WATERAGRI is taking an innovative approach to public engagement, collaborating with theatre and film makers to connect to a wider public over the course of the project. Drawing on current research into experiential engagement in marketing and the arts, WATERAGRI not only aims to engage with stakeholders in the agricultural world but to connect with the wider public engaging their curiosity and enthusiasm for sustainable solutions in agricultural production, food security, and water.
WATERAGRI and Water is attracted to Water
Water is Attracted to Water is an interdisciplinary theatre show about the human relationship with water. Professor Miklas Scholz, WATERAGRI co-ordinator is collaborating with theatre-maker Kate Adams as a scientific consultant and performer in her show in which some of the key issues relating to water and sustainable practices are introduced.
The show is aimed at a non-specialist audience including teenagers and adults and will be touring from 2021. It aims to help people reconnect with water and the significance of it in our world, as the performers sing songs, tell stories about water science, remember the floods, and do the water molecule dance.
Water is Attracted to Water is an exploration of how playfulness and joy can still be part of our lives as we struggle to confront difficult truths, and how we can find positive perspectives by learning about current research and engaging people’s curiosity.
The show is accompanied by participatory workshops, discussions and audiences can also learn the water molecule dance to raise awareness. New tour dates available soon.
“I love that wetlands are a natural solution (low tech) to a problem caused by too much industrial activity. I love the small scale examples of the duckweed.”
“The use of graphs, drawing and music was really interesting. I haven’t paid attention to science much since my GCSEs, and sometimes feel in the news we never know what to believe. The research was very interesting and eye opening and refreshing.”
“I love scientific ideas and really enjoyed the clarity of Miklas’ descriptions and insights – especially now it feels so essential in our current crisis to understand positive and clear messages about science – Miklas’ experiment gave me hope in a difficult time when it’s easy to succumb to fear.”
“I haven’t thought much about science since secondary school, I forgot how much fun it was.”
“I’m fascinated, but a complete novice! I love anything that combines theatre and science and that makes science easier to understand.”