Among its missions, ECAL leads activities of research and development (R&D) at various levels:
R&D activities aim at:
To achieve its goals, the R&D department of ECAL initiates and coordinates different kinds of research:
It is a research that mainly concentrates on the theoretical aspects of art and design in the particular fields of history, aesthetics and methodology.
Research-project or Applied research
It is a research that consists in doing a creative project that satisfies an explicit and rigorous theoretical and methodological framework: question of research, working hypotheses and validation system of the results.
It is a research that supports a creative process in product design, visual communication or visual arts. It is a research that contributes to the culture of the discipline.
Finally ECAL encourages creative activities which, although not originally identified as R&D, can lead to original research problems in the fields of visual and applied arts.
R&D department maintains narrow
links with regional and national bodies. He is a member of the Réseau de
Compétences Design et Arts Visuels de la HES-SO (RCDAV), the Swiss Design
Network (SDN) and the Swiss Art Research Network (SARN).
HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT
Barbieri ChiaraBellet AlainBergeron LucBlin CamilleBovier FrançoisKeller PatrickKoivu AnniinaKropf StéphaneMoisdon StéphanieVacheron JoëlWalter Thibault
Brunner Thilo Alex
Scott de Martinville Augustin