Where to land after the pandemic? I attempt to answer Bruno Latour and SciencePo Media Lab’s question by reflecting on the experience of the MSc program in Water Management and Education that I coordinate at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands. Through the metaphor of the shoreline I discuss how we have tried to adapt and transition to a post-pandemic context through amphibious education practices, designing a program that is flexible (hybrid teaching, student centered), porous (interdisciplinary and entangled with ongoing research projects), and engaged (asking the students to address and take position on real world water problem).
I am Senior lecturer and researcher at the Water Governance Department of IHE Delft, where I coordinate the Msc program in Water Management and Governance. I work on water, politics and development in Ethiopia; media, science and water conflicts in the Nile basin; visual research methods. Committed to public engagement and crossover projects, and enjoying the collaboration with artists, photographers and journalists, I host the podcasts “The Sources of the Nile”, “Water Alternatives Podcast”, and “Si dice acqua”. I am the editor of IHE Delft Water Governance Blog, FLOWs.