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Exhibit: Canal by Canal
Friday, March 18 , 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Canal by Canal
Canal by Canal is an exhibition of photographs of the land, water, and people connected by ancient irrigation waterways in Valencia, Spain, by Jason Reblando, assistant professor of photography in the Wonsook Kim School of Art at Illinois State University. Reblando made the photographs in support of research by Dr. Erik Nordman, professor of natural resource management at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, for his book, The Uncommon Knowledge of Elinor Ostrom: Essential Lessons for Collective Action (Island Press, 2021). Nordman and Reblando traveled extensively to research the important legacy of Elinor Ostrom and her groundbreaking thinking around “common-pool resources.” Ostrom’s case studies of everyday people working together to sustain and share resources, ranging from water to forestland to decarbonization efforts, are more relevant than ever as we grapple with contemporary environmental crises. Her revolutionary thinking earned her the Nobel Prize in economics, the first woman to do so. The exhibit and accompanying programming will showcase the landscape, community of irrigators, and thousand-year-old water court of southeastern Spain – just one of Ostrom’s successful examples of environmental governance that have stood the test of time. For more information about the exhibit contributors, visit https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2022/02/canal-by-canal-exhibit-opens-march-1-lecture-march-22/.
What: Canal by Canal exhibit
When: March 1 through March 31
Where: Milner Library Floor 2
About the Center for a Sustainable Water Future
The Center for a Sustainable Water Future is an interdisciplinary initiative that brings together academically diverse faculty from across campus to advance research, creative expression, teaching, and outreach activities promoting and enhancing effective and viable water solutions and stewardship within Illinois and with regional, national, and global partners. Through action research, the interdependence and relationship with water will be explored, investigated, and shared promoting a broader sustainable water ethic for the future.
For more information, visit About.IllinoisState.edu/watercenter/
The exhibition and programming are sponsored in part by the Alice and Fannie Fell Trust.
Photo credit: Jason Reblando, Horta. Courtesy of the artist.