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Reclamation Project Presentation at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
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Xavier Cortada will discuss his Reclamation Project at Miami Dade College.

When: Wednesday September 19, 2012
9:00 AM
Where: Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 2106
Miami, Florida  33132
United States
Contact: Colleen Ahern-Hettich, Earth Ethics Institute, Director

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The Reclamation Project

Xavier Cortada will discuss his Reclamation Project at Miami Dade College. 

The Reclamation Project is a participatory eco-art project launched by Xavier Cortada in 2006. It explores our ability to coexist with the natural world.

Since 2007, the coastal reforestation component of the Reclamation Project has been based at the Miami Science Museum , where an installation of 1,100 mangrove seedlings is on permanent exhibit.

Annually, volunteers collect mangrove propagules in coastal areas. The propagules are then exhibited in clear, water-filled cups (see: Gallery of Installations) where they are nurtured into seedlings and eventually planted along coastal areas. This coastal reforestation creates new habitats above and below the water line.

 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