Water City Bristol is an arts and humanities research project exploring diverse relationships between people and water in Bristol. It involves academic researchers, community groups, creative professionals and others. The project embraces a wide range of practice-led creative approaches and activations to explore and reveal the often hidden or overlooked intimate watery connections between the citizens of the city, institutions, infrastructure, the ecological realms and our sense of place and belonging.
Four key themes emerged as the anchoring topics for the project. These are: hidden rivers; hidden ecologies; hidden water infrastructure; hidden tide-scapes.