The atelier is your space during your studies.
We welcome student initiatives to improve this space every semester to foster a warm work environment, adapted to various needs.
In the IAD Student Atelier you have a shared Island for the 1st year. As a 2nd and 3rd year student you have personal desks and a mobile drawer cabinet for your personal belongings. (outdated since Corona)
From HS20, we work with floating tables. There are no personal working spaces anymore. All material needs to be stored in personal boxes as soon as students leave.
There is also a large community work table with electronics.
A social area with sofas is available, shared between IAD and Cast, including a ping-pong table in the terrasse.
In order for the concept to work and for everyone to be able to use the atelier at any time, we propose a clean desk policy and these following rules:
The share desk principle applies to all seats in the studio. This means that the table should be cleared after use / in the evening.
The tables may be moved freely in the studio and arranged differently.
Eating in the studio is allowed. If possible on the terrace and after lunch, clear the tray after lunch.
The craft table may be used for projects that require longer periods time and cannot be moved around easily.
Personal material must be labelled with the name and telephone number. Non-labeled items are available for other students to recycle.
Finished projects can be stored in your personal box or exhibited in the appropri- ate area. In addition, the material can be released into the materials locker or the project can be thrown away.
You are not allowed to put anything on the screen table / interactive table in the project room.
These rules are not set in stone. We would like these rules to be seen as a starting point and develop the collaboration in the studio with you.
Freecycling Area: This is an environment friendly notice: In the IAD Student Atelier you have a freecycling area next to the glass door entrance (next to IAD project room). If you have any reusable left-over material, please put it in this shelf, so that others can use it. Before buying new materials, please first have a look at the freecycling area if you can use left-over materials for free.
There is also a larger freecycling area in the school located in 1.E02, Entsorgung.
Waste: After each course, please take your prototypes, experiments and other material explorations with you, don`t store it in the IAD Student Atelier: because we don`t have enough space!!! Each semester, we organise a clear out session with all students: last day of Winter semester and before the beginning of the Diploma Exhibition in May/June. Please be mindful about your waste management/consumption, and continuously clear out your personal space, so that the Student Atelier stays clean and in a good working atmosphere.
The project room is used for exhibitions, staff meetings and as a collaborative work space. In general it is used in priority for the IAD team. If you want to exhibit your semester projects, you are more than welcome to contact Marcial Koch (firstname.lastname@example.org) to curate and set up the work together with him.
Presence in classes is required. In case of planned absence, you need to warn your teacher and be excused.
Lateness is not acceptable. Repeated lateness in class and absences will impact your final grade in that class. Late arrivals are often disruptive and thus this is a question of respect for the instructor as well as for the entire class.
Two student representatives are elected for each class for one year (1st-2nd semesters, 3rd-4th semesters, 5th-6th semesters). Representatives are responsible for representing student interests toward the programme. The election mode is decided by the students and communicated to us.
The department’s student association elects its delegates to various university bodies and is responsible for other organisational matters. ZHdK Student Council (“Verso”) is responsible for representing student interests, including self-management, towards the university. For details, see verso-verso.org.
Class speakers HS 2020/21:
|1st semester||3rd semester||5th semester|
|Svenja Steurer Jene||Daniela Spühler||Danuka Ana Tomas|
Administrative matters can be discussed with Karin Luginbühl (email@example.com), ie ECTS points, expenses, etc.
Organisation matters can be discussed with Marcial Koch (firstname.lastname@example.org), ie student atelier, courses problems, student life questions, etc. Please contact Martin if you would like to send a circular mail to all members of the IAD team or all IAD students.
The BA Leitung, Jürgen Späth is available on appointment for discussion of any matter, confidentially, usually during office hours Thursdays 13.00-14.00 but other dates can be set-up.
If you take part in events, publish a paper or exhibit a piece, share your news with Martin Dusek (email@example.com). We're happy to promote your news on our website and social media channels.
ZHdK’s Student Advice Centre offers useful assistance with a wide range of issues, including funding, accommodation, employment, living in Zurich, etc. for details, see www.zhdk.ch/studierendenberatung.
This Wiki is meant as the everyday tool for the IAD department. You can find here most of the information you need, especially regarding classes. If you have suggestions for the wiki, we welcome your feedback and we can implement changes when they makes sense. At this stage, we can't issue editing access to the wiki for students but don't hesitate to send us your ideas.
IAD recommends to be vigilant about tools that you use to store, share and present your work. When possible consider open source, free software and non-proprietary tools. Many tools provided by companies that are 'free' such as Gmail, Google Docs and Dropbox use your data as currency: your private content can be mined and therefore spied upon for commercial purposes. Moreover, private companies can cease products or support for products and you can lose your data overnight (it's happened). They can also decide on what is appropriate for posting or not and you may have your content and yourself as a user banned from the platform altogether.
If you take part in events, publish a paper or exhibit a piece, share your news with Martin Dusek (firstname.lastname@example.org). We're happy to promote your news on our website and social media channels: join us on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter.
We also keep in touch after studies with our alumni who are an important part of IAD, whether as guest lecturers, team members, job providers, or as a warm and supportive audience. Our LinkedIn group reflects on that community.