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Incorporation Palm: Dedication -- July 28, 2009

Dedication of the Incorporation Palm 

On Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 at 1:00 PM, four Miamians came together at the Incorporation Palm site to become the city's first "reincorporators."

They heard historian Paul George describe how the City of Miami was incorporated at that very location 113 years earlier.

Then, Miami artist Xavier Cortada gave them four flags to plant near the base of the Royal Palm tree, each flag depicting a different number of the city's incorporation year: 1, 8, 9, 6.

Each then touched the palm tree with the palm of their hand and recommitted themselves to growing the City of Miami.

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.


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