Press Release: FCVEF Statement on 2018 Voter Registration Program
December 20, 2018
Dear Hugh Taylor Birch State Park,
February 14, 2019

Have you heard of the Underwater HOA? This project is generating a lot of local and national attention and we want your participation and support. We are ready to take this exhibition to the next level, but we need your voice at the table.

Please join us along with artist Xavier Cortada and Rock the Earth for our inaugural Underwater HOA community meeting this Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7 pm at Hibiscus Gallery (Pinecrest Gardens). Our grassroots community will have a chance to hear from scientists, environmental activists, and local leaders on efforts to build a more resilient Florida. And together we will begin to sketch out a framework for grassroots community action to help make a difference together.

Can you join us?

Please share this invitation with friends who you think would be interested in attending. You do not need to be a Pinecrest resident to attend – all are welcomed to participate!

Thanks again for your interest in this important project and we hope to see you Wednesday!

What is the Underwater HOA?

In 2006 artist Xavier Cortada traveled to Antarctica as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Antarctic Artist and Writers Program fellow. There, he created a series of works on paper by melting ice samples scientists gave him from their research on how human impacts on global climate are melting the Antarctic glaciers.

“Underwater HOA” depicts South Florida’s vulnerability to those melting glaciers: By installing an “Underwater HOA” yard sign on their front lawn during the first week of December 2018, residents will show how many feet of melting glacial water must rise before their property is underwater. By mapping the crisis to come, we make the invisible visible. Block by block, house by house, neighbor by neighbor, we want to make the future impact of sea level rise something no longer possible to ignore. For more information on this innovative exhibit, visit Xavier’s website.

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