Water Radio: Delaware River, Ecotopian Toolkit Workshop

2022 Ecotopian Toolkit Project text

Water Radio: Delaware River

Date: Saturday, June 18

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum

This workshop is free and requires registration. Spaces are limited--REGISTER HERE!

Through a series of audio prompts, questions, and meditations (undertaken in rowboats or paddle boats at Independence Seaport Museum's boat basin on the Delaware), accessible by mobile phone, participants will connect with the waterscape and contemplate their personal relationship to the river.

Important details:

  • You must be 18 or older to participate. If under 18, you must be accompanied by someone over 18 and weigh 35 lbs or more.
  • Please arrive promptly at 10:30am so that we can check you in and go over safety details.
  • Please bring your phones, earbuds, a water bottle, sunscreen, and a sun hat.
  • We recommend wearing clothing and shoes that can get wet.
  • Participants will need to enable their GPS before we depart from the Seaport Museum's boat basin.
  • Please download the free echoes.xyz app before you arrive: you can find it at either Google Play or Apple's App Store.

This event will take place rain or shine! In the event of inclement weather we will offer a version of the workshop indoors.

About the Toolmaker: Fereshteh Toosi designs experiences and exchanges that pose questions and foster animistic connections. Their artwork often involves documentary processes, oral history, and archival research. Fereshteh's performances are produced with small sculptures, short films, scores, and poetry, often situated in outdoor public spaces.

Currently, Fereshteh is in a residency program with Solar Power for Artists while living and working in El Portal, Florida, on stolen lands still stewarded by the Miccosukee and Seminole people, and previously by the Calusa and Tequesta tribal bands. They are also an Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department of the College of Communication, Architecture, and the Arts at Florida International University.

In 2021, they participated in the Montréal/Miami New Narratives Lab. They also earned a Knight New Work 2020 award for their project Oil Ancestors and a Miami Live Arts Lab Alliance residency to develop Metaphysical Hotline. In 2018 Water Radio, a series of contemplative canoe and kayak outings was supported by The Ellies Creator Award.

Social Media: @fereshtehtoosi


Check out the full 2022 Toolmaker workshop schedule!