Narrating care-work: negotiating geographical research and artistic practice in transdisciplinary teaching

Thieme, Susan; Vögeli, Irene; Winkel, Mirko; Tschiderer, Luca (2023). Narrating care-work: negotiating geographical research and artistic practice in transdisciplinary teaching. QuPuG : Journal für qualitative Forschung in Pflege- und Gesundheitswissenschaft, 1(10), pp. 6-14. Medical Update Marketing & Media, Wien

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In the context of processes of social-transformation, care activities are increasingly being assigned a central political function. In the everyday life of care and health professionals, implicit forms of knowledge play a major role, which so far have remained underexposed in the scientific debate. The mLAB at the Geographical Institute in Bern and the master’s program in transdisciplinarity at the Zurich University of the Arts have approached the topic of care in a transdisciplinary manner with a new teaching format. Working with film, as a reflective and participatory medium, contributes to a better interweaving of theoretical and practical knowledge and opens up opportunities for a broad social discussion and reception of ongoing negotiation processes about various dimensions of the care-crisis. In addition, through the audiovisual treatment of the topic, aesthetic-artistic aspects become a central part of knowledge production. The resulting perspectives transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and promise to contribute to more inclusive forms of teaching and learning. This article presents this teaching format and critically reflects on the opportunities and challenges involved.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)


08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Thieme, Susan, Winkel, Mirko, Tschiderer, Luca


900 History > 910 Geography & travel




Medical Update Marketing & Media, Wien




Anja Elisabeth Ruckstuhl

Date Deposited:

09 Jun 2023 14:02

Last Modified:

09 Jun 2023 14:02

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