Conversation Series

The Conversation series at WantedDesign is a three-day platform and dialogue, presented by Metropolis Magazine and hosted in the Conversation Room at Grimshaw.

“Smart and talented people talking about what they do, what keeps them up at night, and the role designers can play in changing our world for the better—what could be more interesting than that?” Susan Szenazy, Editor in Chief/Publisher Metropolis Magazine.

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From Brooklyn to Detroit:
the evolution of the “making cities” in the US, and the role manufacturers play in transforming the cities landscape

Moderated by Avinash Rajagopal, Senior Editor, Metropolis Magazine.
With Jennifer Navva Milliken, Curator of Craft, Seattle Bellevue Arts Museum; Matthew Clayson, Detroit Design Center; David Weeks, David Weeks Studio; Charlie Miner, Co founder, WorkOf.

The role and the position of Museums
in growing the international design voice and supporting the industry

Moderated by Susan Szenasy, Publisher and Editor of Metropolis Magazine.
With Caroline Baumann, Director, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Olivier Gabet , Director, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; Glenn Adamson, Nanette L Laitman Director, Museum of Arts and Design.

The US market:
what and where are the opportunities for International brands and designers?

Moderated by Paul Makovsky, Editor and Brand Director Metropolis Magazine.
With Emmanuel Plat, Director of Merchandising, Retail Division, The Museum of Modern Art; Jerry Helling, President, Bernhardt Design; J Jonas Ravlo Stokke, Founding Partner and Designer at StokkeAustad.