LIVES Human Library

What if you could talk with a book?

    The LIVES Research Centre invites you to meet its researchers and listen to their stories, based on their scientific studies. Lively stories about vulnerability and life courses.

    During the LIVES Human Library events, you will have the opportunity to "borrow" a researcher for about 30 minutes. You will hear his or her story about his or her research results during a privileged one-on-one meeting. 

    Are you a journalist and would you like to participate in the event specifically organised for the press? Find all the information here.

    You can find the LIVES Human Library in Lausanne and Geneva during the autumn of 2022:

    • Thursday 13 October 2022 from 3.30 to 6.30 pm - Launch
      Coccinelle Café
      Rue Pichard 18
    • Wednesday 19 October 2022 from 3.30 to 6.30 pm
      Cottage Café
      Rue Adhémar Fabri 7
    • Thursday 20 October 2022 from 3.30 to 6.30 pm
      Venue TBD
    • Wednesday 2 November 2022 from 3.30 to 6.30 pm
      Venue TBD
    • Thursday 3 November from 3.30 to 6.30 pm
      Café des Avenues
      Avenue de Montchoisi 20
    • Wednesday 9 November 2022 from 3.30 to 6.30 pm
      Café Saint Pierre
      Place Benjamin Constant 1

    The stories address
    the following themes

    • Migration
    • Separation, as seen by a teenager
    • Relationships and caring at work
    • Homophobia
    • The impact of the COVID pandemic on family organisation
    • The end of life
    • Professional trajectories influenced by other spheres of life