Campaign Ended! The campaign ended on August, 10 2017

THE STORY OF SPACE 2017

Charity Education

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THE STORY OF

About the Fundraiser

THE STORY OF SPACE 2017 provides a unique opportunity to learn about and experience space from a number of perspectives, promoting inquiry and exploration. Artists, scientists, educators, and philosophers come together to create live experiences, a film program, installations, workshops, talks, and panels on critical questions around space. The 10-day festival is for the general public, across generations, and is FREE for all to attend.  

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Past Achievements

Two years ago, we created THE STORY OF LIGHT festival where 62 interactive works and events illustrated the depth and breadth of light and its connections to science, art, nature, culture, spirituality, history, and cosmology. 15,000 people attended the festival and were inspired by engaging experiences in the form of public installations, performances, workshops, and talks. 


The Story Of Space - Selection & Program

The program is designed with a something for everyone approach targeted at various age groups and demographics. The projects were selected through an open and invited call. They explore topics such as  migration, public and private spaces, silent spaces, unknown spaces, space exploration, star evolution and more. Perspectives from 17 countries are represented in the entire program, with 50% of the participation from India. We’ve also focused on a balance between academic, artistic, and interdisciplinary interventions to enable rich exchanges for the future. We're still in the fundraising stage and our program will be available soon.


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Where will the funds go?

We are a not-for-profit, volunteer-run project. Here is a breakdown of the festival budget. We aim to raise 20% of the festival's in-cash budget through this campaign.



About Us

‘The Story Of’ Foundation began in a house in Goa — as a platform of scientists, artists, designers, philosophers, and educators interested in positive changes in society through informal education. We are registered under The Societies Registration Act 1860 since November 2014. We are volunteer-run and our general circle and selection committee includes stakeholders across science, art, philosophy, education, and the Goa community. 

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About the Rewards

OUT LOUD
Shout out on Facebook and a little bit of love your way
 
GOING THE DISTANCE
'Solar System to Scale', a custom ruler designed in collaboration with Universe Awareness, and it's not just for children! International shipping extra!
 
UNFOLD THE 'FOLD' 
A Custom designed DIY Kit by Shivaram Ananthanarayan from Fold Nation, using paper engineering and Modular Origami techniques, which illustrate our four thematics - Physics, Philosophy, Perception and Politics of space. International shipping extra!
 
ALIGNING GRAPHICS 
A Limited Edition T-shirt custom designed by Diya Sarker (@diyasarker) OR Aniruddh Mehta (@thebigfatminimalist) in black or white to your size! Check out their instagrams to know what they know about 'space'. International shipping extra!
 
MIMING REALITY
360 web-based VR walkthrough of the Story of Space Festival. You'll get a custom cardboard VR viewer in the mail for keeps! You'll also receive a post-festival catalogue. International shipping extra!
 
NEW REWARD: THE SPACE ABOVE
By popular request, we've put in a mid-reward category, which includes all of the above rewards! - 'Solar System to Scale', Limited Edition SOS17 T-shirts custom designed by @diyasarker and @thebigfatminimalist in black or white to your size, a custom designed DIY Origami Kit by Shivaram Ananthanarayan, and a 360 web-based VR walkthrough of the Story of Space Festival!
 
THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE (SOLD OUT!!)
Your name will be printed on our Donor List on ALL of our communication (or you can stay anonymous)! If you can be in Goa for the festival, you'll receive a personal curator-led walk through and are welcome to join the opening party with participants, team, and sponsors. If you're not here you'll still get the 360 web-based VR walkthrough and the post festival catalogue. As a token of our gratitude, you can also take your pick between some special gifts: Nadine Baldow gives away a piece of her one-of-a-kind sculpture OR a large archival print from Ana Bloom OR a large archival print from Johnny Miller. International shipping extra!
 
  • A MASSIVE thank you!

    by THE STORY OF on August, 11 2017

    #6

     

    At last, we've arrived at the end of the first leg of our crowdfunding campaign, and we have nothing but love and gratitude for all you wonderful people who have donated so generously since it went live last month.

    While we are thrilled to have raised ~6,50,000/- through this fundraiser on Ketto, we are still ~4,50,000/- away from our goal of raising 20% of the festival budget through community funding. And so, we continue to need the support of you-- our constantly growing circle of friends, family, wellwishers and likeminded individuals.

    In view of collectively achieving our crowdfunding target, we have therefore set up a new donation link at https://www.instamojo.com/@thestoryoffoundation. Please consider contributing, and it would be great if you could share the new link widely, with the people in your networks. Plus, our awesome reward system is still yours to claim!

    For more Story of Space updates, you can sign up for our newsletter via the subscription form at the bottom of our website at http://www.thestoryof.org/space2017.

    Love,
    The Story of Space Team

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  • We love crowds.

    by THE STORY OF on July, 30 2017

    #5

     

    Hi all,

    Thank you so much for supporting us through this campaign. For those of you not tagged on facebook or not on facebook at all, do look out for our gratitude posts. We'll be in touch soon to collect and verify postal details for the rewards.

    Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of community projects and through this campaign, we hope to keep our efforts democratic and sociocratic. 

    We've received a lot of questions through this campaign, and have identified some key areas where we can improve our communication so thank you for the feedback! And thank you as well for the really encouraging comments.

    We're going to keep adding interesting behind the scenes stories on our blog to keep all updated -- for us process is as important as product -- kind of defines it :) If you've not subscribed to our newsletter, it's also a great way to stay updated.

    Look forward to meeting most of you at the festival and keep spreading the word! As always, if you'd like to reach us directly, write to us at hello@thestoryof.org. We check all emails. 

    Warm regards,

    The Story of Space team

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    Rewards

    This campaign has ended!

    OUT LOUD

    Shout out on Facebook and a little bit of love your way

    7 backers

    Estimated Delivery: Jul 2017

    This campaign has ended!

    GOING THE DISTANCE

    'Solar System to Scale', a custom ruler designed in collaboration with Universe Awareness, and it's not just for children!

    482rewards left

    18 backers

    Estimated Delivery: Nov 2017

    This campaign has ended!

    ALIGNING GRAPHICS

    Limited Edition SOS17 T-shirts custom designed by @diyasarker and @thebigfatminimalist in black or white to your size! Check out their instagrams to know what they know about space.

    168rewards left

    32 backers

    Estimated Delivery: Nov 2017

    This campaign has ended!

    UNFOLD THE 'FOLD'

    A Custom designed DIY Kit by Shivaram Ananthanarayan, using paper engineering and Modular Origami techniques, which illustrate our four thematics - Physics, Philosophy, Perception and Politics of space

    275rewards left

    25 backers

    Estimated Delivery: Nov 2017

    This campaign has ended!

    MIMING REALITY

    360 web-based VR walkthrough of the Story of Space Festival. You'll get a custom cardboard VR viewer in the mail for keeps! You'll also receive a post-festival catalogue.

    42rewards left

    8 backers

    Estimated Delivery: Nov 2017

    This campaign has ended!

    THE SPACE ABOVE

    By popular request, we've put in a mid-reward category, which includes all of the above rewards! - 'Solar System to Scale', Limited Edition SOS17 T-shirts custom designed by @diyasarker and @thebigfatminimalist in black or white to your size, a custom designed DIY Origami Kit by Shivaram Ananthanarayan, and a 360 web-based VR walkthrough of the Story of Space Festival!

    9rewards left

    1 backers

    Estimated Delivery: Nov 2017

    This campaign has ended!

    THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE

    Your name will be printed on our Donor List on ALL of our communication (or you can stay anonymous)! If you can be in Goa for the festival, you'll receive a personal curator-led walk through and are welcome to join the opening party with participants, team, and sponsors. If you're not here you'll still get the 360 web-based VR walkthrough and the post festival catalogue. As a token of our gratitude, you can also take your pick between some special gifts: Nadine Baldow gives away a piece of her one-of-a-kind sculpture OR a large archival print from Ana Bloom OR a large archival print from Johnny Miller

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    3 backers

    Estimated Delivery: Nov 2017

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