Critical Media Lab Basel
Freilager-Platz 1
4142 Basel

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)

Basel Academy of Art and Design FHNW

Institute Experimental Design and Media Cultures (IXDM)

Critical Media Lab

Building D (high-rise)
3.05 (3rd floor)

Campus Dreispitz Basel

Freilager-Platz 1
CH-4142 Basel

Google Maps Link

T +41 61 228 40 22 (Nuria Barcelo)
F +41 61 228 42 84

Postal address
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW
Critical Media Lab
Freilager-Platz 1
CH-4002 Basel


Take Tram 11 to “Freilager” (e.g. from “Basel SBB” main station in direction to “Aesch Dorf”). The tram stops in front of the main high-rise building.

Alternatively, take Tram 10 or Bus 36 to “Dreispitz” (10 min. walk).

The Critical Media Lab is located on the 3rd floor of the main building (high-rise).

Access to the building is restricted after the regular opening times (usually until 5 pm). Get in touch if you need access outside regular times.

More detailed directions on how to get to the campus (FHNW website)


The main building has three large elevators.

There are spacious gender-neutral single restrooms on each floor.

Floors are even with no ramps or thresholds throughout the building.

Doors to the restrooms and the lab are rather heavy and not automated.

The lab is dog-friendly (beware of cables and loose materials).

The lab is air-conditioned.


Johannes Bruder, Head of Critical Media Lab.


Website maintenance and general care is done by Moritz Greiner-Petter. For any inquiries regarding the website please contact him.

Design and code by Moritz Greiner-Petter.