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Ecoart projects are distinguished from “regular” art works by their ameliorative interventions that occur in “nature,” and with “nature.”

The emphasis in ecoart is away from the focus on individual artistic intention and inspiration, and on collaboration across disciplines—artist to scientist to public official and beyond.

Ecoart also engages communities to address environmental problems directly, and in highly creative ways.

In 2006, Xavier Cortada developed "The Reclamation Project" as a pioneering ecoart work in South Florida, taking its place in a worldwide art movement that is encouraging the fusion of culture with environmental stewardship.

The Reclamation Project is an ecoart work because:

  • Its objectives are informed by scientific knowledge and findings.
  • Its products involve the creation of objects as well as the instigation of processes toward bioremediation.
  • It advocates for, and illuminates cutting edge scientific discoveries through visually engaging art products and processes.
  • It animates communities toward direct involvement in environmental stewardship at all stages of the art project’s creation.

To learn more about ecoart’s roots, its international influence and its local presence in South Florida, please go to (the website of the South Florida Environmental Art Project, Inc.)

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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.


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