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ECAL TALENT DAYS 2024, 26.06.2024, ECAL, Renens

Dedicated to young graduates and professionals alike, the “ECAL Talent Days” program aims to build bridges between training and working life by offering the opportunity to forge links.

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ECAL TALENT DAYS 2024, 26.06.2024, ECAL, Renens

EVENTS

ECAL MASTERCLASS- JESSICA HAUSNER,21.06.2024,IKEA Auditorium, ECAL

LECTURES

ECAL MASTERCLASS- JESSICA HAUSNER,
21.06.2024,
IKEA Auditorium, ECAL

ECAL's Cinema department welcomes filmmaker Jessica Hausner for a lecture moderated by Paolo Moretti, head of the Bachelor & Master Cinéma program.

Transform! Designing the Future of Energy,23.03–01.09.2024,Vitra Design Museum

EXHIBITIONS

Transform! Designing the Future of Energy,
23.03–01.09.2024,
Vitra Design Museum

ECAL presents U.F.O.G.O. at the Vitra Design Museum as part of its exhibition Transform! Designing the Future of Energy, which focuses on the key role of design in the current transition to renewable energy.

ECAL×JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: UNDER YOUR SMELL,31.05–08.09.2024,Saatchi Gallery, London

EXHIBITIONS

ECAL×JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: UNDER YOUR SMELL,
31.05–08.09.2024,
Saatchi Gallery, London

As major exhibition of the Saatchi Gallery's 2024 summer season, Beyond Fashion showcases the work of acclaimed fashion photographers from around the world, including the installation Under Your Smell ECAL x Jean Paul Gaultier.

ECAL AT LAUSANNE JARDINS,15.06–05.10.2024,Lausanne

EXHIBITIONS

ECAL AT LAUSANNE JARDINS,
15.06–05.10.2024,
Lausanne

To mark Lausanne Jardins 2024, ECAL's Bachelor Industrial Design is presenting two projects designed to make the most of the shores of Lake Geneva.

Layback at Swiss Design Awards 2024,11–16.06.2024,Basel

EXHIBITIONS

Layback at Swiss Design Awards 2024,
11–16.06.2024,
Basel

Bachelor Industrial Design offers with Layback a space that is both enchanting and soothing, as part of the excitement of the Swiss Design Awards 2024.

ECAL×JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: UNDER YOUR SMELL,30.05–09.06.2024,Gallery X by Parco, Tokyo

EXHIBITIONS

ECAL×JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: UNDER YOUR SMELL,
30.05–09.06.2024,
Gallery X by Parco, Tokyo

ECAL presents Under Your Smell at Gallery X by Parco in Tokyo. In collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier, Bachelor Photography students propose their interpretation of the brand's perfumes through an immersive exhibition celebrating gender diversity and new definitions of beauty.

DESIGN DAYS 2024,06–09.06.2024,La Rasude, Lausanne

EXHIBITIONS

DESIGN DAYS 2024,
06–09.06.2024,
La Rasude, Lausanne

ECAL presents its recent collaborations with FREITAG and Horgenglarus at Design Days 2024

Articles

EXECAL Residences at La Becque - Summer 2024

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

EXECAL Residences at La Becque - Summer 2024

ECAL graduates Hanna Rocherau and Hugo Hectus are the winners of the EXECAL residencies at La Becque for summer 2024.

6 ECAL GRADUATES WINNERS OF THE SWISS DESIGN AWARDS 2024

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

6 ECAL GRADUATES WINNERS OF THE SWISS DESIGN AWARDS 2024

ECAL was once again strongly represented at the Swiss Design Awards in 2024: 6 of the 16 finalists were successful.

PARTNERSHIP

ECAL×JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: UNDER YOUR SMELL

After Paris, Miami and Lausanne, the exhibition Under Your Smell, a brilliant collaboration between the ECAL and Jean Paul Gaultier, is now causing a sensation at the Saatchi Gallery in London and at Gallery X by Parco in Tokyo

ANNOUNCEMENT

ECAL AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2024

ECAL presents two exhibitions that propose consumer alternatives in line with the values of our generation

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

3 ECAL GRADUATES AT DESIGN PARADE HYÈRES 2024

Guest of honour and president of the jury for Design Parade Hyères 2024, Fabien Cappello is an alumnus of the ECAL, as are two finalists in the running: Gabriel Hafner and Alex Sinh Nguyen.

ANNOUNCEMENT

10 ECAL graduates featured in new Phaidon publication 'Designed for Life'

10 ECAL graduates featured in new Phaidon publication 'Designed for Life’, a global survey of 100 of the most creative and innovative product designers working today. With the participation of Alexis Georgacopoulos and Anniina Koivu, director and curator at ECAL.

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Projects

Discover a selection of recent projects

Service Design - 2024

GRAPHIC DESIGN

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY

Service Design - 2024

with Angelo Benedetto, Vincent Jacquier, Pauline Saglio, Calypso Mahieu

During the Service Design course, the 3rd year of the Graphic Design, Photography and Media & Interaction Design bachelors had to create multi-media projects. A collaboration of the Visual Communication department which had as subject the SDGs (*Sustainable Development Goals). The theme was called "For a good cause, make the SDGs a reality" and its objective was to allow students to develop a cause that is close to their hearts. Each project consists of at least two different media, one primary and one secondary. These projects could take any form that the students deemed relevant, be it a website, editions, posters, a video sequence or virtual reality.

SYNC SCREEN

GRAPHIC DESIGN

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY

SYNC SCREEN

with Charlotte Krieger, Jean-Vincent Simonet, Florian Pittet (Sigmasix), Vincent Jacquier, Julien Gurtner, Matthieu Minguet, Cédric Duchêne, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Giacomo Bastianelli

For a week, the first-year visual communications students worked on an installation consisting of 15 screens, accompanied by a 360° sound system developed by EPFL+ECAL Lab. This chandelier, five metres in diameter and suspended from a height of three metres, served as a support for their experiments. Using music specially composed and spatialised for the occasion, the students explored the dynamics of sound both visually and in movement.

PRATIQUE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE

PHOTOGRAPHY

PRATIQUE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE

with Nicolas Poillot

The "Commission & Photography" course aims to conceptualize and produce visual content for an editorial series, emphasizing applied photography and collaboration with an Art Director. It allows students to explore various photographic territories such as editorial, documentary, fashion, still life, and fiction. Objectives include understanding editorial commissions, conceptualizing and presenting ideas, as well as effectively collaborating with an Art Director. Students are required to produce a series of images while adhering to the given theme and constraints, while also developing preliminary research, a structured methodology, series architecture, and finding solutions to creative problems encountered. The theme involves each student selecting and photographing three personal objects that are particularly meaningful to them.

Tribute to Masterpieces

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Tribute to Masterpieces

with Elodie Anglade

Selection of animated sequences made during a 3D course directed by Elodie Anglade. The students were inspired by a painting and transcribed it into three different scenes.

Retinaa workshop

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Retinaa workshop

by Candice Aepli, Amélie Bertholet, Coraline Beyeler, Delphine Brantschen, Léa Corin, Matteo Cortesi, Mathilde Driebold, Eliot Dubi, Marc Facchinetti, Emilie Müller, Dorian Pangallo, Paul Paturel, Hugo Scholl, Diego Steiner, Cyprien Valenza, Alfredo Venti, Arnaud Wenger, Constance Mauler, Flora Hayoz, Lidia Molina González, Vladislav Tschumi

During this week, the students had to create Obi Strip, a strip of paper surrounding the cover of a vinyl. A visible layer representing the world of their vinyl and an invisible layer creating a security raster. The result was screen-printed, using visible ink and UV ink for the security design.

Presque Rien

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Presque Rien

with Erwan Bouroullec

Led by the acclaimed French designer Erwan Bouroullec, the workshop 'Presque Rien' unfolded as an exploration of design possibilities within the setting of his estate and recently renovated Burgundy farm. The project envisioned an open canvas, encouraging ECAL’s Bachelor Industrial Design students, to diverge from traditional problem-solving.

PROJECTIONS XXL

GRAPHIC DESIGN

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY

PROJECTIONS XXL

with Sami Benhadj, Vincent Jacquier

An immersive and magnetic visual environment, created by ECAL students, illuminates the facades of the mudac and Photo Elysée building. As part of an interdisciplinary project within the Visual Communication department of ECAL, students in the Photography, Graphic Design and Media & Interaction Design Bachelors programs developed immersive video projects designed to adorn the facades of Photo Elysée.

Photographic revelation

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographic revelation

with Laurence Bonvin

Endurance In this course, the objectives are to allow students to experiment with new approaches or techniques regarding past, ongoing, or diploma projects. They also have the opportunity to revisit and refine subjects that have not met their satisfaction in terms of concept, form, technique, or execution. This experience aims to expand ideas, refine techniques, continue unfinished work while improving it, or build a more comprehensive body of images. Endurance lies at the heart of this process, whether it's persevering in completing a project, revisiting an idea until it's exhausted, or overcoming obstacles such as lack of time, self-confidence, or courage. This semester thus offers students the opportunity to confront their limits, surpass them, and achieve their best in their endeavors.

Fiction film workshop with Carmen Jaquier

FILM STUDIES

Fiction film workshop with Carmen Jaquier

with Carmen Jaquier

The 2023 fiction film workshop for 2nd year students was lead by swiss director Carmen Jaquier.

Hermès Window display in Zürich

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Hermès Window display in Zürich

by Charitini Gkritzali, Xavier Perrenoud, Nicolas Le Moigne, Luca Nichetto

The Astonishing Moment of Life Inspired by the Surrealist movement and the desire to find magic and wonder in the familiar and everyday life, this project features shapes and emblematic Hermès accessories that interact to form two subtly choreographed installations. These two window displays, imagined by Greek designer Charitini Gkritzali, a student in the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, are an interpretation of Hermès' 2023 annual theme, “Astonishment”, offering a moment that oscillates between reality and dreams.

Ecal x Reitzel silo

FOUNDATION YEAR

Ecal x Reitzel silo

by Dunand Clea

Reitzel wished to make the surface area of its silo available to young artists for free expression and creativity. To this end, a competition was held and student Cléa Dunand's project was selected, transforming the industrial silo into an artistic canvas. Production of the paintings: Yoanys Andino Diaz and his team

WORKSHOP Marie-Caroline Hominal / Pierrine Poget

FINE ARTS

WORKSHOP Marie-Caroline Hominal / Pierrine Poget

The BAAV is inviting two leading figures to its semestrial workshops: Pierrine Poget, author and poet, and Marie-Caroline Hominal, dancer and performer, both from Geneva. The former, described by one student as an "osteopath of the brain", invites a group of students to make a family with the voices in their heads, while the latter invites bodies into the space of the party for a performance in the ECAL film studio.