A special, cinematic look inside the science lab, tourist destination, and living art experience Biosphere 2.
While manmade structures and the natural world are often dissonant, in Southern Arizona’s Biosphere 2 they harmonize with a profound beauty, a stunning architectural and engineering achievement while also, in a way, a love letter to our planet, planet Earth… which is the original Biosphere from which the facility gets its name. Though sequels are rarely better than the original, Biosphere 2 isn’t earth’s sequel so much as a science fiction spinoff, providing a glimpse into what it might be like if humankind were to colonize other planets. The theme this month is Biophilia, selected by the Dusseldorf chapter of CreativeMornings. The term was coined to describe humanity’s innate desire and tendency to interact and connect with nature. Today we visit what just might be the most marvelous expression of that, paid for by a private group who you might call the ultimate biophiliacs and designed as an incubator for natural science experiments over the past 30 years. Our speaker is John Adams, a 20 year veteran of Biosphere 2, a passionate researcher and the Deputy Director of the facility, which is now managed by the University of Arizona. He is giving our CreativeMornings community a private tour Inside Biosphere 2.