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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 23, 2023, Bachelor of Industrial Design students will take part in the exhibition Willy Guhl - Thinking with Your Hands at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, which invites them to rediscover the creations of the famous Swiss designer.

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 the ECAL presents the posters selected during the competition in 2022.

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

LECTURES

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

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

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 Desgin for Luxury & Craftsmanship invites Luca Nichetto, Italian designer, for a lecture at ECAL. Free admission.

EXHIBITION OF THE WINNERS OF THE ENCOURAGEMENT PRIZE OF THE CITY OF RENENS,01–18.12.2022,La Ferme des Tilleuls, Renens

EXHIBITIONS

EXHIBITION OF THE WINNERS OF THE ENCOURAGEMENT PRIZE OF THE CITY OF RENENS,
01–18.12.2022,
La Ferme des Tilleuls, Renens

From December 1 to 18, 2022, la Ferme des Tilleuls hosts the exhibition of the Encouragement Prize of the City of Renens. A prize that rewards Lea Sblandano and Luis Rodgriguez, students respectively in Bachelor Photography and Master Product Design for the quality of their work.

Masterclass and screening : Tatiana Huezo,28.11.2022,ECAL, Renens

PROJECTION

Masterclass and screening : Tatiana Huezo,
28.11.2022,
ECAL, Renens

Invited by ECAL Cinema Department, Mexican director Tatiana Huezo presents a Masterclass on Monday, November 28, 2022, followed by the screening of her first feature film Noche de fuego and a Q&A.

ECAL OPEN DAY,26.11.2022,ECAL, Renens

OTHER

ECAL OPEN DAY,
26.11.2022,
ECAL, Renens

On Saturday, November 26, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, ECAL opens its doors and invites you to discover its programs (Foundation Year, Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, Master of Advanced Studies, Continuing Education) through presentations focused on the programs and professional perspectives.

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.

ECAL Lecture Series,16–23.11.2022,Auditoire IKEA, ECAL

LECTURES

ECAL Lecture Series,
16–23.11.2022,
Auditoire IKEA, ECAL

As part of the workshop weeks for first-year Bachelor students, ECAL invites international artists and designers.

INNOVATION BY DESIGN CHALLENGE 2022 – AWARDS NIGHT,15.11.2022,ECAL, Renens

LECTURES

INNOVATION BY DESIGN CHALLENGE 2022 – AWARDS NIGHT,
15.11.2022,
ECAL, Renens

Within the framework of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Municipality of Renens is pleased to present the Innovation by Design Challenge Awards Night, which will celebrate its 6th edition on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at IKEA Auditorium at ECAL, in the presence of Thilo Brunner for a conference "Accelerating innovation through design".

Documentary film workshop with Guillaume Brac

FILM STUDIES

Documentary film workshop with Guillaume Brac

Studio project with Guillaume Brac

The 2022 documentary workshop was lead by Guillaume Brac. In partnership with the Lausanne Sport!

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.

ECAL x JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: Under Your Smell,10–12.11.2022,Paris

EXHIBITIONS

ECAL x JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: Under Your Smell,
10–12.11.2022,
Paris

From November 10 to 12 2022, Jean Paul Gaultier opens the doors of its Paris headquarters to the general public. During Paris Photo, the House is partnering with ECAL to present the photography exhibition Under Your Smell. Students from Bachelor Photography will show their interpretation of Gaultier's perfumes. Free entry.

Caterina Valletta – Up & Down

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Caterina Valletta – Up & Down

Diploma project by Caterina Valletta

Since ancient times, cutlery has always featured in light-hearted, shared moments around the dining room table. Yet, it has always been considered as purely functional, designed for savouring and appreciating dishes and very often relegated to the background, unlike plates and glasses, as we forget its importance from an aesthetic point of view. Up & Down offers to revisit cutlery by creating a non-traditional set with a strong character. Starting with a 2D cut-out on a steel plate, a small detail raises the cutlery so that it does not touch the surface, thus solving a problem that is both functional and aesthetic.

Alexis Perron-Corriveau – Flip Off

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Alexis Perron-Corriveau – Flip Off

Diploma project by Alexis Perron-Corriveau

This project seeks to explore the world of sunglasses and its related fashion accessories. The side shields used for mountaineering glasses combined with the unique style of the cycling cap were the conceptual premises of this research. The reinterpretation of these elements gives this pair of sunglasses a distinctive chic, sporty look – a must-have accessory. Stand alone, these handmade glasses are versatile. However, the possibility of adding a visor easily, thanks to a magnetic clip, allows the wearer to be ready for action and stylish at the same time.

Jamy Herrmann – Memogram

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Jamy Herrmann – Memogram

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Nieder, Pauline Saglio

Today, for many, the memories that remain are only those of images taken with digital cameras. Through this continuous storage process, we offload those moments by trusting instantaneous backups. Memogram challenges this delegation by offering a time capsule in the form of tickets, accompanying our memories with textual clues. www.memogram.ch

Ji Yeong Kim – Epiphany

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Ji Yeong Kim – Epiphany

Diploma project by Ji Yeong Kim

Epiphany refers to a sense of or insight into eternity that is suddenly experienced in ordinary and everyday objects. I wanted to create a meditation object for everyday life that attracts curiosity and encourages us to immerse ourselves in a meditative journey, as I believe in the saying “the unconscious determines our destiny”. The world of the human unconscious is an unknown one that many people try to reach through meditation. But we cannot meditate as often as monks. If you meditate a little every day in your daily life, you will feel a deep sense of peace. Inspired by amazing natural phenomena such as fire, water and fog, this project aims to help your mind stop for a moment and explore its subconscious.

Workshop Heidi News

FILM STUDIES

Workshop Heidi News

Workshop with Benoit Rossel, Arthur Lecoeur

Heïdi News asked the Ecal film department to create ten films based on a series of articles on the theme of food. The students had to make very short films of two to three minutes that could be broadcast on the newspaper's website and social networks.

Valentin Calame – Jean Starobinski. Relations critiques

Design Research for Digital Innovation (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Valentin Calame – Jean Starobinski. Relations critiques

Diploma project by Valentin Calame

Jean Starobinski. Relations critiques is a research project on the curation of digitised literary artefacts. Initiated by the Swiss National Library, it is structured around an online exhibition based on the archive of prominent critic Jean Starobinski. Through this project, I explored how to take advantage of emerging technologies to create alternative experiences for the public. Around concepts such as the “Aura” of digital artefacts, “Tangiality” and adaptive spaces, I was able to define parameters to increase cognitive gain, visitor engagement and emotional connection with digitised objects. The knowledge generated by this first exhibition will serve as a model for future iterations. In collaboration with : Apptitude SA Swiss National Library (NL)

Romain Talou – Future Heritage

Design Research for Digital Innovation (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Romain Talou – Future Heritage

Diploma project by Romain Talou

Future Heritage investigates how to make long-term, high-density information storage technologies more tangible. Working in the context of cultural heritage, the project allows institutions to keep their archives alive using DNA data storage for generations to come. Through a process of design research, the Future Heritage project explores how to make this synthetic DNA storage relevant for institutions today and far into the future. The resulting DNA storage object is designed to withstand environmental and societal changes over the next two thousand years. Using nano-engraving and a semiological approach, the object gives tangible hints and previews of the rich content that lies within it. In collaboration with : Claude Nobs Fondation Swiss National Library (NL)

André Andrade – Poster World

Design Research for Digital Innovation (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

André Andrade – Poster World

Diploma project by André Andrade

Poster World is a design research project in collaboration with the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. Through the museum’s archives of posters, one of the most extensive and important in the world, the project offers a new way of engaging the public with digitised heritage. It materialises in an interactive installation and offers automated associations of posters by combining metadata with artificial intelligence. Key visual features are isolated and graphically illustrated to make the associations explicit. The project opens perspectives on how to represent digitised heritage and how to engage the public. In collaboration with : CVLAB, Computer Vision Laboratory, at EPFL DHLAB, The Digital Humanities Laboratory, at EPFL

Gala Espel – Archéologie du futur

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Gala Espel – Archéologie du futur

Diploma project by Gala Espel

What will future archaeological discoveries look like? What meaning will they give our present time through the objects that will have been unearthed? Archéologie du futur (Archaeology of the Future) is a futuristic project featuring a series of objects that give a prospective representation of our material footprint. This project uses photogrammetry – a common tool in archaeology – to scan existing items and, based on these, to create, recompose and think up a possible scenario. A plant wraps around a container eroded by time. A shell fossilises around a metallic rod. A set of objects is created evoking a future where industrial forms are eventually taken over by nature. In time, this digital collection will materialise into silverware and jewellery made with this technology applied to design.

Heidi.news and ECAL present 10 short films

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.

ECAL x JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: Under Your Smell

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.

The ECAL Manual of Style – How to best teach design today?

ANNOUNCEMENT

The ECAL Manual of Style – How to best teach design today?

ECAL presents "The ECAL Manual of Style - How to best teach design today?" - a book and an exhibition which propose a comprehensive presentation of the revered Swiss design institution’s fascinating teaching methodology, via design luminaries’ perspectives as well as a collection of its most innovative student’s projects.

ECAL x On : interdisciplinary collaboration to rethink the brand's universe

PARTNERSHIP

ECAL x On : interdisciplinary collaboration to rethink the brand's universe

Following a collaboration with the Swiss avant-garde brand On, ECAL is proud to present the interdisciplinary work carried out jointly by the 2nd year students of the Product Design, Photography and Type Design Masters.

Three ECAL diploma projects win the James Dyson Award 2022 (Swiss)

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

Three ECAL diploma projects win the James Dyson Award 2022 (Swiss)

Three ECAL graduates - Yoosung Kim in Master Product Design, Anaïs Lehmann and Lucie Herter in Bachelor Industrial Design - have won the James Dyson Award 2022 for their diploma projects.

Paolo Moretti appointed head of the ECAL Cinema Department

ANNOUNCEMENT

Paolo Moretti appointed head of the ECAL Cinema Department

As of September 1, 2022, Paolo Moretti will become the new head of the Cinema Department at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne.

Awards & Grants 2022

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

Awards & Grants 2022

On July 1st, the various prizes and grants were awarded to the ECAL alumni during the 2022 graduation ceremony. Congratulations again to them and thank you for their devotion throughout their formation.

Award for Best Diploma Film 2020 to Julietta Korbel

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

Award for Best Diploma Film 2020 to Julietta Korbel

Congratulations to Julietta Korbel, who won with "Still Working" – her graduation film for her Bachelor's degree in Cinema – the Quartz for the Best Diploma Film 2020 on the occasion of the Swiss Film Awards

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