INdirect INvisible water

INdirect INvisible water

Studio Makkink & Bey, Studio Corvers & Carla Herrewijnen for Waterschool

Wednesday 21th July | 4pm – 5pm

The installation INdirect INvisible water, which can be seen in the WATERSCHOOL M4H+ exhibition, wants to increase the awareness of water, especially when it comes to our indirect use of it. The makers of the installation, Studio Makkink & Bey, Studio Corvers and Carla Herrewijnen, will present a workshop in which participants can measure their personal water footprint, analyze which ‘type’ of water that footprint is made up of, and discuss the various courses of action with the makers. Spots are limited, so you might want to check in early.

People use direct water every day in and around the house, for example when flushing the toilet. It is visible how much water you use and the water is extracted in the Netherlands. Virtual water is consumed by purchasing products that require water during the production cycle. For example, the production of one kilogram of chocolate requires more than 17,000 litres of water. This water is invisible and is often used outside the Netherlands. Dutch citizens consume almost twice as much water as the average world citizen.

The installation ‘INdirect INvisible water’ increases your water awareness about virtual water consumption. Get started with the spatial diagram to experience your personal water footprint. Discover the type of water that makes up your print and during the presentation we will discuss different perspectives for action.

Studio Makkink & Bey
Marconistraat 85, Rotterdam

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