Angered water collection
Angered is a north east district in the city of Gothenburg. Characterised by water, it is bordered by the Göta river in the west, Lärjeåns river meanders it way through from the east and in the north there are many lakes in the vättlefjäll nature reserve. I have been collecting water this week from around Angered. However…
Last week I spent a day at the enviromental administration in Gothenburg. Looking into water around Angered. Most people are not aware that our water here in Sweden is heavily polluted with heavy metals and chemicals from our industrial history as well from medical waste. Water no longer achieves basic biological standards in the nature. Some places are seriously polluted and in fact our drinking water comes from Göta Älv where upstream industry is still polluting the water we drink. They have even found PFAS in Göta Älv!
I am looking at maps, doing intervews with environmentalists, as well as collecting different water for the exhibition at Blå Stället Angered. I am shocked to find out that there are lakes and places seriously polluted and leaking heavy toxins out into our nature. Old rifle/gun range and military training grounds left leaking lead into the groundwater, that is just another example. There are places that are extremely toxic from old industry. We are using around 180 liter per day of water in our household from that only 10 liter for drinking and cooking. Its a ticking bomb!
But I will continue working with urban growing, natural dye and plants possibilities and communication through the colour from nature.