Visuals & Media Blog: Gallery Field Trip

Apprentices are off and creating on Futureworlds 6! Youth members have chosen to focus on mental health and healing as their topic for the sixth iteration of Futureworlds. Much is still up in the air about the content and form, but Apprentices are already hard at work researching. To do some off-site research, Media Arts…

Installation at Dirt Palace

Check out the installation of the set pieces from Futureworlds: Escape From Jollyworld at the Dirt Palace window. This artist collective generously offered us their window space in Olneyville Square. The youth artists that contributed to the pieces in the installation are: Branson Tucker-Smith, Desmond Andrews, Jahrell Walker-Smith, Javie Hamel, June Santos, Keely Roberts, Lily…

Member Portrait Gallery and Quotes

Intern Eliza Hicks spent the summer creating these compelling Youth member portraits and doing numerous interviews. The photos were shot in the Youth Media Arts room and we love how they turned out with the colorful lights! Check out these samples from her gallery show that premiered at Futureworlds: Escape from Jollyworld. Allam “AS220 Youth…

Futureworlds: A Recap from Jollyworld

Big thanks to all our supporters for selling out all three nights of Futureworlds! We’re incredibly proud and grateful. The run of the performance ended too soon and as many have asked, we do have plans to perform it again, dates TBA. Stay tuned… meanwhile take a look at these first looks at the performance…

Futureworlds featured on The Public’s Radio

This morning a segment about Futureworlds and AS220 Youth was played on RI public radio! The coverage included interviews with cast and crew. You can hear the segment on their website.

Introducing the cast of Futureworlds: Escape from Jollyworld

Meet the cast of Futureworlds 5! These youth members (plus 40+ additional crew members) have been in rehearsals the past five weeks in preparation for the performances. Many have been working on this project since last September! We hope you’ll come out to see this incredible, youth-led theatre production next week. Intern Eliza Hicks created…

Visuals Blog: Envisioning Jolly Products

The Visuals team at AS220 Youth is getting ready for Futureworlds 5, and part of the project has been designing Jolly-brand products that exist in the realm known as Jolly World, where much of the FW5 story takes place. Here are some sneak peaks of Jolly Juice and Jolly Puff.  –Nick Carter, Visuals Coordinator

Futureworlds Featured in “Reclaiming Digital Futures”

AS220 Youth and Futureworlds has been featured alongside 8 other exemplary organizations across the country that effectively engage students in digital learning. These orgs have been brought together by the Susan Crown Exchange to share ideas over 18 months. Read on to see how AS220 Youth’s pedagogy is responding to and influencing digital learning. And…