Coastorama Cooperative*


Coastorama is a series of eight, hand-crafted dioramas focusing on the coastal climate crisis in Florida and its most impacted species. The installation took inspiration from Spongeorama, the idiosyncratic sponge diving dioramas of Tarpon Springs. Coastorama was a collaborative pedagogical project produced for Ginsburg’s 2020 Sponge Exchange exhibition at USF Contemporary Art Museum. All projects in the exhibition were entirely collaborative, proposing the ecological premise of sharing of resources, ideas and opportunities.


*Coastorama Cooperative is Hope Ginsburg, John Byrd, Maxwell Parker and the students of their Fall 2019 University of South Florida School of Art and Art History class “Sponge Exchange”.

Installation view
Photo: Will Lytch
Installation view
Photo: Will Lytch
Mackenzie Erickson and Samantha Redman
"Sea Turtle: Sea Level Rise"
Photo: Will Lytch
Mackenzie Erickson and Samantha Redman
"Sea Turtle: Sea Level Rise"
Photo: Will Lytch
Leonardo Claudio, Jessie Saldivar and Marissa Snow
"Sea Snails: Ocean Acidification"
Photo: Will Lytch
Leonardo Claudio, Jessie Saldivar and Marissa Snow
"Sea Snails: Ocean Acidification"
Photo: Will Lytch
Hope Ginsburg, Michael Royce, Joshua Quarles and Maxwell Parker
"Gulf of Mexico Bryde's Whale: Endangered Species"
Photo: Will Lytch

Link to more info on project page in archive

Hope Ginsburg, Michael Royce, Joshua Quarles and Maxwell Parker
"Gulf of Mexico Bryde's Whale: Endangered Species"
Photo: Will Lytch

Link to more info on project page in archive

Hope Ginsburg, Michael Royce, Joshua Quarles and Maxwell Parker
"Gulf of Mexico Bryde's Whale: Endangered Species"
Photo: Will Lytch

Link to more info on project page in archive

Installation view
Photo: Will Lytch
Alex Lopez, James Ritman and James Wysolmierski
"Lionfish: Invasive Species"
Photo: Will Lytch
Alex Lopez, James Ritman and James Wysolmierski
"Lionfish: Invasive Species"
Photo: Don Fuller
Video: James Wysolmierski


Installation view
Photo: Will Lytch
Dalton Howard, Daniel Sulbaran and Alejandro Wolf
"Smalltooth Sawfish: Endangered Species"
Photo: Will Lytch
Jhen Lee and Andrew Ryan
"Mangroves: Tropical Cyclones"
Photo: Will Lytch
Veronica Brewster and Vivian Fisk
"Manatee: Harmful Algal Blooms"
Photo: Will Lytch
Veronica Brewster and Vivian Fisk
"Manatee: Harmful Algal Blooms"
Photo: Will Lytch
Veronica Brewster and Vivian Fisk
"Manatee: Harmful Algal Blooms"
Photo: Will Lytch
Ashley Rivers and Margherita Tibaldo
"Corals: Ocean Warming"
Photo: Will Lytch
Ashley Rivers and Margherita Tibaldo
"Corals: Ocean Warming"
Photo: Will Lytch
Installation view
Photo: Will Lytch