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Rony Emmenegger
Rony Emmenegger is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Sustainability Research Group, University of Basel. Trained as a political geographer, he has a vivid interest in state-society-science relations and the manifold ways they are entangled in shifting human-environment relations. His research focuses on the politics of uncertainty and the way it plays out in the case of the nuclear waste governance in Switzerland. ︎︎︎

︎︎︎ Zurich 2022
︎︎︎ Event – The Nuclear Spike

︎︎︎ Journal – The Miner and the Neon Fish: Decolonizing Alpine Ecologies

︎︎︎ Obergoms 2021


Daniel Finch-Race
Daniel Finch-Race works on French and Italian representations of environmental change since the mid-1800s. Most recently, he has been focussing on physical and emotional geographies of air pollution to do with the Industrial Revolution. Daniels solo publications include journal issues on ‘Poetics of Place’ and ‘Environmental Humanities’. He got to co-edit French Ecocriticism, as well as journal issues on ‘Ecopoetics’ and ‘Ecoregions’ and co-conceived a Knowledge Frontiers project on ‘Grounding Value in the Anthropocene’ under the auspices of the British Academy and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. ︎︎︎

︎︎︎ Obergoms 2021


Flurina Gradin
Flurina Gradin is a Designer and Ecologist working as a researcher and as a lecturer in design theory and ecology. In academia and with her company Wild Spots, she focuses on the frameworks of ecocultural environments, urban ecologies and notions of biodiversity. Flurinas work bridges expert discourses, place-based experiences and applied research projects. Her practice is characterized by a strong transdisciplinary approach including a network of collaborators from architecture, the natural sciences, the environmental humanities and the arts. ︎︎︎

︎︎︎ Zurich 2022

︎︎︎ Event – A Terrible Goddess. Vegetal Agency and Radioactivity in Caltiki, The Immortal Monster (1959)

︎︎︎ Obergoms 2021


Emiliano Guaraldo
Emiliano Guaraldo is a researcher in the environmental humanities. In his work, he studies the visual and literary cultures of the Anthropocene, with an emphasis on extinction narratives, critiques of extractivist capitalism, and environmental justice. ︎︎︎

︎︎︎ Obergoms 2021


Irène Hediger
Irène Hediger is head of the artists-in-labs program (AIL) at the Department of Cultural Analysis, Zurich University of the Arts. She curates and promotes inter- and transdisciplinary exchange and practices at the interface of art, science and technology. She has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions and accompanying programs on contemporary art, science and technology such as: “Displacements – Art, Science and the DNA of the Ibex” and “Propositions for A Poetic Ecosystem” in Jeddah and “Interfacing New Heavens” in Pretoria. She holds a degree in Business Administration, Group Dynamics and Organizational development (DAGG) and a MAS in Cultural Management from the University of Basel. ︎︎︎

︎︎︎ Obergoms 2021


Stephan Hochleithner
Stephan Hochleithner is a geographer trying to understand political dynamics related to questions of access. Socialnatural encounters and spaces that are often described as rural lay at the center of his focus. Stephan’s scientific work builds on in-depth, qualitative empirical inquiries and follows a strong interest in working with and on theory. Drawing from the vast and wealthy, yet hardly graspable space between empirics and analysis, he also creates texts and visuals using associative methods. Stephan Hochleithner works and lives in Zürich and the north-east of Austria. ︎︎︎

︎︎︎ Journal – The Miner and the Neon Fish: Decolonizing Alpine Ecologies

︎︎︎ Obergoms 2021

Federico Luisetti
Federico Luisetti is a philosopher and professor at the University of St. Gallen. His monograph “Non-human Subjects. Earth Beings and Decolonial Natures” is forthcoming for Cambridge UP (Cambridge Elements). ︎︎︎

︎︎︎ Zurich 2022

︎︎︎ Journal – Earth Beings
︎︎︎ Obergoms 2021


Marco Malvestio
Marco Malvestio is EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Padua and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His project “EcoSF – The Ecology of Italian Science Fiction” explores the presence of ecological issues in Italian science fiction. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Padua, and was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto. In 2021, he published The Conflict Revisited: The Second World War in Post-Postmodern Fiction (Peter Lang), based on his doctoral thesis, as well as Raccontare la fine del mondo: Fantascienza e Antropocene (nottetempo).︎︎︎

︎︎︎ Event – A Terrible Goddess. Vegetal Agency and Radioactivity in Caltiki, The Immortal Monster (1959)


Christoph Miler
Christoph Miler (1988, Austria) is an author and designer based in the Netherlands. Together with Isabel Seiffert he forms Offshore, a design studio with a strong focus on editorial design, image-making, research and visual narratives. Next to commissions and collaborations, they engage in design education and investigate critical issues within the fields of design, media, ecology and globalisation in self-initiated projects. The work of Offshore has been published, exhibited and awarded internationally. The duo is a recipient of the 2020/21 fellowship by Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht and participant of the La Becque Principal Residency Program 2022. ︎︎︎

︎︎︎ Zurich 2022

︎︎︎ Journal – Animal Big Brother

︎︎︎ Obergoms 2021


Christopher Robinson
Christopher Robinson is a broadly trained stream ecologist, with studies ranging from population dynamics to ecosystem processes. He focuses on alpine streams in glaciated landscapes and has a personal interest in the eco-evolutionary dynamics of aquatic insects. In his current work he examines the role of environmental change on the intermittency of alpine streams and how that influences the distributions and abundance of aquatic insects as well as the functioning of alpine stream networks. Christopher Robinson has participated in the artists-in-labs program since 2005, hosting a number of resident artists over that time. ︎︎︎

︎︎︎ Obergoms 2021


Isabel Seiffert
Isabel Seiffert is a Zurich-based art director, graphic designer and design educator specializing in visual narratives and research-driven design using a repertoire of carefully crafted typography and vivid imagery. Together with Christoph Miler she runs the collaborative design practice under the name of Offshore Studio. Their work has been published and exhibited internationally. Isa has been awarded by TDC Tokyo, Type Directors Club New York, 100 beste Plakate and was nominated for the INFORM Preis as well as shortlisted for the Swiss Design Awards. Offshore Studio were recipients of the 2020/21 fellowship at the Jan van Eyck Academie and received a research and production fellowship by Les Rencontres d’Arles for the realisation of the exhibition ‘Visible upon breakdown’ (in collaboration with Justinien Tribillon). In 2022, Christoph and Isabel will be residents at La Becque where they will continue their research project Managing the Wild. ︎︎︎

︎︎︎ Zurich 2022

︎︎︎ Journal – Animal Big Brother

︎︎︎ Obergoms 2021



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