Table Talks: Foreign Legion at Design Miami 2021

For the 2021 edition of Design Miami, Foreign Legion (myself and Matylda Krzykowski) partnered with the Swiss Design Awards and Het Nieuwe Instituut / Solar Biennale to host two talks on the current and future states of design. The table setting was developed by ceramicist and designer Nela Weber.

With the Swiss Design Awards, we hosted the conversation Understanding what makes a design generation great – from education to support structures, and invited Sarah Owens (ZHdK), Anna Niederhäuser (Swiss Design Awards), Alexandra Gerber (Designer), AATB, Andrea Anner and Thibault Brevet (Designers) and Alena Halmes (Designer) to the table.

With Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Solar Biennale, we hosted a talk titled Calling for a Solar Movement – from implications to intersection of design and technology, and invited Marjan van Aubel (Solar Designer), Pauline van Dongen (Designer for wearable technologies), Felix Hallwachs (Managing Director of Little Sun Foundation), and Floor van Gaalen (Head of Program at Het Nieuwe Instituut) to the table.