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EI Arts Laboratory (EIAL)

The Environmental Intelligence Arts Lab (EIAL) that will be running from November 2022 to August 2023. Some of you will have seen the pitch by our amazing resident artist Harriet Poznansky at the EI workshop in September. But for those that didn’t, take a look at the attached slide deck to learn why scientists should study art: for creative expression, for play, and to see your research from a different perspective. This is especially important for those studying the environment and/or technology, which can often seem overwhelming and complex.

The EI Arts Lab will run as a series of workshops during the 2022/2023 academic year, culminating in an exhibition in Summer 2023. Check out this video for a visual introduction and see the attached slide deck for more information. The first workshop will take place on November 1st, so please sign up using the EventBrite link below. No art experience is needed. Each session will kick off with a lecture and guided discussion by Harriet Poznansky to learn about different artistic approaches and how you might use them to explore your own research topic. Then there will be some hands-on time to try it out for yourself, with no pressure or expectation. The aim is to explore your own research through a creative lens and try out ways of communicating your ideas to a general public. 

Food and drink will be provided and we expect the sessions to be interactive and fun. The opportunity is open to anyone working on environmental and/or data-driven research, or those who are curious about those topics. You can attend one, a few, or all of the workshops depending on interest – but we encourage you to sign up early as spaces are limited!

› To sign up to the first two workshops and get them logged in your calendars, visit our Eventbrite page 

On the Eventbrite page you will be able to out find more information about the overall project and particular workshop schedules. For more information about Harriet and her previous work, check out her website

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

If you have any questions please contact Harriet (harrietpoznansky@gmail.com) or Hywel (h.t.p.williams@exeter.ac.uk) 

Please note, it is not necessary to come with any prior artistic knowledge. This is a type of experimental training to develop visual and creative skills amongst scientists, that could be applied when working within different contexts in future, or simply open up an avenue of unexpected enjoyment!