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With every opening of a new exhibition and program comes an opportunity for the community to interact with artists and designers from throughout South Florida to around the globe. Through September 2018, Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design presents Living Together, a cross-disciplinary series of performance art, film and video screenings, talks, and workshops held in venues across the greater Miami area and reflecting the cultural, social, and political realities of how we live now.

Living Together Performance Series

At this moment of radical change in the political landscape, with its increasing emphasis on borders, exclusion, and separation, and an accompanying sense of the urgency of political engagement, Living Together seeks to find new ways to think about civic space and citizenship, to instigate actions and conversations that may help us to reimagine our cities and our lives. Living Together includes performances and talks by some of the most acclaimed artists and thinkers working today, including, Berna Reale, Carrie Mae Weems, William Kentridge, Tino Seghal, Karen Finley, Anna Maria Maiolino, My Barbarian, Samora Pinderhughes, and many others.

Living Together Film Series- Curated by Konstantia Kontaxis, Associate Dean of Research and Interim Director of the Center for Communication, Culture and Change at the University of Miami School of Communication.Living Together accompanies the Living Together Film Series , a program of films that will be screened every month from September 2017 to April 2018 in collaboration with MDC's Tower Theater and The Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami. Living Together's documentary and fiction films survey the dizzying political landscape of contemporary American cinema. The films explore notions of manhood, nationhood, and political, spiritual, and poetic freedom. Academy-nominated films, festival selections, and independently-minded productions come together in a program that aspires to change audiences' strongly held convictions, acquired behaviors, and habits associated with the consumption of moving images.

Living Together Calendar
By the People Public Programs Series

The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD MDC) presents an ambitious series of public programs to accompany By the People: Designing a Better America, a major exhibition on socially responsible design and the inaugural exhibition in the Museum’s newly renovated facility in downtown Miami’s historic Freedom Tower. These programs include scholarly lectures, roundtables, and presentations by leading architects, urban activists, and artists, and consider how design and architecture can spearhead “a new civic imagination.” Programs will begin in May and run through September. By the People will be on view in the MOAD MDC galleries through Sept. 30.

By the People documents some of the grassroots initiatives that, in alliance with architects and designers, are committed to spaces that foster sociability and strengthen community. Organized by Dr. Ariana Hernandez-Reguant, Research Assistant Professor at Tulane University and an urban anthropologist with extensive experience researching Miami’s urban communities and civic practices, the public programs complement the exhibition by bringing these themes home, to consider Miami’s unique environmental, cultural, and socio-historical context, as well as its international networks of trade and cultural influence.

These programs seek to engage audiences with issues critical to a more equitable urban future. These include “placemaking” (the notion that design interventions in public space lead to civic participation), racial justice, and environmental challenges. Architects, designers, planners, activists, sociologists, anthropologists, and political leaders from across the Americas will participate in dialogues with their Miami-based peers

All programs take place in the Citizen Design Lab at the Museum of Art and Design and The Freedom Tower Ballroom. Daytime programs require Museum admission. Evening programs are free. Please follow the full schedule on this site.