How This Artist Wants to Fight Climate Change in Miami | NowThis

Spread the love

This Miami art installation by Misael Soto is challenging people to face the realities of climate change, before their city ends up underwater.
» Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe

Miami Beach is using art to help fight climate change.

Misael: At the end of the day, Miami wants to be here, and capitalism’s gonna push for it to stay here. So my job is to hopefully understand, in the broadest sense, what the possibilities are, and try to get people to see those possibilities.

The Art Center of South Florida teamed up with the city of Miami Beach to create a year-long art residency.

Elizabeth: This is the first time where we’ve actually had an artist come in and work with city staff, really connect into the community over the course of this next year, to bring art and the challenges of climate change to life.

Miami’s sea level could rise 1-3 feet by 2060 (Southeast Florida Regional Climate). More than 10% of Miami-Dade County is within 1 foot of sea level, about 20% is within 2 feet of sea level, and 25% is within 3 feet of sea level.

Misael: They have asked me to give my take, to be present at meetings, to get to know people at City Hall, to learn what’s happening at different stages of development, and sea-level rise, and flood relief mitigation efforts.

A couple of years ago, I kind of landed on this idea of re-appropriating ubiquitous objects, so things that are expected in a space, and then kind of glitching them – doing something to affect how people see those objects in that moment and after that.

I eventually landed on sand – sand being the main thing that created Miami Beach. Miami Beach, most of it, is all on land that shouldn’t have been here. It’s not – it’s not real.

Miami Beach is man-made. Thus, the city must replenish its sand periodically in a process called beach renourishment

Miseal: What I’ve proposed then is to repurpose sand that will be used by the city for beach renourishment – repurpose it and use it to fill sandbags, and with those sandbags I will be building, day by day over the course of approximately two months, a theater which initially will seem like a large, curved wall, and eventually will build out a theater, and that theater will then be used for public programming that will hopefully get a lot of various stakeholders, and knowledgeable folk, all the way up to residents, and passersby, and tourists to see this issue and kind of be in the same space.

#Miami #MiamiBeach #ClimateChange #Art

Connect with NowThis
» Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook
» Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter
» Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram
» Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat

NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live.

http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews
@nowthisnews


Spread the love
Spread the love

This Miami art installation by Misael Soto is challenging people to face the realities of climate change, before their city ends up underwater.
» Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe

Miami Beach is using art to help fight climate change.

Misael: At the end of the day, Miami wants to be here, and capitalism’s gonna push for it to stay here. So my job is to hopefully understand, in the broadest sense, what the possibilities are, and try to get people to see those possibilities.

The Art Center of South Florida teamed up with the city of Miami Beach to create a year-long art residency.

Elizabeth: This is the first time where we’ve actually had an artist come in and work with city staff, really connect into the community over the course of this next year, to bring art and the challenges of climate change to life.

Miami’s sea level could rise 1-3 feet by 2060 (Southeast Florida Regional Climate). More than 10% of Miami-Dade County is within 1 foot of sea level, about 20% is within 2 feet of sea level, and 25% is within 3 feet of sea level.

Misael: They have asked me to give my take, to be present at meetings, to get to know people at City Hall, to learn what’s happening at different stages of development, and sea-level rise, and flood relief mitigation efforts.

A couple of years ago, I kind of landed on this idea of re-appropriating ubiquitous objects, so things that are expected in a space, and then kind of glitching them – doing something to affect how people see those objects in that moment and after that.

I eventually landed on sand – sand being the main thing that created Miami Beach. Miami Beach, most of it, is all on land that shouldn’t have been here. It’s not – it’s not real.

Miami Beach is man-made. Thus, the city must replenish its sand periodically in a process called beach renourishment

Miseal: What I’ve proposed then is to repurpose sand that will be used by the city for beach renourishment – repurpose it and use it to fill sandbags, and with those sandbags I will be building, day by day over the course of approximately two months, a theater which initially will seem like a large, curved wall, and eventually will build out a theater, and that theater will then be used for public programming that will hopefully get a lot of various stakeholders, and knowledgeable folk, all the way up to residents, and passersby, and tourists to see this issue and kind of be in the same space.

#Miami #MiamiBeach #ClimateChange #Art

Connect with NowThis
» Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook
» Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter
» Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram
» Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat

NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live.

http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews
@nowthisnews

Facebook Comments

Related Post

Bloke Who Added Kick Drum To Classic Disco Track Thinks He’s A Pro... An Irish bloke who added a shitty sounding kick drum sample to a classic disco track now believes he is a fully fledged music producer. Ian O’Sullivan, who “produces” music under the alias...
Michael B. Jordan texts his buddy Thanos to ask for help with an a...  If you're faced with an annoying individual who just won't stop talking, there are a number of people you can call. The most common get-out option would be a friend, id...
SSC Tuatara Production Model Debuting This Month At Pebble Beach SSC first announced the Tuatara in 2011. The SSC Tuatara will reportedly finally make a production debut during Monterey Car Week at the end of August. It'll make appearances at several e...
Plotting the Future of Popular Geopolitics: An Introduction Earlier this year, Routledge inaugurated its new series in Geopolitics (edited by Klaus Dodds and Reece Jones) with our volume Popular Geopolitics: Plotting an Evolving Interdiscipline. In...

Spread the love

Posted by Contributor

%d bloggers like this: