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Climate Conversations

March 31 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Free with program registration. Register here. 

Over the past decade, Miami’s acceptance and response to climate change has emerged as a factor influencing the growth and future trajectory of our city. Despite the climatic risks, South Florida continues to experience a surge of population growth. The concrete jungle keeps on replacing the mangrove forests, wetlands, and farms. Join us for a conversation discussing some of the on-going issues facing our communities due to climate change

Speakers:

Anastasia Samoylova is an American artist who moves between observational photography, studio practice and installation. By utilizing tools and strategies related to digital media and commercial photography, her work explores notions of environmentalism, consumerism and the picturesque.

Rev. Houston R. Cypress is a Two-Spirit Poet, Artist, Producer, and Environmentalist from the Otter Clan of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. Cypress serves as the head of Love The Everglades Movement, an organization devoted to the development of platforms and initiatives for environmental protection and cultural preservation. Cypress acts as a cultural ambassador, fostering meaningful exchanges between his society of native clans and the global community. He presented at ICA Miami a lecture entitled Decolonizing Gender, Land, and Spirit (2017) and contributed to their Digital Commissions series with his short film … what endures … (2021). He co-created a short film, executive produced by Superblue and NOWNESS, entitled Every Step Is A Prayer (2021). His recent artist residencies include the Heat Exchange by Bas Fisher Invitational and Rogaland Kunstsenter, and the Thread Residency by the Musagetes Foundation. He invites you to join him in creating portals between worlds.

Mario Alejandro Ariza is an investigative reporter and a Dominican immigrant. You can find his by-line in places like the South Florida Sun Sentinel, The New Republic, and The Atlantic. He wrote a book called Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe, which was published by Bold Type Books. His essays have been featured in The Believer and selected for Best American Essays. He lives in South Florida with two cats, a dog, and a sturdy pair of waterproof boots.

Moderator

Dr. Paul George

For three decades, HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian Dr. Paul S. George has toured his way to local, national, and international acclaim with his continuing series of historic tours. Through walking, coach, and boat tour experiences, Dr. George has welcomed tour participants on a memorable journey of South Florida through its historic neighborhoods, landmarks, and sites. As a Miami native, author, and former college professor, Dr. George has gained fame for his uncanny ability to recall the most impressive details about the people and places that make South Florida so unique.

Lights bites and drinks available. Galleries open from 7pm to 8pm. Capacity is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

No audio or video recording, please. Please note that there are no refunds or exchanges.


To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Hana Squires, Accessibility Coordinator, at accessibility@historymiami.org or call (305) 375-1621 at least two weeks in advance of your visit to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)

 


Release 
By entering the premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) and its affiliates and representatives. You release HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) or the person or entity designated to do so by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the premise.
Image Credit: King Tide, South Beach, 2019. FloodZone Exhibition. Photograph by Anastasia Samoylova.

Details

Date:
March 31
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Release

By entering the premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) and its affiliates and representatives. You release HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) or the person or entity designated to do so by HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the premise.