Airbnb Reveals Belong. Here. Now. An Interactive Installation at Design Miami/, 2 – 6 December 2015

Airbnb Reveals Belong. Here. Now. An Interactive Installation at Design Miami/Belong. Here. Now., designed by Chicago–based architects Design with Company, will come alive with interactive experiences hosted by some of the world’s most exciting new creatives. The week’s programming includes both smaller, more intimate moments as well as larger events, giving guests the opportunity to engage and participate in various ways. Visitors can do everything from express desires through a wishing wall to asking questions of the world’s first advanced humanoid robot.


Speaking to this new generation of creatives, Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, and Joe Gebbia, Co-Founder of Airbnb, will host a conversation about hybridity, how today’s creatives are not confined to one certain medium, but are relevant to many. An architect who curates for and oversees R&D for one of the world’s foremost modern art institution, a designer leading one of the fastest growing hospitality brands; in today’s world, creative people do not belong in any one category, but are forming their own. This hybridity, the mixing of mediums and disciplines, ultimately creates a stronger creative culture that can address the global conversation from politics to innovation, and beyond.


Further, Kim Hastreiter, along with Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes from Pink Martini, will entertain guests with a fun and interactive performance. Yinka Ilori, a furniture artist who upcycles chairs, will invite guests to learn about his Nigerianheritage through parables and then create their own, all while interacting with him during his creative process. The hosted moments at Belong. Here. Now. Will vary throughout the week, but each one will invite guests to actively engage and participate during their visit.


Below is a list of creatives participating in Belong.Here.Now.

Aurora Botanica


Emile Baltz

Great Things to People (gt2P)

Hisham A. Bharoocha

Hong Yi (Red)

Joe Gebbia

Kim Hastreiter, with Thomas Lauderdale & China Forbes of Pink Martini

Michael Birch-Pierce

Paola Antonelli

Yinka Ilori



Open to Public

Wednesday, December 2 from 12PM – 7PM

Thursday, December 3 from 12PM – 7PM

Friday, December 4 from 12PM – 7PM

Saturday, December 5 from 12PM – 7PM

Sunday, December 6 from 12PM – 6PM



Meridian Ave & 19th Street

Across the street from the entrance to Design Miami/