Our mLAB was initiated by Susan Thieme in 2007 and has since successfully established itself as a collaborative creative workspace around digital media. The mLAB is now co-directed by Caroline Schurr and Susan Thieme, coordinated by artist Mirko Winkel, and co-created by many contributors to Geography.
The mLAB is an experimental laboratory that encourages researchers and students to try out new forms of transdisciplinary collaboration. The aim is to make new media, digital technologies and artistic ways of working an integral part of knowledge generation and to reflect on them critically. Another important task is to make research results visible and tangible for a non-academic public.
The mLAB was founded by the units Critical Sustainability Research and Social- and Cultural Geography and is currently directed by the artist Mirko Winkel. It is supported by a team of researchers and is open to the entire Institute of Geography and other interested parties.