Cortada will participate in CLEO Panel Discussion during the Miami-Dade STEAM Expo

FIU SEAS & CARTA artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada will participate in CLEO Panel Discussion during the Miami-Dade STEAM Expo.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools – STEAM

Our Vision

Miami-Dade County Public Schools aspires to engage and prepare all our students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) to ensure our community has the next generation of inventors, explorers, innovators, artists and leaders..

Our Mission

The mission of Miami-Dade County Public Schools STEAM is to leverage the expertise and capital of the Department of Career and Technical Education, the Department of Mathematics and Science and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts to increase student achievement in STEAM curriculum to promote career and college readiness.

Learn more at http://stem.dadeschools.net

 

CLIMA 2016: DO NOT OPEN

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LTER : Everglades (Florida) | HJ Andrews (Oregon) | Hubbard Brook (New Hampshire)

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DO NOT OPEN:  Poem | Participant Instructions

Workshop with Seniors
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 10 am
Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment
Hialeah Seniors

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Xavier Cortada, "Testamento," archival ink on aluminum, 2015

Xavier Cortada, “Testamento,” archival ink on aluminum, 2015

CLIMA 2016 Panel: The Art of Climate Change

clima-web-logoCLIMA Home | Main 2016 | Gallery | Statement | PressEvents | Livestream

Cortada worksDo Not Open | Climate Refugees | Hot for Hialeah | Psychoanalysis of Climate ChangeReclamation Project | Flor 500
LTER : Everglades (Florida) | HJ Andrews (Oregon) | Hubbard Brook (New Hampshire)

CLIMA Panel: The Art of Climate Change
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 10 am
Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment

 

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Moderator:  Dean Brian Schriner, Dean, FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada, Artist-in-Residence, FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts and School of Environment, Art and Society
Micheal Gray, MFA candidate in Visual Arts: Studio Practice, FIU College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts
Miriam Machado, Education Curator, FIU Frost Art Museum

CLIMA 2016 Panel: South Florida’s Rising Seas Impact

clima-web-logoCLIMA Home | Main 2016 | Gallery | Statement | PressEvents | Livestream

Cortada worksDo Not Open | Climate Refugees | Hot for Hialeah | Psychoanalysis of Climate ChangeReclamation Project | Flor 500
LTER : Everglades (Florida) | HJ Andrews (Oregon) | Hubbard Brook (New Hampshire)

CLIMA Panel: South Florida’s Rising Seas Impact
Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 10 am
Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment

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CLIMA 2016 | Opening Reception

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Cortada worksDo Not Open | Climate Refugees | Hot for Hialeah | Psychoanalysis of Climate ChangeReclamation Project | Flor 500
LTER : Everglades (Florida) | HJ Andrews (Oregon) | Hubbard Brook (New Hampshire)

CLIMA OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 7pm
Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment

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An Emotional Lexicon for Climate Change: WONDER, DENIAL, DISAPPOINTMENT, GRIEF, and HOPE

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AN EMOTIONAL LEXICON FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

6:30PM 

WONDER, DENIAL, DISAPPOINTMENT, GRIEF, AND HOPE

 6:30PM – Reception, Event at 7:00PM

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

Reflect with local environmental humanities scholars on how arts and culture can help us understand the feelings we might have as we think about climate change.

 

A PUBLIC EVENT SERIES
BRINGING MIAMI TOGETHER TO
DISCUSS OUR FUTURE
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Organized by the Department of History of the Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University in collaboration with HistoryMiami Museum, The Kampong, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Dade County Public Schools’ Department of Social Sciences, the FIU Green Library Digital Collections Center, and Catalyst Miami

Made possible in part by a major grant from the Humanities in the Public Square Initiative of The National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

Explore the challenges Miami faces from climate change through culture and history. Join nationally recognized scholars and local environmentalists for stories about our connections to this unique and fragile landscape. How can we come together to imagine our future and prioritize what is most valuable, just, and worthy of preservation?

For more information about the NEH-funded Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis Event Series, please see ecohumanities.fiu.edu

Hot for Hialeah

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To watch livesteam of event click here.

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For Immediate Release:
July 25, 2016

Media Contact:
Francys Vallecillo
305-883-5800

The City of Hialeah Joins the American Red Cross and other Partners to Discuss Heat Safety

What:
Mayor Carlos Hernandez and the City Council invite our friends from the media to join us for a first-of-its-kind event, titled “Hot for Hialeah”, on Wednesday, July 27th from noon to 1:45pm at the JFK Library. The City of Hialeah will partner with local leaders, the American Red Cross, Climate Scientist Nicole Hammer, Sea Level Solutions Center of Florida International University with Union of Concerned Scientists, artist Xavier Cortada, and Moms Clean Air Force in order to educate the public about climate change impacts.

According to NASA and NOAA, 2015 was, globally, the hottest year since record keeping began in 1880. The ten hottest years on record have all happened since 1998. The last eight months have all broken records for average monthly global temperatures. Miami is one of the most vulnerable places in the US to extreme heat events caused by climate change. A 2001 NRDC report stated “Projected global warming will raise Florida’s average temperature by between four and ten degrees Fahrenheit over the next 100 years. The summer heat index increase of eight to 15 degrees Fahrenheit will be the most dramatic in the nation.” Preliminary research indicates that Hialeah may experience relatively higher temperatures than other parts of the county. This may be due to various factors including its inland location, extensive urban development and sparse tree canopy. Low-income communities and seniors are some of the most vulnerable to extreme heat events. The City of Hialeah is hosting the American Red Cross and others to educate and empower residents, especially the seniors, in order to create resiliency in the face of climate change impacts.

Following the speakers, a performance piece of an egg frying a solar panel will take place.

Name of Event:
Hot for Hialeah

Address:
JFK Library
190 West 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33012

Date and Time:
July 27th, Noon

About the participants:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross.

As a climate change researcher, Nicole Hernandez Hammer has studied how the cities and regions most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, storm surge and sea-level rise also have large Hispanic populations — something she learned firsthand growing up and living in South Florida. Today Nicole works with the Union of Concerned Scientists as their Southeast Climate Advocate, her focus is to mobilize the Latino community to better understand and address climate change.

Florida International University Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC):
The Sea Level Solutions Center is dedicated to designing and implementing short- and long-term adaptation strategies for a prosperous South Florida in the 22nd century by advancing the understanding of sea level rise and its impacts, and converting this understanding into actions that benefit society on a global scale.

Xavier Cortada is the Artist-in-Residence, School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS), College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE) Florida International University and College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) Florida International University.

Karina Castillo is the Latino Outreach Organizer for Moms Clean Air Force in Florida. Karina holds a Masters of Professional Science degree in Weather, Climate, and Society from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology and Applied Mathematics from the University of Miami. Karina has worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and for the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management.

The City of Hialeah, incorporated in 1925, is the fifth largest municipality in Florida, serving over 233,000 residents living in approximately 20-square miles. Hialeah, located in NW Miami-Dade County, has a Hispanic population of over 94%. A working class community, Hialeah is viewed as an industrial city that continues to grow. “The City of Progress” as known to many, is home to many Cuban exiles. The City of Hialeah is a full service city offering quality and affordable services to residents of all ages and abilities. Hialeah is a vibrant, family oriented community marked by cultural heritage and traditions known for its myriad of mom and pop stores which productively compete against national retail and restaurant chains and franchises. The City of Hialeah is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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To watch livesteam of event click here.

Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis: A Public Event Series Bringing Miami Together to Discuss Our Future

FIU SEAS and FIU CARTA Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada will be one of three speakers to discuss art, environmentalism and activism as part of Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis: A Public Event Series Bringing Miami Together to Discuss Our Future.

Explore the challenges Miami faces from climate change through culture and history. Join local scholars and environmentalists for stories about our connections to this unique and fragile landscape. How can we come together to imagine our future and prioritize what is most valuable, just, and worthy of preservation? What is at risk right now and how can we build resilient communities? Share your stories and hear new ones.

For more information about the Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis series, see ecohumanities.fiu.edu

Funded by the Humanities in the Public Square Initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities

 

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2016 Art of Found Objects Exhibition — Awards Emcee

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FIU College of Arts & Sciences School of Environment, Art and Society (SEAS) and College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada will serve as emcee of the 2016 Art of Found Objects Exhibition.

For 22 years, as a part of their commitment to the community and its children, Ocean Bank and The Education Fund have sponsored an art exhibit for the children in Miami-Dade public schools. The art exhibit combines the power of a child’s imagination with the ultimate recycling program, giving kids the opportunity to use everyday objects “found” in the 11,000-sq.-foot Ocean Bank Center warehouse to design and create original works of art.

Imaginative student art work combines traditional sculptures, mixed media, 3-D pieces and a large number of paintings and drawings crafted from every recycled material imaginable from milk jugs and coat hangers to scrap metal, Styrofoam, and other surplus supplies donated by generous South Florida companies to the Ocean Bank Center, where more than 18,370 teachers have shopped for free since 1993.

2016 Art of Found Objects Exhibition Details

Where: Ocean Bank Lobby, 780 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33126

(Free self-parking is available in the garage behind Ocean Bank.)

When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14

For more info contact:
Stacey de la Grana
Ocean Bank Center Director | The Education Fund
6713 Main Street | Suite 240 | Miami Lakes, FL 33014
P. 305-558-4544 ext. 107 | F. 305-558-4964 | W. www.educationfund.org