Critical Art Ensemble
The project aimed at providing residents of Wilhelmsburg, a poor and neglected neighbourhood in Hamburg, a water testing kit for analysing the quality of the canal water near their homes in order to find out clean swimming and fishing areas.
Try to encourage populations who use the canals for recreation to move around a bit, finding where the safest places were for the popular activities of swimming and fishing.
It empowered people with tools, CAE tested the quality of the local water, and gave the inhabitants water testing kits to monitor their own environments.
Exhibition ‘Natur/Kultur’, curated by Anke Haarmann and Harald Lemke
CAE (Steve Kurtz, Lucia Sommer and Steve Barnes), Inhabitants.