SNF Sinergia „Mediating the Ecological Imperative“ Workshop at Villa Mettlen, Muri, 10. Dezember 2022 The Sinergia team welcomed our critical friends and project partners, Gerhard Wolf (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz), Hannah Baader (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz), Hubert Zapf (University of Augsburg), Darcy Alexandra (University of Bern), and Franz Krause (University of Cologne), to the Villa Mettlen for a day-long workshop. The PhD students, who took over the organization of this event, picked up on an element that is increasingly important to institutions and artists: The metabolic dimension of the ecological imperative that shapes our everyday way of living. How do we prepare which food, how do we appreciate the knowledge of processing, preparation, cleaning up, and disposing of our waste? Metabolism was also the conceptual frame for the workshop. The Sinergia team presented the results of the first two years of the project. The PhD students, in particular, benefitted from the exchange and were inspired to deepen their commitment to interdisciplinarity.