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Conversation Series with Design Milk + Clever

Gregg Buchbinder, Amy Devers, Jaime Derringer – WantedDesign Manhattan 2019

WantedDesign partners with Design Milk + Clever to keep WantedDesign Manhattan Conversation series alive! In response to the cancellation of the 2020 fair, we put together an online program with new episodes of Clever podcast and live talks, between May 11 and May 22, 2020.

Live Conversations

[Live Conversation] Design – Not Guns

[Live Conversation] Design – Not Guns

A conversation presented by Amy Devers of Clever and co-hosted by Jerry Helling of Bernhardt Design, with Roberto Juárez from El Salvador. This is the story of how design is making the world a better place, one street at a time,

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[Live Conversation] Eco-Solidarity

[Live Conversation] Eco-Solidarity

Presented with Polish Cultural Institute New York. Hosted by Jaime Derringer of Design Milk, with designer Tomek Rygalik, the founder of TRE Product and Studio Rygalik, and faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw; Joel Towers, Parsons School of Design; and Carolina Rubio-MacWright, Touching Land.

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[Live Conversation] Learning During a Pandemic

[Live Conversation] Learning During a Pandemic

Leadership insights and best practices that can help sustain other art/design schools. A conversation hosted by Amy Devers of Clever, with Rosanne Somerson, President of RISD; Samuel Hoi, President of MICA and Lorne Buchman, President of ArtCenter.

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[Live Conversation] Reinvention Time: Life Stories of Renewal & Realignment

[Live Conversation] Reinvention Time: Life Stories of Renewal & Realignment

Moderated by Caroline Baumann, Changemaker, former Director, Cooper Hewitt Museum; with John Edelman, Consultant; former CEO, Design Within Reach; Bruce Mau, Chief Design Officer, Freeman; Co-Founder & CEO, Massive Change Network; Deborah Needleman, former Editor in Chief, Domino, Wall Street Journal Magazine, T: Style; Lisa Strausfeld, Founder & Principal, Informationart.

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[Live Conversation] The Future of International Design Events

[Live Conversation] The Future of International Design Events

A conversation hosted by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, with Deborah Wang, DesignTO; Emilio Cabrero and Andrea Cesarman, Design Week Mexico; Olga Stella, Design Core Detroit.

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Clever episodes

Award-winning Industrial Designer and author of Design the Life You Love talks to Amy Devers about her life, work and how periods of deconstruction are opportunities to look at things in a new light and set intentions for reinvention.

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Internationally acclaimed designer Humberto Campana grew up in small-town Brazil and found imaginative freedom in crafts and the local movie theater. During his adolescence it was considered subversive, even dangerous, to become an artist so he decided law school was the best way to get to the big city. He eventually abandoned law in order to “construct his life with his own hands.” A near-death experience led to his first chair design and the formation of an enduring studio partnership with his brother.

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Legendary Creative Director Giulio Cappellini shares with Amy Devers his instinctual approach to taking risks and how taking the long view leads to longevity and enduring relationships.

 

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Famed British Designer Tom Dixon confesses to Amy Devers that he thrives in chaos and purposely designs operations of his global empire in such a way as to always allow for experimentation. 

 

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Gregg Buchbinder, Chairman of iconic furniture brand Emeco, grew up in southern California, on a “long leash” and with a constant longing to be surfing or sailing. That love of the ocean infused him with a very strong sense of sustainability as his driving purpose. The story of Emeco began long before Gregg—in 1944 with the 1006 Navy Chair—but their destinies have been intertwined for generations. They have been through hardship and tragedy together, and have arisen through miraculous transformations.

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