HOT WATER – Water, Peace & War

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Date: October 04, 2014 — December 01, 2014
Categories: Opportunities
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Artists, scientists, activists, teachers and young people are invited to contribute digital postcards, poems or texts on the theme of “HOT WATER – Water, Peace & War”. Entries by December 1, 2014

A panel of special guests will discuss selected entries with contributors and audience, live on the Tap on December 13 (Americas & Europe) / 14 (Asia Pacific) 2014. This call is to celebrate Waterwheel’s first 3 years and the website revamp. Each contribution uploaded onto with the keyword HOT2014 will go into the draw to win a music CD.

Accepted formats are video, images, animation, audio, text or slideshows – see requirements here
Panel guests, Tap link and time will be announced closer to the date on the Waterwheel website, blog, twitter and Facebook group. Find links to all at

The English expression “To be in HOT WATER” means to be in trouble. Currently, climate change, environmental decline, rights violations, volatile politics and conflict all suggest “HOT WATER”. Water is a fundamental element for all beings on Earth. A symbol of life and a “common good” which should be available to all, water is quickly becoming a commodity to some, and often taken as hostage in conflicts to besiege and displace populations. Corporates, governments, and industries such as mining and tourism use it for their own short-term benefits, depriving people – especially Indigenous people and farmers – of their rights, causing pollution, threatening health and the environment, and compromising long-term water management. 
How can art, science, design, and activism reinstate the social, cultural and environmental value of water? How can we share the responsibility of water in a positive way?How can we all preserve the right of access to water?How can intergenerational knowledge-sharing get us out of “HOT WATER”, end conflict and find peace?

WATERWHEEL, MAKE AND SHARE ABOUT WATER a collaborative online venue for streaming, mixing and sharing media & ideas about water a free platform for the awareness, celebration, care & accessibility of water everywhere Waterwheel was initiated by Suzon Fuks and co-founded with Inkahoots and Igneous.