IXDM is part of an international academic network. The institute regularly hosts international conferences and publishes research results both in journal publication and exhibitions that pertain to the scientific and designerly/artistic communities.


  • Board of International Research in Design (BIRD), joining by Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis
  • Swiss Design Network (SDN), Board Member Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis
  • Swiss Artistic Research Network (SARN), representation by Flavia Caviezel
  • German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF), Board Member Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis
  • SNSF National Research Council, Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis is representing the field of arts- and design-based research within the Humanities and Social Sciences division
  • Immediations: Art, Media and Event

Academic partners

  • Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity. Image Space Material, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • University of Basel (NCCR Iconic Criticism eikones, Seminar for Media Studies, Sustainability Research, Seminar for Cultural Studies and European Ethnology, Departement for Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Psychology)
  • Institute for Contemporary Art Research (IFCAR), ZhdK Zurich
  • Artistic Technology Lab, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
  • Médialab SciencesPo, Paris
  • Archaeologies of Media and Technology (AMT) Research Group
  • Academy of Media Arts Cologne
  • Sound Studies Lab, University of Copenhagen
  • SenseLab, Montreal
  • Société des Arts Téchnologiques (SAT), Montreal
  • Umeå Institute of Design (UID), Umeå University
  • continent. Journal

Cultural partners

  • House of Electronic Arts Basel (HeK)
  • transmediale – festival for art and digital culture, Berlin
  • ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe
  • Museum der Kulturen Basel
  • Theatre Basel
  • Pharmacy Museum Basel
  • IBA Basel 2020
  • Department for Culture Basel
  • Museum Baselland
  • C60/Collaboratorium für kulturelle Praxis, Berlin

Co-operation partners

  • Centre for Technology Assessment TA-SWISS
  • Opendata.ch

Industrial partners

  • Cisco Systems
  • Swiss Post
  • Vitra
  • iart ag
  • Life Science AG Basel

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