The science festival 100 Ways of Thinking is an exhibition, meeting place, thinking lab and performance stage all in one. More than 200 UZH researchers, a majority of whom are junior researchers, are actively involved in the event, exploring the boundaries between science and art together with a number of artists.
UZH’s science festival will be in the Kunsthalle Zürich for a total of 10 weeks, the first three of which have already gone by. In the Long Night of Museums of 1 September alone, over 2,300 visitors flocked to the Kunsthalle to see the exhibition. They were treated to a packed program of performances and talks covering a wide range of topics: From alchemists in the old Orient to the avant-garde of robotics. Psychology and ballet came together, as did neurology and video art, yielding intriguing results.
A further highlight was the Brain Weekend of the Neuroscience Center Zurich. A “brain parcours” gave visitors the opportunity to learn about various approaches to brain research and talk to researchers. And during the “brain brunch”, theologian Christina Aus der Au and neuropsychologist Peter Brugger debated aspects of the brain and spirit as well as of thinking and believing.
100 Ways of Thinking is a collaboration between the University of Zurich and the Kunsthalle Zürich. The exhibition is organized by Katharina Weikl and Boris Buzek of the Graduate Campus of UZH together with Daniel Baumann of the Kunsthalle Zürich. The festival was made possible thanks to the Mercator Foundation Switzerland. All events within 100 Ways of Thinking are open to the public and free of charge. The science festival will be on until 4 November.
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