Keg De Souza Chats About 'Not a Drop to Drink'



Keg de Souza lives and works in Redfern, Sydney on unceded Gadigal land and uses mediums such as temporary architecture, food, mapping and dialogical projects to explore the poetics and politics of space.

Installation at Arts House from 10am 10 – 15 May. Meals at Arts House 7pm 12 – 15 May + 1pm Sat 15 May. A large-scale installation and series of performative meals that addresses food and water scarcity. The menu has been developed through interviews with experts from Indigenous Elders and farmers to water-policy lawyers and botanists. Featuring an immersive soundscape and evocative architecture, the meals have been designed by Mabu Mabu’s Nornie Beru.

Take a seat at the table of tomorrow: Not a Drop to Drink is a large-scale installation and series of meals that invite community to prepare for climate crisis.


Food shortages due to water scarcity is one of the biggest climate concerns for people living in Australia, and everything on this drought responsive menu has been developed through interviews with experts ranging from Indigenous Elders and farmers to water-policy lawyers and botanists. Featuring an immersive soundscape inside a soft, temporary architecture, these meals – designed by Mabu Mabu’s Nornie Bero – will conjure a space that centres conversations on these urgent matters. Born 1978, Perth, Western Australia. Lives and works in Sydney, New South Wales. Keg de Souza’s interdisciplinary practice is based around issues of community and spatial politics. Spanning a wide range of media, her work incorporates soft and inflatable architectures, video, publications, workshops, tours and food. De Souza locates her work in galleries and the urban environment, and many of her projects create informal platforms for audience participation and social exchange. Drawing on her formal training in architecture and visual arts, as well as her experiences as a squatter and organiser, she creates works that present imaginative tactics for sharing knowledge and strengthening communities.