___The program -In The Age of Post-Drought- is dedicated to the global water-related challenges. Transnatural organises a series of exhibitions that aim to address these pressing issues in Amsterdam, at the Dutch Design Week and Grand Hornu (CID) in Belgium. A unique side-program will take place on Oerol, Into the Great Wide Open and in Amsterdam with installations, performances, talks and workshops.
Due to climate change and the rapid world population growth, water scarcity is grown to be one of the biggest threats facing life on earth in the 21st century. Currently only 3% of the earth’s water supplies consist of freshwater. A multitude of life forms on earth are experiencing the devastating effects of water scarcity; plants-and animal species are threatened with extinction, as their habitat is becoming completely eroded as a result of water issues.
In addition, water issues bring a host of new complex challenges, such as the increasing threat of the global rising sea level, which can have devastating effects on lowland plains.
Extreme weather conditions will happen more frequently and will cause severe damage to natural habitats. Apart from scarcity, there is also the increasing issue of water pollution caused by (micro)plastics, chemicals and the noise pollution that is occurring in our rivers and seas. The different types of pollution are penetrating the food-chains and in doing so, effect all organic life on Earth. It is apparent that our water infrastructures are very much distorted.
In the Age of Post-Drought is an exploration into the various small and large-scale (bio-)technical designs, solutions, experiments and artistic interventions that can contribute to a more ecological friendly future in which water-related issues will be a problem of the past. These problems are looked at from four different angles: water scarcity, water pollution, water nuisance and desertification.
First projects & participants
Amphibio / Jun Kamei
Clams / Marco Barotti
Still / Formafantasma for Lobmeyr
Aquatocene / Robertina Šebjanič
Tropical City / Jolan van der Wiel
Eliodomestico/ Gabriele Diamanti
Creating Water Foundation
Under the Surface / Maze de Boer
Swans / Marco Barotti
Moon water / Sare Nuytemans
Pseudomorph / Zoro Feigl
New work / Lennart Lahuis
The Aquatic State / Tez & Federica Murgia
Waterlanders / LOLA Landscape Architects
Transnatural, 1 March – 20 December 2019
Open: Tue. – Fri., 10.00h – 17.00h / Sat 13.00h – 17.00h
Address: Lijnbaansgracht 148a, Amsterdam
Oerol, 14 – 23 June 2019
Address: Island of Terschelling
Into The Great Wide Open, 29 Aug – 1 Sept 2019
Address: Island of Vlieland
EYE filmmuseum, Tuesday 1 October
Address: IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam
Dutch Design Week, 19 – 27 October 2019
Visit the website In The Age of Post Drought
Photography by Mikito Tateisi for Jun Kamei