More being with mushrooms, at Saari Residence

2019 was filled with mushrooms. Sweet dessert mushrooms, big fat blue ones, tiny pea-sprout-tasting ones, pretty much any kind of edible mushroom you can imagine. For two months I was an autumn Saari Residence fellow in the Kone Foundation’s country manor near Turku, southern Finland, being taken mushroom-picking by hairdressers, artists, forestry planners, cooks, students, retirees, and other mushroom-lovers, in their favourite local forests. The stories and specimens I collected & dried will eventually come together as a handmade book, sharing different ways of being with mushrooms, released via an experimental distribution model. More soon.


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