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Sign up now to join Curatorial Director, Aric Chen, for a virtual tour of Design Miami/ Podium: America(s), which looks at expanding the meaning and understanding of America through the juxtaposition of significant works of design and craft.

Virtual Talks Schedule/

  • America, America(s): Rethinking "American" Design

    Launching both the America(s) theme of Design Miami/ and the Rethinking America issue of Harvard Design Magazine, this discussion will examine how new narratives and histories of design are being constructed just as notions of "America" itself are being questioned, challenged, and revised.

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    Panelists

    • Alexandra Cunningham Cameron
      Curator of Contemporary Design and Hintz Secretarial Scholar, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
    • Isaac Scott
      Ceramic Artist, Curator, Photographer & MFA candidate at Tyler School of Art & Architecture
    • Ronald Rael
      Artist, Writer, Architect and Professor of Architecture, Eva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
    • Zoe Ryan
      Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

    Moderators

    • Aric Chen
      Design Miami/ Curatorial Director
    • Mark Lee
      Chair of the Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
    • Florencia Rodriguez
      Guest Co-editor, Harvard Design Magazine, and Editorial Director, -NESS
  • Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America

    Sean Anderson, Associate Curator of MoMA's Department of Architecture & Design, and Mabel O. Wilson, Nancy & George E. Rupp Professor at Columbia University, preview their forthcoming MoMA exhibition, Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America, in conversation with commissioned architects Germane Barnes of Studio Barnes in Miami and J. Yolande Daniels, co-founding principal of studioSUMO in New York and LA.

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    Panelists

    • Germane Barnes
      Founding Principal of Studio Barnes
    • J. Yolande Daniels
      Co-Founding Principal of studioSUMO

    Moderators

    • Sean Anderson
      Associate Curator of MoMA's Department of Architecture & Design
    • Mabel O. Wilson
      Nancy & George E. Rupp Professor at Columbia University
  • In Conversation: Adler Guerrier x Erica Moiah James, presented by Miami Design District

    Specialist in African Diasporic and Caribbean Art Histories Erica Moiah James talks with Port-au-Prince-born, Miami-based visual artist Adler Guerrier about the relationship his work has with the city he’s chosen to call home, as well as his latest public art installation, Claimed for Living, for Love and Trouble, currently installed in the Miami Design District.

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    Panelists

    • Erica Moiah
      Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Miami
    • Adler Guerrier
      Miami-based Visual Artist
  • Can Craft Save America?

    Design and craft expert Glenn Adamson moderates a discussion on the exhibition Objects USA 2020 at New York's R & Company, which celebrates the landmark exhibition and publication Objects USA from 50 years ago. Gallerist Zesty Meyers and artists Nancy Lorenz, Tiff Massey, and John Souter join Adamson in exploring the question: Can craft save America?

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    Panelists

    • Zesty Meyers
      Principle, R & Company
    • Nancy Lorenz
      Artist & Abstract Painter
    • Tiff Massey
      Interdisciplinary Artist
    • John Souter
      Visual Artist

    Moderator

    • Glenn Adamson
      Curator, Author, and Historian
  • In Conversation: Craig Robins x Virgil Abloh, presented by Architectural Digest

    Architectural Digest’s Amy Astley interviews designer, entrepreneur, and DJ Virgil Abloh and real estate developer, entrepreneur, art collector, and philanthropist Craig Robins about the future of cross-disciplinary creativity and its impact on entrepreneurship today.

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    Panelists

    • Craig Robins
      President & CEO of Dacra
    • Virgil Abloh
      Artistic Director, Louis Vuitton Menswear & CEO, Off-White

    Moderator

    • Amy Astley
      Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Digest
  • Common Ground: A Project of Hope and Reconciliation through America(s) Clay, Wood, Water, and Food

    Design Miami’s Aric Chen talks with LACMA’s Bobbye Tigerman, ceramic artist Adam Silverman, and foodways professor and activist Scott Barton about Silverman’s ambitious new project, Common Ground. Silverman is in the midst of collecting clay, wood ash, and water from all 56 US states and territories and using the combined materials to make pots and dinnerware sets, which will be used to host meals around the country. The project aspires to contribute to a more united America(s).

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    Panelists

    • Bobbye Tigerman
      Marilyn B. & Calvin B. Gross Curator of Decorative Arts & Design, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    • Scott Alves Barton
      Foodways Professor & Activist
    • Adam Silverman
      Artist, Designer & Potter

    Moderator

    • Aric Chen
      Curatorial Director. Design Miami/