-SHIP was a vehicle to spark a temporary moment of restored public life to Caracas, Venezeula. Because of the longstanding violence and economic crisis, life is no longer lived in public in Venezeula; Caraquenos no longer trust one another.
-SHIP was an interactive and transformative vessel that, through architecture, play, and sport, reshaped the spaces it occupied, and changed the way Caraquenos related to their city surrounds. It’s goal was to temporarily shift public perceptions of public urban spaces through a communal environment free of fear of violence. -SHIP was cooperatively built with architects and students 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 was an instrument of encounter, conversation, and speculation, built to inspire imagination and shift perspective of public space through collaborative acts of play. It was a vessel engaging ideas of Authorship, Fellowship, Stewardship, Workmanship, and 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.
-SHIP was commissioned by Caracas Forum 2015 and Backroom Caracas and Cultura Chacao with the support of the Office of Public Affairs of the US Embassy Venezuela.
-SHIP was designed in collaboration with ADJKM Arquitectos: Khristian Ceballos , Alejandro Méndez, Daniel Otero, Jean-Marc Rio
…and built by:
Fabiola dos ramos
Juan Carlos Linares
Daniel Vidigal Boiwko
María Mercedes Gasiba Prado
María de los Ángeles Velásquez
Mario de Fina
Raiza Migreisis González
Geliana Diaz Jianty
Pedro Antonio Tortello
Angy Andreina Zambrano Díaz
Luis Miguel Sánchez Sequera
Yolé Irene Esparza Marquina
Katehrine de Jesus
Bianca Giuliano Vidal
Luis Daniel Gomes
Gabriella Mesones Rojo
Marianela Diaz Cardoso
Workspace, materials, and technical assistance by:
Photography: Vladimir Marcano
Video by: Jesus Montemarano, Ricardo Rendon, Luis Mata, Eduardo Pena, Mariangela Suares, Rodrigo Guzman
Donations: Maria Gabriela Parra, Fernando Salegui, Silvia Briceño, Josymar Rodriguez, Mundo Papel, Orlando Ceballos, Victor Caradonna, Enrique Mendez, Gisela Smith, Ruben Torres
Delicious sandwiches and cakes provided by: Franca Coffee Cakes, Carlos Cesar Avila, Natalia Diaz Sfeir
Additional Support by FAU-Universidad Central de Venezuela, Gustavo Izaguirre, Ricardo Sanz
Cultura Chacao: Albe Perez, Rosa Virginia Urdaneta
Office of Public Affairs of the US Embassy Venezuela: Yaroslava Petrova, Elena Broszkowski