Original Creative Work - Other

WaterLore: Learning from the Drylands

Virginia Lee, Antonia Besa

Council of Adult Education | Published : 2019

Abstract

The WaterLore: Learning from the Drylands exhibition presents an intensive deep mapping project as a medium for shared knowledge, novel systems and sustainable ecologies for arid regions, aimed at benefiting urban communities facing drying Anthropocene conditions. Based on interdisciplinary secondary research, together with field work and site explorations, this exhibition maps the cultural landscapes of two major Australian river systems, the regulated Murray Darling and the unregulated Cooper Creek, to identify ‘hotspots’ for future cultural water strategy and design projects for communities and landscapes.