COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Christoph Weckerle

Direcor Department Cultural Analysis

Zurich University of The Arts

Tonia-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96

CH-8031 Zürich

Tel: +41 43 446 2016

E-mail: christoph.weckerle@zhdk.ch

Web: http://www.zhdk.ch


Christoph Weckerle is Head of the Department of Cultural Analysis at the Zurich University of the Arts. He is a Cultural Policy Researcher with contracts that include clients such as: Council of Europe, Swiss National Science Foundation, Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency. 

From 2014 onwards he has been joining forces with RISE Management Innovation Lab / University of St. Gallen HSG and Critical Thinking Initiative, ETH Zurich to set up a venture aiming at understanding the whole "ecosystem" of the Creative Economies (www.creativeeconomies.com).

From 2007 to 2010 he established the Department of Cultural Analysis at Zurich University of the Arts. It 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). From 2002 to 2007 he was Head of the Research Unit for Creative Industries at the Zurich University of the Arts.

He has a Master's Degree in Romance Studies, University of Zurich; Master's Degree in Cultural Management, University of Vienna; Lecturer at the University of Art and Design Zurich and the Universities of Basel and Lausanne.