Littorally Speaking: A Coffee Table Book

Lemieux Island Water Filtration Plant, September 2020

Watch for the launch of “Littorally Speaking: A Coffee Table Book” coming October 1, 2021.

Viewers will have access to a video of an imagined coffee table book that takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the urban water system infrastructure in the Ottawa River littoral zone (shoreline areas between high and low water levels). Recalling childhood memories of oversized books filled with images of pristine nature and unspoilt landscapes, the video recreates the sensation of flipping through such a book. The full-page scenic images depict the City of Ottawa’s water purification plants, and selected wastewater and stormwater infrastructural elements.