Citizen Science - Exhibition on Participatory Research

Citizen Science

Measuring water levels, finding galaxies and identifying plants: these are some of the activities carried out by volunteers and scientists together. A total of 19 Citizen Science projects run by UZH and ETHZ are the subject of this poster exhibition on participatory research.

In a representative survey in Switzerland, 36% of the population stated they would like to work on a research project. For many Citizen Scientists, it is highly motivating to be able to make a real contribution to current research and gain in-depth knowledge at the same time. Citizen Science projects are often designed to be fun and can be easily combined with free-time activities like hiking.

For science and academia, the inclusion of citizens in research offers great potential, particularly also when set against the background of digitization. Ways of collecting and processing data have changed radically in recent years with the result that, with mobile Internet and powerful smartphones, it is now possible to gather and deliver relevant research data almost anywhere.

The exhibition presents projects from varying disciplines, all of which draw on methods that involve citizens in their research. Five key areas can be identified: language, cosmos, nature and landscape, mankind and health, history and digitization.

 

locatethedialect

 

sprachgebrauchcmc

 

acqdiv

 

stimmenderschweiz

 

sprachdokumentationen

 

creme

 

zulidad

 

capacity

 

msregistry

 

midata

 

crowdwater

 

languageshapesoursenseofplace

 

whereseedsfall

 

herbarbelege

 

futurecitymodel
geokokos

 

adfontes

 

darkmatter

 

galaxyzoo

 

mercator

 

The exhibition is organized by the Graduate Campus of the University of Zurich and is enabled by the Mercator Foundation Switzerland.

 
 
Vernissage: 10th of July, 4:30 p.m. at Irchel Campus, Lichthof

4:30-5:30 p.m.: Short presentation of all projects by scientists (in english).

Followed by a small aperitif.

Everyone is welcome!

 

Other locations: 

10.07.- 17.07.: Irchel Campus Lichthof

17.07 - 31.07.: Olivenhalle Oerlikon

31.07. - 10.08.: Lichthof UZH Zentrum

Kontakt:

Laura Amstutz
Tel. +41 44 634 10 84
Email

 

Dr. Katharina Weikl
Tel. +41 44 634 57 30
Email