Annex of
Texts and Interviews

Tentacular Thinking -Anthropocene,
Capitalocene, Chthulucene by Donna Harraway

Trees, More-Than-Human Collective
by Bojana Piškur

« One way of seeing it is that ghosts and monsters each show us as potentials for trans-disciplinary collaboration. Monsters take us into all the new work that biologists are doing on symbiosis and the ways that organisms are not that modernist figure of an individual that has to survive by itself, but are involved in all sorts of entanglements with other species and other individuals. Similarly, the ghost figures take on ecologies of damage in which pasts are always there haunting presents. »

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing in conversation with Charles Carlin about her book ‘Arts of living on a damaged planet’

« Sheldrake was drawn to fungi because they are humble yet astonishingly versatile organisms, “eating rock, making soil, digesting pollutants, nourishing and killing plants, surviving in space, inducing visions, producing food, making medicines, manipulating animal behavior, and influencing the composition of the earth’s atmosphere. »

Secret Life of Funghi by Hua Hsu

« With regards to oceanic thinking, I think it is interesting that the seabed is compartmentalized like land. Water columns and layers of sediment underneath are treated as separate. This is a telling example for how land-based thinking is applied to the sea, whose waters cannot be contained, owned, or separated from their surroundings. »

A Quest Toward Thinking in Oceanic Ways - 
Stefanie Hessler in Conversation with Heidi Ballet

« There are so many different levels on which organisms communicate. Sometimes this can go on for thousands of years and lead to elaborate co-evolutionary relationships. »

Mushroom Magic - a conversation
between Merlin Sheldrake and Ben Vickers

« There is every chance we will miss the mark, but every fraction of a degree warming that we are able to hold off is a victory and every policy that we are able to win that makes our societies more humane, the more we will weather the inevitable shocks and storms to come without slipping into barbarism. »

Naomi Klein in an interview with Natalie Hanman

« Area X is so alien, humans inside it experience a kind of ego death. Explorers descend into madness, and only the biologist’s extraordinary self-determination allows her to find balance with the place. »

A review on the film Annihiliation by Nick Statt

« Rather than leaping towards hope and imagined better futures, Feral Atlas promotes practices of staying present and receptive to material processes and ecological transformations in the world. Taking a cue from the emplaced, empirical foci of our contributors, the atlas asks that we learn to hold our ground and not turn away from the horror we may confront. »

The More-Than-Human Anthropocene
by Anna L. Tsing, Jennifer Deger,
Alder Keleman Saxena and Feifei Zhou