We are thrilled to announce the release of the first issue of our new ANCB magazine 'The Metropolitan Laboratory', edited by Lukas Feireiss.

This first issue entitled 'Education: Trial and Error' looks at the topic of artistic and architectural education. As a survey of highly progressive pedagogical approaches, it questions the role of education in past, present, and future. The broad spectrum of articles and essays ranges from Black Mountain College, Joseph Beuys, Paul Thek, Cedric Price, and Oswald Ungers all the way to Beatriz Colomina, Olafur Eliasson, Ai Wei Wei, Thom Mayne, Odile Decq, Peter Cook, and Joan Ockmann, to mention but a few. Inherent to all approaches is a profound apprehension of the positive surplus of unsolicited changes, uninvited irritants, un-anticipated setbacks, and failures as the future seeds of human achievement and progress.
With this magazine, we wish to broaden ANCB's experimental journey as an independent public platform and further explore our deliberate goal of providing an alternative urban discourse. The magazine serves as an additional medium and tool for the documentation and discussion of ANCB's educational and cultural programme, and allows us to deepen our understanding of core issues of today’s global realities by connecting the academic field, policymaking, applied technologies, and human behavior. Moreover, it gives us the opportunity to thank our numerous partners, collaborators and friends from around the world and have them participate in and contribute to the ongoing discourse at ANCB.

Histoshi Abe, Ai Weiwei, Cristobal Amunategui, Ricardo Abuauad, Pedro Aparicio, Archipreneur, Matias Bechtold, Luis Berrios-Negrón, Kate Cahill, Beatriz Colomina, Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Peter Cook, Kate Davies, Odile Decq, Iñaki Echeverría, Olafur Eliasson, Eric Ellingsen, Ludwig Engel, David Erixon, Emily Fahlén, Kristin Feireiss, Lukas Feireiss, Andreas Gehrke, Christoph Geisler, Rainer Hehl, David Helbich, Will Hunter, Erik Kessels, Mathias Klotz, Anna Kostreva, Annette Jael Lehmann, Fabrizio Leoni, Jan Liesegang, Winy Maas, Namik Mackic, Bruce Mau, Thom Mayne, Corinna Morandi, Joan Ockmann, OMA × AMO, Manuel Osterholt, Henk Ovink, Constantin Petcou, Diona Petrescu, Dagmar Richter, Andrea Rolando, Matthias Sauerbruch, Tatjana Schneider, Julia Schulz-Dornburg, Anastassia Smirnova, Paul Thek, Katya Tylevich, Urban-Think Tank, German Valenzuela, Xavier Vendrell, Jan Verwoert, Anna-Lena Werner, and Liam Young.

Title: The Metropolitan Laboratory Magazine
Issue: Education: Trial and Error
Editors-in-Chief: Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Kristin Feireiss
Concept and Design: Studio Lukas Feireiss
Format: 18.5 x 26.5 cm, 202 pages
Language: English
Price: 16 Euro
ISBN: 978-3-944083-03-2

Available now in book stores and from the distributor Spector Books, Leipzig,


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