Public Guest Lectures

The faculty of Italian Culture and Society organizes regularly guest lectures with international experts from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. Our aim is to place the University of St. Gallen at the center of Swiss and international debates in Critical Sustainability Studies and Italian Studies, and allow master and bachelor students to engage with the most distinguished, influential, and innovative researchers.



Susan Schuppli, Goldsmiths, University of London, “Cold Matters”, May 2, 2023 

Nitin Bathla, ETH, “Ecologies of a Ruderal Nation”, March 14, 2023



Toni Hildebrandt, University of Bern, “Fukushima as a Paradigm of the Anthropocene: Responses from the Arts”, December 6, 2022 

Marco Armiero, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, “On the Wasteocene”, November 15, 2022

Sophie Gosselin EHESS, "The Earthly Condition – Inhabiting the Earth in Common", October 25, 2022

Jason W. Moore, Binghamton University, “Climate Crisis, Planetary Justice and the Flight from History”, April 28, 2022

Irmi Seidl, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), “Independence from Economic Growth – an Ignored Challenge”, March 22, 2022



Miriam Tola, University of Lausanne, “The Commons Reimagined: a Case Study from Rome, Italy”, November 30, 2021

Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen, “The Sustainability of Everything”, October 19, 2021

Nerea Calvillo, University of Warwick, “Aeropolis”, May 4, 2021

Malcom Ferdinand, CNRS,  “A Decolonial Ecology – Thinking from the Caribbean World”, March 9, 2021



knowbotiq, ZHdK, “Swiss Psychotropic Gold”, November 17, 2020

Serenella Iovino, UNC-Chapel Hill, “The Virus, Humans, and Other Animals – Understanding COVID-19 with Biosemiotics and Posthumanism”, November 10, 2020



Christoph Kueffer, ETH, “Extinctions – The Fate of Biodiversity in the Anthropocene”, December 3, 2019



Christian Uva, Università Roma Tre, “The Representation of Terrorism in Italian Cinema”, November 27, 2018