Jeffrey Huang (Director)

Jeffrey Huang is a Full Professor in the Faculties of Architecture and Communication and Computer Sciences at EPFL where he heads the Media x Design Laboratory. His research examines digital architecture, and the convergence of physical and virtual spaces. In partnership with Muriel Waldvogel, he is co-counder and principal of Convergeo, an international, strategic design firm. Prior to EPFL, he was a faculty member at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), and Harvard College/Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). A native of Rome, Italy, and a Swiss citizen of Chinese origins, Huang received his DiplArch from ETHZ and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Gerald McCue Medal. In 2011 he was named Berkman Fellow and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Website:

Anne-Catherine Sutermeister

Anne-Catherine Sutermeister studied French literature and theatre studies at the Universities of Vienna and Montpellier. She completed her doctoral degree at the Department for Theatre Studies at Bern University. In 2009, she became

the director of the “Théâtre de Jorat” of Mézières. She is Head of R&D at HEAD – Geneva University of Art and Design, and member of the board of Trustees of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Anton Rey

Anton Rey is Professor at the Department for Performing Arts and Film (DDK) and Head of the Institute for the Performing Arts and Film (IPF) at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He studied German literature and Theatre Studies in Zurich and at the Freie Universität in Berlin. After 20 years as director, dramaturge and head of productions at theaters in Berlin, Munich, Paris and Edinburgh, he started in 2002 as lecturer, dramaturge and research responsible at the Theatre Department in Zurich. He is editor of the series “subTexte”. In 2007 he founded the IPF as Applied Research Centre for Film, Dance and Drama. 2012 he was research fellow and lecturer at University of California Santa Barbara. His research interests include: Acted emotions and history of education in the Performing Arts. Website:

Christopher Balme

Christopher Balme is the director of Theatre Studies in Munich since 2006 as well as dean of the Faculty for History and Art Studies. PhD at the University of Otago, New Zealand; habilitation 1993 at the University of Munich, afterwards professor and chair in Munich, Mainz and Amsterdam. A native New Zealander, he is past-president of the German Society for Theatre Studies, is currently vice-president of the FIRT/ IFTR and was from 2004 to 2006 editor of the journal Theatre Research International. Currently he is editor of the journal Forum Modernes Theater. His research interests include: the history of (above all) German-language theatre, as well as theatre anthropology and post-colonial theatre and intermediality.