Beyond plant blindness: seeing the importance of plants for a sustainable world

Wilson, Mark, Snæbjörnsdóttir, Bryndís and Sanders, Dawn, eds. (2020) Beyond plant blindness: seeing the importance of plants for a sustainable world. The Green Box, Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

Despite the challenges, there is a need for humans to engage conceptually and responsibly with non-human organisms possessing entirely different physiologies and behaviours. Plants, for instance, can appear still, silent, and passive in human perception. This book stems from a pedagogical, artistic, and botanical project undertaken between 2015 and 2018 by artists Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson, plant science educators Dawn Sanders and Eva Nyberg, and botanist Bente Eriksen. The team set out to implore a philosophical and actionable move beyond the cultural condition of “plant blindness”, and so to disrupt what is a traditional and debilitating human view. Other authors include Dawn Sanders and Eva Nyberg (plant science educators), Bente Eriksen (botanist), Giovanni Aloi, (Editor in Chief of Antennae; The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Lynn Turner, (Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths), Ramsey Affifi, (University of Edinburgh) and Olof Gerdur Sigfúsdóttir (University of Iceland).

Item Type: Book
Publisher: The Green Box
ISBN: 9783962160012
Departments: Pre June 2020 Academic Departments and Services > Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Fine Arts
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 15:26
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 15:26
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5266

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