Presented by Metropolis
May 14th, 15th, 16th at 12-1pm at WantedDesign Manhattan
The Conversation series at WantedDesign is a three-day program co-presented with Metropolis Magazine and hosted in the Conversation Room at Grimshaw.
WantedDesign is a place where ideas are discussed and the public can engage with professionals to better understand design culture and business. Given that, design has always been about collaborations and encounters. The Conversation Series is the ideal place to get together, confront and ponder views on the international scene of design.
This year, the conversation series will explore new prospective themes, like: design and science, design and cultural identity and the future of making.
SATURDAY, May 14, 12-1pm: Design and Science
Speakers include Fred Maxik, Lighting Science Group Founder and CTO, James Ramsey, RAAD Principal and creator of the LowLine.
Moderated by Avinash Rajagopal, Metropolis magazine Senior Editor.
SUNDAY, May 15, 12-1pm: The Future of Making
Speakers include Alberto Alessi, President of Alessi and head of Design Management, Tom Kovac, Professor of Architecture, RMIT University, Reiner Zettl, Professor and Art Historian, IoA Institute of Architecture at the Angewandte, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Principal HDA Creative Agency / Xefirotarch . SCI-Arc Director, Carlo Alberto Gasparini, Alessi, Junior Project Manager and Matias del Campo, Principal SPAN Architecture & Design.
Moderated by Susan Szenasy, Metropolis magazine Publisher and Editor in Chief.
MONDAY, May 16, 12-1pm: Design and Cultural Identity
Speakers include Margriet Vollenberg, Organisation in Design Director, Ventura New York – The Dutch Edition curator, Philippe Grohe, VP Design Management, Hansgrohe SE and Torbjørn Anderssen from Anderssen & Voll.
Moderated by Paul Makovsky, Metropolis magazine Editorial and Brand Director.
Presented by Metropolis and supported by Grimshaw Architects, Alpi Lighting Science and Axor+Hansgrohe.