Humid Europe


From the Mediterranean Sea to the Danube river.

Humid Europe


From the Mediterranean Sea to the Danube river.
Future architecture should be humid, a wet place where borders melt and disappear.
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  • # Social
  • # Environment

Europe is in crisis. Nation states are in crisis. We are living in a defense mode, a mode of retreat. Visible and invisible borders are rising in Europe and beyond.

If on land borders can be clear and traceable, on water and on swamps borders make explicit their transitoriness and their paradoxical existence. Wetlands and swamps are “enemies” of the nation state. In these humid and literally fluctuating environments order and regulations are difficult to define and to apply.

Humid Europe explores maritime and fluvial zones across Europe as inclusive and fluidly interconnected areas. Seas and rivers are here seen not as dividing topographical features, but as connectors. Water is a unifying and circular element. Water adapts and changes state, it freezes and evaporates.

Humid Europe focuses on the jurisdictions of the Mediterranean Sea and the Danube river, as international water/ways.


What is the purpose of your visit? – A journey towards the high seas, still from video, 2015

What is the purpose of your visit? – A journey towards the high seas, still from video, 2015


Idea by

Giuditta Vendrame
Kaartmakersring 71
Eindhoven
Netherlands
Giuditta Vendrame is a designer and researcher. She explores the intersections between design, art practice, and legal systems. She researched the notion of citizenship and its paradoxes and she is currently interested in exploring ways to open political spaces through playful and poetical interventions.

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