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OOZE is an international design practice operating between the fields of art, architecture and urbanism.

Água Carioca - Opening , Rio Janeiro

10 April 2014

Dear Friends and Collegues,

Ooze will be opening the exhibition Água Carioca this evening, 10th of April.

Venue: Studio-X on Praça Tiradentes 48, Rio de Janeiro.

The evening will start at 18.30 with the projection of the documentary "Água Carioca Diaries" realized by Ooze and Adolfo Estrada and continue at 20.00 with the opening of the exhibition "Agua Carioca, 4 case studies" which explores different stategies of implementation of decentralised constructed wetlands in 4 communities across the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Trailer of the movie can be seen here:

Some info in English:

Água Carioca exhibition
Constructed Wetlands are natural, self-sufficient and decentralized water treatment systems that imitate natural digestive processes in the way they allow microorganisms to unfold their purifying power. In close cooperation with Dutch experts in water technology and commissioned by various institutions across Europe, OOZE has realized several of such systems under various circumstances over recent years. The project Água Carioca makes use of this expertise and expands it: it analyses how Constructed Wetlands may contribute to improve water purification in the city of Rio de Janeiro and more specifically in its informal settlements.
This exhibition shows intermediate results for four different neighbourhoods across the city: Maré, Morro do Salgueiro, Morro da Formiga, and Rio das Pedras. Each design speculates how Constructed Wetlands may look like when being implemented in distinct urban settings. The project has been carried out in close cooperation with inhabitants and received support of several non-governmental and governmental organizations. Comments, questions and recommendations made by stakeholders are an integral part of the outcome. While maps and plans discuss physical potentialities and barriers, quotations of their remarks highlight institutional chances and challenges.

We hope to see you there!

Água Carioca, Rio de Janeiro

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