Two people observing reeds on canal

Image credit: WaterWays

ODI Fridays | WaterWays: an invitation to reimagine the ecology of the Regent’s Canal

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Fri May 20, 2022 13:00
Online

In this talk, the artist collectives AusBlau, Applied Logic and six curators from Royal College of Art will explore their project WaterWays

In this talk, the artist collectives AusBlau, Applied Logic and six curators from Royal College of Art will explore their project WaterWays

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WaterWays: An invitation to reimagine the ecology of the Regent’s Canal

In this talk, the artist collectives AusBlau (Elissa Brunato, Christoph Dichmann), Applied Logic (represented by Thomas Bugg) and six curators from Royal College of Art will explore their project WaterWays.

Commissioned by the Royal College of Art in partnership with the ODI Data as Culture art programme, WaterWays invites citizen scientists to re-imagine the Regent’s Canal ecosystem to challenge the way we generate, collect and store environmental data. The project reflects on who collects data, how this is accessible and how doing so can improve our relations with our immediate surroundings.

This lecture will introduce the data and narratives explored by the curatorial team, AusBlau’s research into the environmental data of the Regent’s Canal, their data collection tool titled Canal Observatory and the sustainable website design process led by Applied Logic.

Abstract water image showing 'oil spill', 'frog', 'plastic bottle', 'water strider'. Regent's Canal 51.534976,-0.126965
Canal Observatory, 2022 by Ausblau in collaboration with Applied Logic as part of the WaterWays project curated by 6 curators from the MA Curating Contemporary Art Programme as part of the Graduate Projects 2022, Royal College of Art in partnership with the Open Data Institute (ODI) Data as Culture.

About the speakers

WaterWays

‘WaterWays: an invitation to re-imagine the Regent’s Canal ecosystem’ is curated by Chiara Famengo, Fergus Wiltshire, Jiaqi Liu, Kylee Kim, Marjorier Ding, Yixiong Cui have from the MA Curating Contemporary Art Programme as part of the Graduate Projects 2022, Royal College of Art in partnership with Data as Culture at the Open Data Institute (ODI).

AusBlau

They are Christoph Dichmann and Elissa Brunato. Together they form AusBlau.

They are a creative design studio based in London, leading playful investigations into materiality, ecosystems and the human experience. Throughout their work they collate diverse opinions, uncover systemic challenges and imagine resilient futures, to inspire an active engagement with our rapidly changing world.

Applied Logic

Applied Logic, represented by Thomas Bugg, is a collective focused on design and innovation. Exploring the significant societal changes that are transforming everyday life, they experiment with emerging technologies to develop speculations and solutions that aim to help build a better future for people and the planet.

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