Spotlight: Human·Kind

Tools for Storytelling

Wava Carpenter

A video chat with Yinka Ilori about the importance of narrative expression in design

In 15 Minutes on Design & Human·Kind, we connect with outstanding creatives to explore design-led visions for a more equitable and interconnected world. In this video chat, Claire Breukel, Executive Director ProjectArt, talks with London-based designer Yinka Ilori about the role of storytelling in his practice and his latest projects for Superblue and ProjectArt.


Yinka Ilori's new entrance for Superblue Miami. Photo © Pedro Wazzan for Superblue

This series was conceived and curated by Wava Carpenter and Anna Carnick of Design Miami and Anava Projects as an exploration of the Design Miami/ 2021 curatorial theme Human·Kind.

About Human·Kind: As an antidote to our most pressing social and environmental problems, today’s leading-edge design thinking strives to empower traditionally overlooked perspectives while expanding the scope of valued narratives. The process begins with seeing the world for what it is: a network of beings entangled with other beings, whose future is entirely interdependent. The objective is to level hierarchies that elevate humans over other species and to subvert unjust systems that privilege certain people while denying others the full slate of human rights.