Conversations at Design Miami/Basel 

Conversations at Design Miami/Basel 

e-flux Architecture

The oculus of Messe Basel above Messeplatz, designed by Herzog & de Meuron (2013).

June 10, 2019
Conversations at Design Miami/Basel 
June 11–12, 2019, 10:30am–12:30pm
Messe Basel
Messeplatz 10
4058 Basel

As part of the Design Talks program at Design Miami/Basel 2019, e-flux Architecture editors Nick Axel and Nikolaus Hirsch will be holding conversations in the semi-public, vouyeuristic broadcast studio at the entrance to Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel, with leading architects, artists, and designers, including Andreas Angelidakis, Emanuel Christ, Manuel Herz, Lawrence Lek, Joep van Lieshout, Shahar Livne, Erez Nevi Pana, and Patrick Seguin.

Andreas Angelidakis lives and works in Athens. Trained as an architect, Angelidakis switches roles between artist, curator, architect and teacher. His multidisciplinary practice often focuses around the internet, and the perceptive and behavioral changes it has brought about.

Emanuel Christ is a Basel-based architect and professor at ETH Zurich. As a co-founder of office Christ & Gantenbein he has realized projects such as Kunstmuseum Basel (2016), the Swiss National Museum in Zurich (2016) and an appartment and office tower in Pratteln. Currents projects include the Lindt Headquarters in Kilchberg, Westhof housing in Munich, and the extension of Walraff-Richartz-Museum in Cologne. 

Manuel Herz is an architect whose research focuses on the relationship between the discipline of planning and (state) power. He has worked extensively on the architecture and urbanism of refugee camps, with a regional focus on Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa. Herz’s architectural office is based in Basel.

Lawrence Lek is an artist, filmmaker and musician working in the fields of virtual reality and simulation. He creates site-specific virtual worlds and speculative films using game software, 3D animation, installations, and performance. Often rendering real places within fictional scenarios, his environments reflect the impact of the virtual on the politics of creativity.

Joep van Lieshout was accepted to the Rotterdam Academy of the Arts at sixteen years of age, and has been working solely under the name Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) since the studio’s founding in 1995. AVL has established a multidisciplinary practice that produces works on the borders between art, design, and architecture. 

Shahar Livne is a conceptual material designer located in Eindhoven. Shahar’s body of work focuses on conceptual material research in a multi-leveled methodology, bringing to life narratives through objects and installations centered around materials as carriers of narratives. Some of her projects deal with obscure materials such as blood, man-made fossils, crystallization and more.

Erez Nevi Pana earned his BA in Design from the Holon Institute of Technology and an MA from the Design Academy Eindhoven where his thesis focused on the recrystallization of salt. In 2015, Nevi Pana formed La Terrasse in Eindhoven. He is currently researching the topic of vegan design as a doctoral candidate at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria.

Patrick Seguin is an art dealer specialized in design and architecture of the 20th century. Patrick Seguin founded the Galerie Patrick Seguin in 1989 in Paris. He promotes furniture and architecture of Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, and Jean Royère.

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