Events



Swiss Science Film Academy

Global Science Film Festival

Edition 2020: Nov. 6th - Nov. 14th

The Global Science Film Festival aims to advance public understanding of science, environment and nature through the power of film. It serves as a networking platform for international scientists, environmentalists, naturalists, producers and broadcasting commissioners, with representatives from commerce and politics.

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Zurich University of the Arts
Department of Design

Hot Hot Hot!
Design Symposium

March 26th 2018
The Design Symposium 2018 was entitled Hot Hot Hot - Climate Change in Switzerland and offered high-calibre speakers the platform to illuminate the topic of climate change from various perspectives and to connect it with design disciplines and the arts.

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Abenteuer Stadtnatur

Tree Stories – a storytelling Journey

May 2017

How to envision a future green city? Instead of discussing data, we asked a group of artists and ecologists, hailing from all over the world, to tell their stories about a particular tree during an evening walk through the old city of Zürich.

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Zurich University of the Arts
Department of Design

Reflect, Reform, Reset
Design Symposium

April 3rd 2017
The Design Symposium 2017 has been oriented towards the historical institution of the Black Mountain College. Numerous hosts have been presenting positions and contents on keywords such as the Anthropocene, architecture, Black Mountain College, communication, teaching, learning, media, migration, ecology, politics, breaking the rules, self-reflection, the technosphere or economics.

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ETH Zurich

Conversation: Scenarios of Collapse: Climate Change Denial and the Responsibility of Science

Jan. 13th 2017
Our guest Naomi Oreskes plays a leading role in the study of the political and rhetorical mechanisms that drive climate change denial, not only through her excellent academic work but also as renowned public advocate for climate action. In our conversation with Dr Oreskes, we discussed the role of science in the conflict with climate change denialism.

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University of Zurich

Public lecture series: Surviving the Anthropocene: Einblicke in die Environmental Humanities

Autumn Term 2016
We are living in a new geological age: the Anthropocene, which was shaped by man. In this lecture series, scientists talk about how they envision a major transformation of society and what contributions their research can make to it.

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ETH Zurich and University of Zurich | Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center

Klimagarten 2085 - The plant world of our future

April - Sept. 2016
In collaboration with the Botanical Garden of the University of Zurich, the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center initiated a public art-science experiment, Klimagarten 2085, which offers an opportunity for social learning and shows the impact of climate change at a human and local level.

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University of Zurich

Geopower:
Genealogy after life

May 13th 2015

In conjunction with the Anthropocene Slam Zurich on May 13, 2015, a keynote talk was given by Kathryn Yusoff, senior lecturer in human geography at University of London.

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University of Zurich

Anthropocene Survival Kit: Preparing for an Uncertain Environmental Future

May 13th 2015
Megacities, intensive agriculture, climate change and synthetic biology: nature has become artificial. There is no spot left on earth that is untouched by humans. The Anthropocene Slam – an evening of thought-provoking live music, bar food and with with slams from physicists, historians, artists, architects and ecologists who will explore what it means to live in this new geological age shaped by us: the Anthropocene. 

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