International Workshop-August 2020Published on 18.08.2020

Earth and its Others: the Geographies of Science Fiction

We are hosting an international workshop on the Geographies of Science Fiction in Human Geography at the University of Fribourg.

Participation through Microsoft Teams is free of charge. Please register by 27. August to join the event, by emailing christine.bichsel [at] or lorenzo.andolfatto [at]

Date, time and location: 28.August & 29.August 2020, 9.00-16.00, MS Teams

Workshop organizersProf. Christine Bichsel, Dr. Lorenzo Andolfatto, University of Fribourg, Department of Geosciences, Switzerland


  • Ben Garlick / Liesl King, York St John University, UK
  • Nicoletta Pesaro, Ca'Foscari University, Venice
  • Anke Schwarz / Frank Müller, TU Dresden
  • Gwennaël Gaffric, University of Jean Moulin Lyon III
  • Mark Rhodes, Michigan Technological University
  • Amy Butt, University of Reading
  • Ben A. Platt, University of Cambridge
  • Loïc Aloisio, Aix Marseilles University

Programm (pdf)

Still from Stalker (1979), by Andrei Tarkovsky, credits: