eva-fiore kovacovsky

between us and nature

a reading club

Over the last 5 years, our gathering at Zabriskie bookshop (and online) in Berlin is organically growing.

Each session of the ‘Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club’ is a mix of people from diverse backgrounds. These constellations are both live performance events enfolding while happening and a collective practice of transdiscipli-nary learning coshaped by each participant.


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The Reading Club itself becomes a garden. A living and flourishing dynamic ecosystem nurtured by our collective urge to read and investigate as a group. Our
nerdy explorations involve natural sciences, art activism, anthropology,
postcolonialism, (post)anthropocene, from a female perspective. Looking beyond disciplines we learn from seeds, mushrooms, soil, multinaturalist narratives and the genomic revolution.

Together we function as a symbiosis. We, Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky and Sina Ribak investigate art and ecology in a sympoietic practice. Pushing each others boundaries inherited from our original disciplines, we connect fields to create resonance.




in eli’s garden, between us and nature – a reading club #14, soil has a memory, berlin pankow, august 2018. (image by sina ribak)

#23 great plants – cultivating abortifacients

collective reading at the exhibition dé-jardiner at gr_und, berlin-wedding, 2019

flyer by lorena carràs / zabriskie buchladen für kultur und natur

photo by delphine marinier

londa schiebinger (2007) plants and empire – colonial bioprospecting in the atlantic world, harvard university press.


„to the memory of the men and women whose knowledge of

fertility control has been lost in the mists of time and to the ravages of history“

londa schiebinger


#24 yanomami gardens – growing plants in the amazon

climate care, floating university, august, 2019

flyer by lorena carràs / zabriskie buchladen für kultur und natur

photo by sina ribak

“the falling sky words of a yanomami shaman” by davi kopenawa and bruce albert. published by harvard university press, 2013.


“forest trees and garden plants do not grow all by themselves, as white people think. our forest is vast and beautiful. but it is not like this without reason. its value of growth makes it so. this is what we call në rope. nothing would grow there without it. it comes and goes like a visitor, making plants grow everywhere on its path.”

kopenawa & albert


#37 / symbiotic planet / ashore by lynn margulis at climate care 2021: the rewilding years

at floating university / friday 03 of september 17:00–18:00


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