Active throughout Switzerland, the foundation Science et Cité fosters the dialog between science and society. It is independent legally and in terms of content. Science et Cité contributes to the appreciation and understanding of all sciences and addresses their opportunities and limits. It also reports back to the scientifics the reaction of the population in particular on value issues. Science et Cité specialises in low-threshold and innovative forms of communication, frequently bringing scientifics and citizens into close contact. Science et Cité deals with pertinent, socially relevant topics and encourages the knowledge and the opinion-forming at the service of democracy.

Who watches the watchmen, who guards the guardians? If the humanities are the curators of culture and communication, do they stand watch over leading societal forces, for example those of business, science, healthcare, and technology? And do these forces have a role in fostering the humanities? How do the humanities express themselves? Humanities Watch promotes these questions, creating a conversation among diverse fields of culture and society in order to understand their shared responsibilities. Visit our site:

The mLAB is an experimental space that encourages researchers and students to test new forms of transdisciplinary collaboration. The aim is to make new media, art and digital technologies an integral part of research activities, to reflect on them critically and to develop unorthodox coalitions of aesthetics and geography. Besides making research results visible for a non-academic public, the focus is also on sensorial routes of knowledge creation. The mLAB was initiated by the units Critical Sustainibility Studies and Social and Cultural Geography and is currently run by the artist Mirko Winkel. It comprises a large team of scholars and is open to the entire Institute of Geography and beyond. Follow mLAB on Twitter and Facebook andYouTube

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