Here you can see or revisit previous lectures on microbes, heritage, the environment, space, time, genetics and more of the topics that the exhibition The World is in You revolves around.


In this conversation inspired by The World is in You, artist Susan Morris and scientist Zach Gerhart-Hines will discuss how they attempt to capture and share rhythmicity – and what this means for how we understand ourselves in the world.

The World is in You – BodyTime

How do electric light, shift work, and changing eating patterns play into the physical time of the body and into our experience of time? In this talk, associate professor of microbiology Zachary Gerhart-Hines and curator Kristin Hussy meet for a conversation about time in the body.

The World is in You – You are the entire world

How do we best live with the whole microbial world in and around us? And what does it mean if our health and disease arise in a complex interplay between many different species? In this talk, associate professor of bioinformatics Mani Arumugam and curator Adam Bencard meet for a conversation about the body and its microscopic inhabitants.

The World is in You – Leaving the world

What happens to the body if we want to settle on Mars? Can wo/mankind at all adapt to a life other than on earth? In this talk, astronomer Michael Lindholm and curator Jacob Lillemose meet for a conversation about the body in space.

The World is in You – The Science of Light

Since the Industrial Revolution, artificial light has transformed our societies. Light pollution and working at night can cause disease through disrupting the body’s natural rhythms. But might we be able to harness light to cure disease? At this event Dr. Anders Sode West and Kristin Hussey explore the pasts and futures of light, rhythms and health.

The World is in You – Challenges of Outer Space

(Talk in Danish) Medical space research seeks to find out what more accurately happens to the body when it is in the extreme environment of outer space. What happens to the muscles? The sleep rhythm? Intestinal bacteria? And what can be done about it? Jacob Lillemose provides a historical overview of a number of other similar experiments in which the influence on the human body’s conditions in outer space has been studied in facilities here on Earth.

The World is in You – The dance between heritage and environment

(Talk in Danish) Our bodies are the result of a constant dialogue between our genes and our surroundings. A complicated dance between heritage and environment. And now many researchers believe they have come one step closer to understanding this process through epigenetics. Doctor and researcher Stine Ulrik Mikkelsen discusses the new epigenetic cancer treatments and historian and curator Malthe Bjerregaard investigates some of the intricate threads that this science draws all the way back to Darwin and our understanding of heredity.  

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