Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis

 

APRIL – OCTOBER 2016

 

All events free and open to the public

 

 

Explore the challenges Miami faces from climate change through culture and history.Join nationally recognized scholars and local environmentalists for stories about our connections to this unique and fragile landscape. How can we come together to imagine our future and prioritize what is most valuable, just, and worthy of preservation?

A PUBLIC EVENT SERIES
BRINGING MIAMI TOGETHER TO
DISCUSS OUR FUTURE
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Organized by the Department of History of the Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University in collaboration with HistoryMiami Museum, The Kampong, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Dade County Public Schools’ Department of Social Sciences, the FIU Green Library Digital Collections Center, and Catalyst Miami

Made possible in part by a major grant from the Humanities in the Public Square Initiative of The National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

Explore the challenges Miami faces from climate change through culture and history. Join nationally recognized scholars and local environmentalists for stories about our connections to this unique and fragile landscape. How can we come together to imagine our future and prioritize what is most valuable, just, and worthy of preservation?

EVENTS

All events free and open to the public

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Communities Conversations

APRIL - OCTOBER

6:30 PM

Healthy Women, Healthy Communities, Healthy Planet: A Community Conversation for Miami's Future

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

March 30

 

Co-Sponsored with the Women in Leadership Miami and Catalyst Miami

 

Location: Blessed Catering
5711 NW 7th Ave
Miami, FL 33127

 

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6:30 PM

Living with Water in an Interconnected World: A Roundtable Discussion

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

April 29

 

Co-Sponsored with the FIU Jean Monnet Project, European & Eurasian Studies, Spanish & Mediterranean Studies, and the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

 

Location: Vizcaya Village Garage

3250 S. Miami Ave

Miami, FL 33129

 

Additional Information and free tickets: bit.ly/LivingWithWater

 

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10:00 AM

Fragile Habitat: South Miami Dade Community Conversations for Miami’s Future

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

May 14

 

Co-Sponsored with HistoryMiami and the Miami Dade County Public Library System

 

Location: South Dade Regional Library Branch
10750 SW 211th St
Cutler Bay, FL 33189

 

Additional Information and free tickets: bit.ly/FragileHabitatSouthDade

9:30 AM

Living with Nature in the African Diaspora: A Lecture and Community Conversation at the Historic Hampton House

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

May 21

 

Co-Sponsored with the Historic Hampton House, the FIU Atlantic History Colloquium, and the FIU African & African Diaspora Studies Program

 

Location: Historic Hampton House
4240 NW 27th Ave
Miami FL 33142

 

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Additional Information and free tickets: http://bit.ly/DeepRootsMiami

3:00 PM

Fragile Habitat: North Miami Dade Community Conversations for Miami’s Future

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

May 28

 

Co-Sponsored with HistoryMiami and the Miami Dade County Public Library System

 

Location: Northeast Dade – Aventura Branch Library
2930 Aventura Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180

 

Additional Information and free tickets: bit.ly/FragileHabitatNorthDade

Fragile Habitat

FRIDAY, APRIL 8

1:00PM

Conversations for Miami's Future Opening Symposium

1:00PM - 6:00PM

Featuring a Keynote Panel, a Moderated Discussion of Diversity in Miami Environmentalism, and Tours.

 

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The History of the World in Your Own Backyard

THURSDAY, JUNE 16

6:45PM

Mangos and Mango Trees

6:45PM - 9:00PM

The Kampong, Coconut Grove.

Tour the unique collection of mangos from around the world at The Kampong with local environmental humanities scholars.

 

Additional Information and free tickets:  bit.ly/MangoCafe

 

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Visionary Urbanism

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

7:00PM

Tony Garnier’s Une Cité Industrielle

7:00PM -

The Wolfsonian-FIU.

Reception and informal gallery talk. Exhibit on display at the Wolfsonian-FIU through December.

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An Emotional Lexicon for Climate Change

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

6:30PM

Wonder, Denial, Disappointment, Grief, and Hope

6:30PM - Reception, Event at 7:00PM

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

Reflect with local environmental humanities scholars on how arts and culture can help us understand the feelings we might have as we think about climate change.

 

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Ephemeral Cities

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

10:30AM

The Politics and Poetics of Environmental Crisis

10:30AM - 12:30PM

The Wolfsonian-FIU.

Participate with nationally-recognized humanities scholars in a discussion of design responses to natural disaster and environmental change.

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Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

ORGANIZERS & PARTNERS

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MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A MAJOR GRANT FROM
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IN COLLABORATION WITH
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FIU | Green Library Digital Collections Center

FIU | School of Environment, Arts & Societies

FIU | College of Architectures & The Arts