Conversations: April 24, 2020
On April 24, 2020, Adam Roberti, Director of Cortada Projects and Xavier Cortada discussed our community’s future vulnerability to the compounded effects of climate change in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. They also talked about how if there were ever a place or time to initiate much-needed systemic change, it would be here and it would be now.
About Adam Roberti
As the Director of Cortada Projects, Adam Roberti helps to develop and implement the socially-engaged eco-art projects created by artist Xavier Cortada. The projects that are shared with local schools, libraries, and museums use the power of art to engage Miami in learning about and addressing important ecological concerns including climate change, sea-level rise, and biodiversity loss. In 2019, Adam oversaw the development and implementation of Xavier Cortada’s “Plan(T)” project across Miami-Dade County. By partnering with local schools and organizations, residents have planted thousands of mangrove propagules to facilitate climate conversations, help sequester carbon dioxide, and grow our salt-tolerant native tree canopy. Through his role at Cortada Projects, Adam aims to inspire the community to become science-literate and motivated to take action on the climate crisis. Adam holds a Bachelors of Arts in Ecosystem Science and Policy and a Masters of Environment, Culture, and Media from the University of Miami.