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Native Tree and Flag planted in Helsinki, Finland
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Native Tree and Flag Planted in Helsinki, Finland, 2008

Chargé d’Affaires Michael Butler (left) and Xavier Cortada planted a rowan tree and a native flag on the U.S. Embassy compound.

American Artist Xavier Cortada Talked About Eco-Art
American Artist Xavier Cortada visited the U.S. Embassy and gave a presentation on eco-art on July 8. The emphasis in eco-art is on collaboration across disciplines—artist to scientist to public official and beyond. Eco-art also engages communities to address environmental problems directly, and in highly creative ways. Mr. Cortada emphasized how everybody - artists and individuals alike – can make a difference by small actions. After his presentation Mr. Cortada and Chargé d’Affaires Michael Butler planted  a native tree and a green flag on the U.S. Embassy compound to encourage people all over the planet to help reforest their communities. More information on Xavier Cortada:

 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