The Water School is a "work exhibition" in the studio of Studio Makkink & Bey, and a springboard from which to develop a school that, in the near future, will be opened in the heart of the M4H district. Using the IABR as a platform and branching out from the M4H district, the hinterland of Studio Makkink & Bey, the goal is to create an active archive and network which are to be activated and used to establish the Water School.
Starting on June 1, during the biennale, the exhibition will be open to the public on six consecutive Fridays. The Studio will present its findings and lecturers from the cultural, private and administrative sectors will share their views on water and education through presentations and discussions.
Are there different ways to approach our bodily waste and wastewater? Can we see them as a possible source, a raw material of the future?
The Cleaning Day focuses on the act of cleaning, addressing the act of cleaning a building or a space, but also the act of cleansing oneself for hygienic purposes. Traditionally, this happens in tiled spaces, which are easy to clean and allow for waste water to be flushed away and to eventually end up in wastewater treatment plans. Yet, what would happen if we would view our body and grey water as a mine to generate resources from? How would this impact the design of hygienic spaces in buildings and schools?
The first invited lecturer, being Monique Kartoidjojo- van der Werf, represents the Regional Water Authority Schieland en de Krimpenerwaard. She will explain how we can see wastewater as a valuable source of renewable energy, raw materials and clean water, and the challenges the government is facing to make this happen.
location: Studio Makkink & Bey, Marconistraat 85, Rotterdam
date: June 1
the exhibition is open from 2 until 7 pm, the lectures and discussions are scheduled between 4 and 6 pm