Last year, we FEELers were lucky to have spent some time in beautiful Woodhaven Regional Park on unceded syilx territory. This began with a walk around the park with Westbank First Nation councillor Jordan Coble and some of his colleagues last October. We also learned from the generous Land Care circle offered by Pamela, Grouse… Continue reading The FEELed Lab at Woodhaven Ecoculture Centre
Over the past few months, the FEELed Lab has been participating in “A Mostly Screen-Free, Zine-Full, Remote-Participation Conference on Experimental Methods for Research and Research Exchange” – you can read more about this excellent initiative convened by the Low Carbon Research Methods group here. The FEELed Lab’s participation included, first, making our first zine! This… Continue reading DIY Methods Day at the Lab!
In 2021 the FEELed Lab started a semi-regular, online convening of interested folks from different and same time zones. The idea was to have a reading group that would prioritize listening and ask little preparation of participants. We named this gathering Littoral Listening, calling on the land/water transition space for inspiration.
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 commitment?)
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…
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
Anastasia (or A, as we also call them), a participant in the Listening, Attuning summer symposium gifts us with this offering – listen for the cracks…
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
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
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