March 25: “Water Creates,” lecture on water and communities

Pitt's Department of the History of Art and Architecture presents 
Scarcity and Abundance: Politics and Poetics of Water Lecture 
“Water Creates” by Betsy Damon.

Since 1985 Betsy Damon, environmental art pioneer and founder and director of the non‐profit Keepers of the Waters, has raised critical questions through her art about water in the U. S. and abroad.  Her workshops are most notable for helping communities organize and take action for their water sources.  In this talk, she will present her project “the Living Water Garden”, a world-renowned ecological park and natural water filtration model in the city of Chengdu, China.  She’ll share her 30 years of experience working with communities and grassroots on in situ public projects to remedy rivers and wetlands, and reveal the essence of water in city environs.

4:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the Frick Fine Arts Building in Oakland (by the fountain across from Schenley Plaza).  

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