The WaterSchool, a self-initiated project of Studio Makkink & Bey, is a speculative school designed and organised around water as an essential material, subject, social and political phenomenon. It proposes rethinking of the economic and infrastructural model of education. WaterSchool is displayed in exhibitions around the globe, meanwhile building a curriculum for the subjects to be taught (education) and constructing all spaces needed separately (architecture). Our research is categorised in themes, being Clean, Grow, Harvest, Make, Build and Document.
Within the framework of exhibitions, Studio Makkink & Bey acts as a curator, inviting emerging artists & designers to the WaterSchool community to present their work in thematic exhibitions, inspired by and interpreted at the actual location.
We will present the artists that will contribute to the Dubai exhibition soon.
EXPO 2020 DUBAI will take place from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. The Netherlands Pavilion will be located in the Sustainability District, sharing expertise in the area of water, energy and food.