March 2021 - Reclaim your yard for nature this Earth Day!
Cortada launched Native Flags at the North Pole in 2008.
RECLAIM YOUR YARD FOR NATURE THIS EARTH DAY!
You can help regrow South Florida’s native tree canopy by planting a native tree in your yard this Earth Day, April 22nd — we’ll even deliver the tree and flag to you.
In 2008, Cortada planted a green flag at the North Pole in an effort to encourage a reforestation effort in the world below. Each Earth Day since, local students have planted a native tree and flag at every Miami-Dade County Public School as part of his participatory eco-art project, Native Flags.
Although the project took a pause in 2020 due to the pandemic, this Earth Day, Native Flags comes to you!
MAYOR LEVINE CAVA TAPS CORTADA TO CREATE COLLABORATIVE ART
Cortada was tapped by Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to create a collaborative message mural with Miami-Dade residents as part of her Thrive305 campaign, a countywide civic engagement initiative to inform her “Action Plan.” During Civic Week, residents can contribute their messages answering the question: “What does a thriving Miami-Dade County look like to you?” Cortada will incorporate the messages into the digital mural that the Mayor will unveil at History Miami on the morning of April 17th.
NATIVE FLAGS AT THE COMMUNITY RESILIENCE POD BY ARSHT-ROCK
Native Flags visits the “Community Resilience Pod” at Zoo Miami during Earth Week. On April 17th, our team will provide programming in the 40-foot shipping container turned into a mobile space for Miami-Dade residents to explore solutions to local threats like extreme heat, sea-level rise, and pandemics. The program is presented by the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center in collaboration with Miami-Dade County’s Office of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces and Office of Resilience.
Xavier Cortada, “Music,” signed and numbered (edition of 100) limited-edition pigment print on archival Somerset velvet paper, 32″ x 24″, (2005).
GLOBAL WEEK WITH HEMISPHERIC UNIVERSITIES
In a University of Miami collaboration with Tec de Monterrey and the Hemispheric University Consortium, Cortada led two important workshops this month where 300+ students from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the United States engaged in dialogues about climate change and how their communities have been impacted.
UM EXCELLENCE IN CIVIC ENGAGEMENT FACULTY AWARD
Cortada won the University of Miami 2021 Excellence in Civic Engagement Faculty Award. On April 14, the Office of Civic and Community Engagement will recognize the Professor of Practice during the University of Miami William R. Butler Center for Service and Leadership’s annual Celebration of Involvement.
ACADEMY BEGINS JUNE 14
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
“Bridging the Gap,” Cortada’s 1998 mural created with participants of the 12th International AIDS Conference in Geneva, is on display at the Coral Gables Museum through July 18, 2021.
March 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
March 9 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
March 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Global Week: Fabric of Humanity
March 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
March 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience: Class is Back in Session
March 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
“The Art of Diatoms” Presentation at the Diatom Web Academy 2021
April 2 – July 18
“Bridging the Gap” on exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum
April 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:40 pm
Plan(T) presentation at the Sub-Tropical and Tropical Coastal Resilience Symposium
April 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Underwater HOA Monthly Meeting: Sustainability at the University of Miami
April 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Launch of “How We Thrive,” a collaborative digital mural
University of Miami 2021 Excellence in Civic Engagement Faculty Award
April 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Native Flags at the Community Resilience Pod at Zoo Miami
April 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Roundtable on Immigration Policy for a New Era at University of Miami
April 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Unveiling of the “Octopus Project” Mural and Dedication of “Octopus Project” Socially Engaged Art Project at SEED School
University of Miami Earth Day 2021 Letters to the Future (online)
April 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
FIU’s Stronger Together: Interprofessional & Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration
April 24 – April 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Plan(T) at RETHINK MB
April 25 – May 2
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Mural Unveiling