What does a typical working day involve for you?
My everyday work is determined by teaching but also research and experiments. I do my research on the computer or face-to-face, for instance at events or when I meet people for an interview. Regarding experiments, the ZHdK provides a lot of space and plenty of options to design and test them. The studios and workshops are well-equipped with a wide range of facilities. A certain amount of forward planning is necessary, in terms of when and how you want to set up a project, and you have to book early enough, but once these organisational things are sorted out, the Toni-Areal site offers many varied options.
Where at the ZHdK can you be found?
At the ZHdK, I spend most of my time in our studio space. My favourite spot, though, is definitely the roof garden. When the weather is right, this is a wonderful place to linger. Depending on what I am working on, you can also often find me in the computer room. There, I have access to powerful processors which I need, for example, to render animations.
What motivates you?
My curiosity. I always want to develop and learn more. At the moment, I am particularly fascinated by creative coding and 3D animation.
With whom would you like to switch roles for half a year?
With a studio or workshop manager. Helping every day to bring projects to life and being part of them is something I would really enjoy. You can learn a lot from each other, and I always love spending time in the studios.