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  • Cultural Pairings - for adults

    Cultural Pairings - for adults

    Summer is here and we hope you will all be reading lots. But we wanted to give you something a little different: a cultural proposal for the grown-ups in the room. Read More
  • Silence: An Interview with Erling Kagge

    Silence: An Interview with Erling Kagge

    Finding your own South Pole Erling Kagge Interviewed by Carina Nicolae, Soren Brown and Mariana Villas-Boas Erling Kagge is a man of many firsts. He was the first to trek to Read More
  • Mini-interview: Silence with Daria Zappa

    Mini-interview: Silence with Daria Zappa

    Daria Zappa is Principal of the 2nd Violins with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. She is also a founder of the Festival der Stille (Festival of Silence) in nearby Kaiserstuhl. Daria Zappa. Read More
  • Mini-interview: Silence with Evangelos Tsempelis

    Mini-interview: Silence with Evangelos Tsempelis

    Evangelos is a psychoanalyst based in Zürich. You can find him at www.evangelostsempelis.com. Evangelos Tsempelis i). What role does silence play in what you do? Even though my work falls within Read More
  • Mini-interview: Silence with Francesca Sanna

    Mini-interview: Silence with Francesca Sanna

    Francesca is an award-winning children's author and illustrator, based in Zürich. You can find her at www.francescasanna.com. Francesca Sanna's self-portrait for the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2019. i). What role does Read More
  • Mini-interview: Silence with Inês V.

    Mini-interview: Silence with Inês V.

    Inês is a consecrated lay person in a cloistered convent, a place where people dedicate their lives to prayer. She is not on social media! Inês V. at her convent in Read More
  • Mini-interview: Silence with Reto Fürst

    Mini-interview: Silence with Reto Fürst

    Reto is a local wildlife photographer. You can find him at www.retofuerst.com. Reto Fürst decked out for a day of photographing birds in the wild. i). What role does silence play Read More
  • Mini-interview: Silence with David Suivez

    Mini-interview: Silence with David Suivez

    David is a yoga teacher, DJ and dance workshop organizer. You can find him at www.davidsuivez.com. David Suivez i). What role does silence play in what you do? I just bought Read More
  • Silence: a mini-series

    Silence: a mini-series

    We asked all participants in our mini-interviews on silence to answer the same three simple questions. Last 7 April, we ran a truly amazing StoryLab at the Johann Jacob Museum on Read More
  • Reading aloud

    Reading aloud

    Until what age do you think you will read aloud to your child? Do you read aloud to your teenagers? Do you read aloud to your partner? Does anyone read aloud Read More
  • A brief ode to libraries

    A brief ode to libraries

    Libraries are magical places and their importance in the context of free democratic societies should not be undervalued. They are places where knowledge is vast, free and accessible to everyone. In Read More
  • Tidy is good. Books are better.

    Tidy is good. Books are better.

    We’re in the first month of the New Year, a time when Christmas lists have been replaced by lists of resolutions, both official and unofficial. I guess that’s why I keep Read More
  • Lovely Rainbow Nation

    Lovely Rainbow Nation

    Traveling is about seeking the unfamiliar. Cape Town, where I recently traveled to visit a friend, is about as different from Zurich as another city can be: in landscape, in emotional Read More
  • The Woolf interviews our founder

    The Woolf interviews our founder

    Very excited to announce Mariana Villas-Boas' interview by the lovely Lindsey Grant from the local literary magazine The Woolf. Homepage of the new Winter issue of The Woolf (www.thewoolf.org) Here is Read More
  • Reading to Your Child Gives Them a Head Start

    Reading to Your Child Gives Them a Head Start

    If pleasure alone were not enough to get you reading with your young ones, maybe this recent study out of Melbourne will convince you. Bottomline: regardless of family background and home Read More
  • GaiaMotherTree at Zurich Main Station

    GaiaMotherTree at Zurich Main Station

    In June 2018, StoryLabs had the pleasure of hosting a week of sessions with the theme yarn and political activism for the kindergarteners at Rietberg Montessori Schule in Zurich. We explored Read More
  • "The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."

    One of the premises of StoryLabs is that the books we read as children stay with us our entire lives. They are part of the arsenal for all our future imaginings. Read More
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