A creative approach to community climate action
Xavier Cortada, Miami-Dade County’s inaugural artist-in-residence, spoke at the TED Countdown event in London, England on October 3rd, 2022.
When he learned of the threat that rising sea levels posed to his coastal hometown of Miami, Florida, Cortada founded a movement around beautifully designed elevation markers highlighting the risk of flood damage. The collaborative art project quickly mobilized action — and excited some controversy. Watch as Cortada offers a creative vision of community organizing inspired by art that engages, educates and empowers.