The Barbican, London, UK 15.04.23 | 14:30 – 15:30 BST and online 17.04.23 | 19:00 – 20:00 BST
For April we will co-journey together in reading Gathering Moss. Together we will learn how mosses might be “a model for how we might live” (Kimmerer) and each go on a guided individual moss pilgrimage to connect with the sensualities of one of the world’s oldest plants. Drawing on her life as a scientist, a mother, and a Native American, Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as within the framework of indigenous ways of knowing. In her book, the natural history and cultural relationships of mosses become a powerful metaphor for ways of living in the world.
In-person registration – Gathering Moss book by Robin Wall Kimmerer and moss pilgrimage – the event is open to all and costs £5, please register via the link.
Online registration – Gathering Moss book by Robin Wall Kimmerer and moss pilgrimage – the event is open to all and costs £5, please register via the link.
“The More-Than-Human Book Club is a group that meets monthly both at The Barbican Library and online to talk about more-than-human experiences, wildness and nature writing in its broadest sense. Each month we choose a different book, film, artwork, poem or essay to discuss, including a mix of classic and contemporary works. We hope the space will provide a place of sanctuary, exploration and discovery, and be a place where community and connections are forged and inspiration is found. If you are interested in nature, literature, wildness, ecology, science, art and/or ideas, please do join us.”