Schrift & Farbe sponsors Pecha Kucha 20 X 20 in Miami

Two children collecting leaves

Schrift & Farbe Design Group was one of the sponsors of

DESIGN TO COLLIDE: 5 LUMINARIES x 20 SLIDES x 20 SECONDS 

Terence Riley, The Miami Rail & Special Guests Explore Social Connectivity Through Architecture, Art, Design, Race And Systems 

On July 30, 2013, PechaKucha Miami presented Design to Collide – a special edition by Carl Hildebrand and Dejha Carrington, in collaboration with Miami Design District. Innovative design often creates solutions to problems and develops relationships that would not otherwise take shape. Five speakers showed 20 images – each for 20 seconds – exploring the notion of designed spaces where people are made to talk to each other, share spaces and to literally run into each other. Music by Mr. Brown; cocktails courtesy of Spirits of the Tsars vodka and Perrier; and bites by Soi Chinese and L.A. Sweets.

SPEAKERS: Introduction by Hunter Braithwaite, The Miami Rail – Editorially independent expansion of the Brooklyn Rail, providing critical coverage of art and culture

Thais Fontenell, Collective Inventory – Curator of the artist and design collective, representing wildly different design sensibilities that when brought together, create a cohesive, exciting and whimsical environment

Xavier Cortada, FIU Artist-in-Residence and Dr. Peter Markowitz, FIU Professor – Cortada and Dr. Markowitz share their art for the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

Diana Iglesias and Kim Arredondo, Mixed in Miami – Leading the remix of the Hapa Project, a multiracial identity initiative created by artist Kip Fulbeck

Elsa Roberts, Pedestrian Safety Walk Project – Local activist engaged in community-building efforts, including transit and commuter advocacy

Terence Riley, Keenen Riley Architects – Internationally recognized leader in the design and development of cultural facilities and programs with great architectural significance

 

Click here to see the full post from the PechaKucha Miami site including photos by Peter Vahan

 

More About PechaKucha 

The PechaKucha presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture, with the first edition taking place in Tokyo in 2003. Since, the concept has gone viral with PK nights happening in more than 500 cities in the world. It is a platform for leaders – often from the world of design, art and architecture – to share their creative projects in a dynamic, fast-paced and socially engaging environment. For more information, please visit www.pechakucha.org.

More About Miami Design District 

The Miami Design District is a unique, 18 square-block neighborhood just north of downtown Miami comprised of creative experiences and is committed to the unity of design, fashion, art and architecture. The development is owned by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Craig Robins’ company Dacra, and L Real Estate, a global real estate development fund focused on luxury retail driven mixed-use projects in which LVMH is a minority investor. The Miami Design District is the location of choice for exclusive luxury retailers and fashion brands, including Agnona, Berluti, Cartier, Céline, Christian Louboutin, Dior Homme, Hermès, En Avance, Emilio Pucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Maison Martin Margiela, and Marni. The neighborhood also serves as a backdrop for top restaurateurs and chefs. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Crumb on Parchment, Harry’s Pizzeria, Mandolin Aegean Bistro, MC Kitchen and The Cypress Room have transformed the District into Miami’s hot new restaurant row. The Miami Design District is also home to world-renowned furniture and design companies and art galleries, including: de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Design Within Reach, Vitra, Driade, Luminaire Lab, FENDI Casa, Kartell, Poltrona Frau, Internum, Made in Italy, Holly Hunt, Locust Projects, and Oliver Sanchez Studio. For more information about the Miami Design District and a calendar of events, please visit www.miamidesigndistrict.net.

More About Schrift & Farbe 

Schrift & Farbe communicates its clients’ core values and ideas through intelligent design. With strategic creative that cuts through the clutter as an anchoring talent, principal Jill Weisberg possesses an impressive track record in designing for the luxury market and curating both private and public art projects. Schrift & Farbe is continuously building upon its client portfolio, expanding its repertoire and honing its craft. For more information, please visit www.schriftfarbe.com.