The Jetty project is an AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council) Funded project at the heart of which is the creation of a temporary large-scale architectural artworks integrated within the impressive wooden structure of Dunston Staiths, a landmark Scheduled Monument and Grade II structure on the south bank of the River Tyne in Newcastle Gateshead.

As an interdisciplinary project that connects the debates of fine art and urban design, the Jetty project investigates how a contemporary public artwork can meaningfully contribute to the reshaping of the multi-faceted debate around the term Sustainability. The project is developed as a collaboration between artist Wolfgang Weileder based at Newcastle University School of Arts and Culture, and urbanist Simon Guy, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University, with additional project partners from the arts, heritage, education and business community.

The knowledge gained through this project will be widely disseminated to local, national and international audiences via a range of activities including: the site-specific installation at Dunston Staiths; the Jetty project website; an interdisciplinary symposium hosted by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; publication of the Jetty book; co-authoring of academic articles for high-impact and relevant research journals; presentations at national and international conferences for artistic and urban professional communities.