Art for Democracy, the Solstice, and the Pandemic
Xavier Cortada, “Democracy (is an action verb),” chalk on chalkboard, 2017
As we approach the 244th birthday of our democracy, we must be ever-mindful that democracy isn’t a thing, it is a process. A process that requires every citizen to be involved. Democracy is an action verb. Make sure you are registered to vote in the upcoming elections. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, please consider voting by mail. To learn more, click here.
Saturday, June 20th was the summer solstice. To bring in this first day of summer, as he does to greet every season, Cortada ritualistically performed the Longitudinal Installation at Pinecrest Gardens. Although that day provided the most daylight all year, we find ourselves and our countries in the midst of some very dark days. Take a minute to reflect on what we are facing and why we are fighting – systemic racism, a devastating pandemic, and the climate crisis, among other issues. Participate here.
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Please join us for our upcoming virtual Underwater Homeowner’s Association meeting on July 1st at 7:00 pm. UM Center for Urban & Community Design Director Sonia Chao will serve as guest speaker.
Underwater HOA 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.
Register for the meeting to receive the access link.
The ‘Canes Community invites you to a discussion on sustainability and the recent changes the world has seen due to social isolation protocols.
University of Miami Professor of Practice Xavier Cortada will moderate the panel featuring internationally renowned fisheries scientist Jerald S. Ault, Ph.D., UM Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society Professor and Chair, and Kayla Besong, third-year Ph.D. candidate in atmospheric sciences. Register for the webinar.
Cortada developed the “Miami Corona Project” as a digital platform to assess and address the coronavirus pandemic in Miami. Part of the University of Miami COVID-19 Rapid Response effort, the art project’s engaged Conversations with community leaders provide a mechanism to better understand and reflect on the impacts of the pandemic.