On the evening of 15th September 2015, Lambeth Floating Marsh was opened by Professor Geoff Petts, Vice Chancellor of University of Westminster. Loraine Leeson and Nithin Rai described the project, while Chris Coode, Deputy Chief Executive of the environmental organization Thames21, provided an overview of the challenges and opportunities for wildlife along the urban reaches of the Thames.
In September 2015 large scale images of river organisms were projected along the Thames embankment in London to draw attention to the importance of supporting biodiversity along urban rivers. This arts/science collaboration between artist Loraine Leeson and scientist Nithin Rai includes new reed bed habitat for micro organisms and invertebrates in long basket structures attached to the hull of the Dutch barge Tamesis Dock. Projections along the embankment pavement by Tames Dock will continue after dark until 24th September 2015.
Find out more at www.lambethfloatingmarsh.org.uk