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Urban Eco-art: Meet Our Partners

On October 4th, 2007, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz (left) launched Native Flags by planting a Paradise tree and the first Native Flag at the Miami Science Museum Energy Park. Click here to read event press release.

Other groups, including Citizens for a Better South Florida, Hands on Miami, the City of Miami Office of Sustainable Initiatives, Democracia USA and the League of Conservation Voters are using the Native Flags project as a vehicle for community engagement in their urban reforestation and environmental awareness efforts. Follow-up efforts on sustainability (as well as community building) will be encouraged through this volunteer network.

Community groups and native nurseries are encouraged to become project partners. For more information, please contact the artist at

Visit the Miami Science Museum Wildlife Center, 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL to see the project's twelve native tree species and their respective

To see the native trees of the Native Flags project, please visit Native Trees at the Miami Science Museum website.

 2004 - 2013


Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 Reclamation Project 



Native Flags

The Reclamation Project and Native Flags are participatory eco-art projects by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada.  

In South Florida, they are presented in coordination with our project partners:

FIU Office of University Sustainabiity
MDC Earth Ethics Institute

Copyright 2006-2013 
Xavier Cortada