Werkplaats LOLA

- De Onkruidenier

In the Netherlands we have a longstanding tradition with warding off water. Even so, there is a continuous balance between holding back and welcoming water. Within the academic climate, there is already substantial thought on how we can adjust the landscape to future human needs. With waterworkplace LOLA, artists Roland Boer and Jonmar van Vlijmen switch this perspective and place the emphasis on the aquatic evolution of humans as an adaptive species. With the help of the waterworkplace, which offers a concrete space for material research and speculation surrounding our future production landscape, we learn how to live with rising water levels and create an experimental test environment centred around the ‘salinized human’.