RADIUS
CCA  Center for Contemporary Art and Ecology 

Wed 09 November
19:30–21:00

Lecture Merlin Sheldrake

Book Tickets

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.

Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and a writer with a background in plant sciences, microbiology, ecology, and the history and philosophy of science. He received a Ph.D. in tropical ecology from Cambridge University for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a predoctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is a research associate of the Vrije University Amsterdam, works with the Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUN), and sits on the advisory board of the Fungi Foundation.

⌀ €0/€15,00/€20,00
BOOK TICKETS
⌀ Doors open: 19:00 – 19:30
⌀ Start and duration presentation: 19:30 – 21:00
⌀ Main language: English
⌀ Location: Reservoir Water Tower
⌀ Please note that the location is not wheelchair accessible