West 8 partakes in panel discussion for Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century
14-02-2015

On Thursday the 12th of February, West 8’s Daniel Vasini was joined by architects from BIG and OMA for a panel discussion on "Designing the Resilient City’’ at the Coral Gables Museum in Florida as part of the Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century exhibition.

The exhibition presented by the Florida International University School of Architecture addresses planning for climate change and sea level rise in Greater Miami over the next 100 years.

Supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Cejas Family Foundation, the exhibition integrates broad expert and community voices as it poses key questions regarding climate science, while presenting both the challenges and the opportunities created by changing environmental conditions and rising sea levels.  The exhibit incorporates projects completed over a 3-year period through graduate research studios and seminars in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Florida International University.

Moderated by Marta Canavés and Marilys Nepomechie, Professors of Architecture, FIU and co-curators, Miami 2100 , the panel discussion was well attended and an interested audience raised questions about new policy to facilitate resilience in the face of climate change, and the creation of new land for ecological and recreational purposes but also as a vehicle to store and clean water.

The exhibition Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century runs from November 6, 2014 - March 1, 2015 in Gallery 109 and the Anthony R. Abraham Family Gallery at the Coral Gables Museum.

For more information visit the Coral Gables Museum website