Metropolis Conference Videos Now Online

This year’s Metropolis Conference, at the 2009 ICFF, focused on innovation–how designers, architects, businesses, and schools are reinventing themselves to fit 21st-century models. Now, videos from the day-long conference are available over on our Multimedia site. You can get a taste of the presentations from the one-minute trailer above. (Having trouble viewing it? Try this YouTube link.) Here’s the full program:

Keynote address by James Ludwig
The vice president for global design at Steelcase talks about his unique approach to product design.

Jonathan Marvel on Bucky Fuller
The principal of Rogers Marvel Architects–and Fuller’s grandnephew–introduces a pair of short films from the Buckminster Fuller Institute‘s archives. (Watch the films here and here.)

Peter Yost on the American Home in 2030
The director of residential services for Building Green predicts how new green technologies will alter residences in the next 20 years.

Anna Dyson on Academic Research
The director of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s graduate program in architectural materials research discusses the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology.

Product Innovators:

Richard Wool, of the University of Delaware, on biocomposites in architecture and electronics

Henrik Otto, of Electrolux, on this year’s Electrolux Design Lab

Jeff Avallon, John Goscha, and Morgan Newman, the founders of IdeaPaint, on launching a new business from a college dorm

Eve Blossom, of Lulan Artisans, on following your heart in business

Next Generation winners and runners-up:

Nicola Delon and Raphaël Ménard on Wind-it, this year’s winning proposal

Jung Geun Tak and Shinhyun Kang on Ubicycle

Mark Colbert and Mary Rickel Pelletier on Radiant FLR2s

Andrew Payne on Air Flow(er)

Dan Albert on Communicating Green

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