Forschungs-Mittwoch #163 The Future of Art and Science Collaborations

Panel & roundtable

13.03.2024, 6.30pm–8.30pm – HKB, Auditorium, Fellerstrasse 11, 3027 Bern

#163 in weisser Schrift auf hauptsächlich schwarzem Hintergrund, oberhalb der schwarzen Fläche hat es einen hellgrünen Querstreifen.

Scientific research, artistic practice and society are increasingly intertwined. Artists and designers collaborate with scientists and science is looking for ways to integrate artistic practices. Unlike traditional science communication, these approaches foster new ways of knowledge production by engaging with different communities. Yet, our understanding of their impact is limited. Questions remain about equal collaboration, exchange formats, quality criteria, and funding structures.

The EcoArtLab of the HKB, in collaboration with the mLAB (Institute of Geography, University of Bern), hosts a discussion with different Swiss funding representatives to explore these questions within existing structures.

Followed by apéro and roundtable.


Katharina Schneider-Roos, Innovation & Society Specialist, Pro Helvetia
Julia Schneerson, Agora Program Manager, Swiss National Science Foundation
Katia Weibel, Deputy Director, Stiftung Mercator Schweiz


Yvonne Schmidt, Head EcoArtLab, HKB


Institute Practices & Theories in the Arts

Organized by Mirko Winkel, artist & curator, coordinator mLAB & collaborator EcoArtLab

The discussion will be held in English.

Photograph of an alpine landscape superimposed in the lower half by a photograph of a river and in the left half by lines.


  • Start date 13.03.2024, 6.30pm–8.30pm
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  • Place HKB, Auditorium, Fellerstrasse 11, 3027 Bern
  • Application deadline 11.3.2024
  • Costs free of charge