PROTAGONISTS OF THE INVASIVE HERBARIUM
Edited by Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll
Publisher: Sternberg Press
240 pages, 17 x 283 cm
Price: 108 lei
Contributions by David Edward Allen & Maria Buzhor, Rebecca Anderson, Bergit Arends & Sunoj D, Connie Butler & Hazel Dowling, Caroline Cornish & Mark Nesbitt, Alfred Döblin, Natasha Eaton, Germaine Greer, Kim Berit Heppelmann, Emma Waltraud Howe, Melanie Jackson, Alana Jelinek, Philip Kerrigan, Kay Evelina Lewis-Jones, Claire Loussouarn, Wietske Maas, Natasha Myers, Matteo Pasquinelli, Raqs Media Collective, herman de vries
Botanical Drift explores the hermeneutics, historicization, semiotics and symbiosis of plant diversification, species cultivation, destruction and desire of plants—past, present, extant and extinct around the globe. Plant histories, as commodities, colonizers and decolonial devices are explored by significant and diverse feminist, art historical and anthropological voices—from Greer to de vries—bringing new perspectives through photo-essay, fiction, performance and interventions in the ecological, film and translation archive. Reflecting on experimental ecology, the undiscovered, underestimated and undesired non-European flora and fauna, it challenges perception and inspires potentialities to bring new understandings of the undergrowth of the Kew Gardens botany collection.