In late 2021 and early 2022, Daphne and Stephanie of FIRE Lab designed an interactive exhibition titled Join Us Underwater. The Join Us Underwater exhibition took inspiration, as well as used words and illustrations, from the Underwater Haiku project and took place at Oriel Science in Swansea city centre in April and May 2022. Stephanie […]
Looking back is going forward: the journey of Underwater Haiku
Hello again blog readers, this is Daphne. Since April 2020, I have been working and creating along with colleagues and people from around the world on the Underwater Haiku (UWH) project, a collaborative initiative merging poetry, visual arts, and science. If you’d like to read more about UWH project, here‘s a post I wrote about […]
New! Playing in the water: an exquisite corpse and found river and underwater poems
In 2020, as we saw borders closing, our work forced into many of our homes, and distance brought between many of us and our friends, families, and communities, there was also opportunity to find ways to stay connected with other humans and non-humans. One way we at FIRE Lab, along with Asha Sahni, thought to […]
Shout Trout for World Fish Migration Day [24 October]!
Check out the Shout Trout Workout! It’s now live on our FIRE Lab Swansea YouTube Channel thanks to a FIRE collaboration with Wes Tank and the creative team at Tank Think and artist Ethan Kocak! View the video and download the comic from Fire Lab Kids [it’s FREE]! The comic has amazing illustrations by Ethan […]
Shout Trout Workout!
Hello everyone! Below is a teaser – or warmup if you will – of our upcoming production, Shout Trout Workout, premiering at 1645 (British Summer Time) on Wednesday 21 October on FIRE Lab Swansea YouTube Channel! Join us for the Shout Trout Workout as part of a week-long celebration for free-flowing rivers and migratory fishes […]
Jac’s River Adventure for engagement and research
Recently, FIRE Lab team and collaborators produced Jac’s River Adventure (JRA) book, associated activities, engagement videos, and e-book! With JRA, we bring science and art as well as engagement and research together. Our aims with JRA book and enrichment materials are to engage with young people ages 5-11 about their local rivers, and to use […]
Underwater Haiku Exquisite Corpse Creation!
In early 2020 I was looking around the internet for local poetry events and groups when I came across an Eventbrite listing for an event planned by the Indisciplinary Poetics cluster at Bristol University that captured my interest. Given that I didn’t work at Bristol Uni I thought I’d give them a shout to be […]
Exploring our lives through poetry
A few weeks ago Tara and I lead a group activity exploring poetry during Journal Club organized by postgraduate students in our Biosciences Department. Sat alongside a local stream, the idea of the activity was to get us all thinking about poetry, and using it to communicate about our work, daily lives, and associated encounters […]