Students in the course 'About Nature: From Science to Sense' (GLST 27702) forayed into the LaBagh Woods to experience the natural world of mushrooms. As noted by Senior Lecturer Larisa Jasarevic:
Many of our authors are seeking out natural objects to think with and to treat somewhat unconventionally, finding them—and mushrooms in particular—most compelling excuses to re-think human nature and human-non human relations. The course started off with a reading by Anna Tsing, an anthropologist, who writes about mushrooms “on the edges of empire,” and sketches out ways in which their symbiotic and parasitic relations can inform our politics and our poetics. She earnestly suggests that we adopt a more fungal imagination.
Enjoy these images of their explorations!