- “The Octopus Project” – Collaborating to identify and address an issue important to the broader school community and implement 8 participatory art projects (in collaboration with SEED School students, faculty and University of Miami students, Miami, FL).
- “Office of the Citizen of the United States” – Encouraging citizens to assume the mantle of citizen leadership and animate their democracy through the use of social media (virtual performance).
- “I Rebuke You” – Calling on senators and members of Congress to apologize to the American people for weakening our democracy (virtual performance).
Public Art Commissions
- Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (Main Beach), Deerfield Beach, FL
- “Mangroves,” “Wildflowers” and “Native Trees,” Liberty Square, Miami Dade Art in Public Places, Miami, FL
2017-2022 Pinecrest Gardens Artist-in-Residence (Artist’s Studio), Pinecrest, FL
- Co-Principal Investigator (along with UM Law Professor Jessica Owley, RSMAS Associate Professor Katharine Mach, Economics Assistant Professor Ian Wright, and Law Librarian Nicholas Mignanelli), “On the Move: Climate Migration and Retreat in South Florida, the Caribbean, and Beyond,” University of Miami U-LINK Phase 1 Grant.
Painting Constitutional Law: Xavier Cortada’s Images of Constitutional Rights, Keiden, The Netherlands: Brill | Nijhoff, 2021.
Editors: M.C. Mirow and Howard M. Wasserman
Contributors are: Renée Ater, Mary Sue Backus, Kathleen A. Brady, Jenny E. Carroll, Erwin Chemerinsky, Xavier Cortada, Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Leslie Kendrick, Corinna Barrett Lain, Paul Marcus, Linda C. McClain, M.C. Mirow, James E. Pfander, Laura S. Underkuffler, and Howard M. Wasserman.
- 2020-2021 Engaged Faculty Fellow, University of Miami Office of Civic and Community Engagement
Events, Lectures, Installations and Presentations
- Inauguration of the Office of the Citizen of the United States
- Launch of “I Rebuke You”
- Underwater HOA Monthly Meeting: Transformative Advances in Environmental and Ocean Sciences
January 6 @ 7:00 pm
- “Letters to the Future” Installation at Pinecrest Elementary School
January 7 – February 12
- Publication of “Painting Constitutional Law: Xavier Cortada’s Images of Constitutional Rights”
- “Art & Research: Alternative Methods in Knowledge Dissemination” Seminar for Queen’s University
January 25 @ 2:30 pm
- “Youth In Action: Environmental Activism Through Engaged Art” Livestream with Earth Echo & UF SEFS
February 2 @ 1:00 pm
- Underwater HOA Monthly Meeting: Adapting to Sea Level Rise in Miami-Dade County
February 3 @ 7:00 pm
- Underwater HOA Monthly Meeting: Coastal Resiliency Innovations & Community Engagement
March 3 @ 7:00 pm
- “The Art of Diatoms” Presentation at the Diatom Web Academy 2021
March 30 @ 12:00 pm
- Announcement: Painting Constitutional Law
- Newly Published: Painting Constitutional Law: Xavier Cortada’s Images of Constitutional Rights
Law & Humanities Blog
- Just Published: Painting Constitutional Law
The Faculty Lounge
- “Painting Constitutional Law”: Cortada’s Depictions of Supreme Court Cases from Florida, With Legal Commentary
Legal History Blog
- The contemporary artist Xavier Cortada takes us on a visual journey inside the intricate relation between Individual and Law
SGEM World Science Austria
- BOOK: Howard M. WASSERMAN & Matthew C. MIROW, Painting Constitutional Law. Xavier Cortada’s Images of Constitutional Rights
European Society for Comparative Legal History
- New Scholarship: M.C. Mirow & Howard Wasserman
- Florida is… Nature: An art project by Xavier Cortada
SGM World Austria
- Art against climate change