Design Miami/ Basel 2021/

This year’s Design Miami/ Basel exhibition will explore the theme Human Nature through the lens of design.

HUMAN NATURE asks how we might rethink the relationship between humans, nature--and human nature.

As with design, the question of sustainability and planetary survival is not simply technical, but also cognitive, cultural and philosophical. As our species completes its near total incursion on the planet, taking its climate, ecologies, and other working mechanisms to the brink of collapse, it is clear that human-centric worldviews and approaches are no longer tenable.

Yet is it possible for humans to be non-human-centric? Perhaps design offers possibilities for reimagining our relationship with non-human beings and intelligences in more viable ways.

Curatorial Director, Design Miami/