Water Futures at the Design Museum, London
20th November 2018
Hosted by Jane Withers, the event featured presentations and discussions by designers and organisations responding to the urgent issues around the drinking water crisis such as scarcity and pollution. The evening explored the ongoing, multidimensional relationship between drinking water, city life, and its future possibilities, encouraging an imaginative and human-centric design approach to promoting and improving drinking water awareness worldwide. Speakers included Aric Chen, curator of the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018; Sian Sutherland of A Plastic Planet; and Eva Pfannes of OOZE Architects.
The event forms part of Water Futures at A/D/O in New York, a year-long programme curated by Jane Withers Studio for designers to get involved in challenging and changing our toxic drinking water culture and enabling the shift to a refill culture.
This talk coincided with the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition on display at the Design Museum between 12 September 2018 and 6 January 2019.