THIRST - An exhibition and month-long participatory laboratory

POSTED BY: The_New_School | Tue Mar 18th, 2014 11:15 a.m.
LOCATION: Proteus Gowanus

Proteus Gowanus, interdisciplinary gallery and reading room, presents THIRST, a participatory curatorial project that explores thirsty materials, plants, animals and people. Curated by Parsons The New School for Design professor Lydia Matthews and Current Collective, a transdisciplinary team of graduate students from Parsons The New School for Design, it will feature an evolving installation, an open archive and a series of hands-on workshops that highlight the politics and pleasures surrounding Brooklyn’s waters, actively linking events in the past to our present conditions. Workshops will teach water-based crafts of felting and dyeing with locally sourced plants, explore the challenges of water purification and fresh water access, investigate the popularity of hydroponic farming and small-scale craft liquor production, and more. The exhibition will also feature work from *Sponge HQ is an interdisciplinary lab, workshop, classroom and project space installed at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Anderson Gallery in Richmond, VA.


Proteus Gowanus
543 Union Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215
United States of America