The Underwater Homeowners Association aims to generate awareness on rising sea levels, and engage Floridians to take action against climate change by providing a space where homeowners can address its impending impacts.
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New York Times / T Magazine: Xavier Cortada’s “Underwater HOA , Marker 8,” 2018, part of a site-specific, participatory art installation.
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“By mapping the impending crisis, I make the invisible visible. Block by block, house by house, neighbor by neighbor, I want to make the future impact of sea level rise something impossible to ignore.
By asking participants to join the newly chartered group Underwater HOA, I hope to engage my neighbors as problem solvers who will learn and work together now to better prepare themselves and their heirs for the chaos to come.”
– Xavier Cortada
Art Against Climate Change
The BBC Cultural Frontline hears from artists who are speaking out against environmental damage and climate change through their work.
We meet the artist bringing climate change to the front doors of one small town in Florida, USA. Xavier Cortada explains why he’s creating public art to demonstrate the potential devastation of melting glacial ice.
Listen to interview here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswp6m
Xavier Cortada ’s participatory art practice is implemented through Cortada Projects at Pinecrest Gardens.
Cortada Projects uses the power of art to engage the community in learning about and addressing important ecological concerns including global climate change, sea-level rise, and biodiversity loss.