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100 BESTE PLAKATE 21

From December 8 to 16, 2022, the 100 most beautiful posters of 2021 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) are back at Galerie l'elac! The exhibition organized by 100 beste Plakate e. V. and in collaboration with ECAL presents the posters selected during the competition in 2022. 

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100 beste Plakate 21, 08–16.12.2022, Gallery l'elac, ECAL

EVENTS

ECAL Lecture - Luca Nichetto,06.12.2022,Auditoire IKEA, ECAL

LECTURES

ECAL Lecture - Luca Nichetto,
06.12.2022,
Auditoire IKEA, ECAL

On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship invites Luca Nichetto, Italian designer, for a lecture at ECAL. Free admission.

ECAL Lecture - Sébastian Strappazzon,07.12.2022,Auditoire IKEA, ECAL

LECTURES

ECAL Lecture - Sébastian Strappazzon,
07.12.2022,
Auditoire IKEA, ECAL

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, Bachelor Graphic Design invites Sébastian Strappazzon, Swiss designer and founder of the brand AVNIER, for a lecture at ECAL: four lessons on creativity. Free admission.

100 beste Plakate 21,08–16.12.2022,Galerie l'elac

EXHIBITIONS

100 beste Plakate 21,
08–16.12.2022,
Galerie l'elac

From December 8 to 16, 2022, the 100 most beautiful posters of 2021 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) are back at Galerie l'elac! The exhibition organized by 100 beste Plakate e. V. and in collaboration with ECAL presents the posters selected during the competition in 2022.

Willy Guhl - Thinking with Your Hands,09.12.2022–26.03.2023,Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

EXHIBITIONS

Willy Guhl - Thinking with Your Hands,
09.12.2022–26.03.2023,
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

From December 9, 2022 to March 26, 2023, Bachelor Industrial Design students will take part in the exhibition Willy Guhl - Thinking with Your Hands at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich, which invites the pulbic to rediscover the creations of the famous Swiss designer.

ECAL Masterclass - Albert Serra,20.12.2022, 17:00,Auditoire Leenards, ECAL

LECTURES

ECAL Masterclass - Albert Serra,
20.12.2022, 17:00,
Auditoire Leenards, ECAL

Invited by ECAL Cinema Department, the Catalan director Albert Serra will present a Masterclass on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, moderated by Paolo Moretti, head of Bachelor and Master Cinema.

Articles

ECAL LAUNCHES A NEW CLASS: CREATIVE LEADERSHIP

ANNOUNCEMENT

ECAL LAUNCHES A NEW CLASS: CREATIVE LEADERSHIP

Concerned about the quality of its teaching, ECAL ceaselessly strives to meet the needs of its students. This is why a new continuing education programme has been launched : Creative Leadership.

ENCOURAGEMENT PRIZE OF THE CITY OF RENENS 2022

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

ENCOURAGEMENT PRIZE OF THE CITY OF RENENS 2022

For the 10th consecutive year, the City of Renens awards the Encouragement Prize to ECAL students. Lea Sblandano, student in Bachelor Photography, and Luis Rodriguez, student in Master Product Design, received the 2022 award for the quality of their work.

PARTNERSHIP

Heidi.news and ECAL present 10 short films

In collaboration with Heidi News, Bachelor Cinema students present 10 short films illustrating a series of articles on the theme of food, and made during their first semester of study.

PARTNERSHIP

ECAL x JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: Under Your Smell

The exhibition Under Your Smell offers a hypnotic and immersive experience in Jean Paul Gaultier's headquarters by imagining new definitions of beauty and body expression. Under the direction of Florence Tétier and Nicolas Coulomb, 3rd year Bachelor Photography students brought to life the brand's iconic perfumes through an immersive photographic experience.

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Projects

Discover a selection of recent projects

Ecal x Yamaha Sound Machines

PRODUCT DESIGN

Ecal x Yamaha Sound Machines

Studio project with Camille Blin, Margo Clavier

Master Product Design students from ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne have created, in collaboration with Japanese brand Yamaha and its Design Laboratory, new types of music players in order to meet new requirements related to listening to music. Under the guidance of Camille Blin, Head of the project, the students first investigated and documented different contemporary processes and ways of listening to music, specifically through photographs and videos. The aim was to create a cartography of these practises. In a second step, they transcribed and applied these findings to new music playback devices – relevance and innovation being essential in this phase of the project. Finally, with the help of specialists from the Yamaha Design Laboratory based in Hamamatsu (Japan) and Los Angeles (USA), they developed the formal and technical qualities of their initial concepts into prototypes. Six projects were finalised, with great attention to details and materials, which are now presented thanks to a scenography by Anthony Guex. Hence, the exhibition features a music player that offers musicians a new way to practise their instruments using artificial intelligence; an installation that responds to the growing demand for live concerts at home by using a combination of sound and light to mimic a real concert environment; ASMR instruments that offer listeners a soothing moment by playing the sounds of relaxing movements; a home speaker that allows for a smoother transition between the different music players commonly used in the home; a player that offers an unexpected experience by displaying the rotation of a vinyl record vertically on a pedestal, and a speaker that allows people to listen to their music using their favourite objects as a trigger.

Fantastic Smartphones

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Fantastic Smartphones

Studio project

Fantastic Smartphones – a series of interactive installations developed by students in Bachelor Media & Interaction Design at ECAL, investigating in a critical and offbeat way our relationship with smartphones and the way they influence our daily behavior.

Ecal x Mini Rethinking the Wheel

PRODUCT DESIGN

Ecal x Mini Rethinking the Wheel

Workshop with Christophe Guberan, Margo Clavier

"Rethinking the Wheel" – a series of projets on steering wheels. Will we be controlling our cars through voice recognition in future? With a soft toy? How about a pizza box? The digital transformation and electrification of cars has opened up a world of possibilities at the wheel. MINI’s design team and ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne have collaborated closely on a sophisticated design study to develop unexpected ideas for the future of steering wheels. Under the direction of ECAL tutors Camille Blin and Christophe Guberan, Master students in Product Design have addressed the topic and come up with spectacular designs, developing, improving and ultimately achieving their vision in ongoing consultation with Christian Bauer, Head of Interior Design at MINI. The result: nine innovative and surprising designs that question existing shapes and materials – and, as such, the way in which we might interact with our cars in the future – with a lot of creativity.

COLLABORATION WITH MEC-ART

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

COLLABORATION WITH MEC-ART

Collaboration with Fiona Krüger

MECHANICAL MARVELS Craftsmanship in Movement: Celebrating Design and the Heritage of Switzerland’s Masters of Mechanical Art

ECAL x Cheryl Donegan

FINE ARTS

ECAL x Cheryl Donegan

Workshop

Nostalagia Is a Different Kind of Pain(t) ECAL x Cheryl Donegan On the occasion of artgenève from 3 to 6 March at Palexpo, ECAL presents projects by Bachelor Fine Arts students produced during a workshop with American artist Cheryl Donegan Initiated in the context of a collaboration with the Art & Vie Foundation, whose mission revolves around textiles, this workshop aimed at crossing everyday objects, subverting craft processes and reproductive gestures. Produced by students from the first to the third year, the selection of works presented reflects the transdisciplinary approach of the programme, where tapestry meets painting in dialogue with more performative pieces or digitally printed and cut aluminium sculptures. Students Patricia Araujo Roxanne Christinet Alexis Colin Oriane Emery Salomé Engel Maria Esteves Albertine Grbic Clément Grimm Laura Hagmann Mathilde Hansen Mariana Isler Charlie Jannes Anna Kawahara Nolan Lucidi Ella Minton Romane Roy Lou-Anna Ulloa del Rio Flavio Visalli Florentina Walser Opening hours Thursday 3 March: 12 - 7pm Friday 4 March: 12 - 8pm Saturday 5 March: 12 - 8pm Sunday 6 March: 12 - 7pm Palexpo Rte François-Peyrot 30 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex https://palexpo.ch/

ECAL x Jean Paul Gaultier: Smells Like Queer Spirit

PHOTOGRAPHY

ECAL x Jean Paul Gaultier: Smells Like Queer Spirit

"Smells Like Queer Spirit" at Musée des beaux-arts du Locle - an exhibition created in collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier by third-year Bachelor Photography students, under the direction of Florence Tétier and Nicolas Coulomb (Novembre magazine). In the 1980s Jean Paul Gaultier overturned dress codes and showed the porous boundary between masculine and feminine. The fashion designer playfully reversed roles, overturned gender and designed silhouettes that combined masculine sensitivity with feminine power. When they were launched, the brand’s perfume bottles also broke with the androgynous fashion of the 1990s. Now iconic, these served as the starting point for photographic exploration by students of the Bachelor in Photography at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. For this research project directed by Florence Tétier and Nicolas Coulomb – under the watchful eye of Claude Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull, consultant LGBTQIA+ – the photography class questioned the human body and its representations. The images created in 2021 by the 12 students relate to themes of pride and tolerance. These works show that commitment to a more inclusive society also relies on images. A publication, co-edited by ECAL x Jean Paul Gaultier x Novembre and designed by Baptiste Gerbelot Barillon & Jean Marques, is also being published to coincide with this exhibition. STUDENTS Dominique Bartels Julie Corday Diego Fellmann Florian Hilt Samara Krähenbühl Angèle Marignac-Serra Lisa Mazenauer Marvin Merkel Inès Mermoud Basil Pérot Yolane Rais Camille Spiller ASSISTANTS Matthieu Croizier Antoine Martin Yul Tomatala OPENING REC EPTION Friday 4 February at 6pm EXHIBITION AT MBAL From 5 February to 24 April 2022 OPENING HOURS Mon-Sun, 11am-5pm First Sunday of the month free ADDRESS Rue Marie-Anne-Calame 6, 2400 Le Locle https://www.mbal.ch

Carhartt WIP x ECAL

PHOTOGRAPHY

Carhartt WIP x ECAL

Collaboration with Nicolas Poillot, Matthieu Croizier