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Keeping Current: Climate Design Lab

About
Climate Lab in Miami, Fla. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Photo by Scott McIntyre

In collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and The CLEO Institute, we recently hosted the secnd year of Climate Design Lab, a summer intensive program that engaged high school students in a competition to research, design, and develop forward-thinking solutions to climate change. Over a three-week period, the students worked one-on-one with a leading group of South Florida architects, designers, academics, and experts on the development of design solutions to address the future impacts of sea level rise on South Florida.

Students presented their final ideas to a group of experts from various disciplines at a final awards ceremony: Commissioner Eileen Higgins, Miami-Dade County, District 5; Jessica Lax, Van Alen Institute; Katie Hagemann, Miami-Dade County; Lauren Ordway, Institute for Sustainable Communities; Rene Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez Architects; Yoca Arditi-Rocha, The CLEO Institute.

2019’s Climate Design Lab ran July 1–18,  with a public awards ceremony at YoungArts on July 19.

2018
Cassadaga, FL on Friday, July 6, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Cassadaga, FL on Friday, July 6, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Cassadaga, FL on Friday, July 6, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Students work together during a workshop for the Keeping Current Challenge in Miami, FL on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Students work together during a workshop for the Keeping Current Challenge in Miami, FL on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Students work together during a workshop for the Keeping Current Challenge in Miami, FL on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Keeping Current Awards Ceremony at National YoungArts Miami on Monday, July 30, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Keeping Current Awards Ceremony at National YoungArts Miami on Monday, July 30, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Keeping Current Awards Ceremony at National YoungArts Miami on Monday, July 30, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Keeping Current Awards Ceremony at National YoungArts Miami on Monday, July 30, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Keeping Current Awards Ceremony at National YoungArts Miami on Monday, July 30, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Keeping Current Awards Ceremony at National YoungArts Miami on Monday, July 30, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Keeping Current Awards Ceremony at National YoungArts Miami on Monday, July 30, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Keeping Current Awards Ceremony at National YoungArts Miami on Monday, July 30, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Keeping Current Awards Ceremony at National YoungArts Miami on Monday, July 30, 2018. Photo by Scott McIntyre
2019
Climate Lab in Miami, Fla. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Climate Lab in Miami, Fla. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Keeping Current Awards in Miami, Fla. on Friday, July 19, 2019. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Keeping Current Awards in Miami, Fla. on Friday, July 19, 2019. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Keeping Current Awards in Miami, Fla. on Friday, July 19, 2019. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Keeping Current Awards in Miami, Fla. on Friday, July 19, 2019. Photo by Scott McIntyre
Partners

The CLEO Institute

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

University of Miami School of Architecture

About Keeping Current
All photography by Scott McIntyre unless otherwise indicated

Keeping Current: A Sea Level Rise Challenge for Greater Miami is a series of open design competitions inviting interdisciplinary teams to develop solutions and ideas using the lenses of economy, ecology, and equity to adapt to sea level rise.

Van Alen Institute is working with local municipalities in the greater Miami area, along with elected officials, academics, business leaders, community advocates, and residents.

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