Zine: ‘Strange Natures’

This zine brings together art, stories and essays on the theme of ‘Strange Natures’.

‘Strange Natures’ is a collection of reflections from different places, times and vantage points, different ways of noticing, seeing, listening and inhabiting reality.

The collection shows many ways of understanding and experiencing ‘strange natures’, from nomadic river islands and the call-and-response of bullfrogs in India, to the haunted floodplains of Texas; from strange patterns in bird flights off the Scottish coast, to stories and poems that challenge the boundaries of selves and bodies.

‘Strange Natures’ invites us to abolish the rational, to find re-enchantment, to embrace the weirdness of the world as we know it, and accept the inevitability of transformation in a changing, vastly-more-than-human universe of possibilities.

The pieces were submitted in response to an open call in 2023. The zine includes extracts of all the entries, plus additional artworks and reflections from Future Natures.


The zine is available in online and printable versions.

We encourage reproduction, copying and adaptation of the material, under a creative commons licence (by-nc-nd 4.0).

Online version: Best for sharing on screens and email.

Print-and-fold version: The pages aren’t in order if you read this on a screen, but you can print this as double-sided sheets and then fold in half to create your own paper version.

Print version (single pages): A high-quality version with pages in order.

To ask about paper copies or more formats, email us: [email protected]

Read more

The main Strange Natures page features the original pieces, including photo essays, short films and podcast episodes, plus more information about contributors.

Future themes and zines

We will issue a call for contributions on another theme later in 2024. To get news on future calls, zines and other activities, join our mailing list.

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