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1979 – to date

2022 – to date


2009 – to date

Author, theorist, editor

Prof. em. for the Theories of Cultures and Media and for Artistic Research, Zurich University of the Arts/ZHdK

Guest professor for academic and artistic PhDs at University of the Arts Linz/Austria

2011 – 2021

Founder and head of the Artistic PhD Cooperation Programme Fine Arts / Fine Arts and Transdisciplinarity, ZHdK – Kunstuniversität Linz/Austria
(since 2017 together with Prof. Dr. Florian Dombois)

2013/2015 – 2020

Member/vice-president Executive Board of Society for Artistic Research, SAR

2011 – 2021

Professor for Artistic Research, Department of Art & Media, DKM (today: Department of Fine Arts), ZHdK

2013 – 2018

Member Delegation Research & Development / Swissuniversities

2012 – 2018

Head of Dossier Research, ZHdK

2002 – 2018

Professor for the theories of cultures and of media, Master Fine Arts programme, Department of Art & Media, DKM, ZHdK

2007 – 2017

Director Department of Art & Media, DKM, vice-rector and member of the board of ZHdK

2007 – 2011

Visiting professor, branch study Interface Culture, University of Art and Design Linz/Austria

2002 – 2007

Head Department of Media & Art (DMK), University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Arts and Design Zurich, HGKZ


Appointment as Head Department  of Media & Art (DMK), HGKZ.
Appointment to professorhip for the history and theory of cultures and of media

1998 – 2002

Founder, head and co-head study programme New Media, HGKZ.
Fields of teaching: culture and media theory, media cultures studies

1994 – 1998

Docent for the history and theory of Visual Communication, School of Art and Design Zurich, SfGZ

1991 – 1996

Member Research Institute for Migration and Racism Research (Institut für Migrations- und Rassismusforschung), Hamburg/Germany

1989 – 1994

Scientific editor, WochenZeitung, Zurich/Switzerland

1983 – 1993

Co-editor, biannual politico-cultural journal Widerspruch, Zurich/Switzerland

1984 – 1988

Teaching and research assistant for New German literature studies, Institute for German Literature, University of Basle/Switzerland.
Fields of teaching and research: text studies as cultural studies, literature as a media, romanticism, contemporary literature, culture and society

1982 – 1984

Lecturer, Departement of German Literature and Department of Philosophy, Free University Berlin/West Berlin.
Post-graduate grant holder Ciba-Geigy AG, Basle/Switzerland


Magister Artium (M.A., with distinction) in philosophy and German literature studies, Free University (FU) Berlin/West Berlin

1976 – 1981

Studies of philosophy, cultural studies and German literature studies at Free University (FU) Berlin/West Berlin with focuses on: aesthetics, epistemology, media, social theory, theory of the subject, cultural theories; romanticism, German literature of the 20th century