Swale, a collaborative floating food project, is dedicated to rethinking and challenging New York City's connection to our environment. Built on an 80-foot by 30-foot floating platform, Swale contains a gangway entrance, walkways, and an edible forest garden. Functioning as both a sculpture and a tool, Swale provides free healthy public food at the intersection of public art and service.
Art is integral to imagining new worlds. By continuing to create and explore new ways of living, we hope that Swale will strengthen our ways of collaborating, of cooperating, and of supporting one another. At its heart, Swale is a call to action. It asks us to reconsider our food systems, to confirm our belief in food as a human right, and to pave pathways to create public food in public space.
Swale is fiscally sponsored through New York Foundation for the Arts. Fiscal donations are very important to this endeavor.