Laurie Kocher's scientific contributions

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... Together the three of us carried ideas around materiality, about the liveliness of materials, and of honouring the complexities and the processual, continuous unfoldings experienced as being meaningful, transformative, inventive, expressive, interpretive, and communicative, not only with the artist, but also with the artist's surroundings. We approached the shaping of ideas as not just coming from the maker or the environment, but also from the materials (Pacini-Ketchabaw et al., 2017). The materials do something to the maker just as the maker does something to the materials, and it is through this relationship that intra-activity occurs (Barad, 2007). ...
... Children's responses to ecological matters help us to think differently about our daily practices in the more-than-human world, in ways that move beyond human-centered logics and supremacy. Water, as one of the most threatened resources of our time (Barlow, Dyer, Sinclair, & Quiggin, 2008), is a material substance worth exploring with children (Kocher, Pacini-Ketchabaw, & Kind, 2014). As water becomes less tangible, creative ways to understand its uses and prevent its depletion become paramount. ...