64th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society
March 22 - March 26
From March 22 to March 26, 2020, artist and founder of Cortada Projects, Xavier Cortada will be the Artist-in-Residence of the 64th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society at the Hyatt Regency Miami.
This year’s conference theme focuses on the role of education as related to our climate change crisis. We live in a moment of epochal precarity, amidst irreversible environmental catastrophe that is impacting all life on Earth. Signaling the end of human exceptionalism, this era calls for an urgent redefinition of what it is to be human and a reconfiguration of the relationship between human and Earth. How should education respond to aworld of shifting planetary boundaries, collapsing ecosystems, and emerging visions? What education policies, practices, and pedagogies can help re-situate the human within the relational flow of life where everyone and everything – both human and non-human – are deeply interconnected? How can we learn to responsibly encounter and fully engage with a more than human world?
At the conference, Cortada will be showcasing his eco-art projects that have addressed the climate crisis by educating the public and South Florida community on these issues through his social practice. Projects that will be featured include DO NOT OPEN, Longitudinal Installation, and Underwater Homeowners Association. Stay tuned for updates on our social media and website!
For more details on the conference and how to attend click here.