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Blickfelder Festival

Festival Day: Building Animals #1

Experience the festival for a full day!

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (CH)

We invite 10 classes to participate in various activities at the Blickfelder Festival. Each day or half-day features a diverse program around the festival center and in our partner venues. For the full-day program, classes are encouraged to bring their own packed lunches.

Festival Center
Wheelchair accessible
Fantierisch (Photo: Sava Hlavacek)


9:15 AM

Meeting point: Festival center meadow

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

"Fantierisch," building animals on the festival grounds: Something big is being created! On the meadow at GZ Buchegg, oversized animal-like beings take shape during the Blickfelder Festival. Using wooden slats and boards, children and teenagers construct walkable and partially movable animal sculptures. Imagination knows no bounds; whether giant ants, invented dinosaurs, or peculiar hybrids, almost anything is possible. The figures can be brought to life through simple mechanical elements. Over eleven days, students from ZHdK, together with the festival audience, create a total work of art in workshops with school classes or during free time. The sculptures can be played with in various ways at the conclusion.

Approximately 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch at the festival center with individually brought picnics. Free time at the festival center with various recreational activities.

1:00 – 3:00 PM

The fantastic journey continues...

School Level:

3rd / 4th grade primary class

Open to:

1 class from the city of Zurich