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Call for Proposals – Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium

on 22 March 2013

Open to artists, academics, scientists and activists

papers, presentations, performances, workshops and panels
Info http://bit.ly/WWWDS13-INFO
Deadline: 6 Feb

Theme: ‘Water Memories & Tomorrow’s Landscapes’

Selected works will be part of a publication by Sousse University. Co-organised by Sousse University in Tunisia, Griffith University in Australia, Five Colleges in Massachusetts, Reciclarte & IQLab in ArgentinaAny question, please email here

 

DOCUMENTATION OF THE SYMPOSIUM IS ON WATERWHEEL BLOG: http://blog.water-wheel.net
There are 9 posts. Each of them represent a Tap, with screen recording, slides, text and media of each presentation or performance.
The symposium was a 24 hour-event with more than 100 artists, scientists and activists from 5 continents presenting their latest works.
NEXT YEAR symposium will be announced earlier with workshops/labs in small groups happening the week 7-15 July to organise it (nodes organisers, curators, PR people, relation with universities, relation with primary schools and youth organisations, etc…)
If interested, please let us know: symposium [at] water-wheel.net


Outcome, end and beginnings!

World Water Day symposium was a succes thanks to:
all presenters/performers from around the world; Riccardo Petrella and Ulay who opened the event; Amin Hammami and Prof Hichem Rejeb in Tunisia, who organised the main node at Sousse University; and our energetic team in Brisbane composed of James Cunnigham as go-between, Jeff Turpin aka Prof, our time-keeper (!) and the team of Inkahoots who streamlined the arrival on the Taps just on time for audience to go from tap to tap following the flow of  ideas, thoughts and propositions of the day.
WaterCheers started with Mahesh Vinayakram‘s beautiful voice witnessing the sunrise in Chennai and ended with AWA, a group of Argentinian artists who fell in love with Waterwheel’s possibilities.

Documentation of the presentations here.
Documentation of the performances here
Symposium posters from Tunisian students, researchers available here  (scientific)

My Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship ended in April 2012. If you are interested to read the report, let me know. I can send it to you.
I’ve decided to continue this blog and will keep you in the loop about my upcoming adventures…

Next: I will be Copeland Fellow with a residency at Amherst Five College and Associate Researcher with the Women Studies Research Centre at Mt Holyoke in Massachusetts, from August to mid-December 2012.