Episode 3: Alis Joscelyne

Facilitating a Deeper Connection with Nature with an Interactive Art Installation

This episode features a conversation with Alis Joscelyne, an undergraduate student on the BA (Hons) Artist Designer Maker course at Cardiff School of Art & Design, about her final year research project which explores the idea that a deeper connection with nature, facilitated by an interactive art installation, can be beneficial for overall wellbeing.

In conversation with Alis are Dr Martyn Woodward, Associate Dean: Student Engagement, and Dr Jon Pigott, Senior Lecturer: Artist Designer Maker.

You can find out more about Alis’ work via her website www.alisbranwen.co.uk or on Instagram @arty.alis

If you would like to follow up on some of the ideas discussed in this episode you may find the following resources interesting:


  • Elbrecht, C. (2012) Trauma healing at the clay field: A sensorimotor art therapy approach. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Everett, D. (2008) Don’t Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle. Profile Books LTD.
  • Ingold, T. (2013) Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Kimmerer, R. W. (2013) Braiding Sweetgrass, Milkweed Editions. Penguin.
  • Ober, C., Sinatra, S. T. and Zucker, M. (2010) Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? . Edited by C. Hirsch.

You can view some images of Alis’ willow work below (click to view fullscreen):

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