Visit the exhibition at
CID au Grand-Hornu, Belgium
18.10.2020 - 14.02.2021

Reading suggestions




Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland
Essay on the Geography of PlantsChicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2009

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg et al.
Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology’s Designs on Nature
Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2014

Anthony Trevawas
Plant Behaviour and Intelligence
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015

Barbara Mazzolai
La natura geniale. Come e perché le piante cambieranno (e salveranno) il pianeta
Milan: Longanesi, 2019




Cooking Sections
The Empire Remains Shop
Bethesda: Columbia Books, 2018

Emanuele Coccia
The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture
Cambridge UK: Polity Press, 2018

Francis Hallé
L’éloge de la plante: Pour une nouvelle biologie
Paris: Editions du Seuil, 2014

Jacques Tassin
La Grande Invasion: Qui a peur des espèces invasives?
Paris: Odile Jacob, 2014




Janine M. Benyus
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
New York: Harper Perennial, 2002

Jean Weissenbach
Dépolluer la planète
Paris: Cnrs, 2019

Joel & Lynn Rapp
Grow with your plants. The Mother Earth’s Hassle-Free Way
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974

Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll
Botanical Drift: Protagonists of the Invasive Herbarium
Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2017





Marc Jeanson, Charlotte Fauve
Botaniste
Paris: Grasset, 2019

Marie Neurath
The Wonder World of Strange Plants
London: Max Parrish, 1956

Matthew Hall
Plants as Persons: A Philosophical Botany
New York: State University of New York Press, 2011

Michael Marder
Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life
New York: Columbia University Press, 2013




Michael Pollan
The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World
New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2002

Monica Gagliano
Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters with Plants
Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 2018

Patricia Vieira et al.
The Green Thread: Dialogues with the Vegetal World
Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015

Peter Tompkins, Christopher Bird
The Secret Life of Plants
New York: Harper & Row, 1973




Prudence Gibson, Baylee Brits
Covert Plants: Vegetal Consciousness and Agency in an Anthropocentric World
Brooklyn NY: Punctum Books, 2018

Quentin Hiernaux et al.
Philosophie du végétal
Paris: Vrin, 2019

Robin Wall Kimmerer
Braiding Sweetgrass
Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2013

Stefano Mancuso, Alessandra Viola
Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence
Washington: Island Press, 2015




Stefano Mancuso
La nazione delle piante
Bari: Laterza, 2019

Raoul Heinrich Francé
Plants as Inventors
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1923






Plant Fever is a travelling exhibition conceived by studio d-o-t-s and produced by the Belgian museum CID au Grand-Hornu. Visual identity by Matthieu Visentin.