Climate Action & Design

The Reading List

A list of reads to fill your brain with knowledge about climate justice, along with commentary from a friend of TAL-TO, Matthew Ferguson.

Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements by Jane Hutton

“Eco-feminists like Haraway have been operating in this mentality for 20 years and it’s been co-opted by writers like Timothy Morton who don’t recognize or give credit.”

A Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway
A Billion Black Anthropocenes by Kathryn Yusof 
Wild by Design by Margie Ruddick
Publications on Earth-Writing by Design Earth

“Elaboration on his Gifford lectures.”

Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime by Bruno Latour

“Cornerstone text about the ways climate denial and issue avoidance are psychological issues, not just social ones.”

Environmental Psychology by Robert Gifford
The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

“A must-read and cornerstone of the intersection of Indigenous and scientific knowledge/ethics on climate.”

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

“Beautfiul, heart-breaking, and vulnerable. And incredibly well-researched. He was researching as a political graphic novelist for a critique of new policies from Macron on the Paris Accords and chronicled his journey from knowing nothing about climate change to being an expert, with all the emotional pitfalls and despair along the way.”

Climate Changed by Philippe Squarzoni

“Fantastic book that explores Indigenous modes of understanding the ‘more than human’ world. More than human / non-human are key terms in contemporary discourse, so it’s a really great intro to how western thought is way behind on this.”

The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram

“This is hilarious.”

Roadside Wildflowers at Full Speed by The Prairie Ecologist