Peep Under the Elbe, 2008


Peep Under the Elbe was a project on water quality in the forgotten neighborhood of Wilhelmsburg in Hamburg. The city had given up monitoring the canals and wetterns in this area. Wilhelmsburg is an island neighborhood of immigrants and German working poor that is criss-crossed with polluted waterways. CAE attempted to find where the safest places were for the popular pastimes of swimming and fishing (often as a way to get fish a person could not otherwise afford), and where the most dangerous places were.