands and has her own monthly live talkshow Stadsleven, about living in cities.
Short&Sweet: Christien Meindertsma

Short&Sweet: Christien Meindertsma

Short&Sweet: an interview with designer Christien Meindertsma about her project and book “Bottom Ash Oberservatory”.

Christien Meindertsma: The material in waste is worth money, if you can separate it. That is the funny thing about waste: It’s not worth anything, unless you extract it and separate it. Therefore it’s also supposed to look like a rich material.

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Designed for the future: Het Schieblock

Designed for the future: Het Schieblock

In Designed for the future, Jared Green asked eighty global leaders who shape our built and natural environments the same question: what gives you hope that a sustainable future is possible? For the book Designed for the future, I wrote a short essay about ZUS Architects and Het Schieblock, a dutch laboratory for urban development in Rotterdam, transforming and revitalizing the building and its surroundings. Read my piece for Designed for the future below.

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