Center for Cultural Production: Mission

Center for Cultural Production

The current developments in the cultural sector show that traditional concepts of art and cultural production are reaching their limits: New players, a changed user behavior, and the demographic change are currently causing radical changes and thus require a new way of thinking. Therefore, the task is to position the arts in a new way in today´s society, and to develop new formats, practices, and distribution channels. The current issues discussed at the Center for Cultural Production thus address the structures, economies, and policies in which future curators, urban planners, festival organizers, general managers of theaters, and entrepreneurs in the cultural sector have to act. We therefore understand cultural production and social innovation not as contrasts, but as an inseparable connection. Thus, we put artistic action into a dialogue with socially informed, academic analysis and political considerations.

The center wants to enhance the theoretical development of the field of cultural production. Our research therefore goes beyond traditional, disciplinary research arrangements and is complemented by artistic methods to gain new perspectives on contemporary issues of cultural production.

This understanding of research also informs our teaching: Students work in projects over several months on current, actual problems. We see our study programs as a "stimulation arena" which focuses on creative work at one´s own initiative. Innovative teaching formats and research-oriented contents promote a focused, theoretical reflection on contemporary society. Small groups additionally allow for a close interaction between those teaching and those being taught, and an individual support. The campus of Zeppelin University at Lake Constance offers an ideal environment through creating a concentrated atmosphere.

Special Teaching and Research Formats


Laboratory for Implicit and Artistic Knowledge

LIKWI is designed as an experimental platform for research and learning. It aims to integrate tacit, aesthetic and emotional knowledge into academic forms of learning and teaching.

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The artsprogram of Zeppelin University initiates artistic interventions, performances, exhibitions, and discursive formats and thus makes the university itself a place or artistic production.

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van den Berg, Karen Prof Dr phil
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1311
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:FAB 3 | 1.43
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Deputy Spokesperson

Tröndle, Martin Prof Dr
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1313
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1179
Room:FAB 3 | 1.37


Göttlich, Udo Prof Dr
Academic Program Director Communication, Culture & Management | CCM
Chair of Media & Communication Science
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1381
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:FAB 3 | 1.41

Herbers, Martin R Dr phil
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1382
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:FAB 3 | 1.33

Kleinmichel, Philipp Dr
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1316
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:FAB 3 | 1.48

Landkammer, Joachim Dr phil
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Chair of Art Theory & Curating
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1312
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:FAB 3 | 1.50

Opitz, Christian Prof Dr rer pol
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1251
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1299
Room:Semi 0.09

Pasero, Ursula Dr
Senior Research Fellow | Sociological Studies in the Art Field
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1303
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399

Schomacher, Esther
Research Fellow
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1367
Room:FAB 3 | 1.33

Shepherd, Ulrike
Curator Visual Arts & Coordinator artsprogram
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1821
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1199
Room:FAB 3 | 1.46

Strauß, Anke Dr
Head of the project „Working Utopias“

Söffner, Jan Prof Dr
Vice President | Dean of Zeppelin University Bachelor College
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1361
Room:FAB 3 | 1.47

Tröndle, Martin Prof Dr
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1313
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1179
Room:FAB 3 | 1.37