Moniek Driesse

EU-Postgraduate Student (Marie Curie scholarship)

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Medicinaregatan 7 B
413 90 Göteborg
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Box 130
405 30 Göteborg

About Moniek Driesse

In her PhD project on heritage of water in Mexico City and Gothenburg, Moniek Driesse seeks to reconcile large-scale and long-term narrative lines with everyday subjective meaning-making processes. By conceptualising the term imaginary agency and mobilising design research methods, she traces agencies of water in urban environments through time and space, in order to re-imagine relationships of care between humans and the planet they inhabit. Her project follows waters through the two cities, and, in doing so, navigates physical and mental urban maps with attention to sacrificed, forgotten and hidden places, humans and beyond-humans. In doing so, she explores how to start mending these maps through moments of re-orientation and acts of imagination.

These PhD studies are developed within the framework of the Marie-Curie funded Critical Heritage Europe Research School, within the “Curating the City” work cluster.