Mar 18th 2020

Mary Mattingly
Lecture
Wednesday, March 18, 1 p.m., Belushi Performance Hall, McAninch Arts Center

Based in New York, Mary Mattingly studies public-public partnerships for water infrastructure, commons management, mobile architecture, and has built floating eco habitats. In 2016, she launched a floating food forest on a barge called “Swale”, a social sculpture where people are invited to pick food from an edible landscape in order to circumvent pubic land laws in New York City that disallow public foraging. Mattingly recently transplanted a group of edible palm trees from agricultural zone 10 to zone 5 in upstate New York; the introduced flora accounts for predictions in climatological shifts and how that may affect agricultural zones. Mattingly’s artwork has been featured in The New York Times, Le Monde, New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS, BBC, NBC, and PBS’s Art21.

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