For "Art on the Blue Line" (Waterfront Alliance and South Street Seaport Museum, Pier 16) and City of Water Day in July of 2022 in New York City, artist Mary Mattingly asked me to help her design and build a kiosk to host interactive and visual artwork and programs by various guest artists. The River Lab NYC kiosk was designed by me and pre-fabricated with Mary Mattingly, with assistance from Kathryn Cooke, Roberta Trentin, and Jacob Nesler.
River Lab is a stewardship station that offers multiple ways of seeing, listening to, and being with the East River. At Pier 16, it hosted creative and educational programs, and tools that explore water through different senses: ways of seeing, smelling, touching, tasting, and listening with the river—all presented by the contributing artists.
Mobile River Lab is a traveling outdoor exhibition space to highlight rivers of different cities. If you are interested in hosting the River Lab in your city, contact Mary Mattingly at email@example.com or contact me with the form below: