ISSUE 65 (AUTUMN 2020): Plants
The plant kingdom is everywhere, and this issue of Spike is your field guide to these species whose future is inextricably linked to ours. Dig into mushroom networks, lie on your analyst’s sofa and find your inner flower, dream yourself into the Amazonian rainforest, and listen to the trees that are watching us. Featuring Jamieson Webster on bad flowers, Yiou Penelope Peng & Jaob Piwowarski on psychedelics, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev on Piero della Francesca, Giuseppe Penone, and Pierre Huyghe, plus portraits of Lois Weinberger, Vivian Sutter, and Zheng Bo. We ask Natasha Myers if the trees are watching us, and Antje Majewski whether nature should have the right to procreate. And Ben Vickers interviews biologist Merlin Sheldrake on – what else – magic mushrooms.