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January 2016

The Enigma of Human Consciousness

2016-01-16 @ 09:00 - 17:30

We are living in a time when millions of people still believe in horoscopes, feng shui, fortune telling, and tarot cards. For many, a new form of “quantum spirituality”, which could just as well be attributed to the presently rampant varieties of esoterism, has become a substitute for religion. Location Swiss Museum of Transport, Coronado Hall, Bus: 10 Minutes, No. 6, 8, 24, Station: “Verkehrshaus”, Train: 6 Minutes, S3 and “Voralpenexpress,” Stop at “Luzern Verkehrshaus”

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February 2016

Models of Diversity: Current Transdiscourses in Art, Science, and Social Sciences

2016-02-19 @ 08:00 - 2016-02-20 @ 17:00
Zurich: ETHZ / ZHdK

February 19-20, 2016


The main aim of this conference is to create 3-way discourses to search for correlations and models that can foster deeper creative levels of discourses across the disciplines of art, science, sociology and philosophy. Consequently, this conference will be a round table conference with paired presentations of art researchers, scientists and theorists in diverse fields of inquiry- alongside dynamic moderators who stimulate discourse.

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June 2016

Encountering Materiality: Science, Art, Language

2016-06-23 @ 08:00 - 2016-06-25 @ 17:00
University of Geneva

Drawing on the fields of New Materialism and the Environmental Humanities, this conference will address how sciences, arts and texts enact encounters with materiality as an entanglement of relationships, meanings, matter and movement: * How do we encounter materiality, materials and/or matter in the twenty-first century? * How do language and literary language in particular offer ways of encountering materiality and/or matter? * How have the developments in ecology, neurosciences, physics and new media changed the way we encounter the world of…

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November 2016

SAGUF-Jahrestagung 2016: Urbane Agrikultur – Impulse für eine nachhaltige Transformation von Stadt und Land

2016-11-22 @ 09:15 - 16:15
Stiftung Von Rütte-Gut, Seestrasse 6
Sutz, 2572 Switzerland
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Die eintägige Veranstaltung findet am 22.11.2016 in Biel statt. Sie bietet eine Austauschplattform für Akteure mit Bezug zu urbaner Agrikultur. Sprachen: Französisch und Deutsch Hintergrund Die urbane Agrikultur hat aktuell viel Medienpräsenz. Sie bringt zwei sehr unterschiedliche Lebenswelten zusammen: Städte und Landwirtschaft. Unter urbaner Agrikultur versteht man verschiedene Entwicklungen: Landwirtschaftsbetriebe, welche sich im Siedlungsraum benden, Gemeinschaftsgärten oder neue Formen der Nahrungsproduktion inmitten von bebauten Flächen. Gemeinsam ist allen diesen Projekten, dass sich enge Verbindungen zwischen Landwirtschaft und Stadt ergeben. Dadurch…

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Shifting Grounds: Literature, Culture and Spatial Phenomenologies

2016-11-25 @ 09:00 - 2016-11-27 @ 13:00
University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 71
Zürich, 8006 Switzerland
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International Conference at the University of Zurich, 25-27 November 2016 This international conference responds to the recent return of phenomenological perspectives in literary and cultural criticism, and in the field of spatiality in particular. It aims to probe how a focus on sensory impressions and “the perspective of experience” (Yi-Fu Tuan) can enhance our understanding of literary and cultural spaces. Questions of space and place have always been at the heart of phenomenological enquiry. Phenomenology played an important role in…

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