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Listening to the voice of water remembers us to use water more consciously. With podcasts and ‘drops of inspiration’ you can learn to listen to water.

Listening to the voice of water

3D viewing room
Water is like an alchemist, giving life on earth
Danique van Kesteren | OAK & FIR
This project is part of Embassy of Water

Do we ever really look at water? In the societal challenge to interact with water more consciously, deep designer Anne van Strien is researching how we can change our view of water. That starts with listening. She lets the voice of water be heard in a series of podcasts and ‘drops of inspiration’.

We enrich water with our nutrients or we pollute it. We use the water and "throw it away". But is the dirty water really gone? According to Van Strien, it is important that we recognize that we are part of the water cycle and that we look at water differently. During the Dutch Design Week she presents a virtual ceremony with four podcasts to listen to and a distillate of nine ‘drops of inspiration’ in an interactive pdf.

In the podcasts she lets WaterWijzen speak and together with the audience she listens to the voice of water. In doing so, she hopes to raise awareness that we are part of a circular system, in which water is worth honoring.

Van Strien works from the idea that form follows awareness (instead of function). She therefore designs looking at the essence of water and how waterflows interact with each other. This can lead to actual system innovation. Water is not scarce but abundant and has the power to purify itself and give life. Her work forms a basis for listeners to engage in conversation and to gain a new perspective on water.