Communicating science of water after the UN 2023 Water Conference

You are warmly invited to attend the event WATER: Science and Art: Communicating science of water and its importance through visual, artistic and media language which follows the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York (from 22 to 24 March) that was co-hosted by the Governments of the Netherlands and Tajikistan. After the presentation of the outcomes of the conference a panel discussion on visualising and communicating water science through art and photography will take place.

Apr 2023
Time: 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Location: Jakopič Gallery
Adults, students, seniors
Papua New Guinea, Bougainville, 2013
Papua New Guinea, Bougainville, 2013 © Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR Images

After an opening speech by the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Ljubljana Johan Verboom on the topic of water, which serves as a significant connector between the Netherlands and Slovenia and the world at large the Ambassador-at-large for Water Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Tanja Miškova and the Coordinator of International Water Affairs at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management Niels Vlaanderen will talk about the outcomes of the UN 2023 Water Conference that took place in New York from 22 to 24 March, starting on the World Water Day.

A round table discussion on visualising and communicating water science through art and photography will follow. Scientific knowledge about water is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. This calls for an appropriate approach on how to better communicate this knowledge to the wider public through different channels in the future and raises the question of whether art can complement the strictly scientific approach of providing information about water by talking about this fundamental element of our existence in an intuitive, creative and more open way.

Mr. Vlaanderen will also take part in the round table discussion with other distinguished guests: 

  • Prof. Dr. Mihael Brenčič, a hydrogeologist and a professor at the Geology department of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering in Ljubljana (NTF),
  • Mr. Kadir van Lohuizen, photographer and NOOR Images co-founder from Amsterdam, who has travelled extensively across the world, documenting human struggles related to water conditions and rising sea levels for several decades,
  • Ms. Eva Petrič, a Slovenian inter-media conceptual artist who actively works in New York, Vienna, and Ljubljana

    The discussion will be moderated by Maja Ratej, a journalist at RTV Slovenija.

    If you cannot join us live, follow our live stream on Galerija Jakopič Facebook page at 5 pm!

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