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A/D/O Water Futures Mid-Season Exhibition - ‘Reimagining Urban Water’, 2018

Marking the midway-point in A/D/O’s year-long Water Futures research program, the exhibition ‘Water Futures - Reimagining Urban Waters’, on show from October 9th to November 15th, presented three new projects that investigate and reimagine water in the urban environment. As our global population continues to expand, pressure on essential natural resources is increasing. The UN estimates that by 2015 there will be 4 billion people living in water-stressed or water-scarce regions. At the same time ageing urban water infrastructures is under pressure from increasing demand and climate change.

The three projects presented here — Water Bodies by OOZE Architects, Water Tower by Studio Swine and New Public Hydrant by Tei Carpenter and Chris Woebken — explore off-grid thinking and small-scale infrastructures as alternatives to large-scale centralised systems, proposing new ways to harvest rainwater and clean wastewater at a local level, or provide free drinking water as an alternative to the scourge of plastic bottles. As well as addressing current challenges, these projects aim to reinvigorate the relationship citizens have to water: weaving water more visibly and imaginatively into the urban environment and our lives, making this precious commodity more present, more enjoyed and celebrated in the city.

A/D/O Water Futures

Water Bodies, OOZE

 
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Water Bodies, OOZE

 
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Water Bodies, OOZE

 
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New Public Hydrant, Tei Carpenter & Chris Woebken

 
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New Public Hydrant, Tei Carpenter & Chris Woebken

 
 
Water Tower, Studio Swine

Water Tower, Studio Swine

 
Water Tower, Studio Swine

Water Tower, Studio Swine