Ambient Exploration

May 30, 2024
6 - 9 pm

401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Ambient Exploration
Project by
Sierra Grace (lushsuburb)

$15-$50 | Register here

  • Meeting point: The Bayside Marketplace sign 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
  • Ending point: Over Under at 151 NE Flagler St

Ambient Exploration is an exploratory wandering tour led by Sierra Grace (lushsuburb) of Downtown Miami’s ambiance and commercial archaeology, with the goal of encouraging participants to reclaim their neighborhoods via studying their surroundings for clues to the past, present, and future.

While overviewing the roadside architecture, abandoned places, and new development of Downtown Miami, there will be occasional “survey stops" along the route where participants will act as amateur above ground archaeologists, documenting their surroundings via photography. The observational tools gained during their explorations will empower participants to become more informed, active citizens, who are able to champion key issues and contribute to the collective memories and histories of their neighborhoods.

After the wandering tour, participants are invited to Over Under for an “Artender” experience where they will be guided to write poems inspired by what they saw and the images they captured. Then, we will turn those poems and images into memes to share these new perspectives on Downtown Miami via the infinite expanses of the internet.

Sierra Grace is a multidisciplinary artist working within photo, video, and installation. Her blasé approach to photographing the beauty found in day-to-day suburban banality blends elements of subtle humor with lush melancholia.