Symposium: Aquatic Concerns in Art & Design Research

As part of its public program, Planet B hosts an online symposium focused on artistic and design research strategies applied in the context of water-related explorations. The symposium will take place online on November 9, 2023 from 10.45am.

Symposium: Aquatic Concerns in Art & Design Research
Water systems are complex assemblages interconnecting countless living and nonliving entities and mediating multifaceted relationships and processes. As a vital component of planetary metabolic processes that finds itself under increasing anthropogenic pressures, water has been explored from various angles by artists, designers and architects whose approaches range from essayistic and speculative to performative and participatory. The symposium will bring together five individuals and collectives invested in aquatic concerns and will provide insights into the theoretical concepts and research methods constitutive of their work.
10.45 - 11.00am Introduction
11.00 - 11.40am Justyna Górowska & Ewelina Jarosz
Scholars and performers associated with ecofeminism and the hydrosexual movement, working across blue humanities and digital art (
11.40am - 12.20pm Michal Kindernay
Artist & filmmaker experimenting with interconnections of sound, image and atmospheric processes (

1.40 - 2.20pm The Center for Genomic Gastronomy
Artist-led think tank examining biotechnologies and biodiversity of human food systems (
2.20 - 3.00pm Sophie Dyer & Sasha Engelmann
Designer (Sophie) and geographer (Sasha) experimenting with imaging and imagining the Earth's weather systems using DIY tools (
3.00 - 3.40pm Solveig Qu Suess
Filmmaker & designer investigating political and ecological dynamics of large-scale infrastructure or the developments of aquatic landscapes (

DATE: November 9, 2023 from 10.45am