“Upstream” is a project that seeks to build connections and share stories between strangers within a watershed. It starts with a tradition that most cultures share in some way: drinking tea. Ripe with metaphor, tea is a symbol of liberation to some, an act of contemplation to others, or even a gesture of cooperation and community. Tea drinking is a simple and a universally-understood action. It will be the mechanism by which stories about water are collected and shared.
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