#65 Autumn 2020
Let’s listen in to the world of plants, those living creatures whose future is inextricably linked to ours, and get in touch with our vegetal selves. As temperatures kept rising, we asked what it is that we want from nature, and what nature wants from us. Is the solution to let nonhuman species do their own thing, or are we missing something in understanding how a tree, a flower, or grass moves through the Earth without the weight of a human brain? Are the trees actually watching us? Take a deep breath, lie under your favourite greenery, and find the plastic rose at the end of the rainbow.
Contributions by Carolina Caycedo, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Barbara Piwowarska, Zheng Guogu & Yujia Bian, Emanuele Coccia, Jamieson Webster, Merlin Sheldrake & Ben Vickers, Oliver Basciano, Natasha Myers, Philippe Van Cauteren, Harry Burke, Antje Majewski, Ingo Niermann, Alessandro Bava, Els Lagrou, Julien Bismuth, Jaime Chu, and many more.
The production of the mushrooms we like to eat is just a small fraction of what the fungi that produce them do. Serpentine Galleries curator BEN VICKERS had the chance to pick the brain of MERLIN SHELDRAKE, who has just published a memoir on the massive underground network of the magic mushroom.