Through Body, Through Earth, Through Speech engaged the general public in the Queens Flushing Meadows—Corona Park and Willets Point neighborhoods through research around questions of difference, biodiversity, proximity, and intervention. The collaborators explored and reinterpreted these questions through the cross-pollination of artistic practice and scientific method. Their processes included rat sample collecting, listening, recording, moving and mapping scores, tracings, video, and performance.
Jason Munshi-South is Assistant Professor at Baruch College & The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is also Visiting Scientist at the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History. He runs the Munshi‐South lab at Baruch College, CUNY. Members of the MunshiSouth lab at Baruch College, CUNY are interested in the behavioral, ecological, and evolutionary impacts of large‐scale human disturbance on wild vertebrate populations. Current lab projects are primarily focused on understanding the evolutionary implications of urbanization for wildlife in New York City. They study urban populations as model systems of rapid microevolution, but also aim to provide data for urban conservation and restoration efforts. To this end, the lab collaborates with local government agencies and non‐profits.