We Are Not Alone #01

WE ARE NOT ALONE #01
FLUSSBAD BERLIN

LABORATOIRE DES BAIGNADES URBAINES EXPERIMENTALES PARIS

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In recent years plenty of initiatives around the globe raised the question what urban outdoor swimming could be like in the 21st century, beyond the common blue chlorine-cleaned pools we all know. The proposals are always specific: the revival of the relationship between a city and its waters, temporary pools as local happenings, or contemporary concepts of financing and maintaining pools in times of limited public funds.

POOL IS COOL invites the people behind several international projects to present their intentions, approaches and achievements. We want to learn from them in order to define the broader scope of POOL IS COOL on open air swimming in Brussels.

On April 12th we are happy to present two projects from Germany and France. Both focus on the accessibility of existing urban waters for swimming. Tim Edler of Flussbad Berlin will present their ongoing project of transforming part of the Spree river into a naturally cleaned swimming pool in the very centre of Berlin. Jérémy Terres Couvents of Le Laboratoire des Baignades Urbaines Expérimentales from Paris will talk about how they are raising attention, through acts of public disobedience, for the Bassin de la Villette as a place to swim. Both projects tackle the question on how to make a program shift of these waters towards urban leisure space in the dense historic centres of large European cities.

In a short introduction, we as POOL IS COOL will give an update of our project for the upcoming summer, and invite you to become an active part in the promotion of urban outdoor swimming in Brussels.

The lectures will be held in French and English with a discussion in the language of your choice.

more info:
Flussbad Berlin e.V.
Laboratoire des Baignades Urbaines Expérimentales

Tuesday 12.04.2016, 20:00
4041 Ravenstein Gallery

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