TALK: WaterAid, Art and International Development 

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14 Mar 2018

6pm to 8pm

UAL Postgraduate Community presents: WaterAid, Art and International Development 

-- Open to all UAL staff, students and alumni --

UAL staff and students are invited to WaterAid’s inaugural talk followed by a drinks reception on the evening of 14 March, delivered by WaterAid’s Director of Fundraising and Communications.

The talk will explore WaterAid’s stance on the relevance of the arts in international development, using case studies from WaterAid’s work to demonstrate the power of artistic mediums in the mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.

The talk will also seek to encourage attendees to consider the potential of artistic endeavors in campaigning and advocacy, mass engagement, education, product design and ultimately stimulating the wider processes of social and economic transformation. There will be an opportunity to chat to WaterAid staff members after the talk and further explore WaterAid’s current initiatives and campaigns.  

- part of a series of events in collaboration with UAL Pg Community for the Spring Term find out more here


About WaterAid:

Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are basic human rights. They should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren't.

The charity WaterAid work with their partners in some of the toughest places in the world. Together, they've already reached millions of people with these three essentials, enabling entire communities to unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.

And while installing taps and toilets is essential to their work, they do so much more.

WaterAid works to convince governments to change laws, link policy makers with people on the ground, pool knowledge and resources and rally support from people and organisations around the world, making lasting change happen on a massive scale.

About UAL Postgraduate Community:

Postgraduate Community provides access to cross-college and cross-disciplinary opportunities, events and networking for postgraduate taught and research students at UAL.

The Venue: Camberwell College of Arts
After an amazing redevelopment of the college site, it was recently announced internally that Camberwell College of Arts aims to be a centre for socially engaged design, making it the most appropriate college out of UAL's six colleges to host this exciting event with WaterAid.