Monthly Archives: May 2015

Do It Anyway!

15-16.05.2015: Currently participates in Do it Anyway Festival, Access Space, Sheffield, UK with the workshop ShrimpCraft! Tools for the water curious


This was the first time that we held a workshop in a landlocked environment. Interesting to learn about the canalised waterways of Sheffield and discuss their connection to the sea. The area around and about Access Space is full of redundant steel factories. The waterways are in need of restoration. They are currently no-go areas with fences restricting access . Many abandoned and occupied buildings are to be found, as well as a an amazing ‘collection’ of graffiti. We tested the quality of the water running through the waterways via our DIY ShrimCrafts and found that despite many turbulent particles, it seemed quite clean. Judith Ruth, the  author of the book ‘Depth Technologies’ says :

Depth has become profound even as it has become increasingly superficial. The idea that the deep harbours the truth is an old one; surfaces have prevaricated since the Greeks, appearances deceive, and it is foolhardy to trust the eyes. IDepth has become profound even as it has become increasingly superficial. The idea that the deep harbours the truth is an old one; surfaces have prevaricated since the Greeks, appearances deceive, and it is foolhardy to trust the eyes.

– If Currently’s water sensing kits work, then this is certainly true!

More photos HERE