2008-2009: Cappadocia Water Re-sources / DAI-project with the Art-Eco Platform Cappadocia and NIHA, tutored by Florian Göttke & Rebecca Sakoun
Upcoming project on water management in Cappadocia, a rural area in central Turkey, in collaboration with the Art-Eco Platform Cappadocia and NIHAnkara.
Project coordinator Dutch Art Institute: Florian Göttke
Cappadocia is an area distinguished by its beautiful rock formations eroded from the soft volcanic rock. Though naturally not exceptionally dry, due to the diversion of the water resources to the big cities and the lack of any wastewater treatment, water pollution has become a major problem and the sustainable management of the resources an immediate necessity. A number of local and international organizations are starting to address these problems.
In June a group of students of the DAI will travel to Ibrahimpasa a small town in Cappadocia to familiarize themselves with the area and the underlying problems. In a later stage we will contribute to the awareness campaign to support the efforts to create a sustainable solution for the water management of the region.
Link to website /archived/cappadocia/