Lecture by Mary Mattingly
Mary Mattingly combines photography and research-based practice with sculpture and horticulture to model relationships between people and the land they occupy. In 2016 she founded Swale, an edible landscape on a barge in New York City. Docked at public piers but following waterways common laws, Swale circumnavigates New York’s public land laws, allowing anyone to pick free fresh food. Swale instigated and co-created the “foodway” in Concrete Plant Park, the Bronx in 2017. Mary Mattingly’s work has also been exhibited at Storm King, the International Center of Photography, the Brooklyn Museum, the Palais de Tokyo and the subject of two Art21 documentaries. Mattingly is currently artist-in-residence at the Brooklyn Public Library.