From the start of the project, the city of Ostend integrated the yearly tradition of Heritage Day into the MOW Project. Doing so, the opportunity was offered to make the project known to a large and diverse audience and to invite people to discuss the aims and results in a natural and spontaneous manner.
This webinar for Memory of Water will open with an introduction to how Ormston House became involved with the Creative Europe project, and why Limerick was the perfect city for this cooperation. We will then take a short trip with Pat Lysaght on his boat, Eye of the River, travelling from his home, through the city, meeting some friends along the way. After setting the scene, Mary Conlon will outline the role of Ormston House, the Irish partner responsible for the Artistic Direction of Memory of Water, and share what she has learned from the cooperative project and partnership.
Chaired by Professor Katarzyna Kosmala (UWS) 'Shadow Expert' on the Memory of Water project, curator and art writer.
Levadia, partner of Memory of Water collaboration co-funded by Creative Europe, is taking the torch from Ostend, continuing the wonderful journey. Levadia will present the impact of the programme on the local artists and people and will share with us the experience that the city has gained by participating in Memory of Water.
Through a narration of the events, which took place during the two residencies in Levadia, we will get to know the city and we will discover if the programme managed to achieve its goals here.
It has been a long and amazing but also unpredictable journey, turning the intentions of Memory of Water into actual realisations. The time has come to count blessings and pitfalls, asking ourselves: did we reach the intended outcomes and did we really manage to bring about CHANGE?
The Memory of Water team is delighted to share the programme of webinars that will profile the achievements of six partner cities striving to impact the future of post industrial cultural heritage on the European waterfronts by looking at those places through the lens of socially-engaged, interventionist artworks.