Nature lies at the edge of the city. A watery, sinking future.
WetLand is an interactive public art installation, island-based ecosystem, and mobile habitat moored on the Delaware River. During the Festival it will host concerts, workshops, skill shares, and artistic gatherings. WetLand responds to the conditions of a near future; it is a structure designed for a time when people are near the water again, as rivers and oceans overtake our cities and towns.
The artist, Mary Mattingly, will live on WetLands for the entirety of its stay. Visit her! Discover this watery urban ecotopia, where art, life on the water, architecture, and environmental technologies are combined.
This project has been funded by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Education Partner: Philadelphia Academies, Inc. Sponsors: Aqua America, AT&T, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Door to Door Organics, The Dow Chemical Company, Organic Mechanics, PECO, Puffin Foundation, RAIR, Skidmutro.