WDE Talk: Living together with water
The WDE Talk on Thursday 11 November focused on the Embassy of Water. The Embassy of Water puts man back in the natural water ecosystem and shows that the water transition is more than retaining, delaying and infiltrating. How can we learn to live together with water again? Curator Anouk van der Poll spoke with Fides Lapidaire about the project Mensput-Wensput that makes people think; “What kind of people would water make them wish for?” Lapidaire talks about the role she thinks design can play in water cohabitation. We talk to designer Peter Scheer about his work, Semilla Sanitation Hubs. With this applied work, Scheer wants to offer a solution for two problems: 650 million people have no access to clean drinking water, and one billion people have no toilet. In addition, Conny van Rooij, Innovation Advisor at De Dommel Water Board and Karla Niggebrugge, Policy Officer for Water at the Province of Noord-Brabant, will tell more about their role and importance of the Embassy, and how they cooperate with designers within their organisations. Where do they want to go and what does it get them?
Watch the talk here!