Top of Zett Online 2021

Sahili Albert. Photograph: Regula Bearth © ZHdKJeanaine Jarret. Photograph: Regula Bearth © ZHdKNatasha Sebben. Photograph: Regula Bearth © ZHdKStanding (from left to right): Stefan Kreysler, Katharina Tietze, Dominic Oppliger, Larissa Holaschke. Seated (from left to right): Gina Calamassi, Bostjan Ivanjsic, Edith Stocker, Irène Hediger, Laura Zachmann, Patricia Felber, Verena Schmid. Not featured: Christopher Bertrand, Nadia Graf, Franziska Koch. Let’s go! 702 new students begin their course at ZHdK. Photograph: Regula Bearth © ZHdKFrom left to right (back): Nuria Krämer, Swetlana Heger-Davis, Florence Balthasar, Valérie Jetzer, Bettina Ganz. From left to right (front): Kristina Jungic, Daniel Späti. Let’s go! 702 new students begin their course at ZHdK. Photograph: Regula Bearth © ZHdKDorian Büchi. Photograph: Regula Bearth © ZHdKGion Treichler. Photograph: Regula Bearth © ZHdKVon links nach rechts: Ursula Ledergerber, Karin Zindel, Friederike Vinzenz, Michael Eidenbenz, Michael Krohn. Foto: Johannes Dietschi © ZHdKLaura Morales. Photograph: Regula Bearth © ZHdKLos geht’s! 702 neue Studierende beginnen Mitte September mit dem Studium an der ZHdK. Foto: Johannes Dietschi © ZHdK

The 10 most-read Zett articles in 2021

This year once again, Zett, the magazine of Zurich University of the Arts, portrayed students and lecturers and presented their exciting projects and works. From trends and nostalgia to craftsmanship and happiness in the dance room — the following articles from 2021 were particularly well received by Zett readers.


Questioning trends and cultures
Sahili Albert, born in Mexico, analyzes Swiss society from a trends perspective. She is also trying to solve her own identity puzzle.

A woman and her bass
Holding her double bass, and with a microphone close to her lips, Jeanaine Jarret gives groovy bass lines a flowing melody. She hits the bass notes so that the room shakes.

No fear of programming
For Natasha Sebben, game design first and foremost means telling stories. The game design student also lets her players be tested by an artificial intelligence.

Who is who: Equal Opportunities Committee
The Equal Opportunities Committee deals with ZHdK-wide strategic and operational issues in the area of Equality & Diversity. It consists of one representative each of the five departments, services, teaching staff, mid-tier staff, students, human resources and the staff assembly. Current focal topics include analysing ZHdK equality reporting and diversity benchmarking, establishing the LGBTQIA+ community at ZHdK and collaborating on the transversal Gender Minor.

Who is who: International Dossier
The International Dossier is responsible for maintaining ZHdK’s international partnerships and networks. It also performs conceptual-strategic work that contributes to the University’s internationalization. The Dossier comprises the International Affairs Office, which includes the International Office, and the Shared Campus Project Office. The International Office is the contact point for current and prospective exchange students

Where design and sculpture meet
Applying traditional techniques to a contemporary context: Master of Fine Arts student Dorian Buchi draws inspiration for his artistic practice from nature and traditional craftsmanship.

Happiness in the dance room
Contemporary Dance student Gion Treichler trains eight hours a day, five or six days a week. Dancing means pure happiness to him. His programme is teaching him not only new choreographies but also how to surpass himself.

Who is Who: Sustainability Dossier
The Sustainability Dossier deals with cultural, ecological, social and economic transformations that help to achieve sustainable development from the perspective of the arts. It brings together future-oriented positions for teaching and research and cooperates with external and internal partners. In this way, the Dossier contributes to groundbreaking development and focuses on integrating, conveying and testing existing and new knowledge and corresponding practices.

A little moment of silence
Laura Morales is one of only two students taking the Master camera program each year. Shooting days can be long and exhausting. But those moments at a film set, when all the pieces come together, make it all worth it.

Are you new at ZHdK? Here’s what you need to know!
Are you one of the 702 students beginning their course at ZHdK? Is everything new and you’ve got lots and lots questions? The Zett Editorial team went round campus in search of answers to at least some of those questions: about using the workshops, where to pick up your matriculation number, which foods are trending at Molki cafeteria and loads more. Important information about the current situation can be found here (including the “ZHdK General Protection Plan for Covid-19”).

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