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Prof. Dr. Claudia Perren

Prof. Dr. Claudia Perren

Prof. Dr. Claudia Perren

Functions at the FHNW

  • Director Basel Academy of Art and Design FHNW
  • Member of the FHNW Directorate
  • FHNW Representative in the Award Commission of the FHNW Foundation


Prof. Dr. Claudia Perren has been the director of the Basel Academy of Art and Design FHNW since 2020. She graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Weissensee School of Art and Design Berlin in 1997, completed a MAS in History and Theory of Art and Architecture at the ETH Zurich from 1997 to 1998, and earned her PhD in Theory of Architecture and Art at the University of Kassel in 2005. Perren spent the next eight years teaching in the areas of design, architecture and urban planning at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney. From 2014 to 2020, she was the director and CEO of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and a partner of the non-profit Bauhaus Kooperation, an affiliation of the Berlin, Dessau and Weimar Bauhaus institutions. During that time, she also presided over the construction of the new Bauhaus Museum Dessau. In the past 20 years, Perren has been responsible for a variety of exhibitions, festivals, conferences, teaching and outreach programmes in many places, including Australia, China, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Further information

Dreispitz Basel / Münchenstein

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel FHNW Freilager-Platz 1 4142 Münchenstein b. Basel