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Water Futures

Join an evening of presentations and discussions investigating new and innovative ways of approaching drinking water resources, to coincide with Beazley Designs of the Year,

What to expect

Hosted by Jane Withers, the event will feature presentations and discussions by designers and organisations responding to the urgent issues around the drinking water crisis such as scarcity and pollution. This evening will explore the ongoing, multidimensional relationship between drinking water, city life, and its future possibilities, encouraging an imaginative and human-centric design approach to promoting and improving drinking water awareness worldwide.

This event forms part of the Water Futures at A/D/O New York, a year-long programme curated by Jane Withers Studio for designers to get involved in challenging and changing our toxic drinking water culture and enabling the shift to a refill culture. At the close of the programme in early 2019, a research paper will be published dedicated to the themes covered throughout the year.

This talk coincides with the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition on display at the Design Museum between 12 September 2018 and 6 January 2019.

Booking information

Adult: £10

Student/Concession: £7

Members: £8

Tap Water Carafe by Lotte de Raadt, Vij5

JUST Water: Sustainable Packaging Innovation by JUST (designers of original label, brand and product strategy), Tetra Pak (packaging manufacturer) and Madwell (designers of updated label)

Made By Rain by Aliki van der Kruijs

Made By Rain by Aliki van der Kruijs

Made By Rain by Aliki van der Kruijs

Plastic Free Aisle and Plastic Free Trustmark, design by Made Thought

Related exhibition

Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

Discover this year’s top picks of some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designs from the past 12 months – across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.

Background image | Made By Rain by Aliki van der Kruijs