Open Water Dialogues


22/03/24Friday, 17:00Duration 5hBad Ischl, 4820 Bad Ischl
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Open Water Dialogues
© Elisabeth Spitzer, Elena Schauberger


Impulses and dialogues on the future of our water
with experts from science, art and practice. Transdisciplinary examination of elementary questions that we face in the course of progressive climate change, such as: Is water an endless resource? How do we want to and can we protect and utilise our water?
Performative interventions provide impulses for local and global issues relating to our water.

Friday, 22 March 2024 5 – 10 pm (PKS-Villa, Bad Ischl-Engleithen)

  • Get together, keynote speeches by Helga Kromp-Kolb and Li An Phoa
  • Introduction of the speakers and artists of the OpenWaterDialogues
  • Performative contributions by saxophonist Edgar Unterkirchner and actress Paloma Obispo
  • Installations by Markus Jeschaunig water cosmos and sea of flags by the Artists for Future
  • Wine tasting – Söll Winery Gentle Viticulture

Saturday, 23 March 2024 9 am – 6 pm (sudhaus)

  • 9:30 – 11:00 – Keynote speeches by Rose Kobusinge, Thomas Brudermann, Reinhard Steurer, Elisabeth Spitzer
  • 11:00 – 13:00 – WaterDates with the speakers of the day and with Helga Kromp-Kolb, Li An Phoa, Christine Sindelar, Roman Klymenko, Markus Jeschaunig, Maria Holter, Johannes Siegmund, Janina Zeleny and others; artistic interventions including Cut around the World with Carmen Subota
  • 14:00 – ClimateWalk with Artists for Future & Fahnenmeer & drum group Vento Sul (in the city centre)
  • 14:45 – Keynote speech Applied Water Physics by Elmar C. Fuchs
  • 14:45 – 16:45 – Workshop I – WaterWorlds by Südwind OÖ with Christian Humer DE (for young people aged 11 to 15), registration required
  • 15:15 – 16:45 – Workshop II – Building with the river with Franz Fitzke and Klaus Rauber DE/ENG (open workshop)
  • 15:15 – 16:45 – Workshop III – Transformative Communities: Challenging Environmental Privilege and Strengthening Social Action with Natalia Hecht – Registration required
  • 15:30 – 16:15 – Guided tour through the exhibition sudhaus – art with salt and water with curator Gottfried Hattinger DE
  • 17:00 – Panel discussion

Sunday, 24 March 2024 9 am – 4 pm (in the morning: Sudhaus, Traunufer)

  • 9:00 – Everything in flux? – Lecture by Christine Sindelar, River Research, BOKU Vienna 
  • 9:30 – RiverWalk with Li An Phoa (registration required) 
  • Alternative: Bad Ischl city tour
  • 11:00 – Renata Schmidtkunz (Ö1) In conversation … with Lucía Muriel on the decolonial perspective on climate movements and questions of social justice.
  • 13:00 – Picnic for Future. (PKS-Villa, Bad Ischl-Engleithen)
  • Encounter with water – A water drinking ritual by Regina Hügli & Natalia Hecht
  • Film premiere of “Schauberger’s Legacy” 
  • Further installations and guided tour of the Schauberger water research showrooms

Further information

Limited number of participants, 
Registration required, ticket prices freely selectable (“Pay as you wish”), young people up to 26 years free 
Most of the lectures and WaterDates in German, some in English
Exhibition in the sudhaus:
Contact the organising project partner:
Phone: 0664 46 28 134


Jörg and Ingrid Schauberger (project management and organisers)
Fariba Mosleh (curatorial project management)

Carmen SubotaEdgar UnterkirchnerElisabeth SpitzerElmar C. FuchsFranz FitzkeHelga Kromp-KolbJohannes SiegmundMaria Christine HolterMarkus JeschaunigPaloma ObispoPeter Bachler (aka Peer Bach)Reinhard SteurerRose KobusingeStella BachThomas BrudermannChristine SindelarHannes SöllJanina ZelenyKlaus RauberLi An PhoaLucía MurielNatalia HechtRegina HügliRenata SchmidtkunzChristian HumerHansjörg SchennerJosef WanzenböckRoman KlymenkoVento Sul (invited Experts from science, art & practice)

Christina Jaritsch (Head of Programme Climate Change, Gender Diversity)

Globalokal – Building the New

Event info

Bad Ischl
, 4820 Bad Ischl
Children & teenagers up to 26 free admission,