WaterMarks MKE

Milwaukee, WI

WaterMarks MKE is an initiative to develop an inclusive urban-scaled vision for the City of Milwaukee.

WaterMarks MKE is a public art initiative to help the citizens of Milwaukee better understand their relationships to water and the systems that support their lives.  This initiative is designed to increase water IQ throughout the City and to help create a new public narrative around water where citizens recognize water as resource and responsibility, vital to life as well as general well-being across the region.

“Over time, WaterMarks will expand organically becoming larger and more diverse reflecting the ever-increasing depth and diversity of social and ecological connections” (Mary Miss)

The WaterMarks initiative consists of a series of interconnected elements , including:  A large-scale lighting installation on the Jones Island Stack, dozens of site-specific WaterMarkers located in communities throughout the city, and a series of engagement activities (Walks, Workshops, and Artist Projects) — which are all part of the CALL Framework, in Milwaukee.

WaterMarks MKE is a Mary Miss / City as Living Laboratory initiative, with Aaron Asis —and  has been developed with dozens of public, private, and institutional partners — since 2014.

For more information visit the official website for WaterMarks MKE.  Instagram and Facebook pages are coming soon!