What Is Water

1 May


I’ve been scribbling in my sketchbook again, this time at an event called “What Is Water” which brought together poets, storytellers and academics to share their experience of water and river systems through the spoken word. It was really innovative to hear an academic presentation by Dr. Emily O’Gorman, an Australian geographer, interspersed with poems, stories, reflections and even bongos!

It was organised by the FIRE Lab (Freshwater Interdisciplinary Research and Engagement) from Swansea University. It’s a fascinating project looking at human relationships with freshwater ecosystems and specifically the River Tawe, integrating sciences and the arts over the next four years or so.

5 Responses to “What Is Water”

  1. Leonie Andrews May 5, 2019 at 00:18 #

    Sounds like a great night. I also love the cross-connections here. Emily did her PhD at the uni I graduated from and I live within a kilometre from the Murrumbidgee river, part of the Murray-Darling Basin, that I am sure she spoke about. I have done a bit of looking and found a link to some work she and other like-minded people have written. I look forward to exploring this resource, so thanks for prompting me to check Emily’s work out. http://environmentalhumanities.org/lexicon/ 😊

    • Rosie Scribblah May 5, 2019 at 12:21 #

      It’s such a small world, Leonie. I’m really looking forward to working on this, it’s fascinating.

  2. Sharon Mann May 2, 2019 at 14:28 #

    cool scribble!


  1. Reflections from the first ‘What is Water?’ event – Freshwater Interdisciplinary Research and Engagement Lab - May 10, 2019

    […] from participants. Check out Rose Davies’/ Rosie Scribblah’s  blog post about the event here. Some participants were inspired while listening to the open mic to share their own spontaneous […]

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