Berit Seidel
Curriculum vitae

Current:

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

since 2017 Board Member, AAA, Association of Assistants at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, CH

since 2007 Artist in the artist collective U5

Previous Positions:

2015 - 2018 Research Assistant Project: 17 Volcanoes, with Prof. Dr. Philip Ursprung and Prof. Dr. Alexander Lehnerer, Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore, SG

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

2006 Architect, EM2N, Zurich, CH, Kräuchi Architekten, Basel, CH

2005 - 2006 Architect, Designer, Grafiktraktor, Zurich, CH

Education:

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

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

2003 - 2004 International study, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, CH, Assistant at the Chair of Peter Märkli and Markus Peter

2002 - 2003 Internship, Buchner Bründler Architects, Basel, CH

1998 - 2005 Architectural studies and diploma, TU Dresden, DE

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


Teaching:

2021 - Studio (Subject Semester), Exhibit-Inhabit, Architecture MA, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, with Philip Ursprung et al.

2021 - Seminar, X-cene, Oral History Project, with Dora Imhof, Helene Romakin, Department of Architecture, 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.

2020 - Seminar, Don18 Gespräche zur Kunst und Architektur- From Microsoft to Microdosing with Helene Romakin, Nina Zschocke, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich

2019 - Seminar, acid-free?, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
- Talks, Don 18 - Gespräche mit KünstlerInnen und ArchitektInnen Digital Matters, with Nina Zschocke, Tim Klauser
- Performance, Beyond the pale, Seminar week: IRLAND, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
- Performance, Radical Bauhaus, Workshop by Philip Ursprung and Jürgen Mayer H, Dessau, DE

2018 - Seminar, ARCHITEKTINNEN, Oral History Project, with Dora Imhof, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
- Seminar, live, Projekt 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

2016 - Praxis Modul, Raspberry Pi, with U5, F+F Schule für Kunst und Design Zurich, CH

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

since 2011 - Organisation of seminar weeks, with the Chair of Prof. Dr. P. Ursprung, ETH Zurich

since 2011 - Master Thesis, Ancillary Subject: History of Art and Architecture, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, with Philip Ursprung et al

since 2011 - Supervision of elective works in 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.