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
Short Film Program: Reproductive Justice
When: March 14th, 2023, 18:15-20:00
Where: Kino in der Reitschule, Neubrückstrasse 8, 3012 Bern
The event “FUCK BODY POLITICS” is part of the public lecture series “Reproductive Justice” and is organized by the mLAB and the Social and Cultural Geography Group of the Department of Geography in cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies.
It is a great privilege to think first of pleasure and self-determination when it comes to your own body. This also includes the freedom to make free decisions about one’s own reproduction. Oftentimes, the way to yourself and to self-determined decisions about yourself is more of a struggle. Especially for people who grow up as women, who identify as trans, inter, queer, non-binary or are racially marked and who grow up with derogatory, negating or openly threatening images and terms. (Self-)representation and visibility are therefore crucial on the way to reproductive justice. The short film program explores the question of how bodies are part of subjective history(s) and can become political actors.
The program is compiled and presented by Alex Gerbaulet*. The following short films will be shown:
FÜR FRAUEN. 1. KAPITEL
Cristina Perincioli | BRD 1971 | 37 mins I Trailer
Four women work in a supermarket and decide to go on strike when they find out they are earning less than their male colleague for the same job. But first, the women have to sort out their interpersonal problems among themselves before they can take action against their boss together.
Claire Hooper | UK 2012 | 36 mins
ERIS explores the strength and chronicles the experiences of Danielle Marie Shillingford, a woman who has lost custody of her children and is struggling to regain it. The film blurs the lines between Danielle and her godlike alter ego Eris, the goddess of strife and discord.
LIKE RATS LEAVING A SINKING SHIP
Vika Kirchenbauer | D 2012 | 25 mins I Trailer
An image and sound collage that, in the form of an autobiographical film, investigates the social conditions under which “coherent biographies” emerge. Based on two psychiatric reports on trans identity and own texts, the film interweaves different perspectives on life.
*Alex Gerbaulet is a Berlin based filmmaker, producer and film educator. Since 2014 she is part of the production platform pong film in Berlin. Her artistic works oscillate between documentary style and essay, activist impulses and fictionalized reflection. Among other things, they examine the representability of reality and memory. Her films, some of which have won multiple awards, include SHIFT (2015), THE SLEEPER (2018), as well as DEPTH OF FIELD (2017) and SUN UNDER GROUND (2022), both made together with Mareike Bernien. She has many years of teaching experience in Germany and abroad and is a recurrent curator and jury member for film festivals. In 2020-21 she was a fellow in the Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme/gkfd. 2022-23, she was visiting professor for film at the Art University in Kassel, 2023 she is co-director of the professional media master class of the Werkleitz society in Halle, Germany.