Research Fellow, Subject Area Game Design, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)
Maike Thies is a Research Fellow at the Bachelor Specialisation of the Subject Area Game Design. Among other things she is responsible for communications & public relations, events, workshops and exhibitions. She curates and coordinates the interdisciplinary lecture series Kein Kino at the Toni Kino. Her research activities focus on interactive theatre, narrative spaces and installations (Dramaturgy, Screenplay/Script). Since 2017 she leads the conference «Expanding Immersive Design» at Zurich University of the Arts.
She studied Media Studies and German Literature at the University of Trier, Germany, and graduated in October 2010. In her master thesis she discussed and revealed contemporary tendencies in the field of animated documentaries. During an exchange year (2008/2009) she studied at the Department of Film Studies at the University of Zurich.