Tools deals with innovative forms of digital teaching, learning, research, collaboration and exchange across the spectrum of creative disciplines. As a pioneer, Tools explores and tests these formats, collates experiences and advises the Shared Campus theme groups. Therefore, Tools projects work as connecting links between all themes. The central goal of Tools is to support very flexible learning exchanges, to capture and share such learning through a digital platform, and to endorse student experiences from different Shared Campus programmes. Activities of Tools investigate different pedagogic practices, techniques, procedures and methods regarding conception, production, reception and critique in creative education. This is intended to initiate a process of review and revision of current and future teaching, learning, and research methods.

So far, Tools initiated a web-based community platform as well as an academic online journal:

  • Dialogical Repository is an online archive and exchange platform designed for highly interactive learning, reflection and digesting of learnings.
  • KOKO is an independent academic online journal dedicated to the investigation of theories and practices in art and design research by exploring, for example, the relations between media and expression, time and space.

Theme Group

Peter BENZ

Associate Director, Teaching and Learning | Associate Professor, Spatial Design, Furniture Design, Experience Design, Academy of Visual Arts (HKBU)


Lecturer, Dance and Theater, School of Dance and Theatre (LASALLE)


Dean (Academic), Central Saint Martins College (UAL) (TG coordinator)

Dr Harald Peter KRAEMER

Associate Professor, MA Curating Art and Media (SCM)

Andrew MARSH

Course Leader, MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise, Culture and Enterprise Programme, Central Saint Martins College (UAL)


Co-Director, Asian Music Network, Tokyo

Dr Wolfgang MUENCH

Dean, Learning, Teaching & Research (LASALLE)

Prof. Dr Nils ROELLER

Professor, MA Fine Arts, Department Fine Arts (ZHdK)


Assistant Professor (SCM) | Assistant Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong


Head of E-Learning | Lecturer, MA Design, Department of Design (ZHdK)

Regula STIBI

Head of Further Education Centre (ZHdK) (TG coordinator)

Yukihiro TSUJITA

Associate Professor, Faculty of Manga (SEIKA)


Head of MAS Strategic Design, Department of Design (ZHdK)

Prof. Dr Masahiro YASUDA

Dean, Faculty of Popular Culture | Professor (SEIKA) (TG coordinator)

The Dialogical Repository is supported by «Mercator Foundation Switzerland»