Reading List/Rhestr ddarllen

Every semester is based upon one of the Documents of Contemporary Art books published by MIT Press and The Whitechapel Gallery.

My pile of books at home that I have read, part read or not yet read that relate to the topic/theme/subjects of each semester: Nature

Caught by the River, On Nature

Colin Tudge, The Secret Life of Trees

Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees

Monica Gagliano, John C Ryan, Patricia Vieira, The Language of Plants

Monica Gagliano, Thus Spoke the Plant

Robert MacFarlane, Underland

My pile of books at home that I have read, part read or not yet read that relate to the topic/theme/subjects of each semester: Animal

Ross Barnett – The Missing Lynx

Patrick Barkham, Badgerlands

Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk

Geoge Monbiot, Out of the Wreckage

Ross Barnett, The Missing Lynx

George Monbiot, Feral

David Abram, Becoming Animal

Peter Godfrey-Smith, Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Online resources:

The Essay – Becoming Animal by Isabel Galleymore

The Stubborn Light of Things podcasts by Melissa Harrison

Becoming; Animal, Becoming Fungus, Becoming Plant, Becoming Insect, Becoming Bird

ONCA gallery, barge, community project website

Feral Atlas – humanities and science project – Serpentine Gallery General Ecology – ongoing programme

Serpentine Gallery General Ecology podcasts

The Understory of the Understory was the fourth instalment in The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish, an ongoing series of festivals by the Serpentine Gallery exploring consciousness and intelligence across species. Below is a list of the books that have been part of the curatorial teams research and that relate directly to our Nature and Animals topic/theme/subjects so far, by Lucia Pietroiusti, Filipa Ramos, Holly Shuttleworth and Kostas Stasinopoulos:

Andrew Adamatzky, Slime Mould in Arts and Architecture
Nora Bateson, Small Arcs of Larger Circles, framing through other patterns
Octavia Butler, Wild Seed
Marisol de la Cadena, Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds
Anne Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Vilém Flusser, Natural:Mind
Macarena Gómez-Barris, The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives
Jack Halberstam, Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire
Tim Ingold, Correspondences
Eduardo Kohn, How Forests Think
Daisy Lafarge, Life Without Air
Long Litt Woon, The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning
Robert Macfarlane, Underland: A Deep Time Journey
Michael Marder, The Philosopher’s Plant
Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
Jeremy Narby, The Cosmic Serpent
Leah Penniman, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land
Michael Pollan, The Botany of Desire
Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind
Elizabeth Povinelli, Geontologies
Richard Powers, The Overstory
Maria Puig de la Bellacasa, Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds
Marisol de la Cadena & Mario Blaser, A World of Many Worlds
Merlin Sheldrake, Entangled Life
Rupert Sheldrake, Terence McKenna and Ralph Abraham, Chaos, Creativity and Cosmic Consciousness
Vandana Shiva, Soil not Oil
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Anne Swanson, Elaine Gan, and Nils Bubandt, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World, On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
The Willowherb Review

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass