What is the place of an architecture and design publication within the global movement to address the climate crisis? The American magazine Metropolis has taken various approaches to this question since its first issue dedicated to sustainability in 1996. Today the magazine is spearheading a participatory process to create an important resource for interior designers around climate change, bringing it face to face with the political landscape in the US, power structures within the design professions, and methodologies for consensus building.
Avinash Rajagopal is the editor in chief of Metropolis, an award-winning architecture and design publication. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at events related to interior design, architecture, and urbanism, and hosts the biannual Metropolis Perspective: Sustainability symposia. He is the author of Hacking Design (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2013) and has contributed to many volumes on design history, including The Culture of Nature in the History of Design (Routledge, 2019) and The Atlas of Furniture Design (Vitra Design Museum, 2019).