Peter is interested in how humans come to know and interact with fungi. Working with fungi, he endeavors to break down binaries of wild/managed, nature/culture, and urban/rural, and to explore the spaces in-between. The anthropology and history of mycology are central to his work, and enable him to assess the accord and discord between science and divergent systems of (fungal) knowledge formation.
Knowledge of fungi and its place in ecologies, societies and economies is nascent, lending the study and production of fungi the aura of limitlessness. As a case study in wildness, the topics of symbiosis and ecology are of particular fascination to Peter. He explores wildness as it refers to land, commodities and organisms. This, in turn, can prove valuable to problem-solving in food production and to an appreciation of the interconnection of economy and ecology.
Peter completed his MA in Politics at The New School for Social Research.
anthropology and economies of edible fungi; wildness and perceptions of nature; history of mycology and myco-technologies; mycorrhiza and ecology; urban food production