Bibliotheek etalage/library window: From the Sea, to the Clouds, to the Soil

Locatie: etalage bibliotheek Stroom, Hogewal 1-9, Den Haag
Te zien: 1 oktober t/m 18 december 2022
24/7 vanaf de straat

De etalage van de Stroom bibliotheek is ingericht met boeken die aansluiten bij de thema's van de tentoonstelling From the Sea, to the Clouds, to the Soil. Hieronder vind je uitgebreide informatie over de diverse titels.
The display window of the Stroom library is filled with books related to the theme(s) of the exhibition From the Sea, to the Clouds, to the Soil. Below you will find detailed information about the various titles.

The Great Derangement : Climate Change and the Unthinkable / by Amitav Ghosh. - Chicago ; London : Chicago University, 2016. - 176 p. ; 21,5 cm
Includes notes
ISBN: 9780226526812
Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? Ghosh examines our inability - at the level of literature, history, and politics - to grasp the scale and violence of climate change. He suggests that politics, much like literature, has become a matter of personal moral reckoning rather than an arena of collective action. But, according to Ghosh, to limit fiction and politics to individual moral adventure comes at a great cost. The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence—a task to which fiction, Ghosh argues, is the best suited of all cultural forms. ‘The Great Derangement' has been an important source of inspiration for the Stroom exhibition 'From the Sea to the Clouds to the Soil', autumn 2022.

Vibrant Matter : a  political ecology of things / by Jane Bennett. - Durham : Duke University, 2010. -176 p. ; 22,5 cm
Includes notes, index, bibliography
ISBN: 9780822346333
In ‘Vibrant Matter' the political theorist Jane Bennett, renowned for her work on nature, ethics, and affect, shifts her focus from the human experience of things to things themselves. Bennett argues that political theory needs to recognize the active participation of nonhuman forces. Toward that end, she theorizes a vital materiality that runs through and across bodies, both human and nonhuman. Bennett examines the political and theoretical implications of vital materialism through extended discussions of commonplace things and physical phenomena including stem cells, fish oils, electricity, metal, and trash. Along the way, she engages with the concepts and claims of Spinoza, Nietzsche, Thoreau, Darwin, Adorno, and Deleuze, disclosing a long history of thinking about vibrant matter in Western philosophy, including attempts by Kant, Bergson, and the embryologist Hans Driesch to name the vital force inherent in material forms. Bennett concludes by sketching the contours of a green materialist eco philosophy.

The Word for World Is Forest / by Ursula K. Le Guin ; with introd. by Ken MacLeod. - London :  Gollancz (Orion), 2015. - 144 p. ; 19,5 cm
ISBN: 9781473205789
Science fiction novella by American writer Le Guin, first published in the United States in 1972 as part of the anthology ‘Again, Dangerous Visions', and published as a separate book in 1976. It is part of Le Guin's Hainish Cycle. The story focuses on a military logging colony set up on the fictional planet of Athshe by people from Earth (referred to as "Terra"). The colonists have enslaved the completely non-aggressive native Athsheans, and treat them very harshly. Eventually, one of the natives, whose wife was raped and killed by a Terran military captain, leads a revolt against the Terrans, and succeeds in getting them to leave the planet. However, in the process their own peaceful culture is introduced to mass violence for the first time.

re·source / ed. by Hannah Fletcher; with contr. by Alice Campos, Julia Parks, Risk Hazekamp ... [et al.]. - London : London Alternative Photography Collective (LAPC), 2022. - 198 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
re·source is the third publication from the Sustainable Darkroom, an artist run research  and mutual learning programme, to equip cultural practitioners with new skills and knowledge to develop an environmentally friendly photographic darkroom practice. The publication offers an extensive collection of essays, recipes, experiments, images, and research on sustainable photographic practice from its network of practitioners worldwide
re·source unpicks the colonial and social entanglements between materials as resources, embodies the notion of being resourceful, considers the relationship between resources as a source of wealth or revenue and acts as a resource in and of itself; providing valuable information to those wanting to learn about ecologically-conscious photography. The materials and printing processes for this publication have been selected first and foremost for their environmental credentials.

Inflamed : Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice / by Rupa Marya Rajeev and Charles Patel. -  
Dublin : Penguin, 2022. - 488 p. ; 20 cm
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 9780141995236
Political economist Raj Patel and physician Rupa Marya illuminate the hidden relationships between human health and the injustices of our political and economic systems. In doing so, they offer a radical new cure: the deep medicine of decolonization. Journeying through the human body - our digestive, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems - Marya and Patel show how inflammation is connected not just to the food that we eat, the air that we breathe and access to healthcare, but is also linked to traumatic events people experience and the very model of health that doctors practice: one which takes things apart, rather than seeking to bring ideas and lived experiences together.

Planet B : Climate Change and the New Sublime / by Nicolas Bourriaud. - Paris : Radicants, 2022. -144 p, ill. ; 21 cm
Includes notes
ISBN: 9782493734013    
Lavishly illustrated booklet, published on the the occasion of the similar named exhibition presented at Palazzo Bollani, Venice (April 20 - Nov. 27, 2022). Curator Nicolas Bourriaud invited artists from around the world to question the contemporaneity of the Romantic concept of the sublime in the age of the Anthropocene. Today, the sublime, grounded in the connection between humans and nature, takes a new turn, defined as a feeling of "delight tinged with horror". The contrast between the individual and immensity thus becomes the aesthetic notion that determines our age. Bourriaud's exhibition took place in three acts: every exhibition is a forest; Charles Darwin and the coral reefs; and the tragic death of Nauru Island.
Artists: Nils Alix-Tabeling, Dana-Fiona Armour, Charles Avery, Gianfranco Baruchello, Hicham Berrada, Bianca Bondi, Peter Buggenhout, Roberto Cabot, Alex Cerveny, Anna Conway, Sterling Crispin, Kendell Geers, Anna Bella Geiger, Loris Gréaud, Max Hooper Schneider, Agata Ingarden, Per Kirkeby, Agnieszka Kurant, Romana Londi, Turiya Magadlela, Licia Pizzani, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Ylva Snöfrid, Nicolàs Uribura, Ambera Wellmann, Haegue Yang and Phillip Zach.

The Land of Little Rain / by Mary Hunter Austin. - Moscow : Dodo, 2005 [1903]. - 92 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781406500912
The enduring appeal of the desert is portrayed in this poetic study, first published in 1903, which has become a classic. Mary Austin (1868-1934), a prolific novelist, poet, critic, and playwright, who was also an ardent early feminist and champion of Indians and Spanish-Americans. She is best known today for this enchanting paean to the vast, arid  lands that lie east of the Sierra Nevadas, stretching south from Yosemite through Death Valley to the Mojave Desert. Comprising fourteen sketches, the book describes mountains, vegetation, animals, skies, human life and other aspects of the desert in prose that convey the timeless cycles of life and death in a harsh land.

More than Human
/ ed. by A. Jaque, L. Pietroiusti, M. Otero Verzier ; with contr. by Rosi Braidotti, NASA History Department, Timothy Mitchell, Reza Negarastani, Filipa Ramos...[et al.]. - London ; Rotterdam ; Madrid/New York ; Amsterdam : Serpentine Galeries ; Het Nieuwe Instituut ; Office for Political Innovation (OFFPOLINN) ; Manifesta, 2021. - 500 p. ; 24 cm
Includes notes, biographies
ISBN: 9789083015293
The 'More-than-Human' reader brings together texts by writers across a wide array of disciplines that serve to reflect on the state of post-anthropocentric thinking today. Focusing on the ecologies and technologies of climate injustice and inequalities, as well as the destructive structures lurking within anthropocentrism, 'More-than-Human' proposes complex entanglements, frictions, and reparative attention across species and beings. The publication is an interesting source of reference for ‘Have we met? humans and non-humans on common ground', the official Dutch contribution to the 23rd International Exhibition Triennial Milan 2022.

Solar Futures : How to Design a Post-Fossil World with the Sun / by Marjan van Aubel; add. texts by Matylda Krzykowski, Sander Mann. - Amsterdam :  Jap Sam, 2022. - 300 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Includes notes, biography, index
ISBN: 978-94-92852-65-6
‘It's time for the transition from solar technology to solar design, where we use the power of beauty to help facilitate change.' Award-winning solar designer Marjan van Aubel interviewed various experts from the field such as Paola Antonelli, MoMA, Ben van Berkel, founder of UNStudio, Lex Hoefsloot, founder of Lightyear, Marjan Minnesma, activist and many more. The result is an attractive and very informative publication, illustrating what we need to know to transition from solar technology to solar design using everyday integrated aesthetic solutions. The lavishly illustrated book is divided into three parts: the first part explains how we designed with the sun in the past, providing a visual timeline of the historical development of solar power. The second part discusses the present: Where are we now and what is solar design? It provides examples of innovative solar design in architecture, fashion, mobility and product design. Finally, the last part looks at the future and asks how we can ensure solar energy does not become the asbestos of the 21st century. In short: the past, present and future of solar energy mapped out.

Shattering Biopolitics : Militant Listening and the Sound of Life  / by Naomi Waltham-Smith. -  Fordham University, 2021. - 265 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN-13: 978-0823294879
A missed phone call. A misheard word. An indiscernible noise. All these can make the difference between life and death. Failures to listen are frequently at the root of the marginalization and exclusion of certain forms of life. Audibility decides livability. ‘Shattering Biopolitics' elaborates for the first time the intimate and complex relation between life and sound in recent European philosophy, as well as the political stakes of this entanglement.
Nowhere is aurality more pivotal than in the dialogue between biopolitical theory and deconstruction about the power over and of life. Closer inspection of these debates reveals that the main points of contention coalesce around figures of sound and listening: inarticulate voices, meaningless sounds, resonant echoes, syncopated rhythms, animal cries, bells, and telephone rings. Punctuating the book are a series of excurses on sound-art projects that interrogate aurality's subordination and resistance to biopower from racialized chokeholds and anti-migrant forensic voice analysis to politicized speech acts and activist practices of listening.

Artistic Ecologies / by Pablo Martinez, Emily Pethick, What, How & for Whom/WHW ; with contr. by Luna Acosta, Jammers, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Cecilia Vicuna ...[et al.]. - Zagreb ; London ; New York : What, How & for Whom/WHW ; Sternberg, 2022. - 240 p. : ill. ; 23,5 cm
Includes notes
ISBN 978-3-95679-633-3
If learning for life is emancipation - understood as a matter not just of power but of freedom - the essential question that emerges is: What knowledge makes us free, and how can institutions help produce it? In search of an answer, ‘Artistic Ecologies' examines avenues for engaged pedagogies, collective learning, and artistic ecologies that can engender new institutionalities; its contributions are an exploration of  sites and practices through which new artistic ecosystems can emerge.

Sex Ecologies / ed. by Stefanie Hessler; with contr. by Laure Prrovost, Jack Halberstam, Audre Lorde ...[et al.]. - Massachussets ; Trondheim (Norway) ; Linköping (Sweden) : MIT ; Kunsthall Trondheim ; Seed Box, 2021. - 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Includes notes, glossary, contributor biographies
ISBN: 9780262543590
Publication accompanying the exhibition of the same name at Kunsthall Trondheim (Norway) (9 Dec.2021 - 6 March 2022). Sex Ecologies explores pleasure, affect, and the powers of the erotic in the human and more-than-human worlds. Arguing for the positive and constructive role of sex in ecology and art practice, the texts and artistic research projects attempt reclaiming the sexual from Western heteronormative narratives of nature and reproduction. The artists and writers set out to examine queer ecology through the lens of environmental humanities, investigating the fluid boundaries between bodies (both human and nonhuman), between binary conceptions of nature as separate from culture, and between disciplines.
Artists: Margrethe Pettersen, Alberta Whittle, Anna The, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Ibrahim Fazlic, Jes Fan, Jessie Kleemann, Okwui Okpokwasili & Peter Born, Pedro Neves Marques.

What happens between the knots? / ed. by Jeanne Gerrity, Anthony Huberman ; with contr. by Lynne Cooke, Gloria Anzaldua, Miho Dohi ...[et al.]. - London ; San Francisco : Sternberg ; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2022. - 320 p. ; ill. ; 18 cm . - (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 3)
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 978-3-95679-638-8
This third volume in the annual ‘A Series of Open Questions', is informed by themes found in the work of Cecilia Vicuña, including ecofeminism, indigenous forms of knowledge, poetry and politics, dissolution and extinction, exile, dematerialization, regeneration, and environmental responsibility. Each book in ‘A Series of Open Questions' includes newly commissioned writing as well a selection of perspectives, images, and references related to single artists, spiraling outward to create an expansive and carefully edited ecosystem of ideas and voices.

MB - Matrix Botanica : Volume 1: Non-Human Persons / by Melanie Bonajo ; contributions by Gay A. Bradshaw, Tijs Goldschmidt, Temple Grandin [ al.]. - New York : Capricious Publishing, 2015. - 142 p. + insert : ill. ; 24 cm
Can we send funny animal pictures to space for aliens to discover the Earth's ecosystem? Our enormous access to animal pictures on the Internet tramples our awareness that only humans possess self awareness, language, culture, land and customs. But when does a lion stop being a lion? How are typical Nature photography categories designed by the hands of science replaced by the images of amateurs who document the disappearing surroundings of wildlife by ever expanding urbanization? As a result, do we need complete revised scientific categories for these images? For 10 years, Melanie Bonajo has collected thousands of animal pictures online, this book is her exploration of these questions. Non-Human Persons is the first installment of Bonajo's new publication series, Matrix Botanica, designed by Experimental Jetset.

The Botanical Mind : Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree / ed. by Gina Buenfeld and Martin Clark. - London : Camden Art Centre. - 232 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Includes notes
ISBN: 9781907208942
Richly illustrated companion to the similar named exhibition at Camden Art Centre, September 24, 2020 to February 28, 2021. '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 presented 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.

Radical Botany : Plants and Speculative Fiction / by Natania Meeker, Antonia Szabari. - New York : Fordham University, 2019. - 304 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN: 9780823286621
‘Radical Botany' uncovers a long speculative tradition of plant fiction that conjures up new languages to grasp the life of plants - their vegetality - in all its specificity and vigor. The first part of the book reaches back to seventeenth-century materialisms to show how plants, rather than being systematically excluded from human deliberation, have in fact participated in modernity. Authors Meeker and Szabari argue that the recognition of plants' liveliness and animation, as a result of scientific discoveries from the seventeenth century to today, has mobilized speculative creation in fiction, cinema, and art. The radical botanical works this book explores not only prioritize plants as active participants in "their" world but suggest that the apparent passivity of plants can function as a powerful destabilizing force in its own right. In 2022 the writers were invited at Kaaitheater, Brussels, to talk about  the book and ‘tendrilesque writing'. What happens to human speech if vines enter our flesh, roots crawl through our veins, and we turn into hybrid plant monsters? What happens if we let plants speak through us and what kind of new language, new bits of knowledge and new worlds can emerge from there? ‘Radical Botany' traces the implications of the speculative mobilization of plants for feminism, queer studies, and posthumanist thought.

Entangled Life : How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures / by Merlin Sheldrake. - London : Penguin Random House, 2021 (2020). - 368 p. : ill. ; 19,5 cm. - (Vintage)
Includes notes, index, bibliography
ISBN: 9781784708276
When we think of fungi, we probably think of mushrooms. But most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that support and sustain nearly all living systems. Sheldrake's journey brings the reader from yeast to psychedelics, to the fungi that sprawl for miles underground and are the largest organisms on the planet, to those that link plants together in complex networks known as the ‘Wood Wide Web, to those that infiltrate and manipulate insect bodies with devastating precision. Fungi throw our concepts of individuality and even intelligence into question. They can change our minds, heal our bodies, and even help us remediate environmental disaster. By examining fungi on their own terms, Sheldrake reveals how these extraordinary organisms - and our relationships with them - are changing our understanding of how life works.

Let the River Flow : An Indigenous Uprising and its Legacy in Art, Ecology and Politics / ed. by Katya García-Antón, Harald Gaski and Gunvor Guttorm ; with contributions by Sebastia án Calfuqueo Aliste, Matti Aikio, Ivar Bjørklund ... [et al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz  icw Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), 2020. - 296 p. ; 23,5 cm
Includes notes, biographies
ISBN: 978-94-92095-79-4
Source book about the influences of indigenous activism on contemporary politics and the central place of artists in social change processes. The publication takes eco-indigenous rebellion as a starting point and looks at current indigenous discourses and  reflects on the events of the Álta action and their correlations with the current eco-actions of international artists. It makes the book essential reading for any discussion regarding how governments, artists and citizens will act upon these questions within the frame of today's worldwide call for decolonization and Indigenization. (see also: Latour, Parliament of Things).
Lo-TEK : Design by Radical Indigenism / by Julia Watson. - Cologne : Taschen, 2019. - 420 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Includes endnotes, index
ISBN: 978-3-8365-7818-9
Designers understand the urgency of reducing humanity's negative environmental impact, yet responding to climate change by building hard infrastructures and favoring high-tech homogenous design, we are ignoring millennia-old knowledge of how to live in symbiosis with nature. Without implementing soft systems that use biodiversity as a building block, designs probably remain inherently unsustainable. In short: we are starving for wisdom. Enter Lo—TEK, a design movement building on indigenous philosophy and vernacular infrastructure to generate sustainable, resilient, nature-based technology. With a foreword by anthropologist Wade Davis and spanning 20 countries from Peru to to Iran, this book explores millennia-old human ingenuity on how to live in symbiosis with nature.

Kinship : Belonging in a World of Relations / ed. by Gavin Van Horn, Robin Wall Kimmerer, John Hausdoerffer. - contr. by David Abram, J. Drew Lanham, Sharon Blackie ...[et al.]. - The Center for Humans and Nature, 2021. -  942 p. ; ill. ; 20 cm. - (Kinship, 1-5)
Includes notes
ISBN: 9781736862551
A collection in five volumes - Planet, Place, Partners, Persons, Practice - with essays, interviews, poetry, and stories of solidarity that highlight the interdependence that exists between humans and nonhuman beings. From the bacterium swimming in our belly to the trees exhaling the breath we breathe, this community of life is our kin - and, for many cultures around the world, being human is based upon this extended sense of kinship. The contributors invite readers into cosmologies, narratives, and everyday interactions that embrace a more-than-human world as worthy of our response and responsibility.

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet : Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene / by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Anne Swanson, Elaine Gan, and Nils Bubandt ...[et al]. - Minneapolis : The University of Minnesota Press, 2017. - 376 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references
ISBN: 978-1-5179-0237-7
As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, ‘Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet' puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated narratives, and thick descriptions offer urgent "arts of living." Included are essays by scholars in anthropology, ecology, science studies, art, literature, and bioinformatics who posit critical and creative tools for collaborative survival in a more-than-human Anthropocene. The essays are organized around two key figures that also serve as the publication's two openings: Ghosts, or landscapes haunted by the violences of modernity; and Monsters, or interspecies and intraspecies sociality. Ghosts and Monsters are tentacular, windy, and arboreal arts that invite readers to encounter ants, lichen, rocks, electrons, flying foxes, salmon, chestnut trees, mud volcanoes, border zones, graves, radioactive waste—in short, the wonders and terrors of an unintended epoch.

Grain Vapor Ray : Textures of the Anthropocene / edited by Katrin Klingan, Ashkan Sepahvand, Christoph Rosol, Bernd M. Scherer. - Berlin ; Cambridge, Mass. : Revolver Publishing : The MIT Press, 2014. - 3 Volumes + Manual : Grain, 326 p. : ill. ; 23 cm : Vapor, 280 p. : ill. ; 23 cm : Ray, 336 p. : ill. ; 23 cm : Manual, 80 p. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references
ISBN: 978-0-262527415
We have entered the Anthropocene era - a geological age of our own making, in which what we have understood to be nature is made by man. We need a new way to understand the dynamics of a new epoch. These volumes offer writings that approach the Anthropocene through the perspectives of grain, vapor, and ray- the particulate, the volatile, and the radiant. The first three volumes - each devoted to one of the three textures - offer a series of paired texts, with contemporary writers responding to historic writings. A fourth volume offers a guide to the project as a whole.

How to stop being human : Guidelines for becoming a squirrel / Katerina Sidorova. - The Hague : in house, 2018 (2016). - 90 p. : ill. ; 23,5 cm
Includes literature and sources
ISBN: 978-1-38-864623-3
"Not being able to communicate to a squirrel verbally, we decided to name it, describe it, characterize it. And we chose a great word for it - an animal. We humans came up with this word. We named all the animals too. By naming them, categorizing .we opposed ourselves to animals." Fantasies on becoming a squirrel are the start of philosophical reflections on the human being and the Anthropocene.

Humankind : Solidarity with Nonhuman People / by Timothy Morton. - Londen ; Brooklyn : Verso, 2019 - 224 p. ; 20 cm
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 9-781-788-731003
What is it that makes humans human? Morton invites the reader  to consider this philosophical issue as eminently political. Becoming human, he claim, actually means creating a network of kindness and solidarity with nonhuman beings, in the name of a broader understanding of reality that both includes and overcomes the notion of species. Negotiating the politics of humanity is the first crucial step in reclaiming the upper scales of ecological coexistence and resisting corporations like Monsanto and the technophilic billionaires who would rob us of our kinship with people beyond our species.

The Nonhuman Turn / ed. by Richard Grusin, Center for 21st Century Studies ; with contr. by Ian Bogost, Timothy Morton, Jane Bennett, Erin Manning ...[et al.]. - Minneapolis ; London : University of Minnesota Press, 2015. - 256 p. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN: 978-0-8166-9467-9
Each of these essays is engaged in decentering the human in favor of a concern for the nonhuman, understood by contributors in a variety of ways - in terms of animals, affectivity, bodies, materiality, technologies, and organic and geophysical systems. In this book you find a wide array of current critical, theoretical, and philosophical approaches to the humanities and social sciences under the concept of the nonhuman turn.

Dark Ecology : For a Logic of Future Coexistence
/ Timothy Morton. - New York : Columbia University Press, 2016. - 208 p. ; 21,5 cm
Includes notes and index
ISBN: 978-0-231-17752-8
Becoming a geophysical force on a planetary scale," writes Timothy Morton in Dark Ecology, "means that no matter what you think about it, no matter whether you are aware of it or not, there you are, being that" (p. 21). This is the state of affairs of the Anthropocene, where ecological awareness, what Morton calls "ecognosis" calls us to recognize the structures of entwinement between the human species and ecological phenomena and develop modes of thought for accommodating them.

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None / by Kathryn Yusoff. - Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2018. - 116 p. ; 18 cm
Includes notes, bibliography
ISBN: 978-1-5179-0753-2
Kathryn Yusoff examines how the grammar of geology is foundational to establishing the extractive economies of subjective life and the earth under colonialism and slavery. She initiates a transdisciplinary conversation between black feminist theory, geography, and the earth sciences, addressing the politics of the Anthropocene within the context of race, materiality, deep time, and the afterlives of geology.

Designs for the Pluriverse : Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds
/ by Arturo Escobar. -  Durham ; London : Duke University, 2018. - 132 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. -  (New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century)
Includes notes, index
In ‘Designs for the Pluriverse' Arturo Escobar presents a new vision of design theory and practice aimed at channeling design's capacity toward ways of being and doing that are deeply attuned to justice and the Earth. Noting that most design - from consumer goods and digital technologies to built environments - currently serves capitalist ends, Escobar argues for the development of an "autonomous design" that eschews commercial and modernizing aims in favor of more collaborative and placed-based approaches. Such design attends to questions of environment, experience, and politics while focusing on the production of human experience based on the radical interdependence of all beings. Mapping autonomous design's principles to the history of decolonial efforts of indigenous and Afro-descended people in Latin America, Escobar shows how refiguring current design practices could lead to the creation of more just and sustainable social orders.

What I Stand for Is What I Stand On / by Wendell Berry. - London :  Penguin, 2022. - 88 p. ; 18 cm. - (Penguin Green Ideas 14)
ISBN: 9780241514658
From the ravages of the global economy to the great pleasures of growing a garden, Wendell Berry's powerful essays represent a heartfelt call for humankind to mend our broken relationship with the earth, and with each other.

Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer
/ by Wendell Berry. - London, Penguin, 2018. - 64 p. ; 16 cm
ISBN: 978-0-241-33756-1
The American poet, novelist and environmental activist argues for a life lived slowly.

Building a Building
/ by Maarten Vanden Eynde. - Drogenbos : in house, 2012. - 272 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 978-2-930528-09-0
The artist book ‘Building A Building' emerged out of Vanden Eynde's research into the origin of the different ingredients which were used to construct the new office building of SD Worx in Hasselt, Belgium. The visual narrative of this archaeological search for the raw materials goes from the basic resource to the final construction products, along the way, climbing over the mountains of matter, wandering through the quarries and following the production processes, transport and stocking up of the products in the different factories. The result of this 30,000km long quest gives us insight in the usually invisible but necessary actions and gestures for building a building.

Posthuman Glossary / edited by Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova ; contributions by Ramon Amaro, Timotheus Vermeulen, Mel Y. Chen [ al.]. - London, New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. - 538 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm. - (Theory Series)
Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN: 978-1-35003025-1
If art, science, and the humanities have shared one thing, it was their common engagement with constructions and representations of the human. Under the pressure of new contemporary concerns, however, we are experiencing a "posthuman condition". The Posthuman Glossary is a volume providing an outline of the critical terms of posthumanity in present-day artistic and intellectual work. It builds on the broad thematic topics of Anthropocene/Capitalocene, eco-sophies, digital activism, algorithmic cultures and security and the inhuman.

De stem van de Noordzee / door Laura Burgers, Eva Meijer, Evanne Nowak, Ambassade van de Noordzee. - Amsterdam : Boom, 2020. - 128 p. ; 21 cm
Bevat noten
ISBN: 9789024433315
Hoe kan de Noordzee over zichzelf beschikken? Dat is het uitgangspunt van deze publicatie, geschreven in opdracht van de Ambassade van de Noordzee. De auteurs onderzoeken vanuit het idee van filosoof Bruno Latour nieuwe vormen van vertegenwoordiging voor dieren, planten en de planeet in politiek, recht, ethiek en taal.

Cambridge Guide To The Weather
/ Ross Reynolds. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000. - 192 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm
Includes glossary and further reading.
Guide to observing, mapping and understanding the weather.

re·source / ed. by Hannah Fletcher; with contr. by Alice Campos, Julia Parks, Risk Hazekamp ... [et al.]. - London : London Alternative Photography Collective (LAPC), 2022. - 198 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
re·source is the third publication from the Sustainable Darkroom, an artist run research and mutual learning programme, to equip cultural practitioners with new skills and knowledge to develop an environmentally friendly photographic darkroom practice. The publication offers an extensive collection of essays, recipes, experiments, images, and research on sustainable photographic practice from its network of practitioners worldwide
re·source unpicks the colonial and social entanglements between materials as resources, embodies the notion of being resourceful, considers the relationship between resources as a source of wealth or revenue and acts as a resource in and of itself; providing valuable information to those wanting to learn about ecologically-conscious photography. The materials and printing processes for this publication have been selected first and foremost for their environmental credentials.