“Located along the edge of Biscayne Bay, the 444-acre Deering Estate at Cutler is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate offers daily tours of the historic houses – the Stone House and Richmond Cottage, as well as tours of the lush natural areas where fossil bones have been found as far back at 50,000 years. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.” (http://deeringestate.com/)
Students will be given a tour of the Deering Estate. Each student will select one aspect of the Deering Estate to reflect upon. The subject selected can be an artwork, a person (artist, employee, or visitor), an architectural space, a social commentary, or any other relevant aspect.
Format and submission guidelines for Miami as Text:
How to do a Miami as Text
Projects will be posted on a social media public forum, which will enable the host institution to engage student perceptions. This provides students with the opportunity to engage in a community dialogue in regards to their work. This should not impact student perspective or analysis. Your professor and the host institutions are interested in a genuine experience and honest reflection.
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Isabella Marie Garcia