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
Research Studio: Mapping the Global Intimate
In the spring semester of 2022, Carolin Schurr and Mirko Winkel organized a research studio for master’s students. The studio explored how intimate experiences and (trans)national interconnections can be made visible with the help of artistic mapping processes.
The students experimented with different forms of maps, from analog to digital, from text-based to sensorial maps. They studied the relationship between the production and reception of maps. Each individual project faces the challenge of bringing together quantitative data with intimate qualitative data. These resulting, highly diverse maps aimed to draw attention to issues of global reproductive justice or injustice.
Anja Ruckstuhl produced a sculptural body map that explores beauty norms in social media and relates them to transnational cosmetic surgery tourism.
Carolin Glauser has created a wooden analog map, inspired by the looks of children’s toys, to depict the use of and access to contraceptive methods in different countries around the world.
Claudio Andenmatten has designed a Panini sticker magazine that addresses the injustices migrants face working in preparation for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and how this relates to funding structures.
Fabienne Frey has created an interactive digital map of the effects of pesticides on the bodies and reproductive capabilities of female agricultural workers.
Hanna Pütters has drawn a comic on the subject of gender and war. It deals with the story of a female Afghan “war hero” and the stereotypes that women encounter in armed conflicts.
Kai Brun was inspired by a pharmacy. He uses packs of pregnancy tests and condoms to present data on the unequal opportunities for family planning for different genders.
Serafin Schneider created a sensory map by experimenting with cords and their textures to create more awareness of the problems that blind people face in professional athletics.