Hyphae, or a Reading List
A network of recommendations and inspirations
During the course of this project, I learnt more about fungi than I had ever dreamed I would. Turns out, the fungi kingdom has influenced many writers, architects, scientists and creators to think about the world in new ways.
I’ve collected some of my favourite sources here - from books, to mushroom-inspired poems, to new scientific experiments.
- Hodgson, William Hope. “The Voice in the Night”, . Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic, Daisy Butcher (ed). The British Library: 2019
- Macfarlane, Robert. Underland: A Deep Time Journey. (Penguin: 2019).
- Sheldrake, Merlin. Entangled Lives: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Future (Penguin Random House: 2020)
- Tsing, Anna. The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins. (Princeton University: 2015)
- Wall Kimmerer, Robin. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants (Milkeed: 2013)
Mycelium textiles: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/jun/12/its-this-seasons-must-have-hermes-bag-and-its-made-from-fungus
– Robin Wall Kimmerer in conversation with Robert Macfarlane, Emergence Magazine
– Unearthed - Mysteries from an Unseen World, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
– Life Beneath Our Feet, Scientific American
– Fungi - in Our Time, Melvyn Bragg
– Cosmic Queries - The Fungus Among Us, Merlin Sheldrake