Dive into the video series Stay Curious, which offers down-to-earth explanations of complex science, as well as portraits and talks with the Carlsberg Foundation's top researchers.
STAY CURIOUS: What does it mean to be human? Mette Nordahl Svendsen examines “liminal” life, which means existence on the border of life and death, person and non-person. These borders are not naturally given but generated through social practice and cultural conditioning.
STAY CURIOUS: Mette Nordahl Svendsen chose anthropology out of an interest in other worlds. Through conversations with her mother, Mette gained an interest in the great existential questions. She finds the best research to be that of an explorative nature and stemming from curiosity.
STAY CURIOUS: Medical anthropology examines how the human body relates to bigger societal issues, as well as ethical and existential reflections. A prematurely born infant in an incubator demands highly trained professional caregivers and intense care to live. The child is not a living person without society and the culture around it. Where are the borders between human, animal, life, and death?
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