Linguistic Diversity in Switzerland

The Center for the Study of Language and Society, in collaboration with the Landesmuseum Zürich, is organizing a public event on how linguistic diversity can be both a resource and an obstacle in Swiss society. Through a series of interactive activities and short presentations, we discuss the kinds of linguistic obstacles that people face and consider the different strategies they adopt to overcome them. The goal of the event is to enable a dialogue about the role that language can play in making Switzerland a more inclusive society.

The event also features a conversation on these topics between Nayansaku Mufwankolo, Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory and Head of Inclusion at the Haute école d’art et de design de Genève, and Erez Levon, Professor of Sociolinguistics at the University of Bern.

The event is in English and free of charge. Registration is required. Registration for the event includes free entry to the “Sprachenland Schweiz” exhibition currently on display at the Landesmuseum Zürich. We recommend arriving 1.5 – 2 hours before the event so that you have enough time to visit the exhibition. We also cordially invite you to join us for an Apéro after the event. 

For further information and to register, click here.

Datum & Ort

Wann: 16.11.2023, 19:00 - 20:30

Wo: Landesmuseum Zürich, Auditorium Pixel, Museumstrasse 2, 8021 Zürich