Open Systems

The Aigua de Barri project was created as a proposal of the Museu de les Aigües and with the active participation of Ítaca, an organization in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat dedicated to the education in leisure of children and young people in the neighborhood. The project aims to ponder on the use made of water and the value given to it at a social and collective level.

Aigua de Barri is structured in eight sessions, during which the whole project is created and executed jointly, from the definition of the scope of study to its achievement and analysis of the data obtained. The first four sessions are devoted to designing the method and defining a basic question with which the whole experiment deals: How would you react if you woke up and did not have water? This topic is used to prepare a survey and a game that are carried on the street during the fifth session. Throughout a whole day, 126 residents of the neighborhood participate in the game and in groups of 6, they respond to a series of questions that directly imply their vision and awareness of water as a necessary and vital resource.