About Us

Photo: "Seeing at the edge of chance", documenta 12, Kassel

In the course of the Zurich University of the Art’s founding, the Institute for Art Education (IAE) was established as part of the new Institute for Cultural Studies and Art Education (ICA) in the Department of Cultural Analysis (DKV text in German).

Since April 1st, 2008 Prof. Carmen Mörsch (short cv, in german) has headed the IAE. She has been commissioned with the reconception and further development of the research institute.

The Institute for Art Education’s research is developed at the intersection of current cultural theories, artistic practices and the development of educational theory in art education. It examines the relation of art and education as well as the relevance of artistic production, practice, mindsets and methods in the context of knowledge-based society. It references the field of cultural education inside and outside of institutions and is conceived both as basic and applied research.