March 29 @ 4:00 pm
CANCELLED: FLORA Launch with Exile Books!
This event has been CANCELLED. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Join us to celebrate a unique partnership between EXILE Books and the Center for Subtropical Affairs and a chance to learn more about South Florida’s delicate ecosystem through a fun and dynamic activity: coloring! Attendees will be invited to sit, relax, and color as they learn about rare orchids, mushroom spores, foraging wild edibles, collecting specimens, and other horticultural wonders.
This artist’s illustrated coloring book is a collaboration between EXILE Books and the Center for Subtropical Affairs. These two non-profit organizations are neighbors in the Little Haiti area of Miami, and both serve their community in different ways. This unique partnership and publication educates the reader about South Florida’s delicate ecosystem and tropical wonders. The book serves to highlight the concept of Civic ecology. Civic ecology is the integrated web of energy, nutrients, resources, and cultural interactions that are created by citizens acting for the common good within a community. It focuses on the functions and behaviors of biological systems to inform how human beings and other organisms interact with the environment. By linking diverse interdisciplinary sources such as anthropology, horticulture, art, and mycology civic ecologists promote integration, rather than alienation.
Each copy of FLORA is accompanied by a set of 4 crayons.
EXILE is a Miami-based literary arts and culture platform producing publications and site-specific events such as exhibitions, performances, lectures, fairs, and workshops around South Florida in order to advance local circulation and engagement with artist’s books and printed ephemera. Headquartered in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, EXILE seeks to establish a pervasive print culture in Miami by creating hubs for independent publishing that represent and serve our diverse community.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR SUBTROPICAL AFFAIRS:
The Center for Subtropical Affairs is an ecological learning center in Little River that provides jobs and career training in sustainable development to the community.
We work with students of all ages to advance environmental education, resource conservation, and overall environmental health. CSTA pairs environmental education with cultural arts programming to make science accessible and engaging for all. www.cstamiami.org