Following the traces of the Athens' Hadrian Aqueduct
UrbanDig Project organized 2 touring activities of sensory mapping following the traces of the Athens' Hadrian Aqueduct on the 5th and 12th of December.
The goal was to invite parents and children to get to know the invisible aqueduct through experiantial ways, as also to more deeply understand the importance of making good use of the water that the aqueduct still carries - even almost 2000 years after its creation!
Except for the experience of the sensory mapping, the 2 activities also included:
-An initial activity of experiential relaxation and imaginary guided tour inside the aqueduct
-A tour in the ancient and resent history of the aqueduct
-An final interractive discussion on the urban elements that captured our attention during the walk, as also on possible ideas of making the aqueduct more visible in our everyday lives
We would like to thank all those who participated and shared with us their observations and creative ideas!
You can have a taste from our walk here (available in Greek)
The action takes place in the framework of our participation in STARTS4Water, an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of science, technology, and the arts, that effectively implement a European approach to technological innovation centered on human needs and values.
The action is part of the project "Streets of Water - Culture Streets" (Δρόμοι Νερού - Δρόμοι Πολιτισμού) which is implemented by the Heracleidon Museum in collaboration with UrbanDig Project and Athens School of Fine Arts and is supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports.