Berit Seidel
Curriculum vitae

Current:
since 2021 Artistic researcher, SNF-project: Konflikt und Kooperation. Episteme und Methoden zwi-schen Kunstgeschichte, Kunst und Ethnologie am Beispiel performativer Bildpraktiken der Vodun, University of Zurich, Art History Department, Prof. Dr. Bärbel Küster

since 2021 Laboratio Laguna Collective, international PhD School with European partners, ZHdK, Kunstuniversität Linz, Uniarts Helsinki, (2022 Founding the Consortium, 2023 first stu-dents), with Collective Biennale Urbana (Burb), Prof. Dr. Florian Dombois, Venice

since 2011 Artistic researcher and lecturer, Chair of the History of Art and Architecture, Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich

since 2007 Artist in the collective U5


Previous Positions:

2015–2018 Artistic researcher, project: 17 Volcanoes, Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore, Prof. Dr. Philip Ursprung and Prof. Dr. Alexander Lehnerer


2006–2010 Assistant at the chair of design and construction of the user interface bof!, Prof. Gregor Eichinger, ETH Zurich

2006 Architect, EM2N, Zurich
Kräuchi Architekten, Basel

2005–2006 Architect, designer, Grafiktraktor, Zurich

2003–2004 Assistant at the Chair of Peter Märkli and Markus Peter, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich

2002–2003 Internship, Buchner Bründler Architects, Basel


Education:

2009–2011 Master of Arts in Fine Art (U5), at University of the Arts in Zurich

2006–2009 Bachelor of Arts in New Media, at University of the Arts in Zurich

2003–2004 International study, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich

1998–2005 Architectural studies and diploma, TU Dresden

1998 School leaving examination at Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium, Kamenz



Teaching:

2022
- Innovedum grant, project: Protect Us From What We Want, with Helene Romakin, Philip Ursprung, ETH Zurich

2021
- Studio (Subject Semester), PAYING ATTENTION, Architecture MA, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, with Philip Ursprung et al.
- Supervision of Master thesis, HALF LIFE, Architecture MA, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, collaboration with the Chair of Tom Emerson and Philip Ursprung et al.
- Studio (Subject Semester), Exhibit-Inhabit, Architecture MA, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, with Philip Ursprung et al.
- Lecture PALM - Archives Matter, Workshop: Extrapolations!, ENSAPM, Malaquais, Paris
- Innovedum grant, project: Protect Us From What We Want, with Helene Romakin, Philip Ursprung, ETH Zurich

2020
- Studio (Subject Semester), Who Cares? Architecture and Care. A collective Manifesto, Architecture MA, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, with Philip Ursprung et al.
- Seminar, X-cene, Oral History Project, with Dora Imhof, Helene Romakin, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
- Seminar, Don18 Gespräche zur Kunst und Architektur. From Microsoft to Microdosing with Helene Romakin, Nina Zschocke, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
- Golden Owl Award for excellent teaching, awarded by the Association of Students at ETH Zurich (VSETH)

2019
- Seminar, acid-free?, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
- Seminar, Don18 Gespräche zur Kunst und Architektur. Digital Matters, with Nina Zschocke, Tim Klauser, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich

2018
- Seminar, ARCHITEKTINNEN, Oral History Project, with Dora Imhof, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
- Seminar, live, Project PALM (U5) with Tim Klauser, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich

2017
- Performance Europa, with U5, Seminar week: Melancholia, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich

2016
- Seminar, Making of the gta, Oral History Project, with Dora Imhof, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
- Practice Module, Raspberry Pi, with U5, F+F Schule für Kunst und Design Zurich

2014-2017
- Innovedum grant, Project, travellog, with Thomas Hänsli und Philip Ursprung, Department Architecture ETH Zurich

2014
- Summer School Biennale Urbana, with Lorenzo Romito, Giulia Fioca, Burb, Venice

since 2011
- Organization of seminar weeks every semester, with the Chair of Prof. Dr. Philip Ursprung, ETH Zurich
- Supervision of Master Thesis, Ancillary Subject: History of Art and Architecture, with Philip Ursprung et al. Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
- Supervision of In-depth thesis n art and architectural history, ETH Zurich


Artistic praxis:
U5 homepage

U5 is an arts collective that is opposed to traditional notions of individual authorship. U5 actively pursues historical and contemporary approaches to research in art, especially approaches that transcend disciplines, or produce new forms of art and knowledge.

The collective U5 first formed at Zürich University of the Arts in 2007 before graduating as a group in 2011. The working method depends on unanimous founding principles:

• All members have equal rights, but consensus is not necessary.
• All works are created in cooperation.
• Presence and absence influence the work equally.