from june 11–16, design miami/ basel returns for its fourteenth edition, bringing together forty-one galleries from twelve countries. the 2019 fair marks the first directed by aric chen, who will oversee exhibitions, commissions, and collaborations in both basel and miami beach this year. chen has chosen to develop the fair under a pertinent theme that explores the role of design, materials and making in a post-nature, anthropocene future: elements: earth.
‘it’s not just design’s role in exploring materials, and ways of making, living, consuming and producing that have taken on new urgency as our impact on the planet becomes all too clear,’ chen describes. ‘design and designers also help to articulate the future, and this year we want to highlight what designers are seeing as human activity continues to alter the very nature of earth.’