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The relationship between human beings and nature is present in everyday life, narrated, mediated, and fictionalized through stories, tales, and myths that define how we inhabit the planet. Words, voices, images, and fiction shape how we relate to what we understand as natural. Cthulhu Books brings together reflections and worlds that derive from distinct perspectives, emerging new ways of talking about nature and suggesting malleable relationships between words and what they describe. 

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cthulhu books is an editorial 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.





Compost Reader vol. I

From Cthulhu Books, we think of the world to come as a great Compost. Composting as our new relational ontology, as our earthly condition. Composting makes us 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 rather than as composed of separate natural and social realms, where there are rituals of celebration, entanglements, and interrelationships. To institute means to begin – cultivating consciousness from questions rather than from answers, from uncertainty and doubt. This book speaks about beginnings, about new relationships, about unstable modes of doing, thinking, and being, letting questions spawn new questions.

Tongues as long as branches, cockroaches in a ‘hot-history’, the revival of extinct plants, pre-patriarchal paranthropology, thinking with toxic plants in contemporary art, digestive ontologies in a spiral, capitalist bruxism, a business school run by eukaryotes, a society where we pay to eat celebrities, a chumbo, and 800g of bonisto tuna fish are some of the matters fermenting in this COMPOST READER.



Authors
    Claudia González
    Adrian Schindler and Eulàlia Rovira
    Gerard Ortín
    Jonathon Keats
    Marianne Hoffmeister
    Yamil Leonardi
    Ricardo Quesada
    Sonia Fernández Pan
    Azucena Castro
    Mónica Mays
    Michael Wang
    Lucrecia Masson

Editorial design
    Otro Bureau
    Matteo Guarnaccia

Language
    Texts in English and Spanish but not translated

Binding
    Softcover

Paper
    Cover: Materica Gesso 250g
    Inside: Munken print white 90g

Second edition
    April 2022
   

15€

(VAT. included)



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ISBN: 9788409333585
Dimentions: 21 x 15 cm, 250g.
Pages: 155 p.