The Project

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Are the modern tools of communication and technology the key to a commonly-shared vision of a sustainable world? They make it possible - almost everywhere on the globe - to participate in an equal-based dialogue. the global skin project wants to make use of this potential to initiate a worldwide, collaborative process. Local initiatives should be visible and strengthened.


Submission of contest entries: Sept. 1st - Nov. 30th 2012

Selection of the audience award: Nov. 30th - Dec. 31st 2012

The jury prizes and awards in the categories text, image, sound: January 2013

global skin map

March - May 2012

Production of the interactive storytelling Google-Map.


Textiles link us around the globe. We all wear clothing made of textiles.

The textile industry is one of the oldest branches of the production industry. In view of the number of people employed and overall turnover, it is one of the most important economic sectors in the world. It is characterised by the international division of labour and global trade. Millions of people from various cultures and regions are part of this hidden network.

the global skin collects and distributes knowledge and experience on this subject. A wide variety of views will serve to raise awareness of ecological and social connections and thereby contribute to the promotion of sustainable development.

Our Partners

Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK,
Institute for Critical Theory
Co-initiator, scientific evaluation

Dschoint Ventschr Film Production
Co-Producer for the Film

Canon Switzerland
Official Partner in Video,
Sponsor of the contest prizes

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.

Content Partner
Network for sustainable Business

Distribution Partner
Global platform to enable creative excellence through mass collaboration.

Zohra Opoku
Artist and supporter of the project

Berne Declaration
Content Partner, NGO for a fair globalization, Member of the Clean Clothes Campaign to improve working conditions in the garment industry.

20 Minuten Online
Media Partner
Most popular news platform in Switzerland
Media Partner
Video platform for a sustainable world

VAUDE, The Spirit of Mountain Sports
Official Partner in Textile

Schools and institutions participating in the content

We thank our Jury!
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Christian Frei   Patrizio di Renzo Pipilotti Rist   Bernard Senn  
Christian Frei

Christian Frei, Jury President
Regarded as one of the best known contemporary documentary filmmaker. Director of: RICARDO, MIRIAM Y FIDEL, WAR PHOTOGRAPHER, THE GIANT BUDDHAS und SPACE TOURISTS. WAR PHOTOGRAPHER received an Oscar nomination in the section "Best Documentary", SPACE TOURISTS won the Sundance Film Festival's "World Cinema Directing Award for Documentary." Frei is president of the Swiss Film Academy.

Patrizio di Renzo

Patrizio di Renzo
Photographer. He has worked with top models like Natalia Vodianova, Naomi Campbell and Devon Akoi, the U.S. actors Chloë Sevigny and John Malkovich. His clients include famous labels like Tsumori Chisato, De Sede, Majo Fruithof and Luisa Cerano. His works were printed in the New Yorker magazine Zinc, in the magazines French, Gloss and Issue One from London.

Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist
The work of the Swiss artist consists of videos, photographs and installations. It was shown worldwide in numerous solo and group exhibitions and attracted international attention. For Pipilotti Rist the task of art is to contribute "to evolution, to encourage the spirit,  to ensure a distanced view of social change, to conjure up positive energies to promote the sense and sensibility, to explore ways to destroy stereotypes and prejudices".

Bernard Senn

Bernard Senn
Since 2005 he has hosted the show "Sternstunde" on Swiss television. He also works as an editor for DRS2 (Swiss Radio) and maintained the DRS2 theme days "HörPunkt", the "Passage2". He is also responsable for the rubric "Lokaltermin" in the cultural news program "DRS2aktuell" on Swiss radio.