FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada will participate in the Green Drinks: Virginia Key at History Miami Museum. Attendees will be invited to participate in FLOR500 and plant a garden dedicated to one of 500 people who helped shape Florida's future.
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After planting their garden, participants will upload the following to the www.FLOR500.com: an essay about why they are dedicating this garden, a portrait of the person they have selected, and pictures documenting
the planting of the garden.
For this project you will be part of statewide participatory
art project that will involve researching information and images of an
"important Floridian,” planting a public garden dedicated to that person, and
then posting about that person and the garden you have created.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS:
PROJECT STEP 1 –
To begin the project, find an "Important Floridian” in the FLOR500 website -- there you will find some information about that person.
Research this person to find out more about her
Either find or make an image of
the person that can be uploaded to the FLOR500 website. The image must have an
accompanying credit line with any copyright information.
PROJECT STEP 2 –
PLANT A GARDEN:
Based on your research, decide on a location to plant a
public garden in honor of the person, then using the seeds provided at the event,
plant the garden! The garden should be in a location that is publicly
accessible—but make sure you get permission to plant it!
Guidelines for planting the seeds:
Bring at least 1 or 2 people to help plant and
document the planting.
• Write an essay explaining why you are
dedicating the garden to this "Important Floridian” in this place. Share this
essay with the people who help you plant so they know about the person the garden
is dedicated to!
• Post a sign, art object, link to web page you
create, or use some other method to help people who see the garden know more
about the person it is dedicated to, and the reason for the dedication as you
describe it in your essay.
PROJECT STEP 3 – POST
You will upload the following to the FLOR500 upload page:
A portrait of the person you have chosen (with creditline)
Pictures documenting the planting of the garden
A picture of the art object or sign describing
Make sure all your images are correctly oriented
and not sideways before you upload them
Cortada serves as artist-in-residence at the the FIU | College of Architecture + The Arts. FIU | CARTA engages our local and global communities by deploying the power of architecture + the arts to create, innovate, and inspire solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems. Offering 9 graduate and 8 undergraduate degrees within 7 academic departments, our more than 2,500 majors have the unique experience working with our award-winning faculty, in nationally ranked programs, in the heart of Miami — one of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities! For more information, visit us at carta.fiu.edu.