-SHIP

Social Sculpture

Mixed media

Various Dimensions

2018

-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.




 

PROJECT CREDITS

-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:
Adriana Russián
David Freites
Andrea Mata
Alibel Rodriguez
Rebeca Tovar
Fabiola dos ramos
Juan Carlos Linares
Carlos Santoyo
Jesús Goncalves
Franklin Mendoza
Daniel Vidigal Boiwko
Paula Granadillo
Diamara Martinez
Franchesca Rubertone
Gustavo Lopez
María Mercedes Gasiba Prado
Sofía Castro
Alex Rodriguez
Miriham Davila
Maria Coello
María de los Ángeles Velásquez
Tania Rejon
Isabella Bianco
Alejandro Arias
Mario de Fina
Salvatore Villa
Adriana Flores
Leonardo Morales
Raiza Migreisis González
Romel Fernando
Geliana Diaz Jianty
Daniel Mendez
Oscar Ceballos
Abraham García
Roberto Ruiz
Mei Tang
Kleyver Gutierrez
Pedro Antonio Tortello
Fabrizzio Vazquez
Angy Andreina Zambrano Díaz
Gerardo Gonzalez
Francisco Schutte
Bárbara Araque
Barbara González
Luis Miguel Sánchez Sequera
Andrea C.
Yolé Irene Esparza Marquina
Jorge Matheus
Katehrine de Jesus
Andreína Ramos
Laura Sayan
David Mata
leysbel Osorio
Diego Maggi
Marianna Assaroni
Ágata Delgado
Bianca Giuliano Vidal
Valeria Casale
Katherine Ettedgui
Daniela Silva
Luis Daniel Gomes
Daniela Dappo
Victoria Ruiz
Francesco Caradonna
Daniel Otero
Kristian Ceballos
Ricardo Sanz
Stefan Gzyl
Valentina Caradonna

Backroom Caracas:
Rody Douzoglou
Gabriella Mesones Rojo
Gaelle Smits
Florencia Alvarado
Marianela Diaz Cardoso
Natasha Tiniacos
Nathalia Manzo
Victor Caradonna

Workspace, materials, and technical assistance by:
Smith Falchetti

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


 

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