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Resituating: More than Human - dialogues in art and science

Resituating – More than Human Event (rare Field Trip)

This event follows and concludes several interdisciplinary dialogues on ethics of care, ecology, symbiosis, and human-plant relations. We weave together embodied discovery and sensory experience ; listening and thinking about the ethical and material implications of recognizing non-human individuals as valuable ; as well as different disciplines, epistemologies, positionalities. Our goal is to acquire better awareness of the ecological community to which we belong, with the intention of rethinking and resituating the human within a diverse, complex, and multifaceted ecosystem of other-than-human lifeforms.

The day’s events will focus on air pollution: human causes, human effects – how the vegetal world can help. The day will begin with a panel between artists and scientists investigating the social, economic, and natural complexities affecting both human and plant-life. The afternoon events will include a 30-minute walk through the wetlands at rare (wetland as carbon sinks), a workshop led by Dr.Alice Jarry (the design of plant-based air filtration and sonifying particulate matter), and a rareled walk following the ecological lichen monitoring program.

Field trip at the rare Charitable Reserve Cambridge, ON

Sunday, May 7 – 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

If you are from Toronto, please follow this link for information:

If you are from the Waterloo Region please see below info:


11:00 am-12:30 pm

Sumia Ali, master’s student, McMaster University
Grace Grothaus, PhD student, York University
Dr. Alice Jarry, Speculative Life BioLab, Concordia University
Dr. Marissa Davis, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo

12:30-1:30: lunch – catered.

Wetlands walk.


Workshop by Dr. Alice Jarry, Speculative Life BioLab, Concordia University – Plant based filtration systems and sonifying air particulate matter.


The lichen monitoring walk. This program at rare is one of several long-term ecological monitoring programs yielding valuable baseline data and can help to identify critical changes in ecosystem dynamics.

5:30: end.

Return to Toronto (Except for Waterloo Region residents who found their own way to this event)

Further details about this thought-provoking program can be found at but we have tickets available for rare patrons to take part on this day. Simply register to attend below, but act fast, as space is limited.

rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
#8776 15914 RR0001