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This was written by the Metropole editorial Team. Sometimes its an expat, sometimes a native, most of the time the lines are blurred, and sometimes we're sharing someone else's content, but we always say so. Oh yeah, and buy our magazine! Thanks.
Shpock-Strbac

The Last Word: Armin Strbac

We asked one of the founders of the flea market app Shpock, Armin Strbac, whether he thinks the trend of people transacting with each other is driven by the customers or by products like Shpock. Dear Metropole, Trends have always been initiated and propelled by people. Good products are also oriented towards the needs at […]
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collaborative economy

Cover Story: The Sharing Game

From cars to office space, and even livestock, the Collaborative Economy is changing more than how we use things. It’s reinventing how we value property. By George Jahn & Roxanne Powell On any given day Lena Kover will wake to the sounds of oldies streamed over web radio. Busying herself in the kitchen of her 17th […]
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November Agenda

Feels like Christmas Setting the mood for the festive season, Christmas markets big and small will start dotting the city mid-month. For families, the Christkindlmarkt by City Hall is a must with its huge Christmas tree, over 150 wooden stalls, and kids’ workshops for cookie baking and ornament making. A more intimate choice would be  […]
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Letters to the Editor – November

A big thank you to our readers for all the wonderful and helpful feedback we’ve been getting. We’re glad to know you are enjoying the magazine and we appreciate your insights on expat life in Vienna. To the Editor, I enjoyed reading Metropole.  And I agree with the editorial that it is important to define […]
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On Becoming Viennese: A Talk with Expat Author Philipp Blom

A prominent historian and Vienna expert gives insight into what Vienna owes to outsiders in a treatise that dips and weaves from the present to the 19th century and into the future. Philipp Blom ...

On Display: Curated by Vienna

“Tomorrow Today“ reflects on art and money An annual, six-week event backed by the Vienna Business Agency, Curated by Vienna brings international curators and local contemporary art galleries together under an overarching theme. This year’s topic is “Tomorrow Today,” inspired by the essay of the same name by philosopher Armen Avanessian. Exploring current and future […]
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Sebastian Kurz

Last Words: Sebastian Kurz

We asked the youngest foreign minister in the EU, Sebastian Kurz (29), what he thinks newcomers can do to get integrated, besides learning the language. Here’s what he wrote to us.   Dear Readers, For me, integration means positive cooperation in Austria – that is why it has to be lived by both sides – […]
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letters readers october 2015

From our Readers | October 2015

For our first issue we have taken the liberty of creating “letters” from recent conversations and experiences highlighted in METROPOLE’s focus groups. Names have (obviously) been changed. Dear METR...

Scaling the Depths : Annapurna

Dark and funny, this European premiere is set in a remote mobile home in the Rocky Mountains, where the poet and former alcoholic Ulysses lives a secluded life. Trying to finish his magnum opus befo...
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