Penn students in the Sustainability & Utopianism seminar lead their lives while based on WetLand. While in residence, students will work on writing and art projects for the class, begin planning floating filtration gardens, and inventing new possibilities for student use of the lab in spring 2016.
Screening of Los Angeles opera's production of Bertolt Brecht's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny on WetLand at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's Walnut Street dock. Photo credit: The New York Times.
PPEHLab at WetLand rings in the season with seed bombs, a plant clinic and the sounds of the Schuylkill. On Sunday, from 11 to 6, WetLand is moored on the Schuylkill River at the Department of Parks and Recreation dock.
WE THE WEEDS is a botanical arts and outreach project aimed at expanding knowledge of the wild plants of Philadelphia, headed by artist Kaitlin Pomerantz and botanist Zya Levy.
Veit Stratmann, featured in the Slought Foundation's conversation about "Art in the Service of Future Generations," will be interviewed by PPEH Fellow Kasey Toomey at WetLand. Their conversation will be recorded by Penn's Arts & Culture Initiative and a short documentary will be cut and distributed via the PPEH website.
PPEH Fellows will ready the PPEHLab at WetLand for this pilot phase of our collaboration with Bartram's Garden. WetLand has been in drydock for several months, and the portable gardens will be gradually restored, solar panels re-installed, and making, eating, and sleeping spaces improved.