Reflections through the Roving Microscope

20 Apr 2020

  Thanks to everyone who was part of the Roving Microscope project in 2019, here is a short video which captures some of the moments we shared with each other during our Human-Soil Ecologies programme, made up of lunches and workshops in community gardens around London.

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16 Apr 2020

Launching oflostandfound.org – an online material archive, a collection of stuff found within the Phytology site, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve East London and collected in the shed/observatory while artist in residence throughout 2017.

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Ecologies of Art & Making

1 Mar 2020

In February 2020, artist Nick Laessing and I devised and ran a week-long free introductory course for those interested in studying ecologies of making in a wider sense, with Slade School of Fine Art, located in Hackney Wick at Yard Theatre’s community space Hub 67.

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Seed Stories & Symbionts

27 Oct 2019

Making honey time machines, with seeds preserved in raw honey together with the amazing seed sharers and savers we met – to be planted in two years time on the new moon! The last Roving Microscope session of the year

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Fungifest – medicinal mushroom broth workshop

19 Oct 2019

At Fungifest, the Roving Microscope and I presented an encounter with microscopic fungi, and I led a workshop making personal medicinal mushroom broths using fungi growing wild in London, collected with the help of John the Poacher.

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Close Encounters with Materials & Microbes

1 Sep 2019

An up-close and personal sensory exploration of human-material-microbe interaction, through mudlarking, microscopy, biscuit making and creative writing together. Where do microbes like to live? How do we feel about the materials in our environment? Can looking really closely change our feelings and behaviour towards other matter and ecosystems?

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Gold as a Human Barometer

5 Apr 2019

For the interdisciplinary colloquium on GOLD at the Institute of Advanced Study, UCL, and then at the Royal Institution, I made a presentation entitled Gold as a Human Barometer, alongside two blown scientific glass objects in the form of human internal organs.

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Nutritional sculpture

5 Sep 2018

These cast iron cooking tools can be used to explore how materials traverse and become the body. They that can be activated, by being added to slow-cooked food as ‘ingredients’ to impart the food with essential nutritional metals for consumption.

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Food Futures? Research workshop

6 Mar 2018

Sat 17 March 2018, 10:00 – 17:00
A one-day hands-on workshop at the Calthorpe community project on the theme of food production, sustainability and closing the energy loop with artist researchers from the Slade School of Art. Join an experiment to test a hydroponic plant machine, originally devised by NASA and make your own vegetarian closed loop sausages.

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