We are Nature, long have we been absent, but now we return.
While general literacy is our ability to read words,
Ecological literacy is our ability to read landscape.
We can see this idea in full bloom in Melliodora,
The garden home of the guy that co-invented permaculture. Hats off to you Su and David.
“I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, and this girl started staring at me. After a while I took my headphones off and she came up to me, started signing and then wrote me a note to say that she was deaf but could almost feel the music by my movement.”
A chance encounter with a deaf person on a train inspired artist Sofia Mattioli to ask: What is the relationship between sound and silence?
To reply, Sofia produced a music video for Jamie xx.
“Pollen is the beginning of life.”
Wolfgang Laib, MoMA.
Pollen from Hazlenut (2013).
Watch the master artist at work.
Word of the week: infodemic (noun):
An excessive amount of information concerning a problem such that the solution is made more difficult.
Trying to figure out what is true and relevant in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic is like trying to swim across a lake in your pyjamas. That’s an infodemic. Because a healthy online diet is as important as the food you fork, we thought we’d give you our recommendations for reliable, trustworthy sources.
Print - Saturday Paper
Online - Guardian live updates (Aus-only) (Global)
Podcast - 7am
Twitter - Mike Seccomb and Greg Jericho
Or do you just want someone to show you how to wild ferment the “weeds” in your backyard so you don’t have to frig around at the supermarket?
Artist of the week: Frances Cannon
Queer artist in Narrm/Melbourne.