The fungus is reading Plato. Or is Plato reading the fungus? Which represents knowledge, the mushroom or the book?
Thinking like… texting like… responding like… a mushroom. In an era of mindfulness in what one eats, thinks and does, why not consider a more ecosystemic approach, advancing the whole and communicating across all of the parts?
Why not… Think like a Mushroom
Cesar & Lois practices thinking like a mushroom, collectively and with others – that is the only way to think like a mushroom.
Growing mushrooms on books requires a longterm commitment, patience and also the right book.
The above books were carefully selected – some heirlooms of knowledge passed from mother to daughter, others tomes on designing landscapes, espousing a reordering of the natural system. Such books demand colonization; they are just asking for cultivation by nature.
These living artifacts cross human and fungal systems, with mushrooms colonizing human knowledge in the form of books. This project asks, what might we learn from a fungal system? Through integration, new pathways become possible.