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Dezeen x Miami Design Talks

Dezeen presents four online talks for Design Miami 2020

Dezeen has teamed up with Design Miami, Perrier-Jouët, Miami Design District and Uribe Schwarzkopf to livestream a series of talks as part of the annual festival.

Called Dezeen x Miami Design Talks, the collaboration comprises four live conversations broadcast on Dezeen between 27-29 November 2020.

Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao, Austrian design studio Mischer'Traxler and Miami Design District founder and CEO Craig Robins are among the guests who will speak to Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.  

Design Miami is an annual fair that draws an international crowd of collectors, designers and curators to the southeastern US city for a 10-day celebration of design and commerce.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of Design Miami 2020 events will be taking place online, alongside a programme of physical exhibitions and activities.

Here is the full schedule of Dezeen x Miami Design Talks:

3:00pm, Friday 27 November: Creating a Creative Community with Craig Robins

Marcus Fairs will speak to entrepreneur Craig Robins, who is the founder and CEO of Miami Design District.

The commercial neighbourhood, which is located north of midtown in Miami, Florida, was home to the very first instalment of the fair and is also hosting the 2020 edition.

Robins will reflect upon on the evolution of the district and unveil some of the new initiatives that are due to launch in the area.

5:00pm, Friday 27 November: In Conversation with Jillian Choi

At the heart of the fair is an exhibition curated by Design Miami's director of global exhibitions Jillian Choi and curatorial director Aric Chen.

Fairs will speak to Choi in a live interview about the exhibition's theme: America(s), which takes a provocative look at alternative American identities.

3:00pm, Saturday 28 November: Mischer'Traxler and Perrier-Jouët Present Curiosity Cloud at Design Miami

Fairs will return on Saturday to interview Vienna-based design studio Mischer'Traxler, whose Curiosity Cloud installation features in the fair.

In this exclusive interview, the duo will share the story behind the work and elaborate upon their process.

The interview will be followed by an exclusive video preview of the installation.

3:00pm, Sunday 29 November: Latin American Design and Architecture and Miami's Influence

Tatiana Bilbao, Venezuelan-born architect Carlos Zapata and Ecuadorian developer Joseph Schwarzkopf will feature in a panel on Latin American architecture and its relationship with Miami.

The conversation will explore how the city of Miami came to be informally known as "the capital of Latin America".

All times are UK time.