Yall know about the Swimming Cities of Serenissima?
Well if not, then here. Swoon, lead artist on this and other art-world-changing projects, worked with friends of Cacophony and oddly-insipired bohemes to build boats out of junk and … actually take them down rivers.
It’s a way longer story than that. Swoon, a.k.a. Callie Curry, has since won over crowds with her TED talk and has been wheat-pasting empowering images of women in unlikely places, changing — this writer would say positively feminizing — street art at the turn of this century.
And now… Swoon’s First Community Center has been inaugurated in Haiti. Go Swoon and crew! Yip yip.
Personal friends helped build these, so this writer swells with pride.
Serenissima, one of the many exotic junk-boats Swoon and crew have built and piloted down actual riversFollow Summer Burkes on Twitter.