February 11, 2021

Online courses on contemporary curating


Illustration: Marie-Anne Mohanna.

New online courses for 2021 offered by the Postgraduate Programme in Curating, Continuing Education, ZHdK in affiliation with the online publication, and the PhD in Practice in Curating programme.

The online courses on contemporary curating provide in-depth insights into specific areas of knowledge in curating; they are aimed at all those in contact with cultural, curatorial, and artistic interventions wishing to intensify and expand their understanding of culture, its role in society, and its capacity for change. The courses are designed to foster a more comprehensive understanding of culture, art, and curating and to seek to expand the boundaries of art. All course lecturers are highly engaged and active in their respective fields. You can learn more about them in each course description.

We believe in a learning environment that empowers the participants. Besides the knowledgeable contributions by the lecturers, the courses will at certain points enable a workshop-like format that aims to be a space of encounter and open discussion, where direct engagement with the lecturer and other participants is possible and welcome.

Each online course is set on two consecutive Saturdays, 2–6 pm CET. The courses will be held live via Zoom and will contain substantial input by the lecturers, workshop formats in groups and/or individually, discussions, and feedback and evaluation. Each Online Course will be credited with 1 ECTS point, and a Certificate of Completion will be conferred. The courses will be conducted by the Center of Continuing Education at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Head of the programme: Prof. Dr. Dorothee Richter
Contact: dorothee.richter [​at​]

Please find detailed information for all courses here.

Courses on offer in the first half of 2021

Curating and Money
Lecturer: Martin Fritz
February 20 + 27, 2–6pm CET

Environmental Thinking in Artistic and Curatorial Practices
Lecturer: Emanuele Guidi
Course dates: March 6 + 13, 2–6pm CET

Taking back (Self-)Care: Curating and the Politics of Interdependence
Lecturer: Elke Krasny
Course dates: March 20 + 27, 2–6pm (CET)

Metabolic Art Criticism
Lecturer: Rosalyn D'Mello
Course dates: April 10 + 17, 2–6pm (CEST)

Processing Artistic and Curatorial Research
Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Basak Senova
Course dates: April 24 + May 8, 2–6pm (CEST)

The Emancipated Audience – Experiential Curatorial Knowledge Production
Lecturer: Berit Fischer, PhD
Course dates: May 15 + 22, 2–6pm (CEST)

Permeable Exhibitions
Lecturer: Paz Guevara
Course dates: May 29 + June 5, 2–6pm (CEST)

Rural Agonistics and Collaboration as Curatorial Method
Lecturer: Katalin Erdődi
Course dates: June 12 + 19, 2–6pm (CEST)

Feminist Curating: Curatorial Activism and Social Reproduction in recent practice
Lecturer: Helena Reckitt
Course dates: July 3 + 10, 2–6pm (CEST

Public and Private Funding of International Non-Profit Contemporary Art Platforms
Lecturer: Shwetal Patel
Course dates: July 17 + 24, 2–6pm (CEST)

The Three P's: Participatory, Performative, and Political Practices
Course leader: Maayan Sheleff
Course dates: Sunday, August 1 + 8, 2–6pm (CEST)

Collaboration with Postgraduate Programme in Curating, publication platform, and PhD in Practice in Curating, Practice-Based Doctoral Programme, University of Reading.

Zurich University of the Arts is amongst the largest art schools in Europe. While firmly anchored in greater Zurich, its influence extends well beyond Switzerland to the wider international stage. As the cultural centre for art in Switzerland, Zurich provides a unique and vibrant cultural scene at the heart of Europe.

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