The House of Water. Episode #3 – The United Nations of Rivers
Episode 3 of the podcast The House of Water was recorded at the event “The United Nations of Rivers, Deltas and Estuaries” during the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York. Artists and researchers reflect on how they represent the river, and on how the river can represent and inspire us.
Apparently river lovers are early birds: the “United Nations of Rivers, Deltas and Estuaries” kicked off on Thursday March 23, 8 a.m. at the Center for Architecture in New York City, in a room decorated with drawings and collages by primary school students picturing New York’s built and natural environment. Researchers, activists and policy makers shared their ideas and commitments on how to bring rivers back at the center of our society. I heard inspiring talks on river cultures, “hydrotory” as a way to rethink our territories around water, water values and ethics, the quality of the river’s water as an indicator of the health of the society, and the work towards drinkable rivers to promote both.
I captured some of those voices in Episode 3 of The House of Water. Carola Hein, professor of architecture at TU Delft and UNESCO Chair Water, Ports and Historic Cities, Diana Morales, economist at Deltares, and Maud van den Beuken, artist, reflect on how we can represent the river but also on how the river can represent, inspire and lead us. Listen here below and share it in your networks!