Mirko
Winkel

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Elisabeth Militz is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Guelph (Canada) and a feminist political and cultural geographer. She experiments with affectual and feminist digital methodologies and advances feminist social media research methods. MORE

Adrien
Mestrot

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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

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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

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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.