Hacking Global Pop Icons is a practice-based summer school. Starting online, and circumstances permitting, the school will conclude in a physical meeting (salon) in Zurich, where practice-based work will be shared, discussed and exhibited. Hacking Global Pop Icons explores the relationship between global pop cultures and local identities, and examines the political, social and historical dimensions of (mass) production and reception. A global pop icon will serve as a common starting point for cultural analysis and for the transdisciplinary production of new artworks seeking to deconstruct, remix and expand the influence and impact of the chosen icon.