Fluid Matter – Designing with water in Amsterdam



The Amsterdam water system regulates water levels and quality in one of the most densely populated areas of the Netherlands. Due to the urban growth and climate change, the system will be increasingly strained in the future. This means that choices have to be made, but this situation also offers opportunities for new ways of dealing with water. What choices do we have? How can we design with the water?

In the interactive exhibition ‘Fluid Matter – Designing with water in Amsterdam’, you will discover this complex water system through four new scale models: Houthavens/Haven-Stad, North/Schoonschip, City Centre/Kattenburg and IJburg/IJmeer.

Through interactive models you will discover the effects of your choices on your surroundings. This exhibition shows that water is literally liquid matter for a climate-proof city

Video of the exhibition 'Fluid Matter - Designing with water in Amsterdam'

With financial support by Waterschap Amstel Gooi en Vecht, The European Media Art Platform (EMAP) co-funded by the European Union, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, City of Amsterdam, and all 5D ExpoLab sponsors

Website by HOAX Amsterdam