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Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis

A Public Event Series Bringing Miami Together to Discuss Our Future

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?


April – October 2016

All events free and open to the public


Friday, April 8 from 1-6pm, HistoryMiami Museum
Fragile Habitat: Conversations for Miami's Future Opening Symposium
Featuring a Keynote Panel, a Moderated Discussion of Diversity in Miami

Environmentalism, and Tours

April-June, Various Locations
Fragile Habitat: Community Conversations for Miami’s Future
Check ecohumanities.fiu.edu for updated schedule and locations of community
conversations in the series
With HistoryMiami and Catalyst Miami

Tuesday, June 14 from 10am-3pm, The Kampong, Coconut Grove
Using Environmental Humanities in the Classroom: An Interdisciplinary Social Studies Workshop
Workshop for Miami-Dade County Public School Teachers, By Invitation Only
With The Kampong, M-DCPS Department of Social Sciences, and Florida International University

Thursday, June 16 7pm, The Kampong, Coconut Grove
The History of the World in Your Own Backyard: Mangos and Mango Trees
Tour the unique collection of mangos from around the world at The Kampong with local
environmental humanities scholars.

Friday, August 12, exhibition opening 7:00pm, The Wolfsonian-FIU
Visionary Urbanism: Tony Garnier’s Une Cité Industrielle
Reception and informal gallery talk with guest curator David Rifkind
Exhibit on display at the Wolfsonian-FIU through December

Wednesday, September 14 reception 6:30pm, event at 7pm Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
An Emotional Lexicon for Climate Change: Wonder, Denial, Disappointment, Grief, and Hope
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.

Saturday, October 22 from 10:30-12:30, The Wolfsonian-FIU
Ephemeral Cities: The Politics and Poetics of Environmental Crisis
Participate with nationally-recognized humanities scholars in a discussion of design
responses to natural disaster and environmental change

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