Friday, September 16, 2016

Story Ship Lands Saturday: Imagine


Department of Play has made an alien vessel and is showing it off on Saturday, September 17th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at DRC Carson Beach. 

 Over the summer, Story Ship, a storytelling vessel-turned-recording studio, travelled to different locations in Andrew Square collecting residents’ cherished memories. Initial fuel for the ship came from Portal of Tomorrow, a collaboration with youth in Fields Corner that led to a one-day transformation of a parking lot into Fields Corner from a parallel universe. 

 Now filled with inspiration, Story Ship is bursting at the seams and ready to share its tales. On Saturday, Story Ship will transform into a gigantic inflatable cubic screen to showcase together on film the stories from Andrew Square and the visions from Fields Corner. 

 The film tells the story of city planning in an alternate reality where personal memories and wild imaginations are the points of departure for collective decision-making. Department of Play is a Boston-based collective that creates temporary play zones in public spaces for people to step out of the everyday and play out imagined worlds

 All are welcome to come and see the Story Ship, and join the Department of Play and the Andrew Square Civic Association and Viet Aid for a free evening of food, music and good vibes by the ocean!  Carson Beach is easily accessible from the JFK/UMass and Andrew Square red line stops.

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