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Editions Wildproject is a fiction and nonfiction publishing house specialized in ecology and the environmental humanities. Founded in 2008 in Paris by Baptiste Lanaspeze, Wildproject settled in Marseille in 2009.
A French publishing house with an American name, Wildproject was originally conceived in New York during a residency at Bard College in 2003. Our ethos has been profoundly influenced by our transatlantic origins, and many of our publications have contributed to importing American as well as Japanese environmental philosophy to France.
Wildproject is best known for our nonfiction books by authors such as Rachel Carson, Catherine Larrère, J. Baird Callicott, Kinji Imanishi, and Baptiste Morizot. We also champion literature with our « Tête nue » collection—a series of classics, innovative debut novels, and works of ecocriticism featuring writers such as Julien Gravelle, Jim Harrison, Kenneth White, and Gary Snyder.
In 2017, we created « Le Monde Qui Vient, » a collection devoted to exploring the links between the environmental crisis and the colonial structures that dominate our modern world. LMQV includes works by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Sarah Vanuxem, Ghassan Hage, and many more.
True devotees of Marseille, we have also dedicated a dozen titles to exploring our home city through its natural history, music, and urban hiking trails.
How do we reorganize human societies in terms of their relationships with living things and put an end to the ongoing extinction of life on Earth?
This is the task to which Wildproject wants to contribute, an independent publishing house which has worked to import and acclimatize ecological thinking into French within the past decade 2010–2020.
Wildproject invites us to go beyond the project of modern civilization, with founding works of ecological thought (“Domaine Sauvage” collection), essays on political ecology (“The World that Comes” collection), situated stories (“Tête nue”), and a pocket collection (“Small popular ecology library”).
Based in Marseille, a city that blurs the borders between the North and South, between nature and culture, the Wildproject editions gave birth to the Metropolitan Paths: itineraries that explore the relations between city-nature and center-periphery, in order to invent the ecological city of tomorrow.
From philosophical revolutions to political struggles, the evolution of the house bears witness to a decade of editorial effervescence and hybridization of issues. Having been at the forefront of ecological thinking, Wildproject now intends to contribute to the implementation of their works.