Southern Exposure and The Citizensí Laboratory invite experts on systems of organization from both the human and animal worlds to discuss ways in which various methods of collaboration can inform us as groups and individuals, acknowledging the characteristics that make us particularly human.
How to Move a Mountain takes place over three sessions, each including brief presentations by experts, group conversation, and a responsive interpretation by an artist. The first meeting investigates the stakes involved in collective behavior. What does a community do, and what is potentially lost, won, or stabilized in the process? Dr. Deborah Gordon, Professor of Biology at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, will present her research into the behavior of ant colonies, followed by a conversation moderated by Brad Borevitz and a responsive performative event.