The MARKK is currently planning the experimental exhibition “Water is Life,
Water is Right” (working title) in the work package “Designing Sustainable
Futures”. Taking the topic of “water” as a starting point, the planned exhibition
explores the ecological knowledges, cosmologies and technologies documented in
the MARKK’s historical collections and relates them to contemporary water and
climate justice movements as well as design alternatives emerging from the
For this purpose, the MARKK is convening an international “Water Think Tank” consisting of five knowledge holders, whose perspectives on water and the climate crisis will shape the conceptualization and planning of the exhibition. In the context of a multi-voiced exploration of historical collections as repositories of knowledge for responding to ecological crises today, the exhibition addresses the colonial origins of ecological injustices and sets out to imagine more caring planetary futures.
Meet the members here