Uncertainty: a STEAM Lab with Daniel Eatock

Exploring not knowing as a catalyst for creativity.

We recently invited London-based visual artist, Daniel Eatock to collaborate with us on the design and delivery of two of our STEAM Labs.

STEAM Labs are highly experimental collaborative workshops where participants work through a process inspired by an aspect of STEAM practice. 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 1 –


With thanks

Daniel Eatock www.eatock.com
Will Stockwell, video production.
All our curious and creative participants!

Find out more about our 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 our routes and our Challenge Route is designed to facilitate collaboration across sectors and disciplines, to stimulate innovative ideas. Our STEAM Sprints, STEAM Labs, and STEAM Challenge Events help you find answers and opportunities fast – find out more here.