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More Than Human Cities: Kinship Across Species

  • 120 mins

Tickets to More than Human Cities: Kinship Across Species ended at 4:00 pm. You can still access this event and screening if you purchase tickets to After Dark: Integrating Ecologies on the Exploratorium website

Through the labor of three New Delhi locals rescuing birds who fall from a polluted sky, All That Breathes offers a meditation on how we live not just with other humans but also with other species. Portraying the city as an ecological system that clearly includes wildlife, the film challenges the oft-perpetuated divide between human and natural systems. Indeed, alternatives to anthropocentric ways of knowing are  shared by cultures across the planet, including the First Peoples of the Bay Area. 

In cities, places historically built for humans to escape or “conquer” nature, what does it look like to include soils, waters, plants, and animals in our assumption of “community”? As city dwellers, what caretaking rituals might we create as pathways to rebalancing our relationship with the natural world? How can we make our cities more equitable and healthy through the process?

Join us at the Exploratorium’s Kanbar Forum at 7:00 PM for the screening and panel discussion. All guests are welcome to enjoy After Dark before and after the screening and should check in at the entrance by the Kanbar Forum. This event has a limited capacity. If the event is marked as “sold out,” you may access the screening by purchasing a ticket to After Dark: Integrating Ecologies on the Exploratorium website. Masks are no longer required at The Exploratorium, but are recommended. Click this link to review The Exploratorium’s health and safety policies.

This event is being presented as part of the Exploratorium’s After Dark: Integrating Ecologies program in collaboration with the Exploratorium and the Architectural Ecologies Lab at California College of the Arts. 

Schedule of Events:
6:00 PM | After Dark opens
7:00 PM | All That Breathes screening in the Kanbar Forum
8:30 PM | Post-screening panel discussion in the Kanbar Forum

Curation by Kristal Çelik 


Kristal ÇelikKristal Çelik (Moderator), SFUFF Program Producer, Engineer 

Avni-ShahAvni Shah (Moderator), Architect, Filmmaker

Christopher SchellDr. Christopher Schell, Assistant Professor and Urban Ecologist in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley

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In this program

All That Breathes

Directed by Shaunak Sen

As legions of birds fall from New Delhi’s darkening skies, and the city smolders with social unrest, two brothers race to save a casualty of the turbulent times: the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to their city’s ecosystem.

Dates & Times



Thu, Mar 9
6:00 pm