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Explore Design Miami/ Podium 2020 virtually, at your own pace, in 3D.

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Guided Virtual Tour/

Learn about Design Miami/ Podium 2020 through a virtual, guided tour with Aric Chen, Curatorial Director of Design Miami/.

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Virtual Talks Schedule/

  • Reviving Beirut Through Heritage Conservation, presented by Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council

    Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council's Farah Nasri hosts a conversation with Lebanese creatives to shine a light on Beirut's moveable and immovable cultural heritage—and its immediate need for safeguarding. Architect Bernard Khoury, designer Nada Debs, and Tessa and Tara Sakhi of multidisciplinary studio T SAKHI share their experiences and insights into how to leverage the past for a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future for Beirut.

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    Introduction

    • Aric Chen
      Curatorial Director, Design Miami/

    Panelists

    • Bernard Khoury
      Architect & Founder, Bernard Khoury / DW5
    • Nada Debs
      Founder, Studio Nada Debs
    • Tessa and Tara Sakhi
      Co-Founders, T SAKHI

    Moderator

    • Farah Nasri
      Assistant Manager - Curation & Design, Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council
  • 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
  • In the Work: Makers and Shakers

    In this two-part series, produced by Shaker Museum and Design Miami/, Lacy Schutz, Executive Director of Shaker Museum, talks with contemporary artists Katie Stout and Emily Adams Bode about the resonance of Shaker ideals and aesthetics in modern design, with a special acknowledgement to the feminist ideals espoused by the Shaker community.

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    Panelists

    • Lacy Schutz
      Executive Director, Shaker Museum
    • Katie Stout
      Designer

    Moderator

    • Dan Rubinstein
      Home & Design Director, Departures
  • 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
  • Finding the Creative Spark in Quarantine—Lexus & Whitewall Art & Design Innovation Series

    Isolation and anxiety aren't necessarily the magic ingredients for inspiration. With so much unknown, how are artists and designers making time to dream? A panel of innovative design creatives share their experiences of grappling with our new normal while figuring out how to find the light again.

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    Panelists

    • Ini Archibong
      Designer
    • Mischer’traxler
      Designers
    • Angela Chang
      Designer

    Moderator

    • Tamara Warren
      Journalist & Founder of Le Car
  • Designers & Creatives in a Post-Pandemic World—Lexus & Whitewall Art & Design Innovation Series

    The pandemic has been our new reality for just under a year. What kind of perspective shifts have taken place—personally and creatively—for designers? How will changed human behaviors impact new projects, products, and collaborations? How have visions of the purpose and potential of design altered? A panel of visionary designers and design creatives discuss the big takeaways of 2020.

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    Panelists

    • Yves Behar
      Designer
    • Kevin Hunter
      President, CALTY Design Research
    • Marcel Wanders
      Designer
    • Haas Brothers
      Artists

    Moderator

    • Katy Donoghue
      Editor in Chief of Whitewall Magazine
  • In the Work: Makers and Shakers

    In this two-part series, produced by Shaker Museum and Design Miami/, Lacy Schutz, Executive Director of Shaker Museum, talks with contemporary artists Katie Stout and Emily Adams Bode about the resonance of Shaker ideals and aesthetics in modern design, with a special acknowledgement to the feminist ideals espoused by the Shaker community.

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    Panelists

    • Lacy Schutz
      Executive Director, Shaker Museum
    • Emily Adams Bode
      Founder, BODE

    Moderator

    • Sarah Jean Culbreth
      Clothing and Textile Historian
  • Art & Design in a Default Digital Era—Lexus & Whitewall Art & Design Innovation Series

    Out of a very real necessity, our digital engagement with art and design has accelerated this year. But how has this shift affected what's being made. And in this new environment, how is new work being communicated to and ultimately consumed by a larger audience? Our panel investigates the challenges and changes—many positive—of this default digital era.

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    Panelists

    • Anotherview
      Creative Collaborative
    • Lonneke Gordijn
      Designer
    • Evan Snyderman
      Principal, R & Company
    • David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussallem
      David/Nicolas, Designers

    Moderator

    • Katy Donoghue
      Editor in Chief of Whitewall Magazine
  • Africa at the Forefront of Design Innovation—Lexus & Whitewall Art & Design Innovation Series

    Africa's creative output is taking center stage. Who are the leaders that have advanced design and architecture conversations into the next decade? Who are the emerging talents that we should keep our eye on? And what can we learn from the context of the continent that can be applied to the global conversation? Our panelists share their insights into these questions and more.

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    Panelists

    • Nicole Nomsa Moyo
      Architect & Designer
    • Tosin Oshinowo
      Architect
    • Siyanda Mbele
      Interior Designer, Pinda Design

    Moderator

    • Katy Donoghue
      Editor in Chief of Whitewall Magazine
  • In Conversation: Pusha T x Pharrell Williams x Tina Brehon, presented by adidas

    Rapper, songwriter, record executive and entrepreneur Pusha T talks with singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams and the Miami-based creative behind Girl From HUNTERSVILLE, Tina Brehon, in a wide ranging conversation on curiosity, resourcefulness, and not letting humble origins define your potential. Special spotlight on Brehon’s latest collaboration with Williams and Adidas, which resulted in a new collection of facemasks that combine safety with self expression.

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    Panelists

    • Pharrell Williams
      Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer, Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur
    • Pusha T
      Rapper, Songwriter, Record Executive and Entrepreneur
    • Tina Brehon
      Creator of Girl from HUNTERSVILLE
  • 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
  • Mushroom Conversations: Circular Design, presented by Maison de Mode & a m e n c a n d l e s

    Hassan Pierre, Co-Founder of Maison De Mode, talks with Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design, Jan Berbee, Founder of Grown.Bio, and others about the power of design to lead us toward a waste-free world.

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    Panelists

    • Burak Cakmak
      Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design
    • Jan Berbee
      Founder of Grown.Bio

    Moderator

    • Hassan Pierre
      Co-Founder of Maison De Mode
  • Design in Dialogue: Glenn Adamson x gt2P

    In this latest episode of Friedman Benda gallery’s ongoing series Design in Dialogue, Glenn Adamson interviews Chilean studio gt2p—the winners of this year’s Miami Design District Annual Commission.

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    • Glenn Adamson
      Curator, Writer, and Historian
    • gt2P
      Design and Architecture Studio
  • 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/