Exploration Workshop on
Distant Creative Collaboration
3. Exploration Workshop: why you should join!
Today, we often work and interact digitally. Location-independent and creative collaboration practices are at the centre of our exchanges and are becoming increasingly important. "Creative" refers to
Due to the current developments, we must expect that interactive communication, such as teaching, meetings, workshops, conferences, but also artistic productions (concerts, theatre, film), will continue to increasingly take place in the digital space and/or hybrid. Therefore, digital skills are increasingly important to operate efficiently in the Future of Work.
DIZH Innovation Programme
Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) plan to apply for a Structure Call in 2022, granting a 5-year fund, initiated by the Digitalisation Initiative of the Zurich Higher Education Institutions (DIZH).
"With the Structure Call, the Digitalisation Initiative of the Zurich Higher Education Institutions (DIZH) supports new, long-term innovation structures for up to 5 years. Because digitalisation generates new work structures and because innovative power can only develop in suitable structures, the DIZH Structure Call explicitly seeks innovative structures." (dizh.ch)
The aim is to develop and position Zurich methodically and technologically into a relevant international hub for Distant Creative Collaboration. Zurich offers the best conditions for this since there are already relevant projects with many years of experience – e.g. telematics, immersive art space, digital music production, etc. Also, technologies and infrastructures have already been developed or built up to a high-quality level.Distant Creative Collaboration serves as a guiding concept, which is divided into the following three areas:
Existing Projects in the Field of Distant Creative Collaboration:
In the following overview, you will find a brief summary of existing projects. If you are interested in getting involved in one or more project(s), don't hesitate to reach out to Daniel Späti or Renato Soldenhoff from ZHdK to discuss potential collaboration. Daniel and Renato are happy to share more in-depth information about the specific projects with you.
Following you will find more information on the Exploration Workshop that was held at the end of November 2021.
Exploration Workshop (past – registration closed):
As part of the DIZH Structure Call, ZHdK and ZHAW plan to create a Distant Creative Collaboration network. Such a network can lead to concrete products and results such as new communication formats, transfer of research results, prototypes, commercial and cultural applications.
The workshop will bring together the relevant stakeholders from academia and industry and provide a platform for exchanging knowledge and ideas to build up the network for Digital Creative Collaboration. During the workshop, we will show the potential of a Distant Creative Collaboration network. Based on existing projects, we will focus on the challenges and how to tackle them by joining forces.
An example for such a project is
Together we will discover synergies and develop concrete ideas to advance Distant Creative Collaboration and overcome its challenges with the overarching goal of establishing Zurich as a relevant hub for it.
Do you want to build with us a new network and potentially a hub for Distant Creative Collaboration?
Distant Creative Collaboration | Friday, 26 November, 09:00 - 12:00am | Location: Toni-Areal, Zurich
We are excited for a Leap Workshop centred around the following question:
We will meet physically at Toni Areal, Room ZT 4.K13 Galerie 1, ZHdK, Pfingstweidstrasse 96 in 8005 Zurich. A casual lunch will be provided.
8h30 - 9h00: Soft Start - ☕& 🥐
9h00 - 9h30: Welcome & Introduction
9h30 - 9h45: Speed-Dating
9h45 - 10h20: Projects Pecha Kucha
10h20 - 10h35: Coffee Break ☕
10h35 - 11h30: Project Deep Dives
11h30 - 12h00: Sharing Insights & Next Steps
12h00 - 13h30: Lunch Break
The number of participants in workshops is limited to 30 people. The principle "first come, first served" applies. We look forward to your participation and an impactful exchange! Registration CLOSED.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leap, the Swiss platform for multi-stakeholder innovation,
enables organisations to harness the power of collaboration.
*COVID guidelines at a physical event:
We follow the rules of the BAG/OFSP regarding COVID-19 at the time of registration, which means only participants who meet the criteria of the 3G rules are admitted to the event. There is no possibility of testing on site.
This workshop is done in collaboration with