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"They don’t have hands with which to shape the world, yet it would be hard to find more capable agents when it comes to the construction of forms. Plants are not only the most subtle artisans of our cosmos, they are also the species that have given life to the world of forms—they are the form of life that has made the world itself a site of infinite figuration. It is in and through plants that the Earth has asserted itself as a cosmic laboratory, a space for the invention of forms and the making of matter"

Emanuele Coccia, The Life of Plants: A metaphysics of mixture, 2019

“All that you touch,

You Change

All that you Change,

Changes you.”

Octavia Butler, The Parable of the Sower, 1993