The Project

On May 25th and 26th 2019 LUDWIG initiated and curated a pop-up museum Drowned Land in the Compagnietheater Amsterdam dedicated to rising sea levels and climate change. What are the consequences for us and the world around us?

With electronic composer Piet-jan van Rossum’s  imaginary underwater world, video-artist Claude Cattelain’s desperate struggle against the power of the oceans, presentations by the Embassy of the North Sea, the polluted popsicles made by three Taiwanese students and Cynthia Boll’s award winning photo series of the people in Jakarta who live permanently with the water up to their ankles. On Sunday afternoon LUDWIG invited 25 speakers to present their personal connection with water on the soapbox, resulting in a colorful array of views shedding light on the subject from every conceivable angle – from climate activist to business development director Dubai Expo 2020.

Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26 2019, 10-17 hrs
Compagnietheater Amsterdam

Piet-Jan van Rossum: All this will be ours without asking
Fabian Krausz: micro- and macroworld of bacteria and time-­relativism
Isaac Cordal: Waiting for Climate Change
Claude Cattelain: Fabrica Brighton – day 10
Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti: Polluted Water Popsicles
Pavèl van Houten: Watertransformator
Jules van Hulst: Hybris
Cynthia Boll: Sinking Cities
Harpo ‘t Hart and Carmen Schabracq: Seamouth
Frank Bloem: Smells of the Sea
Paula Loos: Toiless paper
Rademacher/De Vries: Stromingskaart Amsterdam



Tue, June 18, 2019
Waterschap Amstel, Gooi en Vecht
We Make the City: Climate Proofing The Region
Sat, May 25, 2019
Sun, May 26, 2019
Compagnietheater Amsterdam
Drowned Land Pop-up Museum