Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club #49

life of soilsDesign: Lorena Carras

Have you been into composting lately? Making soil definitely is a good idea. We also ask what soil is. Soil is home to 90% of the world’s fungi, 85% of plants and more than 50% of bacteria – and 59% of life overall, a recent study says. Let’s look closer at soil organisms through the art and science practice of a microbiologist, who brings the tiniest soil world to light.

Between Us and Nature is an ongoing reading club that chooses texts related to natural sciences, art, anthropology, postcolonialism and the (post)anthropocene from a eco-feminist perspective. Attendees read passages together out loud, and share experiences and thoughts about the nature they live in. Looking beyond disciplines, the group creates a space to learn from and with bacteria, algae, fungi, soil and multinaturalist narratives.

Please RSVP to: betweenusnature [at] gmail com

When:​ Wednesday 20th of March, 2024 at 18:30 (sharp)

Where​: Zabriskie, Reichenberger Str. 150, 10999 Berlin

Hosts:​ Between Us and Nature are Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, artist, and Sina Ribak, researcher for ecologies and the arts

In collaboration with Zabriskie Buchladen für Kultur und Natur

Reference: Exploring the Invisible – The Exemplary Life of Soil, by Simon Park in Field to Palette Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene, CRC Press, 2019, Alexandra Toland, Jay Stratton Noller, Gerd Wessolek (eds.)