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WaterAid Hackathon: The Water Fight

Event date
17 January 2019 - 18 January 2019 (10am to 5.30pm)
WaterAid Hackathon: The Water Fight

This event is open to all current UAL postgraduate students and alumni

Are you interested in working with international non-profit organisation WaterAid to help save lives by giving the gift of clean water in collaboration with MA Design Management and Cultures students?

Postgraduate students across UAL are invited to take part in a two-day Hackathon, visiting WaterAids headquarters for talks, masterclasses and challenges delivered by WaterAid; an international development organisation working to bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere within a generation.

The hackathon will explore the potential of the arts as a means to achieve development goals, asking how and in what way the arts can best be used as a tool in the mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, and ultimately build stronger, more sustainable communities.

  • What to expect:

Over the two days, you'll work to solve the problem proposed by WaterAid, starting at their HQ in Vauxhall. You'll then form transdisciplinary teams to develop ideas into prototype artworks, objects, inventions or interfaces that harness WaterAids mission.

By the end of day 2, you and your team will present your idea to a panel of industry experts from WaterAid and UAL and a winning group will be selected. 
There will be workshops, mentors and industry experts on hand to help guide you throughout the two days.

A full event schedule will follow.

We are looking for creative people with a passion to learn and share their knowledge and skills. 
To secure a place, email with answers to the following:

    •    Your name, course and college
    •    How this opportunity will benefit you
    •    If you are offered a place, can you guarantee you will turn up?

More about WaterAid:
Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are basic human rights. They should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren't. The charity WaterAid work with their partners in some of the toughest places in the world. Together, they've already reached millions of people with these three essentials, enabling entire communities to unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.

And while installing taps and toilets is essential to their work, they do so much more. WaterAid works to convince governments to change laws, link policy makers with people on the ground, pool knowledge and resources and rally support from people and organisations around the world, making lasting change happen on a massive scale.

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