Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Metropolis magazine held its annual conference, "Local Talent, Global Markets", at ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in New York City on Monday, May 16, 2011.
Architects, designers, manufacturers, and marketers attended the one-day global summit to discuss how local talent and ideas can enrich world markets. The conference explored how the search for the authentic, the culturally distinct, and the sustainable are leading to a new generation of products, buildings, and neighborhoods, and ways in which design invention leads to creating jobs and livelihoods.
Susan S. Szenasy (right), Metropolis magazine editor in chief and conference facilitator, introduced presenters on a variety of global design topics from Spain, India, Italy, Senegal, Norway, Germany, England and the U.S.
Eleni Reed (on left in photo on left), the Chief Greening Officer of the U.S. General Services Administration, discussed the GSA’s push to make the agency’s buildings sustainable. On the right is the interdisciplinary team that won Metropolis’s 2011 Next Generation Design Competition. They presented their proposal to convert one of the GSA’s 1960s federal office buildings from energy hog to zero environmental impact.
Click on the heading above to read more about the Metropolis magazine conference.