Art, culture & Media

“I developed The Underwater to make the invisible visible – to help my neighbors better understand their vulnerability to rising seas through a visualization of their properties’ elevations above sea level. The important part isn’t creating the Underwater Marker; the important part is having citizens proactively decide that they’re going to take their marker and put it in their front yard. It’s an art project, but the art-making is the community-making. Through this artistic process we have the ability to break down barriers and preconceived notions, work across disciplines and institutions, and tap into our creativity to, not only imagine, but bring about a more equitable future.”

– Xavier Cortada

PLACES TO GET INVOLVED IN SOUTH FLORIDA

ARTICLES & WEBSITES

Public art is now actively cleaning the air when it is painted with the paint KNOxOUT that reacts with pollutants and draws them out of the air.

Air Ink is producing black paint and markers that are created from carbon soot.

Highlighting the conservation mindset of native tribes, this article is filled with awesome information and great hyperlinks.

A newsletter for people who are angry about the climate crisis and want original reporting.

Learn more about what underwater sculptures are and what they do for the underwater ecosystem through the highlighted work of Jason deCaires Taylor.

Videos & Documentaries

Judy Twedt is using real climate data to create music with the goal of evoking an emotional experience that will reconnect us to the planet.

This is a really cool video that runs through how climate change is talked about specifically in TV comedy, and why the portrayal of climate change by the media is so crucial. 

Specifically check out Episode 2, Season 2, on Bio-Architecture! But beyond this single episode, Abstract is an incredible series that talks about anything from shoe design to font design.

Organizations

Art Climate Transition is a European organization that focuses on ecology, climate change, and social transition through art. Check out their extensive list of partnered artists!

UNESCO has created an amazing resource page that discusses culture as the most powerful tool to combat climate change.

Houston Cypress’ organization fights to restore the Everglades ecosystem by advocating, educating, and connecting communities.

PEOPLE

Below are a few individuals who may inspire you as you explore the different paths you can take in addressing climate change and sea level rise. You’re encouraged to do your own research on each of these role models and find others who can help inform your journey.

MEL CHIN
is an artist whose work spans many realms and is not easily classified. He is known for multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and cross-cultural approaches. He also uses art in unlikely places to promote social awareness and responsibility. Chin has received countless awards and his work has been documented in the popular PBS program Art of the 21st Century.
BETSY DAMON
is an artist who combines art and science using the driving principle of curiosity. She founded Keepers of the Water, a non-profit organization that encourages art, science and community projects for the understanding and remediation of living water systems. She uses water as a uniting medium and concept for much of her work.
BRANDON BALLENGÉE
is an artist who uses art and science to increase understanding of both local environmental issues as well as individual awareness. He focuses on participatory art and uses collective research from interdisciplinary groups to inform his work.
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PLEASE NOTE: Cortada’s socially engaged art is process-based by design. This Intel page is an evolving document nurtured by the interaction with and input from the project’s partners and participants.

MEL CHIN
is an artist whose work spans many realms and is not easily classified. He is known for multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and cross-cultural approaches. He also uses art in unlikely places to promote social awareness and responsibility. Chin has received countless awards and his work has been documented in the popular PBS program Art of the 21st Century.
BETSY DAMON
is an artist who combines art and science using the driving principle of curiosity. She founded Keepers of the Water, a non-profit organization that encourages art, science and community projects for the understanding and remediation of living water systems. She uses water as a uniting medium and concept for much of her work.
HOUSTON CYPRESS
is the founder of the Love the Everglades Movement which was launched in 2018. Cypress is not only an environmental activist, but a poet, an artist, and an ordained minister as well. He has become a major force within Miccosukee society. He is a cultural ambassador, connecting his society of clans to the outside world.
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ARTICLES & WEBSITES

Public art is now actively cleaning the air when it is painted with the paint KNOxOUT that reacts with pollutants and draws them out of the air.

Air Ink is producing black paint and markers that are created from carbon soot.

Highlighting the conservation mindset of native tribes, this article is filled with awesome information and great hyperlinks.

A newsletter for people who are angry about the climate crisis and want original reporting.

Learn more about what underwater sculptures are and what they do for the underwater ecosystem through the highlighted work of Jason deCaires Taylor.

Videos & Documentaries

Judy Twedt is using real climate data to create music with the goal of evoking an emotional experience that will reconnect us to the planet.

This is a really cool video that runs through how climate change is talked about specifically in TV comedy, and why the portrayal of climate change by the media is so crucial. 

Specifically check out Episode 2, Season 2, on Bio-Architecture! But beyond this single episode, Abstract is an incredible series that talks about anything from shoe design to font design.

Organizations

Houston Cypress’s Organization fights to restore the Everglades ecosystem by advocating, educating, and connecting communities.

UNESCO has created an amazing resource page that discusses culture as the most powerful tool to combat climate change.

Art Climate Transition is a European organization that focuses on ecology, climate change, and social transition through art. Check out their extensive list of partnered artists!

PEOPLE

Below are a few individuals who may inspire you as you explore the different paths you can take in addressing climate change and sea level rise. You’re encouraged to do your own research on each of these role models and find others who can help inform your journey.

Mel Chin

is an artist whose work spans many realms and is not easily classified. He is known for multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and cross-cultural approaches. He also uses art in unlikely places to promote social awareness and responsibility. Chin has received countless awards and his work has been documented in the popular PBS program Art of the 21st Century. 

BETSY DAMON

is an artist who combines art and science using the driving principle of curiosity. In the 1970’s she founded No Limits for Women in the Arts which is a national network of women artists. She uses water as a uniting medium and concept for much of her work.

BRANDON BALLENGÉE

is an artist who uses art and science to increase understanding of both local environmental issues as well as individual awareness. He focuses on participatory art and uses collective research from interdisciplinary groups to inform his work. 

PLEASE NOTE: Cortada’s socially engaged art is process-based by design. This Intel page is an evolving document nurtured by the interaction with and input from the project’s partners and participants.

HOUSTON CYPRESS

is the founder of the Love the Everglades Movement which was launched in 2018. Cypress is not only an environmental activist, but a poet, an artist, and an ordained minister as well. He has become a major force within Miccosukee society. He is a cultural ambassador, connecting his society of clans to the outside world.

PLACES TO GET INVOLVED IN SOUTH FLORIDA