Alliance of the Southern Triangle (A.S.T.) is a multidisciplinary artist initiative established in 2015 and consists of Diann Bauer, Felice Grodin, Patricia M. Hernández, and Elite Kedan. They work in the fields of art, architecture, and urban design. Since their inception, the group has met online once a week and have developed a wide range of projects including murals, installations and publications, all of which examine the relationship between art, technology, politics, policy, and urban development, in relation to climate change and sea level rise.
A.S.T. began as a research project centered on the idea of the global city, with a focus on Miami as a case study. The project is committed to the concept that cities can be altered through the adaptation of the underlying systems that already control them. Additionally we embrace the creative rethinking of what a city can be. A.S.T. uses the interdisciplinary space of art to function as a platform upon which to conceive of these possible futures, that are both responsive and propositional with regard to the shifting set of political, economic, cultural, environmental, and technological forces that confront us.
Their work has been featured at the Sharjah Biennial 13, UAE; Art Centre South Florida, Miami; IMT Gallery, London; HistoryMiami Museum; The Schmidt Center Gallery, FAU; Multimedia Cultural Centre, Split; online as part of Strelka Magazine and Institute, Moscow; SFMOMA’s platform Openspace; Art Papers; and The Miami Rail.