Our traditional Biovision Symposium will take place this year on Saturday 16 November in Zurich at the Volkhaus. Development cooperation can only be successful with strong partners. Therefore the central theme of this years Symposium is the fruitful collaboration between Biovision and its partner organizations worldwide.
Wie tönt der Boden? Vom Freitag 30. August bis Sonntag 1. September 2019 ist Sounding Soil Gast an der Scientifica der ETH Zürich (Thema: "Scientifica 2019: Science Fiction – Science Facts") Interessierte können dort in der Klanginstallation «Sounding Soil» dem Orchester des Lebens zuhören.
The consequences of climate change are increasingly being felt. Once again, the poorest in the global South are existentially affected. But Switzerland is also challenged! At this year's Biovision spring event we let all generations have their say.
"Sounding Soil" makes life under our feet audible and tangible. The sound installation by Marcus Maeder is on display on the ramp of the Toni Areal until 8 March 2019. The walk-in installation with a 3D surround loudspeaker system invites to a sound journey through the ground: How does it sound when ground animals communicate? Does an ecologically maintained soil sound different than an intensively managed one?
Can you actually hear grass growing? What does the earthworm say to the centipede when they meet beneath the carrot field? What is the difference in sound from a vegetable field with organic soil and one with conventional ones? Biovision is one of those listening carefully as it is using the installation “Sounding Soil” to raise the public’s awareness of the importance of our soils.
There are people in Switzerland who are resolute in their response to the challenges of our time. While others talk about climate change, the ecological footprint or the limits of growth, they have long since implemented new solutions to old problems. At the Spring Event 2018 in Basel, a pioneering spirit was implemented.