What is nature and the evolution of living beings is an inevitable issue. While searching for the answer to this and other questions around Nature and its variations, we find what we are and how we stand among all organisms and in the world. Charles Darwin offered the world a simple scientific explanation for the diversity of life on Earth: evolution by natural selection. Countless scientists have found that Darwin’s work is fundamental to their own. Contemporary scientists can now answer questions about the natural world in ways Darwin never could. New tools and technologies, such as DNA analyses, can reveal unexpected relationships between seemingly dissimilar groups.
This event consists of an exhibition (part of FACTT-TO) and a panel discussion. Together, they interrogate the meaning, the relevance and the implications of evolution from different vantage points, including perspectives from a range of scientific disciplines, technological approaches, and artistic practices. We wish to reflect on the condition of co-habitation and co-existence of human and non-humans in this world (and beyond?) and pose questions about transformation; forced or elective mutation and survival; agency and decision making; conservation and intervention.
Text by Marta de Menezes and Roberta Buiani
André Sier; Elaine Whittaker; Felipe Shibuya & Pedro Cruz; Gunes-Helene Isitan; Jenifer Wightman; Jennifer Willet; Jude Abu-Zaineh; Kathy High; Maria Francisca Abreu-Afonso; Maria Manuela Lopez; Nicole Clouston; Nigel Helyer; Suzanne Anker; Carla Rebelo; Tarah Rhoda; Tosca Teràn
The exhibition spans 3 venues across the University of Toronto St George Campus. Please check the map on the left for the exact locations. These are public spaces. Signs are limited
#1 – Sidney Smith Commons (enter from 100 St George or from Huron Street)
#2 – McLennan Physics Labs (60 St. George street)
#3 – The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (222 College Street; enter from the back door in the courtyard between Bahen and Fields – Just around the building)
Many thanks to those who made this exhibition happen:
Esther Berzunza; Nina Czegledy; Marta De Menezes; Efrat Gold; Cosima Herter; Huaxiong Huang; Timothy Lo; June Rockwell; Ramsha Shakeel