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Revision as of 13:57, 6 July 2020

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Hackteria X Why ZET

Workshops, Discussions, Fanzines and Memorabilia

HLabX was a series of residencies and concentrated gatherings of people working transdisciplinary who are interested in creative biological fields and any other areas which intrigue the critical interaction across art and science. It was held over the last 12 months with activities in Taiwan, Indonesia and Switzerland and culminated this April during Oki Wonder Lab in Okinawa, Japan.

We will bring together our global and local collaborators to reflect on the last decade of activities (X), dream about our collaborative futures (Why) and launch our new local programme "Zentrum für Experimentelle Transdisziplinarität" (ZET) with the innauguration of our new OpenScience Lab in the shared hackerspace collective of Bitwäscherei, in the heart of Zürich.

Date: 11. & 12. July 2020


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  • 14:00 Open Doors
  • 15:00 Workshop I
  • 17:00 Talks folloed by Open Discussions
  • 21:00 BioVisuals and Sound Performances


  • 12:00 Open Brunch and Food Experiments
  • 15:00 Workshop II





Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr (Switzerland)

photo by: Adam Zaretzky, Make Your Own CRISPR-Babies Workshop

Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr is a nomadic researcher and workshopologist. He is part of the Center for Alternative Coconut Research and co-founder of SGMK and the Global Hackteria Network, Co-organiser of GOSH, Gathering for Open Science Hardware. He loves making DIWO laboratories for creative biological experimentation and works in an integral way, combining science, art and education. He has worked as guest faculty and mentor at various schools, Srishti, Bangalore (IN), UCSB (USA) and in Switzerland, FHNW, HEAD, HSLU, ETHZ. He lives and works in Zürich, Yogyakarta and Taipei. He also loves synthesizers and coconuts.

Dominic Mahnic (Slovenia)

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Urs Gaudenz / GaudiLabs (Switzerland)


Urs Gaudenz is an engineer and interdisciplinary scholar working in Lucerne, Switzerland. He was born 1971 in Seattle USA. He got his master in science of Microtechnologoy from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne. Subsequent to that he attended Post-Graduate programs in international business and innovation-management. In 2016 completed the course of study in the Principles and Applications of Synthetic Biology as directed by Georg Curch, Professor of Genetics at Harward Medical School. He is founder of GaudiLabs, a third space for third culture. He is a founding member and member of the board of Hackteria International Society. He is currently on the faculty of the Lucerne School for Applied Science and Arts. In his professional practice, Urs Gaudenz makes use of various forms of work and expression such as prototype development, open scientific research and collaborative workshops. He is combining his different backgrounds to explore new technological and cultural fields and his works often emerges out of the void in this intersection. Remarkable in his work is the wide span from speculative and futuristic to very functional and applied. He worked with and was inspired by Dr. Marc Dusseiller - dusjagr labs, the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, the GynePunk, BioDesign for the Real World, Sci | Art NanoLab Summer Institute at UCLA, LifePatch. He was invited to give workshops or exhibit projects at renown institutions and festivals such as Ars Electronica - Projekt Genesis, ISEA - International Symposium on Electronic Art, DOCK18, space for media cultures of the world, Kapelica Gallery / BioTehna, Schloss Werdenberg, N/O/D/E festival, Medialab-Prado Madrid, CYNETART-Festival - Trans-Media-Akademie.


Maya Minder (Switzerland)

Julian Chollet (Germany)

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Julian is a (no)mad scientist, curious student and informal teacher with a background in molecular biology. He is working on the endless and underexplored biodiverity of microbes, fungi and phages - with the aim to liberate the world from microphobia through workshopology, fermentation and microscopy. His current main project focuses on creative learning environments and public participation in science with emphasis on the invisible world.


Akvilė Paukštytė (Lithuania)

Lifepatch (Indonesia)

Baggenstos/Rudolf (Switzerland)

Shih Wei Chieh aka Abao (Taiwan)

Roland Fischer (Switzerland)

Wolfgang Spahn (Germany)

BadLab (Global)

Ewen Chardronnet (France)

Toru Ryu Oyama (Japan)

Adam Zaretzky (United States)

Venue: Kunstraum Walcheturm

Der Kunstraum Walcheturm versteht sich als Ort, wo zeitgenössische Kunst präsentiert, vermittelt und zur Diskussion gestellt wird. Mit seinem Programm, das zeitgenössische Kunst, neue Medien, Video und Film, neue Musik, experimentelle elektronische Musik, Performance und Sound Art umspannt, steht der Walcheturm zwischen Kunsthallen, Galerien und Offspaces. Er bietet nationalen wie internationalen Kunstschaffenden und einem differenzierten Publikum ein anspruchsvolles Experimentierfeld.

Der Kunstraum Walcheturm lotet zeitgenössische Strömungen innerhalb der Schweizer Kunstszene aus und führt Künstler_innen aus der Schweiz mit Künstler_innen aus anderen Ländern zusammen. Dank seiner internationalen Verbindungen zu Kunstinstitutionen, Projekten und Netzwerken ähnlicher Ausrichtung, mit Workshops, Diskussionsveranstaltungen und einem virtuellen Archiv fördert der Walcheturm die wichtige und anspruchsvolle Vermittlung neuer Kunstformen und den Dialog mit der Öffentlichkeit.

Die gut besuchten Veranstaltungen zeigen, dass sich der Walcheturm in den vergangenen Jahren als nicht-kommerzielle Institution erfolgreich positionieren konnte. Gezielt werden Initiativen im Bereich der digitalen Medien vorgestellt und damit Schnittstellen zwischen den verschiedenen Ausdrucksformen gebildet. Hier werden Entwicklungen und Projekte eines erweiterten Kunstbegriffes beleuchtet und präsentiert. Und hier wird der Zugang zu einer lebendigen Kultur geschaffen, die sich in den Grenzzonen des Kunstbetriebs befindet.