Zurich University of the Arts
Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96
Project director, Connecting Spaces
Hong Kong – Zürich
Tel. +41 43 446 51 49
Bootes Ltd (operator)
G/F, Wah Kin Mansion
18-20 Fort Street, North Point, Hong Kong
Head of Connecting Space Hong Kong
Tel. +852 6331 2611
Article Zett (german only)
Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich
Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich is a transdisciplinary and transcultural project. Its two principal objectives are to explore perspectives and opportunities for cooperation between Hong Kong and Zurich and to consider the future of arts universities in the globalized twenty-first century.
Connecting Spaces rests firmly on the principle of cooperation. It aims to stimulate mutual exchange between Hong Kong and Zurich on the level of concrete cultural practices.
Connecting Spaces is a hub and an exploratory platform for collaborative projects between Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and various institutions in Hong Kong. At ZHdK, Connecting Spaces involves staff and students and investigates various teaching, production, and research formats. In Hong Kong, the project addresses actors from different educational and cultural institutions. Connecting Spaces is aimed at stable cooperation and at firmly established curricular elements with distinct thematic focuses.
Connecting Spaces is an exploratory try-out project that brings together and fosters:
- Communication and exchange between local and global creative perspectives;
- Collaborative projects and transdisciplinary approaches;
- Interconnecting physical spaces to create a positive atmosphere for discourse, research, and creative production.
For further information, timeline and projects see www.connectingspaces.ch