Eden in Iraq
National Design Centre, Atrium, Level 1
06 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
9am - 9pm
Eden In Iraq is an interdisciplinary, environmental art and design exhibition tracing the evolution of the wastewater remediation project in the marshes of southern Iraq near the historic site of the Garden of Eden.
We have used environmental art, design, and wastewater to create a restorative wastewater garden for cultural memory, education, and shared social space. Drawing on Islamic and Mesopotamian traditions originating in this historically and symbolically charged region, the Eden in Iraq Waste Water Garden is designed to be a syncretic container for ecological and cultural restoration.
On display at the National Design Centre October 6-20 will be design and engineering drawings, models, photo, art, and video works. The rich history of the Marshes and its People are discovered through this work. The project, to design a wastewater garden in S. Iraq, has had the support of many levels of Iraqi society from villages to the Prime Minister’s Office.
Eden in Iraq by Meridel Rubenstein and Peer Sathikh, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media.
Supported by DesignSingapore Council.