Water and Culture: Sharing and Caring about Water
March 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Water is a shared “commons” –on our campus, in the local community, and across the world. Inspired by World Water Day at the United Nations and following from, but not identical to this year’s *Hidden Life of Water* (March 22, 2023 at Hammer), *Water and Culture: Sharing and Caring about Water* invites new dialogues from within diverse communities and classes about sustainable water & the conditions of waste. Latinx, Native, Vietnamese, Philippino, & Middle Eastern communities on and off campus will engage with social media to express water’s role in their cultural experience. W&C:S&CAW aims to create a series of opportunities for SJSU and surrounds – from a cutting-edge contemporary film program to locally sourced artworks and their connection to South Bay creeks. Through this meaningful community-engagement, the project will integrate water and sustainability as an intercultural dialogue from which public programming will take place. Strong emphasis is to explore a diversity of meanings – those of use/waste, and those of sharing and caring for and about water. W&C:S&CAW* will weave a multi-lingual set of expreesions in person, on social media; in contemporary film, and from lesser-heard voices. In so doing the project will explore the unique diversity of water culture in the South Bay and beyond.