Find out what makes Miami the Coral City it is today. Go on a journey through space and time with Marine Biologist and co-founder of Coral Morphologic Colin Foord to learn about our coral reefs and their role in building a more sustainable and resilient future. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, contact the Special Collections division at email@example.com. All ages.
About the Voices from Florida Series
The Special Collections and Archives Division of the Miami-Dade Public Library System presents Voices from Florida, a monthly series about Florida's culture, literature, history, and communities.
Coral Morphologic is a hybrid art-science endeavor founded in Miami in 2007 to elevate public awareness of the importance of healthy reefs and to crossover corals in pop culture.
Colin Foord is a marine biologist, coral aquaculturist, artist, and filmmaker educated at the University of Miami and James Cook University in Australia. He is co-founder of marine biological art duo Coral Morphologic, through which he developed the world's first multimedia coral aquaculture studio located in the heart of Miami. It is Colin’s mission to bridge the gap between art and science by exploring corals in a relatable fashion, such that people of all ages can relate with the mystery and importance of conserving the world's tropical reefs.
Beyond Miami, Colin has dived the reefs of Indonesia, Jamaica, Australia, Fiji, Cook Islands, Bahamas, Hawaii, Arabian Gulf, Colombia, and the Solomon Islands. His work has been featured by the BBC, Nat Geo Channel, The New Yorker, the Miami Herald, Vice Magazine, NPR, The New York Times, and CBS Morning News.
His most recent public art project via Coral Morphologic is the Coral City Camera; an underwater live-streaming camera broadcasting 24/7 from an urban coral reef along PortMiami named Best Public Artwork in 2020 by the Miami New Times and featured by the BBC.
AGE GROUP: | All Ages |
EVENT TYPE: | STEAM | Special Event | Special Collections | Performances & Presentations | Online | Education |
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|Tue, May 30||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||Closed|