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Therme Art Program Presents Therme Forum: The City of Artists at Design Miami/ Basel 2019 Talks program

For a second consecutive year, Therme Art Program partnered with the international design fair Design Miami/ to present a Therme Forum panel discussion on the future of sustainable architecture and city-planning.

Presented within Design Miami/ Basel’s 2019 curatorial theme of Elements: Earth, which responds to the impact of human activity on the nature of our planet, the latest edition of Therme Forum examined how designers and artists can take more responsibility from urban planners, architects and engineers to re-envision sustainable and inclusive cities for the future.

Questions discussed included:

  • How can the creativity and innovations of artists be utilized to shape societies which are inclusive, progressive and balanced with the natural world?
  • How can they take responsibility from bureaucracies and other vested interests to design the cities of the future?

The panel featured Lonneke Gordijn (Artist, Studio Drift); Jon Gray (Co-Founder, Ghetto Gastro); Maja Hoffmann (Founder and President, Luma Arles); Arthur Mamou-Mani (Architect); John May(Founding Principal in MILLIØNS, Los Angeles, and Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master in Design Studies program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design); Studio Swine (Art Collective); and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries), and will be moderated by Therme Art Program Curator Mikolaj Sekutowicz.

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