Imagine Water

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

Jen Crawford, Merlinda Bobis, Dinah Roma, Lucy Neave

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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
Number of pages17
JournalMoving Worlds: a journal for transcultural writings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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