100 years old: And not dead yet
Moderated by Metropolis Editor-in-Chief Susan Szenasy, seven riveting panelists from a cross-section of disciplines engaged in lively debate about topics ranging from the latest materials to the elegance of old farm implements, from Wright's far-reaching principles to his finely detailed drawings.

The conversation continues. We hope to hear from people all over the world who care about our shared tomorrow and the decisive role that design can play.



Bob Adams
Design Strategist
Bob Adams consults and speaks internationally on the topics of sustainability and innovation. Since 2003 he has led the Design for Sustainability initiative at IDEO, one of the world’s leading

Susan S. Szenasy
Editor in Chief, Metropolis
Susan S. Szenasy is Editor in Chief of Metropolis, the award-winning magazine of architecture, culture, and design. Strong in her belief that architecture and design are humanist activities,

Jeffrey Bernett
Industrial Designer
In September of 1995, Jeffrey Bernett founded his New York-based multi-disciplinary design consultancy. At the May 1996 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City, Bernett

Michael Van Valkenburgh
Landsape Architect
As lead principal of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. (MVVA), with offices in New York City and Cambridge, Michael Van Valkenburgh has designed a wide range of project types including public

Kristie Strasen
Design Consultant
Kristie Strasen has over 30 years of experience as an independent design consultant specializing in designing, coloring and styling textiles for both the contract and residential markets. Known for

Toshiko Mori, FAIA
Architect
Toshiko Mori is the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and was chair of the Department of Architecture from 2002 to 2008. She

Shashi Caan
Principal, The Collective
With a diverse and international portfolio of work, Shashi Caan is lauded for her understated philosophy which unites the multiple layers of design in architecture, product and interiors. Focusing

Andrew H. Dent, Ph.D.
Vice President, Library & Materials Research, Material ConneXion
Dr. Andrew Dent plays a key role in the expansion of Material ConneXion’s technical knowledge base. His primary function is to direct research into innovative products and processes for the global

The Panelists A group of intelligent, expert
and passionate people who are leading practitioners have important things to say about 21st century design.