Learning How to Live Together: A Symbiotic Worldview

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Our view of man apart from nature, man exploiting nature has got to change, because that is the basis of the environmental crisis.
Lynn Margulis, microbiologist featured in Symbiotic Earth (2017)

Through studying the world of bacteria, biologist Lynn Margulis proposed her theory that the origin of life is not competition, but symbiosis. Organisms collaborating to survive. The human body as a symbiotic community of bacteria, fungi, and animal cells. Join us for a lively discussion with artists, historians and scientists about how a symbiotic understanding of life could inspire a more caring, collaborative and collective view of the world.

This discussion will be hosted on Zoom. To register for this discussion please click here.

Grégory Castéra, curator and course leader of Collective Practices: Symbiotic Organisations at Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm

Suzanne Pierre, microbial ecologist, biogeochemist, and founder of the Critical Ecology Lab
Salome Rodeck, cultural and literary Scholar, doctoral researcher with the project Symbiotic Worldview: Theories and Practices of Coexistence in the Anthropocene
Yasmine Kumordzi, parasitologist, PhD student at Durham University and co-initiator of the Endosymbiotic Love project

For the full DocFest Exchange: Beyond Our Own Eyes talks and films programme click here.

This talk will be live captioned by Ai-Media.

image credit: Everything (2017)


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