Nicky Rhodes

Iinterdisciplinary maker with an academic background in the intersections of design, society, and the environment, and a foundation in the arts. Through investigations into materials, technologies, & collaborative practices, I strive to craft meaningful spaces that connect people with their community, their ecosystems, and themselves.

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Veiled Passage

  • Bus Stop Greenhouse Open House Bill's Burrow Pixel Park Compost Toilet
  • This temporary installation, sited in the historic Cherry Street Pier on the Delaware River and built for the Design Philadelphia Festival, probes the malleability of material and immaterial space. Photo by Chris Kendig

    Prefabrication allowed for rapid installation. After the structure was dismantled, all of the materials were repurposed or donated.

    Prefabrication allowed for rapid installation. After the structure was dismantled, all of the materials were repurposed or donated.

    At times still and dappled by light, and at others billowing in the wind, the structure adopts the form of a sail, unearthing and repositioning the Pier’s industrial past.

    At times still and dappled by light, and at others billowing in the wind, the structure adopts the form of a sail, unearthing and repositioning the Pier’s industrial past.