About Miami Corona Project

UM Professor of Practice Xavier Cortada developed the “Miami Corona Project” to assess and address the coronavirus pandemic in Miami. By sharing daily “Miami Pronouncement” videos through his Cortada Projects platform, the artist will update the community and honor the Miami-Dade residents who have succumbed to COVID-19.

Cortada will also create artistic interventions and “Conversations” to capture community voices as a real-time record of the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on Miami-Dade County.

The Miami Corona Project is based on a consistent online presence that engages individuals through a variety of platforms. At a time when social distancing is the norm, this web-based project will give voice to individuals who feel disconnected from society. The project will serve as a real-time record of the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on Miami-Dade County, while also providing an outlet for cross-communal engagement between a multitude of individuals. Through the chronicling of data and information related to the virus, as well as a series of participatory art projects, the artist Xavier Cortada will capture stories from individuals across South Florida (see “Share Your Voice“) in real time as they are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project is presented as part of the University of Miami COVID-19 Rapid Response effort.

Credit line (above): Xavier Cortada, “Miami Pronouncements (March 26 – June 15, 2020): 826 Deaths in Miami-Dade,” digital art, 2020.