tiny island in the fjords of Tierra del Fuego with snow-capped mountains in the background

Coastal Curriculum @ Creative Time Summit Miami



Saturday, November 3rd from 12 to 1 pm at the Museum Park Baywalk, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), 1103 Biscayne Blvd | Transportation Options


Ensayo #4 (Coastal Curriculum) research pods exist in Tierra del Fuego, Northern Norway, New York, and Australia. The artists, scientists, and scholars involved in each pod meet at irregular intervals to cross-pollinate and share their experiences with varied archipelagic intersections of identity, history, geography, language, and law. This workshop will use embodied actions—both deep listening and movement based—to infuse and transform our own and participants’ creative and research practices engaging with coastal dynamics. Considering Miami’s position as part of the fragmentary ecosystem of the Everglades, the workshop will support artists and thinkers interested in advocating for sustainable coastal and wetland management by creating an alternative space and method for sharing knowledge and strategies.

Please meet in the museum lobby for this session before heading down to the Museum Park Baywalk with your session leaders.

Christy Gast is an artist whose work across media reflects her interest in issues of economics and the environment, and the role of content in giving meaning to the experience and form of the work. Her work has been exhibited at MoMA/P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Performa, Artist’s Space, Harris Lieberman Gallery and Regina Rex in New York; the Perez Art Museum of Miami, Bass Museum of Art, de la Cruz Collection, Locust Projects, Casa Lin and Gallery Diet in Miami; as well as Mass MoCA, the American University Museum, L.A.C.E., High Desert Test Sites, Centro Cultural Matucana 100 and the Kadist Foundation Paris, and she has received grants and awards from the Art Matters Foundation, Funding Arts Network, South Florida Cultural Consortium, Tigertail, the American Austrian Foundation Hayward Prize, and the Joan Sovern Sculpture Award from Columbia University.

Denise Milstein is a writer and researcher whose work examines the intersections of art with politics, ecology, and economic systems. Based on her interest in the emergence of innovation from structural constraints, she examines the potential for art to transform historical processes and subvert dominant modes of exchange. With Ensayos, she derived conceptual networks from observation of collective reflection, experimentation, and relations with non-human actors in Tierra del Fuego. She has published on artists and political repression in Latin America, on music revivals, and on social movement theory. Her prose has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly and Hobart, among others. She runs the MA program in sociology at Columbia University, where she trains students in qualitative and multi-method research.

Julián Donas Milstein is a student interested in documentary filmmaking, photography, history, and the natural environment. He joined Ensayos in 2015, when he participated in the BHQFU residency, and then traveled to Tierra del Fuego, where he collaborated with field experiments.


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