This is an incomplete list  of seeds, stuff i encounter at this moment or have processed in the past. If you have an advise of something you think I should know, avoid, listen, read, smell, someone to talk to,... give me a shout on

Disclaimer: I use the word seeds and not the word sources. Because seeds are something where anything can sprout out of. A seeds starts a process, can become a plant, grow new seeds. It is circular. Sources are things you just take without giving something in return. Our western world is filled with stories like this. Whithout being aware we are learned to find it normal anyone is able to claim natural or human recourses for themselves without knowledge, exhange or care.

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene, Anna Tsing, Heather Swanson, Elaine Gan & Nils Bubandt (ed.), 2017, University of Minnesota Press

With Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet, four anthropology scholars from Denmark’s Aarhus University — Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Anne Swanson, Elaine Gan, and Nils Bubandt — collected some of the most urgent, insightful, and philosophical writing that responds to those questions. The volume is divided into two provocatively titled sections, “Monsters” and “Ghosts,” and features writing by scholars, activists, artists, and creative writers, including Ursula K. Le Guin.

Booklaunch with a Keynote speech by Ursula K. Le Guin

Spending the War Without You,
Norton Lecture series with Laurie Anderson, 2021, Harvard University Department of Music

The River
The Forest
The Rocks
The Road
The City
The Birds

Listening to Laurie ∞

The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree, Gina Buenfeld & Martin Clark, 2021 Camden Art Center

'The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree' looks back through history at diverse cultural, spiritual, and mythological traditions to reappraise the importance of plants to life on this planet. The exhibition presents an extraordinary array of artworks by over 70 surrealist, modern, visionary, outsider, indigenous Amazonian, and contemporary artists, spanning more than 500 years. Through the symbolism of diverse cultural artefacts and the works of mystics, artists and thinkers around the world, 'The Botanical Mind' reveals how the vegetal kingdom has metaphysical importance to the development of consciousness and spirituality.

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A Bestiary of the Anthropocene, Nicolas Nova &, 2021, Onomatopee

A Bestiary of the Anthropocene is an illustrated compilation of hybrid creatures of our time, equally inspired by medieval bestiaries and observations of our damaged planet. Designed as a field handbook, it aims at helping us observe, navigate, and orientate into the increasingly artificial fabric of the world.

Waar kunnen we landen? Politieke oriëntatie in het Nieuwe Klimaatregime, Bruno Latour, 2018, OctavoEnglish: Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime

The modern world in which Latour situate this book offers less and less collectivities. Think about Brexit, the increase in migration flows, the election of Trump, the bankruptcy of a certain conception of globalization as well as the conclusion that the Paris climate agreement cannot be realized within the framework of classical modernization mindset. These factors lead to a generalized feeling that the ground is sinking under everyone's feet, which in turn leads to generalized feelings of anxiety and fear.
On the Necessity of Gardening: An ABC of Art, Botany and Cultivation, Laurie Cluitmans, 2021, Valiz (in collaboration with Centraal Museum, Utrecht)

On the Necessity of Gardening appears simultaneous with the exhibition The botanical revolution, on the necessity of art and gardening that will be on view from 11 September 2021 to 9 January 2022 in the Centraal Museum in Utrecht (NL). The publication is categorically not an exhibition catalogue, but is positioned as an autonomous project. Both the exhibition and publication stem from a longer-term research by Laurie Cluitmans into the development of the cultural-historical, philosophical and social significance of the garden in relation to our current way of life.
Camille & Ulysse, Diana Toucedo, 2021, 46min (starring Haraway D.J. & Despret V.)

The philosophers Vinciane Despret and Donna Haraway combine their voices in this audio-visual piece by filmmaker Diana Toucedo, based on two of their fabulations: Haraway’s The Camille Stories, and Autobiographie d’un poulpe, by Despret.


Shelter Cookbook, Leopold Banchini, Lukas Feireiss & Lloyd Kahn, 2021, Spector Books

Shelter Cookbook is intended as a document recording a personal search for unexpected relationships and networks tied in with historical documents and contemporary architectural projects. The volume includes interviews and photo spreads and follows lines of mycological investigation.
Cambio, FORMAFANTASMA, 2020, Serpentine Galleries and Koënig Books

For this project, Formafantasma collaborated with experts from the fields of science, conservation, engineering, policymaking and philosophy. They have gathered a range of texts, interviews and visual materials for the publication that pose questions about the role that design can play in translating emerging environmental awareness into informed, collaborative responses.

Angel Tears in Sunlight, Pauline Anna Strom, released on Vinyl February 19, 2021

A safe trip.
Documentary Futures: New Ecologies, Science and Aesthetics, Conference 10th June 2021

Conference on Documentary Photography strategies, attitudes and ideas.

The Bones, Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña, Chile, 2021, 14min

Posing as a restored animation from 1901, this “ritual exorcism” performed by a certain Constanza Nordenflycht soon prophesizes the coming political nightmare of 20th century Chilean history.


Other essentials are Staying with the Trouble by Donna Harraway, Entagled Life by Merlin Sheldrake, The World for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin, The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Ask your hands to know the things they hold ︎