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Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club #37 / Symbiotic Planet / Ashore by Lynn Margulis at Climate Care 2021

Hosts:​ Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, artist, and Sina Ribak, researcher for ecologies &the arts in collaboration with Zabriskie Buchladen für Kultur und Natur. Image: Interspecies Communication, 2015, Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky. At Climate Care 2021: The Rewilding Years.

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Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club #35 / Cosmopolitan Bodies – Two Billion Years of Branching and Fusing

A mycelial network is a map of a fungus’s recent history, and is a helpful reminder that all life forms are in fact processes not things.

Merlin Sheldrake, Entangled Life

Since the beginning of this year, we have been reading Merlin Sheldrake’s inspiring book Entangled Life. Both being passionate mushroom hunters, this book shows us so many more and unexpected levels of how our life is interconnected with these often hidden organisms.

Over the course of the months our copies of the book have themselves become an interconnected organism “connected to each other, not linearly, but in a net-like, entangled fabric” to quote Humboldt.

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Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club #33 / Going Back Into the Big Tree

From Lynn Margulis we have learnt that symbiogenesis is obligatory for evolution (and the origin of life). Her scientific findings propose other ways of viewing our living Earth and the tree of life than those of our traditional human-centered western perspective. With this knowledge, can we better embrace images and stories of the Yanomani culture?

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