Our current cities are contributing to a worldwide environmental crisis. Conversely, solutions can be found there. The discussion focused on the development of sustainable cities through the visions of designers and artists. How can their creativity and innovations be utilised 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?
Presented on June 11 within Design Miami/ Basel’s 2019 curatorial theme of Elements: Earth which responded to the impact of human activity on the nature of our planet, The City of Artists: Cities Between Crisis, Catharsis and Creation examined how artists can take more responsibility from urban planners, architects and engineers to re-envision sustainable and inclusive cities for the future.
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
Hans Ulrich Obrist/ Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries
Moderated by Mikolaj Sekutowicz/ Curator, Therme Art Curator Mikolaj Sekutowicz.
For images and more information about the Therme Forum at Design Miami/ Basel 2019, please visit the Therme Art website: therme.art