You turn the kitchen tap and there’s a brief splutter of brown gunk. Then nothing. So you walk into the dustbowl you once called your garden and watch what’s happening in the street. People are queuing for water already — and you know you need to get in line soon to take your place with the rest of your neighbours, who’re already snaking along the pavements of your suburban block. The water bowser will be there at noon, delivered by the army, trying to make sure that everyone gets his or her 20l of life. Because of the world’s water crisis, a lot of its work revolves around this theme. So when Studio H was invited to take part in the annual Dutch Design Week (DDW) last year, a water-based project seemed like the obvious choice. And since the team was working together with Dutch initiative Agri Meets Design, which pairs designers with farmers and people in the industry who work at solving agricultural problems, Studio H started by looking at a couple of futuristic farming projects i...
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