*Please note that a printed and signed excursion waiver will be required by all participants joining the tours. Signed forms will be collected onsite prior to the tour’s departure.

WALKING CONVERSATIONS (Leaking/Oozing into Miami)

Xavier Cortada will lead walking tours to three local historic sites where he will engage participants in conversations around relevant topics


Miami Circle (Indigenous archeological site): Natural and human history of Biscayne Bay

Discover the rich tapestry of Biscayne Bay’s natural and human history at the Miami Circle, an indigenous archaeological site. Join Cortada on this walk through history to explore the dynamic relationship between people and the environment, unraveling layers of colonialism, development, and environmental degradation with the aim of charting a course for a sustainable future.


Date:  March 11, 2024

Time:  2:30 – 3:15 pm

Place: Meet group in hotel lobby


Torch of Friendship (beacon to refugees): Free speech & protest

Walk with Cortada to Miami’s iconic Torch of Friendship, a symbol of hope for immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean since 1960. Explore this historic site, the heart of many of Miami’s rallies and marches, delving into a discussion on the nuances of free speech and protest—weighing amplification against polarization, unilateral communication against interactive discourse, and action against introspection.


Date:  March 12, 2024

Time: 2:30-3:15 pm

Place: Meet group in hotel lobby


Incorporation Palm (City of Miami birthplace): Race, immigration & community

Learn about the roots of Miami’s vibrant diversity at the “Incorporation Palm,” the birthplace of the city. Planted by Cortada as a living monument, this site represents more than just the city’s incorporation in 1896; it honors those who brought the city to life and those who work today to keep it growing. Join the artist in exploring the dynamics of Miami’s multiculturalism, delving into its strengths as a majority-minority community, its tensions over time, and its role as a model for the future of the United States.

Date: March 13, 2024

Time: 2:30-3:15 pm

Place: Meet group in hotel lobby