On Thursday October 24 live at Pakhuis de Zwijger!
From 12.00-19.30 hrs. LUDWIG’s Control Room is open. And from 20.30 – 21.15 hrs. we will welcome the three walkers and they will share their experiences.
In May 2019 LUDWIG presented their first pop-up watermuseum Verdronken Land in the Compagnietheater Amsterdam. One of the people who presented her work in the Watermuseum was Li An Phoa, founder of Drinkable Rivers, who walked the river Meuse from source to the North Sea in May-July 2018.
In October we will continue our international journey into the world of water: Drinkable Rivers and LUDWIG join forces along the riverbanks of the Amstel. This is the first edition of Waterwalks – an exploration of the rivers of the world. In this experimental pilot we will walk along the river Amstel to collect scientific and ecological data, images, sounds and any other sources that might be of interest. Various aspects of the river will be explored and discussed with the people that live alongside the river by a team consisting of watershed mobiliser Li An Phoa, composer Kate Moore, programme maker Quirine Winkler and volunteers of Sensemakers.
All the gathered information will be directly streamed to the website www.waterwalks.nl.
Li An, Kate and Quirine will walk individually following their own route and pace. Each will be equipped with GPS trackers and cameras with livestreams which can be followed on the website in real time and (on Thursday the 24th only from 12.00-19.30 hrs.) in our Control Room in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. After their walk they will collectively meet at the Waterwalks Control Room and share experiences with the audience from 20.30-21.15 hrs.
The aim for this project is to create a living database of the rivers of the world and to enable new information to be added at any point in time. The database will be presented in an attractive accessible way and give an insight into the state of rivers and the way they behave and change over time.
Li An Phoa is a whole systems ecologist, philosopher and entrepreneur, who engages people through outdoor learning experiences and initiates projects around landscapes, food and water. Currently, she started Drinkable Rivers, as indicators for healthy living. She walked 1061km from source-to-sea walk along the river Meuse-Maas and engaged local people to care for Drinkable Rivers and in a water quality citizen science research.
Kate Moore is an Internationally acclaimed composer. In 2017 she was awarded the prestigious The Matthijs Vermeulen Prize. Her works are performed by among others Asko|Schönberg, Slagwerk Den Haag, Ensemble Offspring, The Australian String Quartet and The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2018/19 she was Zielsverwanten composer in residence at The Muziekgebouw aan ‘IJ.
Quirine Winkler freelance programme maker for water, climate adaption and sustainability. Studied Educational Theory and Urban Sociology and worked as a project manager Nieuw Nederland and programme maker sustainability at Pakhuis de Zwijger. I love spending time on and in the water. With the dream of living on a house-ship someday.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. WaterWalks aims to raise awareness of the rapidly changing water environment of the world we live in. We invite everyone to join us in creating a visual map of our rivers and waterways with photos, videos, water quality measurements, sounds, stories and comments. Artists, ecologists, school children, art historians, urban planners or everyone who enjoys walking can become part of this global water monitoring project.