Point Shipyard Project is an ongoing installation performance designed for an ensemble. The project original premiered on March 22-24, 2014 at the Museum of African Diaspora. Since then, the project has emerged as a chronicle of San Francisco’s gentricifation process for residents (young and old) of the predominantly African American district of Bayview Hunters Point. The personal histories reveal clues into the lives and futures of the residents affected by Naval Shipyard’s redevelopment, gentrification and reintroduction into the neighboring area.
As a performance piece, Point Shipyard Project pursues broader contexts of displacement and diaspora. The intension of the work is to evolve as new residents lend their stories to the project.