The WetLab Canal Kitchen is a floating laboratory that uses the canal network as site as well as subject. A space where creative minds including artists, architects, scientists, engineers, technologists and cooks invite the public to come and explore the biological and social ecology of the waterways and together envisage potential future uses for the canal in their local area.
A hearth will be at the centre of explorations into the ingredients, both edible and inedible, that can be found around its mooring. Looking through the lenses of food and material WetLab will moor up at the stops shown below, hosting participatory workshops and local collaborations to begin to build a picture (scent, feel and taste) of it's immediate and larger environment. Through practices of care, intimacy and interdependence we will look at how to form new and stronger relationships with this watery ecology.
Click through the stops to browse the schedule and sign-up to workshops:
WetLab by public works + Assembly is 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 and Wigan Council. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.