A STEAM Lab with Daniel Eatock: Exploring not knowing as a catalyst for creativity

STEAMhouse recently invited London-based visual artist, Daniel Eatock to collaborate with them on the design and delivery of two of their STEAM Labs.

STEAM Labs are highly experimental collaborative workshops where participants work through a process inspired by an aspect of STEAM practice (Science; Technology; Engineering; Arts; Mathematics). The aim of a STEAM Lab is to impel participants to think about the development of projects, products, and services in completely new ways.

The concept for this lab was to invite participants to take part in two improvised online workshops, made up on the spot. Not rehearsed. Raw. Honest. Ad libbed. Exploring not knowing. Unfolding and taking shape when we meet. Without an agenda or goals and responding to the cliché ‘we are living in uncertain times’. For Daniel Eatock, uncertainty sits at the heart of all creative endeavours and pursuits. By embracing and leaning into the discomfort this brings, he believes we can accept how to be uncomfortable exploring and making the unknown. Check out a ‘supercut’ of each workshop to find out what happened!

Workshop 1
Workshop 2

Find out more about the collaborative workshop programme

The STEAMhouse programme is built around three routes which have been designed to support a variety of sole traders, enterprises, and organisations to innovate. Business support underpins all routes and the Challenge Route is designed to facilitate collaboration across sectors and disciplines, to stimulate innovative ideas. The STEAM Sprints, STEAM Labs, and STEAM Challenge Events help you find answers and opportunities fast – find out more here.