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Digital Society Initiative


Uncontrollable data traces on the internet, manipulation and discrimination through algorithms: How can art and culture sensitise the population to these challenges of digitalisation? The Ideas-Lab promotes the development and testing of surprising, courageous, creative projects.

The Stiftung Mercator Schweiz wants to raise people's awareness of the responsible use of their personal data and the influence of algorithms on their everyday lives. And it does so with the help of art and culture! The Ideas-Lab offers space for the development of bold, surprising approaches: Interdisciplinary teams of artists, graphic designers, UX designers, programmers, activists, campaigners and other creative minds can develop their project ideas accompanied by innovation experts.

The Ideas-Lab will take place on 27 January, 2 and 3 February 2022 in Zurich. Applications are open until 9 January 2022.

Further information and application form can be found here.