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Heinz Nigg

Heinz Nigg is a visual anthropologist and videographer. He studied cultural anthropology, history and political science at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and finished his studies with an ethnographic documentation of alternative video and community media practice in the UK 1976-1980, and co-authoring a book (Community Media) in 1980. Since then he has been working as an independent researcher and community artist. He is interested in social movements, alternative culture, youth protest, migration, urban development, media art and visual anthropology. He is the author of the oral history project REBEL VIDEO about the video movement of the 70s and 80s in London, Basel, Bern, Lausanne and Zurich.