The River College

The River College

What do you know about the Calder River? What connections can we form between the canal, the river and the water that we consume on a daily basis? Where does the water come from and who manages it? Is it clean? Who cleans it? Who profits from it?

Join Arts Catalyst and friends for a weekend of creative games, artwork, demonstrations, citizen science activities, as well as geological cake tasting and tea at The River College tent. Together we will collectively explore water systems in the Calder Valley. With artists Ruth Levene and Kat Austen, anthropologist Megan Clinch and curators Nicola Triscott and Anna Santomauro.
 
Everyone welcome. Free, just drop into the River College tent!
 
This event forms part of Arts Catalyst’s ongoing project and inquiry Test Sites: Calder Valley. Find out more here
 
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS
 
Ruth Levene
Ruth Levene is an artist based in Sheffield, Yorkshire working in video, performance, events, digital drawings, walks, installations and participatory work. Curious and concerned by the complex systems we live by, she is currently exploring water systems, farming and market driven developments of the countryside.
 
Megan Clinch
Dr Megan Clinch is an anthropologist and lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London. Her research explores how different forms of investigation, experimentality, evidence, and evaluation are understood (or not) and managed in the development of public health interventions.
 
Nicola Triscott
Dr Nicola Triscott is a curator and researcher, working at Arts Catalyst and the University of Westminster. She is interested in curating processes of co-inquiry and knowledge coproduction, through an art-centred approach and a science and technology studies perspective.
 
Anna Santomauro
Anna Santomauro is a curator, educator and researcher in micropolitics and socially engaged art. She is Programme Curator at Art Catalyst.
 
Test Sites: Calder Valley is supported by the Wellcome Trust, Canal and River Trust and Arts Council England.