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Waterpod™ was conceived as a showcase for grassroots attainable sustainable technology through a cross-disciplinary artistic lens. It was a floating sculptural structure constructed from repurposed materials, that travelled the New York waterways in the summer of 2009 and acted as a home for 4 visual artists. As one of the resident artists, l was focused on the restriction and transformation of personal waste, the creation of collaborative innovative projects and ideas, the active caretaking of the nourishing onboard eco-system, and documenting my trials, successes and explorations to share with the public sphere.

As tangible evidence of the ensuing global warming epoch becomes visible in our daily lives, it is up to us to examine our habits and look for innovative ways to creatively tackle tomorrow's pressing environmental challenges. Waterpod™ is an accessible self-reliant eco-habitat, exhibition and living space, constructed with the advancing sea levels in mind.

The number of New York City families officially designated as 'homeless' has risen from 5,192 in 2000 to 9,720 in 2008, imagine how this number will expand as more land is lost to the rising tides. This new era will be defined by climate refugees, and Waterpod™ will be an available open source manual of creative solutions and a platform for dialogue.

I am a visual artist and an environmentalist. I was one of the primary conceptual artists involved in the imagining of Waterpod™. For me, Waterpod™ was not just an architectural study, or an environmental experiment or an art installation, it was an exploration into an idea of a shared future condition.

During construction at the GMD Shipyard in the Brooklyn Navy yards in the summer of 2009, my husband Derek Hunter (Waterpod™ Lead Builder/Construction Director and Designer) and I were among the first artists to move onboard. We would often start work before 7 am and continue far beyond midnight, eating standing up, on gifts of food from volunteers. The Navy Yard was so beautiful, especially at dusk. We used the shelter of a decommissioned crane to house our borrowed jambalaya of tools. A temporary coop was built when the chickens arrived, and Carissa Carman (Waterpod™ Living Systems Director and Designer) and Logan Smith (Waterpod™ Living Systems Designer and builder) kept hundreds of vegetable plants in every kind of container you can imagine all over the work site, until we completed the onboard garden beds. We would climb the crane ladder to the top deck, looking out over the water to Manhattan, drinking coffee out of mason jars. During that period I would climb crane ladder to pirate Internet in order to update the Waterpod™ website.

By the time we had moved to our first public pier at the South Street Seaport, we were beginning to recover from the final construction push and began to see our farm schedule/ public center daily pattern emerge: Rise early and feed the chickens. I have these old, tall green Hunter rubber boots, and when the hens would see them approach their enclosure they would get excited. I loved tossing in half cherries (a gift from one of our most generous benefactors) or imperfect strawberries that were past their prime and watch them chase each other around the chicken run. The morning watering was followed by a rush to make breakfast and wash before our public hours would begin. Afternoons were spent working on barge improvements, general maintenance, talking with visitors, creating community alliances, local foraging and seeking free internet. The chickens would be fed a second time around 4 pm. The evenings were quickly consumed with more watering, returning emails, web design and updating, making dinner and hopefully a walk with Derek around the marina to reflect on the day.

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