Life in the Soil, March 7-9, 2017Event Website: https://lifeinthesoil2017.wordpress.com/ Life in the Soil was a 3-day interdisciplinary event, presented by The Deep Earth Treatment Centre (DETC) Amanda White and Alana Bartol in collaboration with Jennifer Willet. The event aimed to encourage public engagement and cross-disciplinary dialogue towards deepening our relationship with and understanding of the complexity of living soil and its importance to all life on earth. Life in the Soil is the inaugural event of the five year research-creation project Bioart: Collaborating with Life; funded by the SSHRC insight program. As the first in a series of annual events, we began with a workshop involving presentations and activities that will connect participants to the liveness of soil; highlighting various perspectives on soil, and exploring the ethics of inter-species collaborations. (BioArt: Collaborating with Life is a five year research-creation project hosted at the INCUBATOR Lab and funded by the SSHRC insight program. Employing interdisciplinary research, collaboration and artistic practice to investigate the ecological, aesthetic, economic, technological, and spiritual relations possible between species. Led by Dr. Jennifer Willet (Associate Professor, University of Windsor School of Creative Arts, Director INCUBATOR Lab) in collaboration with Amanda White (Artist, PhD Candidate Queen’s University) and Alana Bartol (Artist, Faculty ACAD)
(Event images courtesy of Shallen Chen, DETC and Incubator Lab)
BioArt: Collaborating with Life is a five year research-creation project hosted at the INCUBATOR Lab and funded by the SSHRC insight program.