SHFT + Annenberg: Wade Davis

Wade Davis is a many of many hats, and he wears them all well. The National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence has been described by legendary environmentalist David Suzuki as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” With a Ph.D. in ethnobotany from Harvard, Wade has travelled the far reaches of the earth to live among indigenous groups and learn about their cultural relationships with plants. He has written no less than fifteen books about his experiences.

So the Annenberg Space could have found no better person than Wade to act as curatorial advisor for no strangers, an exhibition about the plight of indigenous peoples around the globe. We had a chance to talk with him about the genes that connect us all and the myth of race.

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