|27 Oct - 30 Nov, 2022|
A Contemplative Ecology of the Rivers Nile (Egypt) and the Thames (UK)
in the run up to COP27!
Reading Water engages young people (in their twenties) in the UK and Egypt to respond to water issues by connecting local experiences of their place, sharing them, and transforming them in collective answers with digital tools, emerging from a contemplative ecology.
It aims to mobilize action by raising awareness on the preservation of water, water cleanliness, sacred water and cultural flow through a contemplative ecology of empathy, collaboration, imagination and technological innovation.
Reading Water brings scientists, thinkers, technologists and young people together to work collaboratively on locative media, digital walks and interactive maps, concerned with impactful activities, river sustainability and climate action.
The focus will be on using locative media technologies and other collaborative tools to codesign ecological restoration and digital art projects along the rivers Nile (Egypt) and Thames (UK).
This interactive program spread over the period of a month invites young participants form Egypt and UK to create collaborative digitally located art projects that will be loaded into an interactive open access map. Framed by contemplative ecology, the focus will be on using locative media technologies and other collaborative tools to codesign ecological restoration art projects along the rivers Nile (Egypt) and Thames (UK).
The program includes a series of online talks and interviews with significant thinkers and doers, remote performances and simultaneous actions that create the environment for group exchange, learning and creating. The workshops will be timetabled over a 4- week period in three sections, online board game, online lectures performative and outdoors talks/ group discussions.
The Reading Water project focuses on interdisciplinary and collaborative ways of working with researchers, participants and an international network of locative media experts and programmers (Supercluster). It aims to mobilise action by raising awareness on the preservation of water, water cleanliness, sacred water and cultural flow through a contemplative ecology of empathy, collaboration, imagination and innovation.