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"Rock Paper Scissors" Mural Painting and Native Tree Planting
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When: 04/01/2008
3:00 PM
Where: Latinos United in Action
3321 NW 17 Ave.
Miami, Florida 
Contact: The Reclamation Project

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Piedra, Papel y Tijera (Rock, Paper & Scissors), a DIRECTV initiative in partnership with  the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Microsoft aimed at transforming the physical infrastructure of schools and educational centers while promoting the development of low-income communities throughout Latin America.  The inaugural activity under this initiative will take place in the U.S. bringing together local key partners, Winmar Construction and Hands On Miami, as they physically transform the Latinos United in Action Center in the City of Miami.  The makeover included the painting of Xavier Cortada's "Native Flags" design as murals on the wall as well as planting native trees and green flags. 
Executives from DIRECTV, IDB, Microsoft, Winmar Construction and Hands On Miami and other partners will unveil the newly renovated community center and help volunteers put finishing touches on Cortada's artwork.  The makeover and inaugural ceremony will be filmed as part of a television special to be broadcast exclusively on DIRECTV in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean in the Summer/ Fall 2008.

 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