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Events WetLand


Mary Mattingly

Aug 15 - Sep 21 2014

Runtime TBA


Independence Seaport Museum PierMap

Wheelchair Accessible

A wet look at Philly’s future.

Imagine a near future when rivers and oceans begin to rise, when urbanites must embrace water as part of life. Conceptualized and built by Brooklyn-based installation artist Mary Mattingly, WetLand is an otherworldly houseboat moored on the Delaware River that’s part interactive public art installation, part urban farm and dwelling place. Mattingly will live on WetLand for six weeks, hosting tours, performances, workshops, skill shares, and artistic gatherings. Visit the artist in her sustainable floating rowhome to see how art, architecture, and environmental technology come together to create a watery urban utopia.

Ongoing daily (WetLand will be closed Wednesdays Sep 10 & Sep 17 for maintenance and cleaning)


Festival Producers Andrea and Bryna Scott

WetLand is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Aqua America, AT&T, The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, Organic Mechanics, PECO, the Puffin Foundation, and Skidmutro.