Imagine Water: An Archipelago of Mini-Essays on Water as Geography, Resource and Metaphor

Merlinda Bobis, Jennifer Crawford, Lucy Neave, Dinah Roma

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    Abstract

    Place our palms on the water then see what happens. It ripples, and we get wet. But the water is the expansive blue on the world map, dry and spread out, and the proposition is from a student in a workshop on Intercultural Waters, a teaching-learning project on how humans relate to water with their bodies and imaginations, and how they relate to each other across waters. This mini-essay series traces the results of the workshop, held at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in July 2014, and conceptualised by participants of four universities from three countries. In this age when water has become a most contested resource and territory, it is crucial that water-related advocacy in the form of environmental conservation and cultural negotiation across waters should be discussed critically and imagined creatively by the next generation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)109-125
    JournalMoving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings
    Volume15
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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