Collegium Helveticum

Sarine Waltenspül
Early-Career Fellow 2021–2022

Media studies
Fellowship duration
September 01, 2021–June 30, 2022

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Sarine Waltenspül (born 1986 in Basel-Stadt, Switzerland) examines in her research the epistemic, political, material and aesthetic dimensions of moving images with a particular focus on film in the sciences. She is also interested in the formats and institutions of their publication and dissemination. Her research topics include the history of fluid dynamics, technical research films, visual knowledge formats, the Encyclopaedia Cinematographica and the Institute for Scientific Film. Her film Unlearning Flow (2019), co-directed with Mario Schulze and Christoph Oeschger, was screened at international film festivals and nominated for several awards.

Since 2013, she has been working as a research associate in different SNF-funded research projects as part of the Zurich University of the Arts’ (ZHdK) research focus on transdisciplinarity. In 2018, she completed her PhD under the supervision of Ute Holl at the University of Basel (CH). In 2019 she was a research fellow in the DFG Centre for Advanced Studies in Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS) at Leuphana University Lüneburg (DE). Sarine was an interim professor for Media Aesthetics at the University of Basel (CH) in 2021 / 22. In September 2022, she started her SNSF Ambizione project Visualpedia at the University of Lucerne (CH).