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Fienberg Fisher Elementary: About the School

The Reclamation Project Returns to Fienberg Fisher
Owing to the participation of Kathleen Cattie, a middle school science and math teacher, the Reclamation Project has successfully begun a new part of its continuing outreach with Feinberg Fischer this fall of 2008.  Fienberg Fisher, a Title I, K-8 school located in the heart of South Beach, was first acquainted with the Reclamation Project during the 07-08 academic year when Miami Eco-artist Xavier Cortada spoke before students and installed mangrove exhibits in several classrooms.  As a school that is already “green” with campus-wide recycling of materials from plastic and paper to organic compost and mulch, and even the installation of a butterfly garden and an organic vegetable and herb garden, it is not surprising that Kathleen, the driving force behind most of these initiatives, was willing to work with the Reclamation Project for another year.
With the hope of expanding the Project’s presence and positive influence on the students and their community, John Constantinide, Project Coordinator and UM biology graduate student, assigned Konstantine Dietrich, Science Education Intern and UM biology undergraduate student, to work with Fienberg Fisher on various aspects of the Reclamation Project at Fienberg Fisher this fall.  Accordingly, Konstantine has met with Kathleen and her classes several times in the past few weeks to implement core objectives of the Project.

 2004 - 2013


Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 Reclamation Project 



Native Flags

The Reclamation Project and Native Flags are participatory eco-art projects by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada.  

In South Florida, they are presented in coordination with our project partners:

FIU Office of University Sustainabiity
MDC Earth Ethics Institute

Copyright 2006-2013 
Xavier Cortada