«Climate Change, Migration, In/Justice»

During March – September 2024, the EcoArtLab is organizing a residency at the @ballenbergmuseum in collaboration with the @mlab.unibern of the Institute of Geography at the University of Bern and @helvetas_ch, focusing on the topics of Climate Change, Migration and In/Justice. The impacts of climate change are not equitably distributed, and increase inequality between the Global South and the Global North. Examples of this are the links between climate change, environmental change, and often unwanted migration and mobility.

We are excited to announce the winners of the call for proposals:

«Dialogue as a means to understanding and empathy»

The interdisciplinary residency team, consisting of Alisha Dutt Islam, Nora Gailer and Christa Hermann as advisor, examines the temporality of home in climate-conflicted areas. To this end, they confront the Ganges delta, which is repeatedly affected by flooding, and the Alps, which are threatened by drought, and look at the geographical locations from the other perspective. The aim is to recognize Switzerland's role in a globalized network and to take responsibility for our actions and their impact. On September 7 and 8, they will present the results of their artistic and scientific research in an exhibition at the Ballenberg Museum.

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The research project ‘EcoArtLab. Relational Encounters between the Arts and Climate Research’ is a project of the Institute Practices and Theories in the Arts (IPTK) at the Bern Academy of the Arts (HKB) in cooperation with the mLAB of the University of Bern, founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Fotos Research & Team by Riikka Tauriainen