WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the local and international creative community throughout the year. Its two marquee events are held in New York during NYCxDESIGN.

WantedDesign Manhattan Online Conversation Series

WantedDesign Manhattan Online Conversation Series

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.

At first, when we heard about the cancellation of WantedDesign Manhattan. we were sad, we had LIVE episodes planned, and we looked forward to seeing all our friends and absorbing all of the latest design inspiration – it’s an important hub of connectivity and community for the design industry. Then we got fired up. We couldn’t just stand by and not do anything about this – so, Clever, already adept at remote recording and digital distribution, is working closely with WantedDesign Manhattan and Design Milk to keep the Conversation Series alive!” – Amy Devers, co-founder Clever (pictured above)

“Now, more than ever, it’s important to use our voices to connect with each other. While the events have been cancelled, Design Milk is excited to be able to continue working with WantedDesign and Clever to develop an engaging and exciting online conversation series. We can’t wait for you to hear it!” Jaime Derringer, founder Design Milk

Schedule May 11-22

Monday May 11: New episode Clever: Ayse Birsel Listen Now

Tuesday May 12 – 2pm EST [Live Conversation] The Future of International Design Events
Hosted by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, WantedDesign. With Deborah Wang, DesignTO, Emilio Cabrero and Andrea Cesarman, Design Week Mexico, Olga Stella, Design Core Detroit – Read More

Wednesday May 13: Rebroadcast Clever Ep. 92: Designer Humberto Campana, live from WantedDesign Manhattan 2019 Listen Now

Thursday May 14, 2pm EST: [Live Conversation] Design – Not Guns
Hosted by Amy Devers, Clever
With Jerry Helling of Bernhardt Design, in conversation with designer Roberto Juárez of Lero Design in El Salvador – Read More

Friday May 15: New episode Clever: Giulio Cappellini Listen Now

Monday May 18, 2pm EST: [Live Conversation] Learning During a Pandemic
Hosted by Amy Devers, Clever
A conversation with Rosanne Somerson, President of RISD; Samuel Hoi, President of MICA; Lorne Buchman, President of ArtCenter Read More

Tuesday May 19, 2pm EST: [Live Conversation] Reinvention Time: Life Stories of Renewal & Realignment
Presented with Be Original Americas
Hosted by Caroline Baumann, former Director, Cooper Hewitt, with John Edelman, former CEO, Design Within Reach, Bruce Mau, Co-Founder, Massive Change Network, Deborah Needleman,  Design Editor , and Lisa Strausfeld, Founder, Informationart
Read More

Wednesday May 20: New episode Clever: Tom Dixon

Thursday May 21, 2pm EST: [Live Conversation] Eco-Solidarity
Hosted by Jaime Derringer of Design Milk
With designer Tomek Rygalik, Joel Towers of Parsons School of Design and Carolina Rubio-MacWright, founder of Touching Land
In collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute New York
Register HERE

Friday May 22: Rebroadcast Clever Ep. 94: Gregg Buchbinder of Emeco, live from WantedDesign Manhattan 2019 

We hope you will join us — register for the live conversations at the links above.