Tracy Metz (LF 2007) wrote with her newest news: as of Nov. 1st she’ll assume a new position as director of the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam. JAI is a small independent cultural foundation named after the first American ambassador to the Netherlands, and it brings bright American minds – writers, historians, artists – to the Netherlands.
JAI was founded 26 years ago and Metz has been involved with it for some 20 years, regularly as a moderator and the past nine years as a member of the board. The outgoing director, Russell Shorto, is returning to the U.S., and the role would appear to be tailor-made for Metz. Read about it at www.john-adams.nl .
In addition to her new role, Metz is one of the four presenters of the foreign news section of the Dutch political program Buitenhof and is the host of the monthly live talkshow Stadsleven (City Life). She is also co-founder of the contemporary salon for cultural encounters Sense of Place. She still writes for the newspaper NRC, as well as for a weekly called the Green Amsterdammer.
Metz’s book Sweet&Salt was called "required reading” by the New York Times. She will be in Boston giving a talk on it on Nov. 17th at the annual conference of the American Society of Landscape Architects.