Fringe Natures #8: Lichen Love (What’s your commiment?)

Although the FEELed Labbers are mostly on summer rest, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to join forces with FCCS 2090 (no, that is not a typo) Woodhaven Artist-in-Residence, Tessa Zettel, to conjure up a bit of lichen love. Tessa was visiting sylix territories on behalf of the T. Rudzenskaite Memorial Amateur Lichenologists Society, which has… Continue reading Fringe Natures #8: Lichen Love (What’s your commiment?)

FEELings after one year at the FEELed Lab…

Fun and weird things are growing at the FEELed Lab.

As we close up shop for some summertime rest and downtime, we want to take a moment to reflect on a wonderful first year together, experimenting in this new infrastructure we call the FEELed Lab! I (Astrida) will speak for myself and say that I am feeling a few feelings! First, I would like to… Continue reading FEELings after one year at the FEELed Lab…

Elsewhere participant Renyu: Listening, Attuning

Below, Renyu, a participant in the Listening, Attuning summer symposium offers a reflection in response to the question: “how gathering/conversation with others across difference is a key research method” (Flash back) Day 1 I went to the chatroom, and seen strange anonymous postings… I interpret smile in wrong way/ maybe I don’t believe in feminism… Continue reading Elsewhere participant Renyu: Listening, Attuning

Firing up our Artist-in-Residence Program! Introducing Coralee Miller

The FEELed Lab was delighted to welcome artist Coralee Miller as our first Artist-in-Residence in 2022. This program, which we plan to convene once a year, is intended to support dedicated local artists to further their artistic practice. Coralee joined us in May 2022 over two weekends at the Woodhaven Ecoculture Centre, which allowed her… Continue reading Firing up our Artist-in-Residence Program! Introducing Coralee Miller

Listening, Attuning

What does listening hold?What holds listening? How might listening be an act of compassion, a notice of refusal, a way to learn what is enough?How can we attune though bodies, extended in and across other bodies of difference? From 23 May – 1 June 2022, the FEELed Lab convened the first (hopefully annual!) Feminist Environmental… Continue reading Listening, Attuning

Elsewhere Participant Olga F.: Listening, Attuning

Olga F. Koroleva, Notebook

Below, Olga F., a participant in the Listening, Attuning summer symposium offers reflections on two different sessions. For Mar: . having cycled, walked, pushed – uphill scurried – downhill, greeted the plants, i sit i sit with your reminder to breathe in the river, and i know: now there is not a day when I… Continue reading Elsewhere Participant Olga F.: Listening, Attuning

Seeding, weeding

When planning the most recent Fringe Natures session for the first Friday in May, we anticipated being deep into burstings and proliferations of the planty kind. It seems, however, that the seasonal turns here on unceded syilx lands have resonating with the FEELed Lab’s wish to go slowly and take our time with things –… Continue reading Seeding, weeding

Fire & Water: the first?

A gathering of trees welcomed a recombinant collective of knowledge keepers, volunteers, poets, players, thinkers, practitioners, participants, painters, deer, documentarians, story tellers, learners, teachers, the sound of spring freshet, clouds, and a fire–drenched eventually, for safety.