Proposal for Figment Boston: Tent city

Figment Boston 2012 is seeking submissions for its June 2 and 3 festival of performances and installations on Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway. We heard about “its mission to offer free, inclusive and participatory art to entire communities, removing the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees and blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art,” and we think we have the perfect proposal:

A tent city (see planning renderings here) on the Greenway featuring live music, free food, American flags, and lots of signs about American economic inequality. Visitors would be invited to take part in interactive teach-ins, sign making, and standing with performers along the street holding signs describing how the American banking system nearly destroyed our economy, throwing thousands out of work. Project may result in some minor wear and tear on the grass, say $60,000 worth of repairs. Also perhaps $600,000 for monitoring by police officers working overtime.

The deadline for applications is April 7. Figment’s proposal criteria explains that “All projects will be reviewed by Figment Boston and Greenway officials to make sure they meet context and impact guidelines.” Uh, oh.

One Response to “Proposal for Figment Boston: Tent city”

  1. AJ Farkas says:

    I support this proposal. Is it happening?