A space for conversations and exploration

This floating laboratory created by public works and Assembly uses the canal network as a site as well as a subject. WetLab is a space where creative minds including artists, architects, scientists, engineers and technologists invite the public to come and explore the ecology of the waterways, and together envisage potential future uses for the canal in their local area.

WetLab is intended to create an opportunity for discussion and exploration, serving as a spark to imagine future uses of living on and around water. Working with the canals and waterways, WetLab will host playful experiments, workshops and cross-disciplinary discussions.

Wetlab was moored at Reedley Marina in Burnley from 15th – 18th July with artists from public works and Assembly leading workshops throughout the weekend.

If you’d like to find out more about the WetLab have a look at the website here.

WetLab was commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and Super Slow Way. Produced by Abandon Normal Devices for AND Festival 2021. Delivered in partnership with Canal & River Trust.