This day long Research Intensive gathered artists, writers, scientists, and experts in the fields of infrastructure, climate modeling, speculative fiction, policy making, and cultural agency in order to imagine the future of the region and coastal cities beyond mere adaptation.
A.S.T. calls for the interdisciplinary rethinking of city structures amidst the face of globalized hyper-economy impacted by climate change. How can a repurposing of current state-infrastructures such as zoning, speculative real estate, and water management be used to project into the future in order to create an alternative vision of our present. Situated within an art context, this discussion utilized the purported freedom of art to generate a platform in which thinking can be turned towards a systemic reorganization and orientation of coastal cities generally, and Miami, in particular.
Participants included: Bruce Mowry (City Engineer, Miami Beach) Jayantha Obeyskera (Chief Climate Modeler, SFWMD) Kim Stanley Robinson (Writer, via skype) Philip Stoddard (Mayor, South Miami) Natalia Zuluaga (Curator, Writer)