In the organizer's words:

Water - whether too much or too little, clean or polluted - is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Water scarcity already affects 40% of the world's population, and this situation is set to worsen with man-made climate change. "Water Pressure. Design for the Future" - an exhibition by MK&G and Jane Withers Studio - takes a global perspective on the water crisis: On display are design ideas that have the potential to radically change our future. The approximately 75 innovative works from the fields of design, architecture, art and science are often based on natural principles and thus open up new ways out of the current situation. Inspiring solutions to global problems such as water scarcity, flooding, pollution and disrupted water cycles are presented in five chapters. The exhibition also looks at the port city of Hamburg and its current and future challenges - from flooding to water shortages.

Represented in the exhibition are, among others: Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative (Ecuador and Peru), aqualonis and the Water Foundation (Germany), Ausblau Studio (UK), Colorifix (UK), DeToXiFy (India), Rose-Lynn Fisher (USA), KWR Water Research Institute (Netherlands), Fernando Laposse (Mexico), Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), H+S+N Architects (Netherlands), Isla Urbana (Mexico), Karl Troels Sandegård (Denmark), Latoya Ruby Frazier (USA), Marjetica Potrč (Slovenia), NLÉ Architects (Nigeria and the Netherlands), raumlaborberlin (Germany), Robertina Šebjanič (Slovenia), SCAPE Landscape Architecture (USA), Studio Biocene (UK), Sungaiwatch (Indonesia), Sanivation (Kenya), Synchronicity Earth (UK), Taller Capital (Mexico), The Dry Collective (Finland), Tom Hegen (Germany), Tredje Natur (Denmark), Waiwai (United Arab Emirates), WaterSchool (Netherlands) and (Great Britain).

The Dutch firm OOZE Architects is developing a new mural entitled "Reimagine Water Flows", which deals with the challenges of dealing with water for the MK&G building and the city of Hamburg. It explores how the museum could change to treat water itself and what an ecological model could look like that would make Hamburg a more climate-resilient city with new infrastructures. The Austrian design duo mischer'traxler is creating the walk-in installation "Vital Rain", which is being realized for the MK&G with the support of the Stiftung Hamburger Kunstsammlungen (SHK) and can be seen permanently in the museum.

An exhibition of the MK&G in collaboration with Jane Withers Studio, London.

"Water Pressure. Designing for the Future" is funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation and supported by the Michael Otto Environmental Foundation, the Hapag-Lloyd Foundation and the Martha Pulvermacher Foundation. With the kind support of Kvadrat.

Media partner: ARTE

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