Bees: An Opportunity for Recognising Abstractions and Hearing the Non-Human

By Robert Marns Image: “Experimental visualisation of floral electric field using electrostatic dusting” (Clarke and Roberts, 2017) What silliness to judge insects – so ancient, so diverse, so accomplishes, so successful, so beautiful, so astonishing, so mysterious, so unknown – by criteria they can never meet and about which they could not care! What sillinessContinue reading “Bees: An Opportunity for Recognising Abstractions and Hearing the Non-Human”

Sinking Islands and the Loss of Origin in the Anthropocene

By Warefta Murshed In this blog, I attempt to weave together some of the conceptual themes I’m exploring in my dissertation by examining the challenges that the island nation of Kiribati faces at the forefront of climate change. Climate change is perhaps the most visceral manifestation of the Anthropocene, confronting Kiribati with the very realityContinue reading “Sinking Islands and the Loss of Origin in the Anthropocene”

Plants as Teachers, Researching with Plants: an Experiment in Method

By Stanley Connell-Longman My research stems from a curiosity about what can happen when theoretically engaged scholarship encounters the possibility of plant teaching. My understanding of plant teaching stems from my learning with Nathaniel Hughes, a practitioner and teacher who has developed a School of Intuitive Herbalism, based in the Stroud valleys. Intuitive Herbalism isContinue reading “Plants as Teachers, Researching with Plants: an Experiment in Method”