The Department of Cultural Analysis explores themes and issues arising from the merger of the School of Art and Design Zurich (HGKZ) with the Zurich School of Music, Drama and Dance (HMT). The merger has produced interfaces and transdisciplinary approaches focused less on the core skills of individual departments and more on their aggregated potential. The department thus meets the need for a hub of critical analysis and reflection within Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). It promotes cooperation between individuals across disciplines, and helps to define problem-solving strategies which move toward new and third-way potentials within this rich nexus. The department also develops innovative teaching formats, such as its interdisciplinary programme in publishing, curating, and teaching as well its cooperation with various internal partners, including the Museum of Design and the Institute for Cultural Studies and Art Education.