Wed 09 November
Lecture Merlin Sheldrake
Following widespread success of his award-winning book Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures, Merlin Sheldrake will deliver a presentation of his research and practice at RADIUS.
Sheldrake will walk us through a mind-bending journey into the hidden world of fungi, which ranges from yeast to psychedelics, to the fungi that sprawl for miles underground and are the largest organisms on the planet, to those that link plants together in complex networks known as the ‘wood wide web’, to those that infiltrate and manipulate insect bodies with devastating precision. All in all, he will reveal how these extraordinary organisms—and our relationships with them—are changing our understanding of how life works.
Merlin’s research ranges from fungal biology, to the history of Amazonian ethnobotany, to the relationship between sound and form in resonant systems. A keen brewer and fermenter, he is fascinated by the relationships that arise between humans and more-than-human organisms. He is a musician and performs on the piano and accordion.