Contributors / Annabelle Chapman

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Different class

Recognising the impact that a school’s design can have on a child’s education, Swiss architects are leading the field in creating more accommodating institutions. We visit three that make the grade.

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My house is your house

On an area of parkland in central Warsaw stands a small settlement of wooden Finnish homes. A legacy of postwar hardship, these days they stand as a striking symbol of peace and friendship.

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Still supreme

To the alarm of Brussels, Poland’s right-wing government is forcing out many of the country’s Supreme Court judges – but one of them, Supreme Court president Malgorzata Gersdorf, is determined to stay put. She tells us…

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Cosy corner: Full steam ahead

Finland’s ambassador to Poland can take the heat, whether relaxing in her sauna or building relations with regional leaders.


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Hard news

‘Gazeta Wyborcza’, Poland’s leading daily newspaper, is a liberal publication that has been making its voice heard in the country since 1989. Monocle got the scoop on how it negotiates tradition and promotes a democratic…

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Expo 86: 'Polityka'

A rural retreat set up for the staff of a Polish news magazine combines the relaxed vibe of a holiday home with the quiet of a writer's bolthole.

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The interview series 2013/4

From Chile to the Philippines, Monocle meets five political heavyweights as they look back over 2013 and forwards to the various challenges of the year ahead.


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