In collaboration with the Zurich University of the Arts (Zhdk), the artists-in-labs program offers a 6-months residency at the intersection of art, medicine and the humanities. Since 2003, this program promotes sustainable collaboration between artists and scientists of all disciplines, not just in Switzerland but all around the world. The residency offers significant time and space to reflect upon ideas and to explore a range of scientific topics, methods and technologies in a broad field of medical disciplines and medical humanities.
At our Institute, and in an exchange with researchers, doctors and patients, the resident artists will deal with the various aspects of the research and treatment as well as patient narratives. As a team member, they will observe and critically examine the contents of the research from the perspective of their own artistic practice with the objective of developing an artistic project.