WaterCityBristol was an arts and humanities research project exploring diverse relationships between people and water in Bristol. It involved academic researchers, community groups, creative practitioners and others. The project embraced a wide range of practice-led creative approaches and activations to explore and reveal the often hidden or overlooked intimate watery connections between people and place, institutions, infrastructure and ecological meshes.
Four key themes emerged as the anchoring topics for the project. These are: hidden rivers; hidden ecologies; hidden water infrastructure; hidden tide-scapes.