Botanical Drift: Protagonists of the Invasive Herbarium

Botanical Drift: Protagonists of the Invasive Herbarium
Author: Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (Ed.)
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Language: English
Pages: 240
Size: 23 x 17 cm
Weight: 510 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783956793530
Availability: In stock
Price: €22.00
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Botanical Drift explores the hermeneutics, historicization, semiotics, and symbiosis of plant diversification, species cultivation, and destruction—past and present, extant and extinct—around the globe. Plant histories are explored as commodities and colonial as well as decolonial devices by significant and diverse feminist, art-historical, and anthropological voices—from Germaine Greer to herman de vries—bringing new perspectives through photo-essays, fiction, performance, and interventions in ecological, film, and translation archives. 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.