You may be asking how food & drink is related to design. I’m pretty interested in the burgeoning artisanal and local food movement that’s happening throughout the country, but especially in Brooklyn. In most cases we’re talking hand-crafted products in which every aspect of sourcing, fabrication and distribution is carefully considered and, often, well-designed. Systems thinking at work. As someone who teaches Design Management, I also admire the entrepreneurial spirit of these producers, their tenacity and, in many cases, their community-mindedness.