Tracy Metz

Director

Joined the JAI in November 2013.

Tracy Metz 2Tracy Metz, a native of California, is a journalist and author based in the Netherlands. She writes for the national newspaper NRC Handelsblad and is an international correspondent for the New York-based magazine Architectural Record. She was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is the author of a number of books, including FUN! Leisure and Landscape, about the impact of our leisure activities on the way we use and perceive our surroundings. Her most recent book is Sweet&Salt: Water and the Dutch, on the extreme makeover of the Dutch landscape to accommodate a new relationship to water.

Curious what the experience is like for Americans living in Amsterdam? Tracy Metz is one of the 180 Amsterdammers, and shares her story:

Visit Tracy’s website in English or Dutch

Read Tracy’s September 2014 feature in Het Parool here.

Former directors

2008-2013 Russell Shorto

2006-2007 Corine Krijgsman 

2001-2005 Monique Knapen

1991-2001 Anne Wertheim