The only international English speaking Further Education (Weiterbildung) Programme of ZHdK. The course offers Distance Learning opportunities.
The Programme focuses less on the ‘genius concept’ of the exhibition
planner as individual author – a highly controversial topic since the
1990s – than on cooperative, interdisciplinary working methods, as
employed, for example, in film productions or non-government
organizations. Exhibition-making / curating means the creation of
innovative structures for the presentation of cultural artefacts through
interdisciplinary collaboration. In this field, art, digital media,
design, and architecture intermesh in new ways.
The manner of working employed by curators, artists, architects,
designers, museum educationalists and writers has become increasingly
unified, bringing about new forms of mediation, lounges, archives,
reading rooms and new virtual forums – and with them new means of access
and forms of interpretation.
At the same time, we are witnessing a shift in the organization of
work processes throughout society. Individual areas of action are
merging on new meta-levels, namely those of networks and know-how
transfer. The Postgraduate Programme in Curating responds to these
changes in the processes of the production of cultural meaning.
The course creates a model situation in which students can gain
practical experience of curating and learn to think critically about the
issues involved. The modular structure ensures the Program’s
contemporary and innovative standards.