The CEPVI, together with the Alt Penedès Regional Council and the town councils of the municipalities along the Camí del Riu, developed “La Cultura de l’Aigua”, a project centred on water that focuses on the condition of this natural resource, its management, and the different options to improve the critical situation we are currently experiencing.
The nomadic project of architecture, from June to November 2023, visited all six municipalities along the Camí del Riu: Mediona, Sant Quintí de Mediona, Sant Pere de Riudebitlles, Torrelavit, Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and Subirats. The journey of the ephemeral structure to each municipality, and with it, the activities of “La Cultura de l’Aigua”, strengthened bonds and generated new relationships in the territory. The stone base to which the ephemeral structure was attached, a unique bench for each municipality, will remain permanently in place as a footprint and reminder of Aguait, as well as an invitation to organize future actions centred on knowledge, enjoyment, and care for the environment along the river.
Students: Lorna Mulero, Iakovina Syrianou, Maria Font, Silvia Campanini, Paola Sala, Renata Bricio, Francesca Moroni, Hong-Kuan Wang, Shayda Alsharif, Daan Daniels, Ilayda Celep, Melanie Leon, Nayeli Mendez, Luisa Mextorf, Abdelrahman Zahraan
Within this framework, Elisava’s Masters in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces (MEATS) designed Aguait, an ephemeral architecture project that invites us to approach the banks of the Mediona-Riudebitlles River, reestablishing contact with the natural space, recovering the river’s role as a social and territorial connector, and sparking collective and private moments by observing the conditions of the surroundings.
In addition to its role as a space for observation and attention, Aguait is a platform to host a varied programme of activities over the course of six months: activism, neighbourhood meetings, lectures on historical subjects, technical debates, guided walks, storytelling, concerts, recitals, etc. – all with the aim of talking about water from different perspectives (cultural, technical, recreational, social) and promoting collective actions to protect a resource both precious and fragile.