The Water System School Workshop Series examines potential disasters in different places and appreciates ecological knowledge emerging around us. The series aims to encourage practices and discussions related to materials, species, ecological knowledge, and sheltering techniques from the works of the Water System School projects. Organized by lumbung artists Cao Minghao and Chen Jianjun, the Water System School Workshops focus on processes and in-depth dialogue.
The rammed earth technique is a form of construction that has been widespread in China and many parts of the world. This technique has successfully addressed the issue of sustainable human activity and ecological diversity in dwelling in environmentally complex areas. For the Water System School Workshop #1: Rammed Earth Techniques, Cao Minghao & Chen Jianjun invite collaborating architects to discuss their extensive knowledge of the new rammed earth technology developed from post-disaster reconstruction practices.
Gärtnerei Fuldaaue Kassel has abandoned its reliance on industrial machinery and returned to the fundamental agricultural methods, using innovative and sustainable production techniques. Ever since, the garden has been yielding seasonal organic vegetables on 0.7 hectares of land. In collaboration with Gärtnerei Fuldaaue, Water System School Workshop#2: Working with soil studies the mutual restoration between humans and soil.
Dr. Xinan Chi
Dr. Li Wan
Timo Wilmesmeier from Gärtnerei Fuldaaue
1st floor, artists exhibition space
Hafenstraße 76, 34125 Kassel
Location: Hafenstraße 76 1st floor, artists exhibition space
Languages: English, Mandarin