A BESTIARY OF THE ANTHROPOCENE is an illustrated compilation of hybrid creatures of our time, equally inspired by medieval bestiaries and observations of our damaged planet. Designed as a field handbook, it aims at helping us observe, navigate, and orientate into the increasingly artificial fabric of the world. Plastiglomerates, surveillance robot dogs, fordite, artificial grass, antenna trees, Sars-Covid-2, decapitated mountains, drone-fighting eagles, standardised bananas… each of these specimens are symptomatic of the rapidly transforming “post-natural” era we live in. Often without us even noticing them, these creatures exponentially spread and co-exist with us.
Edited by Nicolas Nova & DISNOVATION.ORG
Photos, design & illustrations by Maria Roszkowska
Published by Onomatopee (2021)
Texts by Aliens in Green, Geoffrey C. Bowker, Benjamin H. Bratton, Pauline Briand, Pierre-Olivier Dittmar, Matthieu Duperrex, Michel Lussault, Alexandre Monnin, Nicolas Maigret, Nicolas Nova, The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Anna Tsing
Book website: http://bestiaryanthropocene.com/