water with water / فسّر الماء بالماء is an experimental publishing project based in Doha Qatar. Publications and projects of W/W/W speculate in visual form at the intersection of Gulf culture and contemporary art and design.
Our publication activity is grant supported by Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar and Qatar Foundation.
Select publications are available for sale at the Neurotitan Bookshop in Berlin Germany, and various artist book fairs.
Where to buy?
If you need to buy our work but can't come to Doha, you can find some of our publications at the Neurotitan Bookshop in Berlin. They stock lots of great artist and indie publishers, check them out if you can.
Nathan Ross Davis is a design educator, researcher, and maker based in Doha Qatar and Portland Oregon. Nathan initiated water with water as a non-client based visual research lab. This experimental publishing project privileges graphic speculation and visual experimentation which is focused on cultural and intellectual concerns, rather than business driven economics. In addition to leading the activities of W/W/W, Nathan also has a design studio and consultancy with his partner Jennifer Davis called Arcadian Studio. Nathan’s design work has appeared in the Red Dot Design Awards, Print Magazine, Graphis, Under Consideration’s FPO Awards, Design Boom, and Creative Quarterly.
Teaching and Research: nathanrossdavis.com
Professional Practice: arcadianstudio.com
Sarah Elawad is currently studying design in Doha Qatar. Originally from the UK, Sarah's family roots are in Sudan. Her hybrid family history and her interest in the cultural relationships between the West and the Middle East inspires many of her contributions to the activities of W/W/W.