Habithèque Inc. is an interpretive planning and design studio based in Philadelphia, PA. For more than fifteen years, Habithèque has connected organizations, firms and individuals to create dynamic spaces for education, storytelling, and cultural & community engagement.
Our work is interdisciplinary to its core—we link technology, public art, narrative and science in the process of crafting immersive, unexpected and enticing exhibits and experiences for learning.
Our recent work takes us river to river (Delaware to Schuylkill) in Philadelphia, exploring the state of our watershed and helping key cultural institutions situated along the living river to build active and aware water stewards of all ages. Together with a diverse and wild team of makers, thinkers, doers and performers, Habithèque has been crafting interventions, inspirations and experiences at the water’s edge to increase public engagement with Philadelphia’s rivers, blurring boundaries between private educational institutions and the public sphere.
Habithèque thrives on building powerful interpretive experiences that provide relevance to the current moment, grounding the present in historical and spacial context. See our latest work at the Mussel Hatchery Exhibition and Floating Classroom at the Fairmount Water Works, and at River Alive! a multidisciplinary river education project with the Independence Seaport Museum. Previous collaborators and sites include Ellis Island, Mississippi River State Park Visitor Center, the DuPont Environment Education Center, the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, PECO, and the African American Museum of Philadelphia.