WATERepublic – Public Water

Jadwiga Slezak

Oktober / October - 2020

Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel

Master of Arts


The concept WATERepublic transforms the existing hydrant network into water points for public life. People and animals have access to fresh drinking water at all times, and water connections can be rented for events such as weekly markets and street festivals. This increases the quality of life in our cities and turns empty squares into gathering places. The gray water is collected and directed to green areas nearby. Green space offices and citizens who want to participate in the maintenance of the city greenery also always have access to water. This protects our urban climate, promotes participation and strengthens the sense of community. There is no need for the time-consuming installation of standpipes or the waste and CO2-intensive transport of water in plastic bottles.