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EcoArt - Oakland Campus: Ecological Systems

Designed to assist students in Prof. Commandaros's course, SA 1240 (Sculpture Studio 2)

Ecological Systems

Ecological Design

Mary Mattingly's Wetland Project

"Art is integral to imagining new worlds.  Launching August 15, 2014 on the Delaware River, WetLand is a mobile, sculptural habitat and public space constructed to explore resource interdependency and climate change in urban centers. A floating sculpture, it resembles a partially submerged building, integrating nature with urban space. Narrating a watery urban ecotopia, the interior contains a living space, work space, and performance space, it combines art, architecture, and ecology. WetLand’s overall ecosystem includes rainwater collection and purification, greywater filtration, dry compost systems, outdoor vegetable gardens, indoor hydroponic gardens, and railing gardens circling the perimeter." 

"Attention to the social and environmental impacts involved in resource production, distribution, use, and disposal are important to the formation of WetLand. WetLand augments local economies by attracting a broad range of communities to the space. This fosters new friendships and collective experiences through exchange-based collaborations while recognizing novel ways of working and being together." 

www.wet-land.org

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