• COMPOST READER by The Institute for Postnatural Studies
  • COMPOST READER by The Institute for Postnatural Studies
  • COMPOST READER by The Institute for Postnatural Studies
  • COMPOST READER by The Institute for Postnatural Studies
  • COMPOST READER by The Institute for Postnatural Studies
  • COMPOST READER by The Institute for Postnatural Studies
  • COMPOST READER by The Institute for Postnatural Studies
  • COMPOST READER by The Institute for Postnatural Studies
  • COMPOST READER by The Institute for Postnatural Studies

COMPOST READER by The Institute for Postnatural Studies

150 x 210mm, 156 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, softcover, 2021

The relationship between human beings and nature is present in everyday life through stories that define our way of inhabiting the planet. They tell us how we relate to what we understand as natural. Cthulhu Books is a publishing platform that invites us to reflect and imagine worlds, cultivating new ways of talking about nature and insinuating malleable relationships between words and what they describe.

From Cthulhu Books, we think of the world to come as a great Compost. In composting as our new relational ontology, as our earthly condition. Composting turns us into a single planetary material (humans, beings, objects, technologies). It is the past and it is the future. It is space, place and it is matter. It is a world as a whole, where there are no separate natural and social realms, where there are rituals of celebration, entanglements and interrelationships. Cultivating consciousness from questions rather than answers, from uncertainty and doubt. This book speaks of beginnings, of new relationships, of unstable ways of doing, thinking and being, letting questions beget new questions.

Tongues as long as branches, cockroaches in a 'hot story', the resurgence of extinct plants, a prepatriarchal paranthropology, thinking with toxic plants from contemporary art, spiraling digestive ontologies, capitalist bruxism, a business school run by eukaryotes, a society in which we pay to eat celebrities, a prickly pear and 800 g of bonito tuna are some of the materials fermenting in this COMPOST READER.

Featuring: Claudia González, Adrian Schindler and Eulàlia Rovira, Gerard Ortín, Jonathon Keats, Marianne Hoffmeister, Yamil Leonardi, Ricardo Quesada, Sonia Fernández Pan, Azucena Castro, Monica Mays, Michael Wang

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Cthulhu Books

Regular price £18.00