Dominika Szope



ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe


Head of Department, Communication and Marketing

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Dominika Szope studied esthetics, philosophy/media theory and architecture at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG). Following three years as a researcher at ZKM from 2003 to 2006, she took up a teaching position in Media Studies/Media History at the University of Siegen in 2006. In 2010, she then founded the communications agency relationales in Karlsruhe, with projects including leading the consultation in 2010 for the for the State of Lower Saxony for business models. From 2011 to 2012, she held a teaching post on the new "KulturMediaTechnologie (KMT)" (Culture, Media and Technology) course at Karlsruhe University of Music.
Dominika Szope has managed the Communication and Marketing Department at ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe since 2011, being responsible for ZKM communication at a national and international level. Working through the think tank "smARTplaces" since 2014, she has explored in depth the challenges of digital transformation for cultural institutions in terms of both visitors and the structures of the institutions themselves. On behalf of the ZKM she is currently advising, among others, the state of Schleswig-Holstein on the conception of a digital master plan as well as the company dm with regard to corporate culture against the background of digitization.