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Iceberg hunters

22 December 2016

Monocle Films meets the little-known International Ice Patrol that is keeping ships safe as they navigate Atlantic waters.


Soft Power Survey 2016/17

18 November 2016

In this year's Soft Power Survey we look at the hard truths of politics and how a tumultuous year has affected the softer sides of nations. Find out who’s in and who’s out as we count down to the winner.


Montevideo: broad horizons

12 August 2016

With its intriguing mix of grand colonial boulevards, art deco façades and buzzing plazas, Uruguay’s capital is emerging as a beacon of creativity and democracy in Latin America. Monocle’s Tomos Lewis and photographer Ana…


Brno: fully functional

21 July 2016

The Czech Republic’s second city was central to European design before falling into a troubled 20th-century sleep. Revival came thanks to research investment but its future may lie in its design heritage.


Night mayors

12 July 2016

We pull up a bar stool in Amsterdam at the inaugural Night Mayor Summit to hear from pioneering night watchmen and urban provocateurs in cities around the world.


Most liveable city, 2016: Tokyo

20 June 2016

This city of 13 million nurtures a balance of hi-tech efficiency and traditional neighbourhood values – and it’s a combination that wins the Japanese capital the top spot for a second year running. Our film focuses on its…


Top 25 cities, 2016

20 June 2016

The ups and downs of our annual global ranking covering the world's most liveable cities – who's in and who's out?


Nagorno-Karabakh: limbo land

26 May 2016

The republic of Nagorno-Karabakh in the Caucasus lies in purgatory. Despite its violent history, peace and PR is seen as the fastest route to normality; we visited just before the most recent flare-up to see if it can…


Let’s talk about it

3 May 2016

Can good design cut through the babble? Who are the media players that still engage us in print and beyond? How can technology become less demanding and more friendly? And what happens when we stop meeting face to face?…


Urban provocations

26 April 2016

Monocle’s second Quality of Life Conference kicked off in Vienna with a set of urban provocations. Here are Monocle’s top 10 city fixes.


How to Make a Nation: A Monocle Guide

16 April 2016

How to Make a Nation: A Monocle Guide reveals all you need to make a happy, vibrant and successful nation. It’s a book that delivers inspiration whether you are a new citizen or a freshly elected PM. Monocle films goes…


Monocle preview: How to Make a Nation

1 April 2016

Monocle’s new book, “How to Make a Nation: A Monocle Guide”, explores all the elements you need to make a happy, vibrant and successful country. From designing a better parliament to choosing a flag, creating social capital…

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