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Prof. Giaco Schiesser

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Giaco Schiesser is

  • Founder and Head of the artistic joint PhD Programme „Fine Arts / Transdisciplinarity“ with Kunstuniversität Linz (Austria), funded by Swissuniversities (since 2012; since 2017 together with Pof. Dr. Florian Dombois)
  • Permanent visiting professor for artistic and scientific PhDs at University of Arts and Design Linz, Austria

Giaco Schiesser studied philosophy, cultural studies and German literature studies at Freie Universität (Free University) in Berlin, Germany. Afterwards he became an associate lecturer at Free University and assistant lecturer at University of Basle / Switzerland, a scientific editor and, 1983-1993, a co-publisher of the scientific-political-cultural journal „Widerspruch“ (Zürich). From 1997 to 2002 he conceptualized and realized the establishment of the department „New Media (since 2008: Media Arts)” at the University of Art and Design Zurich as head of that department. From 1999 to 2002 he was a member of the direction of the department (together with Knowbotic Research and Margarete Jahrmann). 2002 appointment for professor.

He was head of Department Media & Art at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Zurich/School of Art and Design Zurich, HGKZ (2002- 2007), since the founding of Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in he was head of its Department of Art & Media, DK; (2007 – 2017) (DKM) . He was  Professor for the theories of cultures and of media at Master Fine Arts / ZHdK (2002 – 2018), Head of Dossier Research/ ZHdK (2012-2108) and  member of Delegation Research & Development of Swissunversities (2013-2018).

In December 2019 he was honoured with the award «Top 100 Leaders in Education». The purpose of the award (2019 was its first-time edition), awarded by the “Global Forum for Education & Learning (GFEL) is «to honor the relentless efforts and zeal of individuals, who have played a prominent role in changing the face of education at the global as well as the local level.“

In addition, since 2009 he holds a visiting professorship for artistic and scientific Ph.D. at University of Arts and Design Linz (Kunstuniversität Linz), Austria. Since 2012 he runs a PhD group for artistic research at ZHdK within a PhD cooperation ZHdK- Kunstuniversität Linz, a PhD cooperation programme that has been enlarged and funded by Swissuniversitis since 2017 (PhD programme „Fine Arts and Transdisciplinarity“). And, since March 2013 he has been a member (since 2015: vice-president) of the Executive Board of Society for Artistic Research, SAR.

Giaco Schiesser has been teaching as a guest professor at various universities and Art Schools in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and China. He has been invited to give lectures and workshops at Universities and Art Schools in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Georgian Republic, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland; China, Japan and the United States.

His work and his publications focus on: Epistemology, aesthetics, art research |Theories of cultures, media, subjects | Democracy, public spheres, every day culture

URLs, personal:     giaco.schiesser.zhdk.chwww.xcult/texte/schiesser
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