metropa is an art and peace project that shows Europe as an entity on multiple layers; it anticipates the idea of a pan-European metro network system that interconnects all of its citizens and visitors, regions and metropolitan areas – without the borders within.
metropa presents a european future where all ecological, economical, technical and political questions are answered and transformed into a viable comprehension of what could be, at times, the Federal Republic of Europe.
metropa is the junction of all of these topics: mobility, climate change awareness, European integration and migration. Its clear and simple imagery speaks to the people like a current map of any subway in any possible city in Europe. It makes people believe that it is already true. And the more people see it, the more the pressure grows on the people in charge – the EU, the companies, the heads of governments.
voices in support of metropa
Prof. Markus Friedrich
University of Stuttgart, Chair of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering
"There are a lot of visionary solutions concerning the future of transportation. But many of them don't really work out. METROPA uses proven technology and thus interconnects Europa – that's visionary!"
Had a trip Vienna-Paris-Vienna - 13hours each. Way too long! Lets get together and started, before its too late!
– Cornelius Obonya –
It's possible to combine proven and established technologies to eliminate current disadvantages of railway systems. One of these disadvantages is that you cannot enter or leave the system between cities. Another disadvantage is waste of time when hundreds of people have to slow down and wait at train stations while only few passengers enter or leave. A third disadvantage is consumption of valuable space in city centers for such procedures. Europe has enough skilled engineers to overcome these disadvantages by applying proven technical solutions.
– Gerhard Süß –
Great concept. And yes, interconnectivity is a factor for peace.
Here is a thing about realpolitik:
I would begin the project under EU/Schengen sponsorship. The easy border-crossing between the Schengen countries is one of the prerequisites to making the Metropa network effective.
Then invite non-Schengen countries to open their borders and participate.
– Oliver Lehmann –
A great vision. Connections Marrakesh-Tel Aviv and Palermo-Tunis would be great to add. The mediterranean see should get much more into fucus of European policies.
– Fabian Wallmüller –
A wonderful project. But Leipzig, Dresden and Chemnitz are missing. Chemnitz is Kulturhauptstadt of Europe in 2025. You can not ignore the East-German cities, if ypu want the project to be taken serious.
– Sy –
but africa is not part of europe.
– Pan –
an important global future vision in detail regarding the EU peace project! – Georg Rettenwander –
Superb idea. Let’s make it happen. – J Kennedy –
Good move ahead with positive vision. Cooperation instead of nationalisation
– Brandt Mathias –
connecting networks .... far more brilliant than building walls. – Simona Strabbioli –