Symposium October 26th 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(30 spots. Registration at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cartography exhibition from October 26th – November 30th
Hidden Waters, Forgotten Waters – a symposium about the water in Madrid
It is believed that the name, Madrid, comes from the Arabic "place abundant in water". How does water shape the city today? What is the relationship between Madrid's citizens and water in the urban context? What are the water challenges that the city of Madrid faces in the context of climate change?
The symposium brings together hydrologists, architects, landscapers, engineers, gardeners, activists and artists to consider Madrid's changing relationship with water.
The symposium is part of Hidden Waters, Forgotten Waters, a public art project about the hidden and forgotten water in Madrid, and about people's relationship with water. The project focuses on the surroundings of Calero Park, in the neighborhoods of Quintana and La Concepción. The park takes its name from the Arroyo Calero, one of the area's water courses that were channelled, buried and forgotten during the expansion of Madrid as a city. Also flowing through the area was the Viaje de Agua del Bajo Abroñigal, one of the largest underground water pipelines that supplied much of Madrid's drinking water during the 17th and 18th centuries. Through public actions, Hidden Waters, Forgotten Waters explorers the lost connections with these ignored waters. The actions are proposals to interact with water. You are invited to represent, adapt and/or imagine these proposals in Quintana and La Concepción, in other places in Madrid, or in any watery place you find.
Lucia De Stefano, Doctor of Geology. Associate Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where she teaches hydrology and hydrogeology. Deputy Director of the Botín Foundation's Water Observatory. Co-founder of the Walking the Water initiative.
Cecilia Briones, Civil Engineer. Responsible for the Plan of Alternative Water Resources of the City of Madrid (use of groundwater and drainage of underground infrastructure and conservation of Water Travel).
Camila Kuncar Ríos, architect and co-founder of the Walking the Water initiative.
Daniel Liébana, Municipal gardener and activist of the Citizen's Platform Quinta Torre Arias.
This project is a proposal by artists Minty Donald y Nick Millar and landscaper Malú Cayetano. It is supported by CAR - INLAND, Madrid y la Universidad de Glasgow, Escocia.