Akiko Busch

Generation Collaboration: The Next Wave of Design Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship generally evokes qualities of individuality and determined self-motivation, so it seemed odd to find community building such a consistent topic at the Metropolis Conference, “Design Entrepreneurs,” presented at ICFF on Monday, May 19. As the emergent theme, however, it…

A Film Honoring Films Made in New York

On May 8, while the New York Film Festival was winding down in lower Manhattan, a short film shown a few blocks to the north demonstrated the degree to which the city itself has developed its own cinematic presence. The…

What’s In a Name? For the WTC, a Lot.

There are 93 World Trade Centers worldwide. So what bearing, if any, does this fact have on establishing the name of the trade center currently under development in downtown Manhattan? This was one of the questions raised at “Starting at…

Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames were intended only to be the starting point for “Design Entrepreneurs: The Next Generation,” the conference organized by Metropolis and sponsored by Nokia on May 19 at ICFF 2003. But the designing couple’s presence resonated throughout…