McGill University and University of Toronto graduate Paul Makovsky is editorial director of the New York-based magazine, Metropolis. | Mr. Makovsky was director of research for the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s ground-breaking exhibition, “Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture.” During his time as a Smithsonian fellow, he researched the work of information designer and graphic artist Ladislav Sutnar. He also worked at the multidisciplinary studio Design/Writing/Research, where he was managing editor of the award-winning magazine 2wice. | The recipient of numerous fellowships that include a Graham Foundation grant as well as a Michael Kalil Fellowship for Smart Design to research the history of green architecture, Mr. Makovsky is currently the curator of an exhibition on the history of Knoll textiles, which will take place at the Bard Graduate Center in January 2011. He is also at work on a biography of Florence Knoll Bassett.

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