Engage with Fungi

Editor: Vera Meyer, Sven Pfeiffer

Size: 156 pages
Format: 21,0 x 28,0 cm
Publishing year: 2022
ISBN 978-3-98781-001-5

Softcover available:https://berlinup.books.tu-berlin.de/en/produkt/978-3-98781-008-4/

How do we want to live in the future? How do we take responsibility for the future of the Earth, for our environment, for our society? By facing the great challenges of today together. By fusing the creativity engines of science, art, and society in order to jointly and transdisciplinarily develop visions for a sustainable future and viable paths towards it.

The book Engage with Fungi exemplifies such a transdisciplinary endeavour and focuses on collaborative research on and learning from fungi. Fungi are master builders, metabolic artists and experts in networking and collaboration. They teach us that nature is dominated by cooperation across species boundaries for collective benefit, and help us understand how limited resources can be tapped collectively. Thus, the book presents networked scientific, artistic and civil society research projects in the period 2020 to 2022. Initiated by the Department of Applied and Molecular Microbiology at TU Berlin, fungal biotechnology merged with the arts, design, architecture, and citizen science. Through this unique collaboration, concepts for fungal-based biomaterials could be jointly developed, bringing a sustainable living and dwelling within reach.