Mirko Winkel is the coordinator of the mLAB. The artist and curator teaches at the University of Bern and other places with the aim of synthesizing art with scientific research and socio-political concerns.
Susan Thieme is professor of Critical Sustainability Studies at the Institute of Geography at the University of Bern. She brought the Global Science Film Festival to Bern and co-developed the Social Learning Video Method. She is co-founder of the mLAB. MORE
Carolin Schurr is professor of Social and Cultural Geography at the University of Bern. As a feminist geographer, she has developed and experimented with affectual and visual methods to grasp the emotional effects of globalization processes on our intimate lives. She is co-founder of the mLAB. MORE
Alexander Vorbrugg is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in Critical Sustainability Studies at the University of Bern. His research interests include visual forms of research and science communication. He is part of the coordination group of the mLAB. MORE
Laura Perler is a postdoctoral researcher in Social and Cultural Geography at the University of Bern. In her research she investigates inequalities in relation to reproductive technologies and the Swiss asylum system. In her projects she uses audiovisual approaches and collaborates with artists. Together with Mirko Winkel, she is currently organizing a traveling exhibition on egg donation. She is part of the coordination group of the mLAB. MORE
Stefan Brönnimann is a professor in Climatology at the University of Bern. His research focuses on weather and climate reconstruction, climate models, climate dynamics, effects of volcanic eruptions on climate and climate and society interactions. MORE
Elisabeth Militz is an Assistant Professor for Social and Digital Geographies at the University of Innsbruck. As a feminist political and cultural geographer, her focus lies on global/intimate relations and digital transformations. She experiments with affectual and feminist digital methodologies for human geographies. MORE
Adrien Mestrot is a professor in Soil Science at the University of Bern. Part of his research topics is analyzing the biogeochemistry of soils under global change to improve environmental health and food production. MORE
Nora Komposch is a PhD student and assistant in Social and Cultural Geography at the University of Bern. Her research interests are geographies of the body, care and reproduction, migration and labor, and politics of the global intimate. MORE
Johanna Paschen is a PhD student in Critical Sustainability Studies at the University of Bern. Her research interests include social and environmental justice, transdisciplinarity and artistic research. In cooperation with the Academy of the Arts Bern, she is involved with the research project EcoArtLab. MORE
Luca Tschiderer is a PhD student in Critical Sustainability Studies at the University of Bern. His research focuses on alternative practices of work in health- and care related contexts. As part of his PhD project he uses social learning videos as a participatory method towards workers inquiry. MORE
5th Global Science Film Festival 2023 Bern-Zurich
Short Film Program: Reproductive Justice
Exhibition: Making Babies in Bern
Exhibition: Making Babies in Berlin
Elusive Exposures Event Series
Research Studio: Mapping the Global Intimate
ARTISTIC INSTALLATIONS AROUND THE BATHS
mLAB Symposium - Other Cartographies
Call for Research-Art Collaboration: ON UN/HEALTHY GROUNDS
Partnering for Change: Link Research to Societal Challenges
EcoArtLab: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change
Workshop Announcement: Transitional Justice
Health Care Unbound
Animating the Commons
4th Global Science Film Festival 2021 Bern-Zurich
Mapping Possible Worlds
“Critical Sustainability Research” with the Social Learning Video Method
Conversing Alps in Times of Climate Crisis
Digital Geographies of the Global Intimate
Residency: GEOGRAPHY OF GHOSTS
mLAB Symposium - The Inspired Discipline
Call for Research-Art Collaboration: UN/CERTAIN CALIBRATIONS
Explorations into the World of Radical Cartographies
Producing and Reflecting Maps
Climatology & Climatography of Care
Call for Research-Art Collaboration - GLOBAL IN/JUSTICE
Homelessness in Bern
Explorations into the World of Radical Cartographies
Lecture by Nepthys Zwer & Philippe Rekacewicz Tuesday, 26.10.2021, 12:15-13:45, Room 002, Institute of Geography, Hallerstr. 12, Bern and online via Zoom
There are maps that say no. Radical maps that expose and protest. To understand these rebellious maps, how they work, their strengths and their possibilities, the lecture takes us on a journey of discovery into the heart of cartographic creation. Radical cartography spatialises economic and social data, consciously creates political maps that show inequalities, land grabs by resource corporations, the destruction of the environment by agribusiness, the pollution of the planet.
The lecture will present the just published French-language book “Cartographie radicale – Explorations”. Nepthys Zwer is a specialist in the work of Otto Neurath and the graphic information system Isotype. Philippe Rekacewicz is a renowned experimental cartographer, information designer and geographer. Both are members of the internet platform visionscarto.net. Followed by discussion with kollektiv orangotango (editors of the publication “This Is Not an Atlas”).
Mapping workshop on the collective design of (carto)graphic symbols.
collective orangotango (Not an Atlas) & Nepthys Zwer (visionscarto) Tuesday, 26.10.2021, 15:00-18:00 Room to be announced/not online.
Together we will approach the issues of critical and collective cartography through the design of icons and pictograms. The aim and purpose of the workshop is a better understanding of cartographic visual language and practical work on the design of icons. In doing so, we refer to the long tradition of critical as well as radical cartographies from the fields of art, science and activism, including the work of Otto Neurath or the Iconoclasistas.