2010 Metropolis Conference Videos Now Online

This year’s Metropolis Conference at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, in New York, featured a cast of “design entrepreneurs” who are reinventing their practices through creative approaches to the new economy. Even if you couldn’t make it to the daylong conference, you’re still in luck: video of the complete event is now available. Watch the one-minute teaser above for a quick look at a few of the speakers’ presentations, and keep scrolling for the conference schedule with links to all of the videos.

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Welcome
From Susan S. Szenasy, editor in chief of Metropolis, and  Sari Graven, president of the American Society of Interior Designers

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Fletcher2The Third Annual ASID New York Education Legacy Fund’s Horace Havemeyer III Keynote Address: Universal Design Now and Next
Valerie Fletcher, executive director of the Institute for Human Centered Design, asks: With the Baby Boom retiring and the millennials pushing the marketplace to new levels of creative problem-solving, what will the designs of our homes, workplaces, and public places need to become? What do we need to know?

Dornbracht2Art and the Manufacturer
Andreas Dornbracht , the charismatic leader of the world-wide bathroom products company that bears his name, traces his firm’s unique arts program, how it’s evolving to reflect the new social consciousness about sustainability, and what it communicates about the firm’s vision and product offerings in a global market.

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ArgumentMaking the Financial Argument for Green
John Williams, a teacher at Columbia University’s Center for Environmental Research and Conservation and HDR Engineering’s senior vice president of sustainable development, offers useful pointers on how to convince your clients that green design is profitable design.

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HappGreen Design for the Desert
Jürgen Häpp, associate partner at Foster + Partners, discusses Abu Dhabi’s famous and infamous MASDAR City, publicized as a zero-carbon development. We travel with Häpp and Russ Wheeler, president of Hansgrohe North America, from the master plan and the architecture to the bathroom fixtures. What’s next for large-scale developments and water-related products?
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Design Policy and World Trade
What can the U.S. learn from countries with strong design policies? Three European national representatives report on programs that support design-oriented manufacturing as the backbone of successful global businesses

NetherlandsRobert Kloos, from the Consulate General of the Netherlands

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GermanyAndrej Kupetz, of the German Design Council

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NorwayLeif Verdu-Isachsen, head of operations at the Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway

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Design Innovations: Rapid-Fire Presentations

Leonard2Jennifer Leonard
The IDEO designer reveals the plan behind the firm’s collaboration with Design 21 on Livingclimatechange.com.

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Wood2Dan Wood
WORK Architecture Company’s Edible Schoolyard is about to be built in Brooklyn. Lessons learned?

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La2Grace La and Mike Tennity
La, associate professor in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Mike Tennity, vice president of design and development, KI, discuss the value of collaboration between academia and manufacturing, and the increasing importance in educating the next generation of architects and designers.

Behar2Yves Béhar
Founder of fuseproject, Béhar shows objects designed by students using solar-cell technology developed by Swiss chemist Michael Grätzel.

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NGThe Next Generation of Design
Metropolis’s 2010 Next Generation Design Competition winner, Ginger Krieg Dossier, talks about her Biomanufactured Brick concept.

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The 2010 Metropolis Conference was sponsored by ASID, Dornbracht, and Interiors from Spain. Click here to view video of the 2009 Metropolis Conference.

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