Science+Art+Design-Sustainable Cities: Sewage & Water
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
University Center, U 618 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Clean water is important for drinking, recreation, and fishing, and urban environments must manage water. With increased climatic weather events we are seeing local waterways contaminated by toxic runoff, hormones, and sewage. In the US, the EPA provides a summary of water quality assessment of each body water type and often use the coliform bioindicator test to indirectly measure the level of sewage contamination in rivers, lakes, and oceans. Join us as we test our local waterways for microbial biodiversity, discuss how evolution is happening as a consequence of our antiquated combined sewage overflow system, and explore the ways in which designers can meet water quality challenges.
Please note: This is a two-session workshop. You must attend both dates to see results.
Design and Global Water Crises: Mexico City and Indigenous Rights. Watts, J. Nov 12, 2015. Mexico City’s Water Crisis- From Source to Sewer. The Guardian. Link
Local Water Quality Video: 2013. New York's Toxic Wasteland: America's Water Crisis. Vice Media. Link (10’)
Art Science Biodiversity Research Article: Wightman, Jennifer. December 2008. Winogradsky Rothko: Bacterial Ecosystem as Pastoral Landscape. Journal of Visual Culture. 7(3): 309-334. Link
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