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Sand: Arena (Day 3/3)
3:00 PM - 11:59 PM Collins Park
Date: November 17, 2018 to November 17, 2018
Where: Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida, United States, 33139
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Arts & Theater
Ticket Price: N/A
Join us on Saturday, Nov. 17, 3-5 p.m., for day 3 of 3 public forum and art activations! Sand: Arena Now that we know Miami Beach's coast is constantly eroding, and requires expensive imports of sand from around the world to maintain its existence... What can we learn about human consumption and our effects on the planet by focusing on one simple natural resource? As grows into final form as an arena, a wide range of voices will gather to share, question and learn from each other, in the Greek tradition of dialogue and exchange. Featured Participants: Rob Goyanes, writer and editor for Topic, NAME publications, and American Way Vince Beiser, award-winning journalist and author of, The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization Houston Cypress, public speaker Felice Grodin, conceptual and multidisciplinary artist Elizabeth Wheaton, Miami Beach Director of Sustainability Stephanie Wakefield, urban geographer and Visiting Assistant Professor at the New School Marvin Wilmoth, civic leader and current candidate for North Bay Village's Harbor Island Commissioner Laurencia Strauss, participatory and performance artist Donzii, post-punk house band *Programming will also include musicians playing acoustic music throughout the night. About Sand: Amphitheater, Theater, Arena Little known Miami fact: when you're standing on Miami Beach, you're most likely standing on sand acquired through global trade—you're standing on land that wasn't originally there (originally, the current coast was water and swampland). Since the 1950s, the city, county, and state have been forced to spend millions of tax dollars every year replenish beach sand and maintain Florida's primary tourist draw. Enter: Misael Soto, Art in Public Life artist, seeking to create a public forum around this long-overlooked concern of Miami Beach's development and maintenance. In "Sand: Amphitheater, Theater, Arena," Misael is building a performance and gathering space in Collins Park made
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