Downs and Ups. Visual Insights into Vulnerability and Resilience during the Life Course

The book Downs and Ups is the fruit of a collaboration between the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES and the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography. Three young Swiss photographers were mandated to realise a personal work on the NCCR LIVES’ topics of vulnerability and resilience. Each photo collection is accompanied by a text inspired by the life course studies, an interview and a critical essay.
Downs and Ups

Format : 20 x 30 cm
Pages : 108 pages
Content : 36 images, 6 original essays, published in 3 languages (fr/de/en)
Print : 1’800 ex
Publisher : Snoeck Publishers (2016)

Editorial directors:
Hélène Joye-Cagnard, Emmanuelle Marendaz Colle
Production coordinator: Joséphine Hirschi

Free of charge



Chapter 1: Acrobates !

Photography: Simone Haug
Text: Laura Bernardi >> On a tightrope. Observing the difficult balance between all life domains: the multidimensional approach

Chapter 2: Bois des Frères

Photography: Delphine Schacher
Text: Dario Spini >> The Lignon Huts. The connections between individuals and their environment, their relationships, and society: the multilevel approach

Chapter 3: Sandra - Ich bin eben doch eine Frau

Photography: Annick Ramp
Text: Emmanuelle Marendaz Colle >> From "Res" to Sandra. Following life courses over time and as they undergo transformation: the multidirectional approach