Design Miami’s Design Talks program presents the design world’s most compelling current topics, bringing together the creatives, collectors and critics actively influencing design discourse and production.


Drawing Inspiration from Visual Communication/

Space as Social Catalyst/
Tony Chambers/ Editor-in-Chief, Wallpaper
Ole Scheeren/ Principal, Büro Ole Scheeren

Resilient Buildings/
United Nations and Design Miami/ Building LegacyTalk/
An Elliman Talk/

Paul Goldberger/ Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair
Jean Nouvel/ Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect

Design for Survival: Weighing Ideals and Realities for Sustainable Goals/
United Nations and Design Miami/ Building Legacy Talk/

Yves Béhar/ Founder and Principal Designer, fuseproject, and Co-founder, August
Aaron Dorf/ Project Director, Architect, Snøhetta
Weiping Wu/ Professor and Director, Urban Planning Program, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Kulapat Yantrasast/ Founding Partner and Creative Director, wHY

Moderated by Mitchell Toomey/ Director of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign

Design Visionary SHoP Architects/
An Elliman Talk/

Gregg Pasquarelli/ Principal, SHoP Architects
William Sharples/ Principal, SHoP Architects
Christopher Sharples/ Principal, SHoP Architects

Moderated by Beatrice Galilee/ Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 


Learning From the Past to Change the Future/
United Nations and Design Miami/ Building Legacy Talk/

Prasad Boradkar/ Professor and Director at Arizona State University, Design Lead at Google, Advanced Technology and Projects
Abrima Erwiah/ President and Co-Founder, Studio One Eighty Nine Terrol
Drew Johnson/ CEO and President, Tohono O’odham Community Action
Manvendra Singh/ Culture Conservationist

Moderated by Julian Rose/ Senior Editor, Artforum, Co-founder, formlessfinder

A Scientific Spirit: Symposium on Emergent Design Strategies/
United Nations and Design Miami/ Building Legacy Talk/

Nick Gelpi/ Principal, GELPI Projects LLC and Assistant Professor of Architecture, Florida International University
Andrew Kudless/ Associate Professor, California College of the Arts, Founder, Matsys
Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud/ Founders of Kneip
Oana Stanescu/ Founding Partner FAMILY New York, Friend of +Pool
Skylar Tibbits/ Co-Director, Self-Assembly Lab, MIT, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Architecture
Louisa Zahareas/ Conceptual Designer

Moderated by Steven Tepper/ Dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

Color, Form and Space/
An Elliman Talk/

Piero Lissoni/ Italian Master Architect
Yvette Mattern/ Artist
Yvonne Force Villareal/ Co-Founder, Art Production Fund

Moderated by Rodman Primack/ Chief Creative Officer, Design Miami/ 


Be Yourself/
Daniel Lismore/ Artist, Stylist, Designer
Paula Wallace/ President and Founder, Savannah College of Art and Design

Presented by SCAD

Beyond Borders/
Jerry van Ecyk/ Landscape Architect, Principal at !melk Landscape
& Urban Design
Michael Sorkin/ Architect & Author, Principal at Michael Sorkin Studio
Murat Tabanlioglu/ (Int’l. Assoc. AIA), Principal at Tabanlioglu Architects

Youth Culture and the Next Era in Design/
Virgil Abloh/ Designer and Chief Creative Director of Off-WhiteTM
Misha Kahn/ Designer
Philippe Malouin/ Industrial Designer

Moderated by Rosanne Somerson/ President, Rhode Island School of Design 

Free and open to the public
Design Talks Theater designed by DDG