December 2019 – Xavier Cortada participates in UNTITLED ART Fair

Cortada Projects invites you to Futurescape Miami: Skyline to Shoreline, a public presentation by the Facebook Art Department and Facebook Analog Research Lab, as part of  UNTITLED, ART Fair’s Monuments Program during Art Basel Miami Beach 2019 from Wednesday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019.

Cortada Projects at UNTITLED, ART Fair:

Plan(T) | Dec. 4 – 8 from 11am – 5pm
Sea levels are rising. Saltwater intrusion into our drinking water, septic tanks, landscape and agriculture is inevitable. By planting for a future with saltwater-intrusion, local residents can reckon with and begin planning for the effects of climate change on Miami. Residents of Miami-Dade County are welcome to take a mangrove propagule to plant in their neighborhood. Click here.
Letters to the Future | Dec. 4 – 8 from 11am – 5pm
Write an open letter to someone living in the future, display it for the public to read and contemplate. Although the letters are written for people not yet born, their true audience consists of those breathing in the present. Click here.
Underwater HOA | Dec. 5 from 4pm – 5pm
Cortada asks coastal homeowners to paint the sea level of their property on repurposed “for sale” and political signs, and then plant the signs in their front yards. By mapping the impending crisis due to sea level rise, the artist aims to make the invisible visible. Click here.
DO NOT OPEN | Dec. 6 – 8 from 11am – 12pm
In this ritualistic exercise, the artist leads participants in writing a letter that will be sealed, archived and left unread until 2119 in an archive at the University of Miami. Click here.

For more information on the different artists’ presentations and Futurescape Miami, click here.

Dedication of Cortada’s Pinecrest Mangrove Forest & Mural

Cortada Projects invites you to join us at Pinecrest Gardens on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11:00 a.m. for the dedication ceremony of Xavier Cortada’s “Pinecrest Mangrove Forest: Plan(T) for the Future

Cortada’s eco-art intervention, which used seedlings collected by his Plan(T) project volunteers, was planted in the botanical gardens parking lot Cortada’s new 200-foot-long mural serves as the backdrop for Miami’s first urban forest.
The work foreshadows the future tree canopy that will come as sea-levels continue to rise and encourages planting mangrove seedlings in urban areas to better prepare South Florida for the impacts of climate change, such as saltwater intrusion into our aquifer.
Learn more: Click here

Cortada Projects in Community

Eco-art installations across 45 library branches

Plan(T) encouraged community conversations on sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion at all public libraries throughout Miami-Dade County.
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Engaging community at Farmer’s Market

University of Miami students engage Pinecrest Gardens Farmer’s Market visitors every Sunday by giving away mangrove propagules and elevation-marked flags to be planted at home.
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Eco-art installations across Lincoln Road

Mangroves return to Lincoln Road. As they first did in 2006, volunteers bring vertical mangrove nurseries back to retail shops on Miami Beach. In January, these mangroves will be planted on the island where they once thrived.
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Plan(T) at Schools

Plan(T) has been installed in schools across Miami-Dade County. From the University of Miami to Miami Beach Senior High, thousands of mangrove propagules are waiting to be planted for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Learn more: click here

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Cortada Projects Media

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.