The littoral–where land and water meet and co-constitute each other–is murky.
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
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.
On 18 March a small group of FEELed Labbers gathered online to read Quill Christie Peters’ essay “Kwe becomes the moon, touches herself so she can feel full again” – as always, out loud and together. It is a very sexy text, but not in a straightforward way. It is also challenging It took us… Continue reading Unanticipated intimacies
On Saturday March 12th the sky above the Okanagan valley drizzled water. Meanwhile, the FEELed Lab convened a gathering with the intent to set to simmer conversations of caring for and with the Land that makes possible all that we do and are here. This event was orchestrated by Pamela, Jasmine, and Grouse Barnes, syilx… Continue reading A Land care conversation
Thanks for the feel-ed lab team for composing these notes. Finding words&moments shared and unthought-of, being reminded the importance of darkness that accompanies light are few of those magical feelings I found while reading these notes. I am an uninvited translator from Taiwan. Since October last year, we start to have a small Bodies of… Continue reading Elsewhere participant Renyu: Thaw
[41.869513, 2.650965] My name is Isabel and I am an artist from and currently based in Barcelona. This weekend I took the opportunity to conduct a very intimate Fringe Natures event while visiting my mum. She lives in Santa Coloma the Farners. This town is located in a region called “La Selva” (The rainforest) due… Continue reading Elsewhere Participant Isabel Val: Thaw
Munson Pond is an old gravel pit in southwest region of Kelowna. Last Friday, seven friends of the FEELed Lab gathered for our latest Fringe Natures event, “Thaw.” Thaw can describe the condition of the pond and the ground, both slowly waking up from winter. The word also invites consideration of what our bodies might… Continue reading Here and there and in transition: thaw
On Friday February 18th Littoral Listening #3: Rest, was postponed. “I saw a world in which the sun and the moon shone at the same time,” begins the passage we would have read together.
The FEELed lab is beginning a blog series highlighting undergraduate work focused on intersectional and inclusive environmental humanities questions. The first undergraduate work we are featuring is Tatiana Lopez’s A Field Guide to Taking the Alternative Route. Tatiana made four posters that call attention to physically inaccessible parts of Kelowna. She is a fourth-year psychology… Continue reading Undergraduate Feature: A Field Guide to Taking the Alternative Route