Three Rivers, One Map: A Year of Water & Humanity

Date: Tue. 23 Jan, 2018 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

Any place you go in the world, ask a fellow where they get their water, and they will have an answer. According to Hecht, it is the boundless trail of water that shows the myriad ways we as humanity drink. From the arctic Torne River, to the Gangetic Plain, and through the Atacama Desert, a traveler’s view reveals at once the harsh realities of civilization and certain moments of clarity about how we can cohabit the earth. Galen Hecht graduated from COA in 2016, and spent 2017 on a Watson Fellowship exploring rivers. Growing up in the arid mountains of New Mexico and then Vancouver Island, Hecht developed strong relations to the landscape, which led to a focus on water and watersheds. His travels last year took him to three distinct landscapes from the Himalaya, to Lapland and the Atacama. He is currently living and farming in Deer Isle, ME. The event will take place at College of the Atlantic, in the McCormick Lecture Hall. Contact John Visvader @[email protected] for additional details.

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