Xavier Cortada’s participatory art practice is implemented through Cortada Projects at Pinecrest Gardens.  Cortada Projects uses the power of art to engage the community in learning about and addressing important ecological concerns including global climate change, sea-level rise, and biodiversity loss. Through exhibitions at the Pinecrest Gardens’ Hibiscus Gallery, interactive installations along its Colonnade, and programming at the weekly onsite Farmer’s Market, Cortada Projects establishes a platform for community conversation and environmental action.

Plan(T) is a participatory eco-art project aimed at helping our local community learn about and plan for a future impacted by global climate change.

Trash Talk addresses the issue of recycling contamination by educating residents on how to Recycle Right and encouraging them to talk about their trash.

Xavier Cortada

The son of Cuban immigrants and a lifelong resident of Miami, Xavier has dedicated his life to sounding the alarm on global climate change and urging his community to plan for a future with sea-level rise, stronger hurricanes, and saltwater intrusion.

Xavier Cortada holding an Underwater Homeowner's Association yard sign