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Native Flags exhibit at FIU Graham Center
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Native Flags exhibit at FIU Graham Center

Native Flags exhibit at FIU Graham Center 4/9/2012 to 4/30/2012 Native Flags is a participatory eco-art project created by Xavier Cortada, FIU College of Architecture + The Arts | Office of Engaged Creativity artist-in-residence. Native Flags participants plant a native tree next to a green flag at home and ask their neighbors to do the same. On April 10th, a Native Flag green flag and sapling will be planted at every school in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. See

4/9/2012 to 5/12/2012
When: Opening reception: Monday, April 9th, 2012
5:00 pm
Where: Graham Center Art Gallery
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida  33199
United States
Contact: Christopher Rodriguez

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2012 FIU Native Flags

Miami-Dade County Public Schools to plant a tree in every school on April 10, 2012
Miami-Dade County Public Schools has again partnered with artist Xavier Cortada in presenting Native Flags, an eco-project that consists of planting a native tree sapling alongside a green flag at every school on April 10th, 2012. Other presenting partners include the Reclamation Project at the Miami Science Museum, the Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts | Office of Engaged Creativity (where Cortada serves as Artist-in-Residence), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Deering Estate at Cutler and the National Association of Counties

Images will be uploaded to

As a companion to the tree planting activities, schools and the community at large can also view a WLRN-produced informational video throughout Earth Week, highlighting the relevance of these activities as a way to increase our community’s tree canopy. The video can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Photos of tree planting activities at the individual schools will also be posted online at after April 10th.

For more information on the School District’s Earth Day celebration or the land reclamation project, please call 305-995-7285.


FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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


 Reclamation Project

 NYFA sponsored-artist participatory eco-art projects


Native Flags   






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