My definition of water is understanding it through the theories that it is a hydro-social tool which has the power to shape political and social formations. Water in its own right is a life force, and through water you can change the fabric of a city.
The drawing uses current landscape architecture research to imagine a future where the urban and water are synergistic. The people sacrifice a part of the building and build a relationship with the water's temporal nature. It is a practice of listening and giving agency to the ‘other’ (in this case, water) and responding in a symbiotic manner to its conditions, rather than the human-centric framework in place now.
A humans-first culture cannot survive if the earth is to remain inhabitable. It is time to connect, listen and co-exist.