How does art become a social intervention?

The Water Tank Project transformed the New York City skyline

by Valentina Ieva
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When does art become a social intervention? The Water Tank Project is the project, launched this summer, that transformed the New York City skyline. The Water Tank Project is part art exhibition, part awareness campaign.

For the duration of the project, art above was complemented by action on the ground through educational programs, public tours, social media activities and a symposium dedicated to inspiring fresh views on global water issues. 

Artwork by acclaimed artists and New York City public school students were wrapped around rooftop water tanks throughout the city, celebrating the talents of established and emerging artists, and calling attention to the global water crisis.

Watch the video about the Water Tank Poject:

About The Water Tank Project from The Water Tank Project on Vimeo.

The aim is to produce art as social intervention, to inspire awe and joy, to educate, and to alter attitudes and habits among those who experience The Water Tank Project, ultimately creating meaningful and long-lasting change.

Images courtesy of the water tank project

More information: www.thewatertankproject.org

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  • Alessandro Suzzi

    Fantastico intervento di arredo urbano, ecco un esempio di decorazione funzionale, bisognerebbe che tutte le aree urbane degradate venissero sensibilizzate in questo senso, più che altro le istituzioni dovrebbero sensibilizzarsi maggiormente...

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  • Valentina Ieva

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    Bari / Italy

    Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)