Experience the best of both worlds at Alcova Miami with our Poolside Design Chats and Alcova Club Nights. By day, dive into the future of design during our Poolside Design Chats, where some of the most inspiring and innovative minds in the design world share insights on what’s next. As the sun sets, leave the ordinary behind and step into the extraordinary with Alcova Club Nights (In Space).
Design Collecting for the 21st Century
Lorenza Baroncelli, director of the Department of Architecture at MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts (Rome, Italy), discusses the Museum’s newly launched design collection with Joseph Grima, cofounder of Alcova, together with Eleni Petaloti (Objects of Common Interest), Kostas Lambridis and Stef Fusani, all of whose work has been recently acquired by the Museum.
Why are materials so central to the interests of designers today? And how will material innovations impact design and visual language in the coming years? Ben Dreith (Dezeen) hosts a conversation with a group of designers featured in Alcova Miami questioning how science, technology, and biology can come together to inform sustainable living.The New Domestic Landscape
What are the new domestic landscapes? How do they take shape? The talk explores several successful experiments that are based on alternative design models for contemporary domestic space. From Pin-Up Home, a new platform for design and objects created by the renowned Pin-Up magazine team, to NM3 or UMA two young brands developing and promoting a distinctive language in a unique and precise direction, to Alcova Project Space a selection of objects curated by the Alcova team now available on a new online platform.Design Without Depletion
Non-Extractive Architecture is an ongoing initiative by Space Caviar aimed at linking together practitioners questioning the status quo of the construction industry. In response to the growing awareness of the damage that construction is doing to the environment, how can we encourage new approaches to design that favor adaptation and reuse over the resource-intensive methods of industrial production the design industry is so reliant upon? This conversation, moderated by Sofia Pia Belenky of Space Caviar, will examine the opportunities for design without depletion today.New Expressions in Craftsmanship
New Expressions in Craftsmanship brings together participants from Alcova and beyond to talk about the role of craft and the ways in which technique, tools and traditions converge in their design practice. How can we further understand the material supply chains that we work within? What does the practice of making by hand add to the design product and the value of a collectible?
For 4 nights only, Alcova Nights in Space pushes sonic boundaries to bring you the unexpected. Curated by the team from Daniel Perlin (dj n-ron hubbard, ex-Domus Mixtapes) and Decades in Space, each night features live performances from bleeding edge artists, designers and DJs, pushing the parameters of planetary design.
December 4Brian Degraw (gang gang dance) – NYC dj n-ron hubbard (make good / domus mixtapes) – LA + special guest live set December 5 Stranger cat (Cat Martino / live set) – Miami Brian Degraw (gang gang dance) – NYC +special guests December 6 Rory Seydel (Noni Wo / live) + special guests – Montreal + guest dj sets December 7 Kamran V (Dublab / CyKik / live) – LA Merlin (live) – NYC + guest dj sets
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