‘Water is so ubiquitous that it actually becomes invisible. We rarely focus on it as a material,’ says Mike Vanis, co-founder of Unit Lab, one of 13 practitioners who are posing new questions about one of the world’s most overlooked resources. The exhibition, Water, will explore concepts ranging from using AI technology to engage in political debate about climate change to imaginative scenarios on how human culture might adapt to future climates.
‘The scope of practitioners ranges from an engineer to a ceramicist and an artist,’ designer and participant Dean Brown tells LS:N Global. ‘Having such an open brief was an opportunity for the designers to make their own interpretation – whether that is technically or poetically, there is scope to explore.’
Water will be exhibited at the Copeland Gallery in the Bussey Building in Peckham Rye.