Fragile Habitat: Conversations for Miami's Future



Creative Technologies and the Arts of Resilience in Miami: An Interactive Dialogue at the Deering Estate

April 22, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Discuss art and technology in Miami with creative technologists Kevin Arrow and Barron Sherer, co-founders of the picture and film archive Obsolete Media Miami, and Willie Avendano, co-founder of Wynwood education lab 01. Arrow, Sherer, and Avendano will present new ways to think about how technology such as virtual reality, 3D design, and retro media can be wielded to foster collaboration and education. Danni Washington, co-founder of the arts and media-based ocean conservation initiative The Big Blue & You will moderate this interactive small-group dialogue on community resilience. Converse with other Miami residents and embrace a space to test new ideas.

Deering Estate Visitor Center Theater | 16701 SW 72nd Avenue | Miami FL 33157
Saturday April 22nd, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Free and open to the public.
Registration and more information http:/bit.lyCreativeTechnologiesDeeringEstate or call 305-235-1668 ext. 238
Co-Sponsored by the Deering Estate and the FIU Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis Project

Getting the Water Right: A Dialogue on Culture, Politics, and Water in the Everglades at Vizcaya Village Garage

April 30, 2017, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Join us to hear an unusual combination of perspectives representing the intersection of human experience and science in the Everglades. Speakers offer insights to move us beyond a simplistic story of agriculture vs. environment in hopes of protecting the ecosystem’s health. The conversation will incorporate images of the photographic and ethnographic exhibition Getting the Water Right: The Culture and Politics of Water in the Everglades, which is on view throughout the Everglades National Park. A collaboration of the prize-winning photographer Adam Nadel and UCLA anthropologist Jessica Cattelino, Getting the Water Right visually and textually explores the interplay of ecological, social, and cultural processes in one of the world’s most iconic and imperiled wetlands ecosystems. Nadel and Cattelino will speak, along with Jim Shore, General Counsel for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Clewiston City Commissioner Mali Gardner, and FIU biologist Evelyn Gaiser.

Vizcaya Village Garage | 3250 S. Miami Avenue | Miami, FL 33129
Sunday April 30, 4-6pm
Free and open to the public.
Registration and more information at
Co-Sponsored by Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, the Florida Humanities Council, and the FIU Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis Project

Eco-Theater Workshops at Climakaze Miami

May 6 or 7, 10-4pm

The Eco-Theater Lab is a creative workshop for artists, environmental experts, and everybody else to confront pressing questions about humanity's relationship to our planet through the lens of theater. These labs offer participants a creative way to grapple with real and hypothetical climate challenges in generative atmosphere that engages the hopeful imagination. Presenters include Jeremy Pickard of Superhero Clubhouse (NYC) and FIU scientists Dr. Cara Rockwell (Saturday May 6) and Dr. Philip Stoddard (Sunday May 7), who is also the Mayor of South Miami.

The Miami Dade County Auditorium | 2901 West Flagler | Miami, FL 33135
May 6 or 7, 10-4pm
Free and open to the public.
Registration and more information at https:/www.climakazemiami.orgecotheater-labs/
Co-Sponsored by Climakaze Miami, FUNDarte, and the FIU Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis Project

Fragile Habitat: Conversations for Miami’s Future

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? A public event series bringing Miami together to discuss our future. Organized by the Department of History of the Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University in collaboration with the Deering Estate, FUNDarte, Climakaze Miami, HistoryMiami Museum, The Kampong, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Dade County Public Schools, 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