Monday, September 01, 2008

"Parade for the Future" now Sept. 13

The inspiring folks of Platform2 are inviting people to join them in their global-warming-themed “Parade for the Future,” beginning outside Boston’s Park Street T station at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. It was originally scheduled for June 15, but was postponed due to bad weather.

“Let's celebrate what hasn't happened yet, notably the impending submergence of our city under water due to climate change,” they write. The parade, carrying a giant wave, will proceed from the T station “along the flood line of the neighborhood, tracing a worst-case scenario future geography from the year 2108.”

They write: “There will be scuba divers and sharks and seaweed. There will be music and swimming!”

To participate just show up, “wear blue. Trick out your bike. Bring your kids. Bring your pets. Wear a costume (mournful, maudlin or magnificent). Just show up. Wear your shark costume or just wear blue.”

Platform2 events – organized by iKatun, Andi Sutton and Jane D. Marsching – have been some of the most thoughtful, intriguing stuff going on around here. Don’t miss this one.

Thoughts on the last Platform2 event, “Failure Support Group” in February.
The invite to Platform2’s September 2007 “RISK: Race, class, geography and art.”
Note the correspondences between “Parade for the Future” and this global warming event at Boston Common in April 2007.


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