Life with Water
Life with Water is a research program dedicated to discuss, imagine and initiate new ways to think about water.
Life With Water brings together anthropologists, artists, biologists, entrepreneurs, engineers, policy-makers, writers, and other experts to discuss, exchange and propose different modes of engaging with water from multiple perspectives.
In the summer of 2019, Art Hub invited more than 30 cross-disciplinary experts to bring their knowledge, practices, and experience into collective work about the future challenges surrounding water. This work discussed and presented issues concerning water as a common resource and human right, a commodity and privilege, an aesthetic, infrastructure, and material connecting all living species on the planet.
Life With Water was originally planned to continue in a second summit in 2020. Due to covid-19 this work was postponed, but is now continuing towards a participation at The World Water Cup in 2021.
ABOUT LIFE WITH WATER SUMMIT I:
The first transdisciplinary international meeting, SUMMIT I, was organized by Jacob Lillemose, Heidi Ballet, and Peter Holme-Jensen. Acting as a testing ground for the creation of an urgent exchange and collaboration around water, SUMMIT I took place in Copenhagen on June 11–12, 2019.
Participants in SUMMIT I included:
Astrid Oberborbeck Andersen (Anthropologist / DK)
Ken Arnold (Medical Museion / DK + Wellcome Trust / UK)
Heidi Ballet (Curator / BE)
Andrea Ballestero (Anthropologist / US)
Sylvie Braekevelt (Aquaporin / DK)
Carson Chan (Architect, Writer / US)
Diakron (Artist collective / DK)
Ole Fryd (Landscape architect / DK)
Klara Hobza (Artist / DE)
Peter Holme-Jensen (Aquaporin / DK)
Jeremy Jackson (Scientist / US)
Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg (Art 2030 / DK)
Aoife Kelleher (Brave Blue World)
Jacob Lillemose (Curator / DK)
Mark Nelson (Scientist / US)
Nina Nowak (Artist / DE/PL)
Paul O’Callaghan (Brave Blue World)
Lisa Rave (Artist / UK)
David Risley (Entrepreneur /UK)
Nigel Sansum (Kohler Co. / US)
Florian Schneider (Trondheim Academy of Fine Art / NO)
Daniel Smith (Kohler Co. / DE)
Veronica Strang (Anthropologist / UK)
SUPERFLEX (Artist collective / DK)
Jane Withers Studio (Design curator / UK)
Pinar Yoldas (Artist / TUR).
Life with Water is generously supported by The Novo Nordisk Foundation.