“The Shape of Play” Community Dialogues

Do you feel free to play? “The Shape of Play,” a new public art installation by artist Sari Carel, commissioned by JArts and curated and produced by Now and There Inc., invites us to reflect on the connections between play and the universal search for freedom. An engaging multimedia work debuting in the North End, “The Shape of Play” invites people from across Boston to come, play, question and explore what freedom means now and what it may look like in the future. Conceived in the pre-pandemic world, the project has taken on new importance in a city full of padlocked play spaces and calls us to break down the barriers to freedom our society has built.

“The Shape of Play” by Sari Carel (Photo: Nir Landau/Jewish Arts Collaborative)