Margaret Childs

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Margaret (Maggie) Childs is the CEO and Publisher of METROPOLE. Originally from New York, Vienna has been her home since high school. She is known for non-stop enthusiasm, talking too fast, inhaling coffee and being a board member of AustrianStartups, where she helps entrepreneurs internationalize. Follow her on Instagram and twitter @mtmchilds.
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What You Need to Know to Get a Job at the United Nations

It often seems impossible for an outsider to get a job at the UN. But is it really? “No,” said Linda Starodub, who recently retired from 30 plus years in the UN system, half of it in human reso...
mobility

What Moves Us | April 2018

I remember the first time I sat in an electric car. It was at a sustainability event in Grafenegg. Tesla had used a lotus chassis for the first roadster that made it to Austria. My cam...
Waltraut Cooper

Legendary Light Artist Waltraut Cooper at Cafe Landtmann

Light artist Waltraut Cooper’s installations have broken ground for decades. We spoke about digitizing the UN, the Biennale and world peace. Her wild, neon red hair makes her impossible to miss...
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Editors Letter | To Every Art its Freedom | March 2018

Art is always of its time, and the best of it, timeless. From classical portraiture to contemporary installations, visual art recreates life, nature and emotion through the filters of ...
Heinz fischer

Heinz Fischer and his Post-Presidential Life

For Heinz Fischer, loving his country means caring about peacekeeping, education and reviving the lessons of history. Not many people know where to find him. Past the Portiere and through the c...
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Are we Losing Hope in Democracy?

In theory, it’s a great idea. We all join in and decide who we’d like to govern us. We get the leadership we ask for. But recent elections see Europeans biting their nails at the same ...
editors letter nostalgia

Editor’s Letter | The Way Things Used to Be | December/January 2017

It was all so much simpler then. Back when we were innocent, when we treated each other with respect, communicated without smartphones and buildings were built to last. Sure it was. ...
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An Interview with Maria GroĂźbauer, the Youngest-Ever Director of the Opera Ball

Maria Großbauer, Vienna’s youngest-ever Opera Ball director on sugarcoated memories, the importance of storytelling and why debutantes should wear their hair up On the way to meet Maria Großbau...