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Microbiome: Inside Out

ma 4 nov

10:00 - 17:00

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10:00 - 17:00

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10:00 - 17:00

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10:00 - 17:00

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LOCATIE: Naturalis
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ORGANISATOR: Unbore

Microbiome: Inside Out will present the works of biodesigners Dia Munoz and Rosie Broadhead in order to imagine a future in which being human means being microbial.

Human species tend to think of themselves as winners of the evolution lottery. Our perceived uniqueness has led to shaping of the living environment in a way that answers to our needs, almost entirely ignoring other creatures with whom we are co-inhabiting the world. But what we also know is that humans are not so uniquely human after all. Our internal and external organs are a colourful landscape, swarming with bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses and other microbes that make up more than half of the body’s total cell count. What we seem to be is a lively ecosystem of organisms that communicate and collaborate in order to form, maintain and nurture their living environment, which is the human body. But what kind of meaning does the ‘humanness’ acquire in this context? How much do we know ourselves? Are we really so distinctively human?


Microbiome: Inside Out is organised by Stichting Unbore - a new non-profit organisation that fosters and advocates arts, life sciences and technology intersections. Unbore strives to create an international platform that celebrates and facilitates divergent thinking, endless experimentation and creative reflection and aims to build a curious ecosystem of thinkers and doers in bioart and biodesign.


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05–11 November 2018