19 Sep 2019
How does our relationship with water play out in literature and what does this tell us about ourselves? How does an architect or a physicist think about language in relation to their respective discipline? These are the kinds of questions we’ll be asking in our new series The Libreria Room, bringing together writers, thinkers, artists to reimagine what a literary salon can be.
Both life source and threat, salvation and obstacle – water embodies the duality of hope and despair. Our relationship indicates where we have come from and where we are going. Steeped in mythology, water allows us to tell stories that cross time and space. More than just symbolic, our relationship with it is vital. As water resources around the world reduce, this relationship is fast changing. The Water salon will look at hope, release and threat, through the lenses of writers Sophie Mackintosh (author of The Water Cure), Lou Stoppard (writer & curator) and Edinburgh research fellow Alexandra Campbell.
The Libreria Room is curated in partnership with Madeleine Dunnigan, writer and co-editor of Ladybeard Magazine.
Image by Geiste Kincinaityte.