-SHIP

Cooperative Sculpture & Performance
Found Materials
Dimensions: Various
2015

-SHIP was a vehicle to spark a temporary moment of restored public life to Caracas, Venezeula. Due to longstanding violence and economic crisis, life is no longer lived in public in Venezeula; Caraquenos no longer trust one another. 

-SHIP is an interactive and transformative vessel that will, through architecture, play, and sport reshape the spaces it occupies, and change the way Caraquenos relate to their city surrounds. It’s goal is to temporarily shift public perceptions of public urban spaces through a communal environment without fear of violence. -SHIP was cooperatively built with architecture in 5 days and deployed in public plazas around Caracas to bring Caraqueños together through their national sport, baseball.

Named for the english grammatical suffix meaning "quality, condition; act, power, skill; office, position; relation between,"-Ship is an instrument of encounter, conversation, and speculation, designed to inspire imagination and shift perspective of public space through collaborative acts of play.  It is a vessel to engage ideas of Authorship, Fellowship, Stewardship, Workmanship, Statesmanship.

-SHIP was a collaboration with architecture studio ADJKM, Central Arquitectura and students from Universidad Central de Venezuela to create a mobile research facility to uncover the waking dreams for a sustainable future.