In the field with Lendl Tellington documenting the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary in action at the 2015 Science Fair.
FLOW Fest 2015. A platform for ephemeral public sculpture—Habithèque collaborated with 11 artists to create pop-up experiences exploring water, sound and light.
"Mussels in the Wild," an animated film and storybook on the lifecycle of freshwater mussels. Illustrations by Magnopus for the Fairmount Water Works, with support from PEW Arts and Heritage.
Interior view of our Mussel Hatchery Living Laboratory at the Fairmount Water Works, home to the work of our partners at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.
Habithèque collaborated with Heads of State on a series of posters exploring water imagery.
The forthcoming 4,000 sq. foot exhibit, RiverAlive! at the Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia's latest watershed asset. In partnership with Hands On! Studio and the William Penn Foundation.
Exhibition graphics for RiverAlive! in collaboration with Blue Cadet. Hands On! Studio also provided creative partnership for this exhibition.
The Living Laboratory at our Mussel Hatchery, where our collaborators at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary display their work raising freshwater mussels.
An exhibition exploring the life and times of Gilroy Roberts, the designer of the Kennedy Half Dollar. A project with Metcalf Architecture.
The forthcoming Floating Water Workshop on the Schuylkill River. Created in partnership with B.Fabrication and Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, with funding from the William Penn Foundation.
3-D printed replicas of freshwater mussels by Stacy Levy adorn a tank of live mussels in the Mussel Hatchery's Living Laboratory.
From the forthcoming RiverAlive! exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum. Depictions of the macro- and micro-organisms that depend on the Delaware Watershed frame views of the Delaware River.
The forthcoming RiverAlive! exhibit at the Independence Seaport Museum. Hands On! Studio and Blue Cadet are project partners, with funding from the William Penn Foundation.
A diorama at CCP depicts the artist workspace of Gilroy Roberts, designer of the Kennedy Half Dollar.
Tanks for freshwater mussels in the Living Laboratory at the Fairmount Water Works' Mussel Hatchery. This exhibit was made possible by the PEW Center for Arts and Heritage.
One deck of the forthcoming Floating Water Workshop. Interactive elements include a sculptural solar water harvester, a moon pool, wetland garden paths and water testing stations.
Students make rubbings of native animals, micro-organisms and plants on sculptural tiles by Stacy Levy at the Mussel Hatchery.
An interactive water education table at the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington DE. An early collaboration with Interpret Green.
The forthcoming Floating Water Workshop, with living wetland areas and green roof visible. In collaboration with B.Fabrication, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary & the William Penn Foundation.
A moment from a new film for the Floating Water Workshop. Viewers take a virtual journey along the river, from birds-eye footage to an animated dive below the surface.
An early exhibition within the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge, using environmental education to anchor a redevelopment project connecting the city, river and marsh.
An audience before "The Curious Flow of Water," an architectural projection on Philadelphia's iconic Fairmount Water Works facade. A collaboration with Greenhouse Media.
Boardwalks over marshes at the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington.
Drip Drums, an installation by Will Owen. FLOW Festival featured Owen as one of 11 artist collaborators making ephemeral pieces about water. Here, ice melts onto steel drums, creating music.
In the Mussel Hatchery's Living Laboratory, huge colorful representations of diatoms and zooplankton (which mussels eat) are visible behind the tanks of living, filtering freshwater mussels.
A page from the "Mussels in the Wild" storybook, showing an enlargement of the zooplankton that freshwater mussels eat. Illustration and original animation by Magnopus.
FLOW Festival at the Fairmount Water Works, where eleven different artists contributed interactive installations and performances celebrating the properties of water.
Drawing and microscope stations provide opportunities for careful observation at the Mussel Hatchery, while the animated short "Mussels in the Wild" plays behind.
Kinetic water-powered sculptures move and splash at FLOW Festival, celebrating water on the banks of the Schuylkill River. Habithèque collaborated with 11 artists for this fete.
Young participants create an aquatic scene with props and set designed for FLOW Festival 2014.
Dancers from Invisible River perform a Schuylkill-inspired piece at the culmination of FLOW Festival, which took place at the Fairmount Water Works.
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary in action at the 2015 Science Fair, facilitating contact between students, families and river-dwelling plants and animals.
Murals at the Mussel Hatchery illustrate healthy urban watersheds, full of creatures and plants large and small.
An open house for educators provided an opportunity to welcome teachers to the new Mussel Hatchery at the Fairmount Water Works.
Exhibition graphics illuminate the processes that biologists use to raise freshwater mussels at the Mussel Hatchery Living Laboratory.
User testing interactive screens with high school students at the Mussel Hatchery.
The Mussel Hatchery employs a wide range of dynamic interactive elements, both digital and analog, which delight the mind and encourage playful, associative and critical thinking.
In the field with Urban Video Productions, documenting the urban water use cycle for a project at the Fairmount Water Works.
Wildlife populating the illustrated underwater world in "Mussels in the Wild," an animated film and storybook about the lifecycle of freshwater mussels. Illustration by Magnopus.
Diatom Lace, a transparent mural by Stacy Levy, uses colorful enlargements of microscopic diatoms to enclose the Living Laboratory at the Mussel Hatchery.
A still frame from "Our Watershed," a video created in collaboration with Urban Video Productions for the Mussel Hatchery at the Fairmount Water Works.
A playful mural showing a healthy riverbed (complete with a cheeky river otter) covers one wall of the Mussel Hatchery.
River plants creatures (from diatoms to otters) on sandblasted glass tiles populate a wall at the Mussel Hatchery. A collaboration with Stacy Levy.
Exhibition graphics designed with Blue Cadet for the forthcoming RiverAlive! installation and exhibition, supported by the William Penn Foundation and with creative partnership from Hands On! Studio.
An early project with Interpret Green, within the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. An interactive digital table allowed visitors to virtually explore the marshland surrounding the center.
The center of the Mussel Hatchery provides a gathering space for school groups to discuss, learn and share.
Capturing phases of the urban water use cycle with Urban Video Productions for the Fairmount Water Works.
Laser cut acrylic diatoms and 3-D printed mussel shells contribute to the educational and visual interest of the historic structure that houses the Mussel Hatchery, the Fairmount Water Works.
Glass tiles with sandblasted images of native animals, micro-organisms and plants provide a textural surface for students to take rubbings with paper and crayons in the Mussel Hatchery.
A love note to freshwater mussels, designed by Heads of State for a graphic poster series featuring many views of water.
Students gather at the drawing and observation table at the Mussel Hatchery.
Educators and students watch "Mussels in the Wild," in the early stages of installing the new Mussel Hatchery exhibit.
Educators get a sneak peek of the Mussel Hatchery and a chance to experience the many interactive technologies involved in the exhibit.
Overall design for the forthcoming RiverAlive! exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum. Support provided by the William Penn Foundation.
Victoria leads a private tour of the new Mussel Hatchery just before its opening in February 2017.
Conducting interviews with Urban Video Productions at the Philadelphia Water Treatment Facility.
Digital and traditional media exist side by side in the Mussel Hatchery, where students take turns drawing native animals from glass diagrams and exploring verbal information on touch screens.
An early project with Interpret Green, anchoring a redevelopment project within the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge, where the city, river and marsh meet.