The exhibition is partly developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, facilitated by the United States Consulate, Chennai.
When we think of water, we are mostly thinking of the 3% that is freshwater on Earth. What does it mean to think of water beyond its being a resource: water is after all a weird substance. It is present in the smallest of living cells as well in gigantic glaciers and oceans.
Water shapes landscapes, lives, and legacies. Yet, access to and use of water is neither equitable nor compassionate. Our oceans are polluted, our groundwater is depleting and our rivers and lakes are drying up.
In this season, we will explore our collective relationship to water and address challenges to identify better futures.What if geologists, hydrologists, artists, civil engineers, ecologists, social scientists, oceanographers, historians, and storytellers, among others, came together to share and create knowledge about water, explore our collective experience and relationship to water to address challenges and identify futures?
Abhishek Hazra, artist
Jahnavi Phalkey, historian of science
Douglas Herman, geographer
About Science Gallery Bengaluru
Science Gallery Bengaluru (SGB) is part of an international network of university-linked Galleries in Dublin, London, Melbourne, Bengaluru, Venice, Detroit and Rotterdam. SGB is being developed with the founding support of the Government of Karnataka and its academic partners Indian Institute of Science, National Centre for Biological Sciences and Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. It is a dynamic new space for engaging young adults at the interface between the natural and human sciences, engineering and art through experimental spaces, exhibitions, educational workshops, training programmes, and public events.
About the Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian Institution of the United States is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 19 museums and the National Zoo shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world. The Institution was founded in 1846 with funds from the Englishman James Smithson (1765–1829) according to his wishes “under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.”