Book Launch: Underground Lovers – Encounters with Fungi
Once overlooked, fungi are the exhilarating new poster organisms reconfiguring our understanding of the natural word and capturing the public imagination.
Underground Lovers is a captivating journey into the sensory realms of fungi. It’s told through first-hand stories – from the Australian desert to Iceland’s glaciers to America’s Cascade Mountains – where we encounter glowing ghost fungi and the enigma of the lobster mushroom. We’ll dwell with fungal allies and aliens, discover how fungi hold forests together, and why humans are deeply entwined with these compelling organisms.
The book presents new questions and insights about fungi but is also an intimate celebration of their astonishing beauty and complexity. It melds science and personal reflection to explore overlooked themes, among them – fungi and fire, fungi and climate change, fungi and aesthetics, fungi in ecosystem restoration, and fungi and indigenous wisdom.
What can we learn from the lives of fungi? Underground Lovers brings us to our knees, magnifier in hand, to find out.
This event is part of the Mushroom Methods Workshop 14–16 August 2023.
Further workshops can be viewed at this link.
DATE: MONDAY 14 AUGUST 2023
LOCATION: KULTTUURIABORATORIO, PIKISAARENTIE 15, UNIVERSITY OF OULU, FINLAND
This event is part of the Mushroom Methods Workshop – New Directions for Researching Fungal Futures