Design Miami/ is the premier global forum for design. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier platform for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.In June 2018, Therme Group and Design Miami/ inaugurated their long-term partnership.
For Design Miami’s 2018 Miami edition, Therme Group furthered its partnership with the fair by co-hosting Design Miami/’s Talks program and commissioning famed architect Francis Kéré to design the Talks Theater and to serve as chair for Therme Forum.
Comprised of three dynamic discussions, Therme Forum was curated by Mikolaj Sekutowicz and advised by Michaela de Pury. These highly anticipated talks at Design Miami/ featured conversations on compelling current topics that addressed the changing relationship between nature and art – how do nature and art impact urban life, and what could happen if we were to integrate these concepts into our social structures?
Therme Forum opened with remarks by Rodman Primack, Design Miami/’s Chief Creative Officer, and the discussions were co-moderated by Serpentine Galleries’ Artistic Director, Hans Ulrich Obrist; Therme Art Prorgram Advisory Board Secretary, Sara Faraj; and Curator of Therme Art Program, Mikolaj Sekutowicz.
Therme Forum’s 18 panelists focused on concepts such as the need for alternative material supply chains and how human behavior can be adapted through designed environments. The discussions contemplated new ways of seeing and living that could have positive social, economic and environmental impacts.
Following Therme Forum at Design Miami/, panelists, artists, and friends gathered for a private, plant-based dinner at Planta South Beach to celebrate the first year of Therme Art Program.
Watch the full Therme Forum panel discussion Designing Free-Space and Curating Free Time:
Watch the full Therme Forum panel discussion Social Sculpture: Sustainability and Social Systems:
Watch the full Therme Forum panel discussion Back to the Body: Human-Oriented Forms in Art, Design, and Architecture: