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Title: Eden in Iraq: a wastewater design project as bio-art—a confluence of nature and culture, design and ecology, in Southern Iraq marshes
Authors: Rubenstein, Meridel
Sathikh, Peer
Keywords: Visual arts and music::Design
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Rubenstein, M. & Sathikh, P. (2021). Eden in Iraq: a wastewater design project as bio-art—a confluence of nature and culture, design and ecology, in Southern Iraq marshes. AI and Society, 36(4), 1377-1388. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00146-020-00967-3
Journal: AI and Society
Abstract: Abstract: Eden In Iraq is an environmental design and water remediation project in the marshes of southern Iraq using design and wastewater as bio-art, to create a restorative garden for education, cultural memory, and contemplation. Earmarked for a 20,000 m2 site at Al Manar in the marshes between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, near a probable site of the historic Garden of Eden, Eden in Iraq is a project that brings, art, design, and technology together with culture and history. Drawing on Islamic and Mesopotamian traditions originating in this historically and symbolically charged region, the Eden in Iraq Waste Water Garden is designed to be a syncretic container for ecological and cultural restoration and heritage after the time of war. This paper looks at this project from three inter-related activities, namely, treatment of wastewater suitable for growing a large scale garden, design of the garden starting from the Islamic garden design principles and thirdly, reviving the cultural heritage of the pre-Islamic, Mesopotamian art in contemporary forms. Graphic abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.].
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/162331
ISSN: 0951-5666
DOI: 10.1007/s00146-020-00967-3
Rights: © 2021 Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
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