Call for Submissions – Water Memories & Tomorrow’s Landscapes

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waterwheel_turq_hires-177x30012th Inter-University Meetings on Landscape Symposium on Waterwheel for World Water Day – 22 March 2013, Tunisia

On 22 March 2013, the Research Unit Horticulture, Landscape, Environment of the Higher Institute of Agronomy of Chott Mariem, IRESA, Sousse University, Tunisia, will host the twelfth international inter-institutional and inter-university meeting dedicated to water landscapes. In keeping with its multidisciplinary nature, this will also be the second World Water Day Symposium on WATERWHEEL platform, in partnership with Griffith University in Brisbane (Australia), the Five Colleges in Massachusetts (USA), and Reciclarte and IQLab in Buenos Aires (Argentina).

The proposed theme Water Memories and Tomorrow’s Landscapes is inscribed in the project of building a new interface between sciences, techniques and arts in order to imagine the future of ecosystems resources. Facing concerns provoked by problems of the “degradation” of inhabited environments, new interdisciplinary tools are needed. Within a systemic framework, it is essential to better understand the main properties, characteristics and uses of water, and ways of relating them to the organization and operation of environments of all kinds.

The general organization aims to create the best possibilities of communication and expression, thanks to the internet platform Waterwheel, which will allow an exchange in the form of on-line workshops (between 1-2 hours max), presentations (10 minutes), panels (2 hours max including 30 min discussion), performances (10-20 minutes) and posters, throughout the symposium, and will ensure their dissemination through the site

Participation is open to academics, practitioners and artists. Four topics will be particularly privileged across disciplines:

  • temporalities of water and environments
  • water, environment and society
  • risk management: flooded cities
  • new technologies and water governance


6 Feb 2013: CLOSING DATE for submission

24 Feb 2013: notifications

3 March 2013: closing date for supplying extra information

9–12 March 2013: training on using Waterwheel & technical test

17 March 2013: closing dates for final versions of the selected works & upload of media and presentation (including PowerPoint, audio, video…)

22-23 March 2013: Symposium

6 months after the symposium: publication of the proceedings (book & pdf file)

Abstracts, performances, workshops and panel proposals must be submitted BEFORE the 6th of February 2013

Download the full open call here:

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