21 February 2024
from 17:00 to 18:30
The Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS) and the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana are organising a six-day lecture series entitled "Transdisciplinary Research: Its Nature and Value for Society".
We highlight the conference cycle on transdisciplinarity in view of its priority position for SUPSI's future 2025-2035 strategy, as well as the strategic importance assigned to transdisciplinarity in future strategic lines by federal funding agencies, which identify it as a distinctive paradigm of new national and international research standards.
The second appointment of the cycle, entitled "Science-Policy Engagement as a Core Task of ETH Zurich" will take place on Thursday 15 February at 5 p.m. in Room 107 of the Stabile Piazzetta in Manno.
The guest speaker for the evening will be Susan Thieme, Professor of Geography and Critical Sustainability Studies at the University of Bern, founder and co-leader of the mLAB, Current Executive Director of Institute of Geography of the University of Bern (GIUB), and a Member of the Scientific Committee of td-net.
Theme of the evening
The aim of transdisciplinary research is to integrate knowledge from different fields of practice. In institutionalized contexts such as universities or universities of arts and applied sciences, however, forms of knowledge tend to be hierarchicalized. To challenge and transform existing ways of knowledge production, the mLAB (https://mlab.unibe.ch/) was established in the Institute of Geography at the University of Bern in 2017. The mLAB sees itself as an experimental space where
researchers, students, and people with an artistic background can develop, test and reflect on new forms of transdisciplinary collaboration and co-creation.
This presentation will consider the opportunities and challenges that arise when a critical take on transdisciplinarity is actively integrated into research and teaching and research results are increasingly made visible in different public spheres.
The lectures will be held in English.
Participation is for free.
For organisational reasons, registration is required at www.supsi.ch/go/transdisciplinaryresearchevents