According to the illustrious physicist Stephen Hawking, “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change”. After almost a decade of publishing an exhaustive Yearbook of graduates’ projects in paper form, this year we have opted for an online version, offering a wider variety of images and videos while at the same time making them accessible to a broader audience. All of this is accompanied by a complementary teaser-journal (we simply couldn’t help ourselves) and of course the traditional exhibition of the graduates’ works at ECAL.  While nothing will ever replace discovering a work in its reality, art is increasingly benefiting from the advantages of the web, which has never been so aptly named.

Living in the spirit of the times and adapting to any situation by remaining constantly optimistic and taking a number of risks and initiatives on an organisational level as we were able to do, for example, by maintaining face-to-face graduation sessions at the end of the summer, unlike many other schools, has also enabled us to stay on course despite coronavirus-related ups and downs in recent months.

Incidentally, risk-taking and optimism are two notions that artists and designers often need throughout their careers. Experimentation, boldness, curiosity, the fact of trying, sometimes with the danger of failing, allow one to grow, progress and improve one’s practice even more. This is precisely what we call optimism. In a world, a society where challenges are becoming more and more complicated, we have to constantly tell ourselves that there is the hope of bringing them to the light.  

While discovering the works on display this year, I am delighted to see that the students have perfectly appropriated these two values by often offering ambitious and daring projects. I have thus seen graduation works that are socially committed, others that meet technological challenges and even some which are totally original and innovative from an artistic/aesthetic point of view. The graduates have also shown optimism and resilience by never giving up, despite all the pitfalls along the long and winding road towards their degree.

Beyond this very special 2020, I sincerely hope that their time spent at ECAL will not only have enabled graduates to build a portfolio that lives up to their expectations, but also to position themselves and their approach as creative persons, to evolve as people, discover more about themselves and become what they have always aspired to be, while questioning the world around them and providing answers.

From now on, they will face new challenges, far from ECAL’s cocoon, even though we do our utmost to help them integrate into the professional world through EXECAL, the Talent Days (which we launched for the first time this year), the school’s exhibition and website, as mentioned above, and in many other ways. However, and this time I am speaking directly to you, new alumni, the future and the world are yours! Never forget to look at the glass as half full rather than half empty: a glass full of memories and knowledge accumulated over the years, which I hope will never quench your thirst for life and discovery.  

Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director

 

Virtual visit

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Juries & quotes

“I was really impressed that many students worked on very relevant topics, engaging with contemporary political matters and touching upon difficult social issues. It shows courage and commitment and pushes the field of Graphic Design in an important direction.”
Isabel Seiffert

Graphic Designer, Zurich
BA Graphic Design 

Jury Arts Visuels – Gilles Furtwängler, Emilie Ding, Elena Filipovic
Jury Arts Visuels – Gilles Furtwängler, Emilie Ding, Elena Filipovic
Jury Arts Visuels – Gilles Furtwängler, Emilie Ding, Elena Filipovic
Jury Arts Visuels – Gilles Furtwängler, Emilie Ding, Elena Filipovic
Jury Arts Visuels – Gilles Furtwängler, Emilie Ding, Elena Filipovic
Jury Arts Visuels – Gilles Furtwängler, Emilie Ding, Elena Filipovic

1/6

“It was quite inspiring to participate in the 2020 Master's Jury, to dialogue with these young people and their teaching staff, and to observe and question their eclectic and quality work.” 
Ael Dallier-Vega

Film Editor, Paris
MA Cinema 

Jury Bachelor Cinéma – Yolande Decarsin, Marion Vernoux, Isabelle Manquillet, Julien Hirsch
Jury Bachelor Cinéma – Yolande Decarsin, Marion Vernoux, Isabelle Manquillet, Julien Hirsch
Jury Bachelor Cinéma – Yolande Decarsin, Marion Vernoux, Isabelle Manquillet, Julien Hirsch
Jury Bachelor Cinéma – Yolande Decarsin, Marion Vernoux, Isabelle Manquillet, Julien Hirsch
Jury Bachelor Cinéma – Yolande Decarsin, Marion Vernoux, Isabelle Manquillet, Julien Hirsch
Jury Bachelor Cinéma – Yolande Decarsin, Marion Vernoux, Isabelle Manquillet, Julien Hirsch

1/6

“ECAL a place to learn, see, hear, experience and connect globally in a world of top-level creation and creativity.” 
Franziska Kessler

Art Director, Zurich
MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship 

Jury Bachelor Design Graphique – Adrien Vasquez, Leonardo Angelucci, Isabel Seiffert
Jury Bachelor Design Graphique – Adrien Vasquez, Leonardo Angelucci, Isabel Seiffert
Jury Bachelor Design Graphique – Adrien Vasquez, Leonardo Angelucci, Isabel Seiffert
Jury Bachelor Design Graphique – Adrien Vasquez, Leonardo Angelucci, Isabel Seiffert
Jury Bachelor Design Graphique – Adrien Vasquez, Leonardo Angelucci, Isabel Seiffert
Jury Bachelor Design Graphique – Adrien Vasquez, Leonardo Angelucci, Isabel Seiffert

1/6

“I felt very fortunate to be a jury member for the MA Product Design at ECAL. I believe creating high-quality everyday objects is essential and that it very much relies on following strong ideas, while taking care of aesthetics and technical conditions, as a reaction to what is happening in our society. This is also something that can be seen in the students' work at ECAL.”
Mattias Stahlbom

Designer, Stockholm
MA Product Design 

Jury Bachelor Photographie – Leonardo Angelucci, Patrick Frey, Danaé Panchaud
Jury Bachelor Photographie – Leonardo Angelucci, Patrick Frey, Danaé Panchaud
Jury Bachelor Photographie – Leonardo Angelucci, Patrick Frey, Danaé Panchaud
Jury Bachelor Photographie – Leonardo Angelucci, Patrick Frey, Danaé Panchaud
Jury Bachelor Photographie – Leonardo Angelucci, Patrick Frey, Danaé Panchaud
Jury Bachelor Photographie – Leonardo Angelucci, Patrick Frey, Danaé Panchaud

1/6

“In a high-end educational environment, MA Type Design strikes the perfect balance between academic research and practice. It's amazing how contemporary and accomplished the students' typefaces look!”
Valentin Brustaux

Type Designer, Ottikon
MA Type Design

“ECAL students have truly incredible energy. In general, the quality is really very high and I am pretty sure I have learned a lot from this experience with them. Thank you all for having me.” 
Leonardo Angelucci

Graphic Designer, Zurich
BA Media & Interaction Design 

“As well as being impressed with the quality of the work I was especially excited to discover that the graduates are seeking out, and demanding, a conversation and discourse about their work, type and graphic design in general.” 
David Bennewith

Graphic Designer, Amsterdam
MA Type Design 

Jury Bachelor Design Industriel – Victoria Wilmotte, Augustin Scott de Martinville, Marc Viardot
Jury Bachelor Design Industriel – Victoria Wilmotte, Augustin Scott de Martinville, Marc Viardot
Jury Bachelor Design Industriel – Victoria Wilmotte, Augustin Scott de Martinville, Marc Viardot
Jury Bachelor Design Industriel – Victoria Wilmotte, Augustin Scott de Martinville, Marc Viardot
Jury Bachelor Design Industriel – Victoria Wilmotte, Augustin Scott de Martinville, Marc Viardot
Jury Bachelor Design Industriel – Victoria Wilmotte, Augustin Scott de Martinville, Marc Viardot

1/6

“The times we are currently living in are particularly tumultuous, so it was reassuring to discover artists who, to differing degrees, were channelling their questioning of the world into sharp, critical and poetic responses.” 
Elena Filipovic

Kunsthalle Basel Director
BA & MA Fine Arts 

Jury Bachelor Media & Interaction Design Leonardo Angelucci, Camille Scherrer, Ted Davis
Jury Bachelor Media & Interaction Design Leonardo Angelucci, Camille Scherrer, Ted Davis
Jury Bachelor Media & Interaction Design Leonardo Angelucci, Camille Scherrer, Ted Davis
Jury Bachelor Media & Interaction Design Leonardo Angelucci, Camille Scherrer, Ted Davis
Jury Bachelor Media & Interaction Design Leonardo Angelucci, Camille Scherrer, Ted Davis
Jury Bachelor Media & Interaction Design Leonardo Angelucci, Camille Scherrer, Ted Davis

1/6

“I felt honoured to be part of the ECAL jury and felt it was an enriching experience to see the creative and sometimes uncon-ventional takes of the young filmmakers on various themes.” 
Jacques Kieffer

Sound Engineer, Zurich
MA Cinema 

“ECAL is not only a school but also a kind of community where both students and teachers are really driven. It has been a great pleasure to be part of the Master's degree jury this strange year, which has increased the sensitivity of this young generation to social aspects of life.”
Maddalena Casadei

Designer, Milan
MA Product Design  

E - explicit
C - characterised
A - advanced
L - learning
Alfredo Haberli

Designer, Zurich
MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship 

“I was taken by the ethical mindset, dedication and awareness of social responsibility for the benefit of our shared future of this year's MA students in Product Design at ECAL.”
Ville Kokkonen

Designer, Murg
MA Product Design 

Jury Master Arts Visuels – Gilles Furtwängler, Emilie Ding, Elena Filipovic
Jury Master Arts Visuels – Gilles Furtwängler, Emilie Ding, Elena Filipovic
Jury Master Arts Visuels – Gilles Furtwängler, Emilie Ding, Elena Filipovic
Jury Master Arts Visuels – Gilles Furtwängler, Emilie Ding, Elena Filipovic
Jury Master Arts Visuels – Gilles Furtwängler, Emilie Ding, Elena Filipovic

1/5

“The level of detail, both for prototypes and presentations, is mind-blowing. Graduates really demonstrate that they have the skillset to join top-level design studios around the world after completing the BA in Industrial Design programme.” 
Augustin Scott de Martinville

Designer, Lausanne 
BA Industrial Design 

Jury Master Design de Produit – Maddalena Casadei, Mattias Stahlbom, Ville Kokkonen
Jury Master Design de Produit – Maddalena Casadei, Mattias Stahlbom, Ville Kokkonen
Jury Master Design de Produit – Maddalena Casadei, Mattias Stahlbom, Ville Kokkonen
Jury Master Design de Produit – Maddalena Casadei, Mattias Stahlbom, Ville Kokkonen
Jury Master Design de Produit – Maddalena Casadei, Mattias Stahlbom, Ville Kokkonen
Jury Master Design de Produit – Maddalena Casadei, Mattias Stahlbom, Ville Kokkonen

1/6

“Substance, sense-making, positive energy and eco-consciousness: this year's class added values to a modern idea of luxury and craftmanship.” 
Marco Sammicheli

Triennale International Relations Chief, Milan 
MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship 

Jury Master Photographie – Elisa Medde, Doris Gassert, Christophe Gaillard
Jury Master Photographie – Elisa Medde, Doris Gassert, Christophe Gaillard
Jury Master Photographie – Elisa Medde, Doris Gassert, Christophe Gaillard
Jury Master Photographie – Elisa Medde, Doris Gassert, Christophe Gaillard

1/4

“My humble advice: read RuPaul's quotations, embrace and develop the content of your works as much as their form. Dream, try, look deeper and go for it!” 
Gilles Furtwangler

Artist, Lausanne 
BA & MA Fine Arts 

Jury Master Type Design – Valentin Brustaux, Antonio Cavedoni, Joanna Schaffter, David Bennewith
Jury Master Type Design – Valentin Brustaux, Antonio Cavedoni, Joanna Schaffter, David Bennewith
Jury Master Type Design – Valentin Brustaux, Antonio Cavedoni, Joanna Schaffter, David Bennewith
Jury Master Type Design – Valentin Brustaux, Antonio Cavedoni, Joanna Schaffter, David Bennewith
Jury Master Type Design – Valentin Brustaux, Antonio Cavedoni, Joanna Schaffter, David Bennewith
Jury Master Type Design – Valentin Brustaux, Antonio Cavedoni, Joanna Schaffter, David Bennewith

1/6

“Being part of the jury for the MA in Photography at ECAL is an absolute joy and honour. The quality of the works produced and the drive to push the medium is very strong, as is the level of engagement of the students and of the incredible teaching team.” 
Elisa Medde

Editor-in-Chief FOAM, Amsterdam 
MA Photography 

“I was as impressed by the level of the students and the quality of their degree as I was by the excellence of the teaching and the school's setting!”
Victoria Wilmotte

Designer, Paris 
BA Industrial Design 

“It was a pleasure to be invited to be part of the BA Graphic Design jury at ECAL. The range of works and topics that were tackled was surprisingly diverse, with some truly ambitious projects.” 
Adrien Vasquez

Type Designer, London 
BA Graphic Design 

Jury MAS in Design for Luxury & Crafstmanship – Alfredo Häberli, Franziska Kessler, Marco Sammicheli
Jury MAS in Design for Luxury & Crafstmanship – Alfredo Häberli, Franziska Kessler, Marco Sammicheli
Jury MAS in Design for Luxury & Crafstmanship – Alfredo Häberli, Franziska Kessler, Marco Sammicheli
Jury MAS in Design for Luxury & Crafstmanship – Alfredo Häberli, Franziska Kessler, Marco Sammicheli
Jury MAS in Design for Luxury & Crafstmanship – Alfredo Häberli, Franziska Kessler, Marco Sammicheli
Jury MAS in Design for Luxury & Crafstmanship – Alfredo Häberli, Franziska Kessler, Marco Sammicheli
Jury MAS in Design for Luxury & Crafstmanship – Alfredo Häberli, Franziska Kessler, Marco Sammicheli

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Bachelor

BA Fine Arts

Tennessee MacDougall – Two Pencils

FINE ARTS

Tennessee MacDougall – Two Pencils

Diploma project by Tennessee MacDougall

In an act repeated over several hours, the sharpening debris of the wood that protects the lead of the pencil are distilled and their smell captured in a new form. A trace of a memory, invisible, like lines that no one will ever read.

Stefan Tanase – Delivery Trip

FINE ARTS

Stefan Tanase – Delivery Trip

Diploma project by Stefan Tanase

In 2017 I started to focus on the contemporary meaning of “delivery” as a daily job in real life. Since then, this concept has become the main subject of my artistic approach. This topic has also become a cultural movement throughout the world. Nowadays, “delivery” acts as a daily reminder about my day-to-day work. Hence, when you see someone in the city making a delivery or when he/she is delivering something to your home, it evokes my work and vice versa. What comes to your mind when you think about delivery? Struggles, illusions of happiness, easy money, the youth, neighbourhood life, the working classes, etc. More than that, the cultural aspect of delivery impacts upon everyone (Amazon, DHL, artwork deliveries, Uber Eats to name but a few…). For my graduation project I address the concept of delivery like a trip (excursion) and a journey under the influence (trip). What next?

Christian Schulz – postmodernsandwichwithbacon (A senile animal)

FINE ARTS

Christian Schulz – postmodernsandwichwithbacon (A senile animal)

Diploma project by Christian Schulz

Mention Excellent Prix Visarte Vaud, Prix Ernest Manganel both microphone and marijuana start with the letter M just like me

Dac Hanh Nguyen – Fatrasie

FINE ARTS

Dac Hanh Nguyen – Fatrasie

Diploma project by Dac Hanh Nguyen

Mention Très bien Prix du Risque Rising as high as possible, hanging on with all your body to reach unexplored areas of an inhabited area.

Fanny Mersmann – Le petit bout manquant rencontre le grand O

FINE ARTS

Fanny Mersmann – Le petit bout manquant rencontre le grand O

Diploma project by Fanny Mersmann

Film animation, in my artistic work and research, was initiated by my interest in flip-books and children’s books throughout art history. Inspired by stories like El Lissitzky’s “About 2 Squares” and Niele Toroni’s “L’Histoire de Lapin Tur”, I decided to work on how to recount a painting or an artistic approach through children’s stories.

Peilian Li – The Ghost Town

FINE ARTS

Peilian Li – The Ghost Town

Diploma project by Peilian Li

Bourse Casino Barrière Montreux Not far from here, where people were all running around taking care of business in a blurred timeline, there was an awkward child walking with a gang of filthy giant mice in the middle of a desolate town. No one knew how much time was long enough to define the night or if night was dark enough to entertain the crowd.

Laura Laucella – Et la fourche faucha la quatrième patte du chien

FINE ARTS

Laura Laucella – Et la fourche faucha la quatrième patte du chien

Diploma project by Laura Laucella

Mention Bien A line of abstraction in its infinity of variations, combining authentic stories with accounts embodied in a polyphony of access. A superimposition of sub-voices and accounts.

Ernest Gachet – 22

FINE ARTS

Ernest Gachet – 22

Diploma project by Ernest Gachet

Mention Bien The wall is an assumption. By removing its position as “boundary”, I turn it into a subject, independent from the architecture of the exhibition space and the habitat. This action enables me to reflect on the unquestionable norm that is the exhibition wall. Turning it into a subject/form enables me to reveal the values it represents as well as its cold and impersonal aesthetic. My approach seeks to open it up in order to depose it; to make it increasingly domestic. It becomes the dog that scratches at the door and once the dog is inside, it settles down and makes its bed.

Cyane Findji – Le feu tue les yeux de la nuit

FINE ARTS

Cyane Findji – Le feu tue les yeux de la nuit

Diploma project by Cyane Findji

Mention Bien “A man who cannot bring himself to sacrifice his daughter to the gods decides to build them a sanctuary so that they can stop wandering the plains and rest there as in ancient times.” Taking as a starting point a scenario that has fallen into oblivion, this project invites viewers to witness fragments of life in which humans and non-humans live in a dominant nature.

Salomé Félix – Noir vaisseau, Larmes, Aurore aux doigts bouclés, Robe luisante

FINE ARTS

Salomé Félix – Noir vaisseau, Larmes, Aurore aux doigts bouclés, Robe luisante

Diploma project by Salomé Félix

For my graduation project, I was inspired by Homer’s “Odyssey”. While reading the text, I extracted words/sentences that inspired me. I then mixed and sorted them randomly, in pairs. I envisioned several pieces from these two elements and translated them in a very literal way. This created intriguingly hybrid forms.

Romane de Watteville – I Wonder How Many Memories I’m in

FINE ARTS

Romane de Watteville – I Wonder How Many Memories I’m in

Diploma project by Romane de Watteville

Mention Excellent Prix Ernest Manganel Between prints, clothes, skins, reflections and images, a certain recurring subject comes up: the portrait. It can be mine or someone else’s. The point of view becomes central, always halfway between the viewer and the viewed. Playing with humour between what is real and fake, painting takes us through its set of images and backgrounds through various pictorial zones, always closely linked to emotional and sensual spaces.

Lise de Martino – Oasis

FINE ARTS

Lise de Martino – Oasis

Diploma project by Lise de Martino

Mention Excellent “Oasis” raises the question of indefinite and dreamed spaces, of the articulation of the outside and the inside, of the open and the closed, and the transition from physical to mental.

Mathias De La Torre – 5000, 20000, 2000

FINE ARTS

Mathias De La Torre – 5000, 20000, 2000

Diploma project by Mathias De La Torre

Walk through places, creating an experience, a flashback, a recollection, invoking one’s memory. In a passageway two empty wooden modules are placed side by side. From one end to the other, an acrylic plate acts as a crown, unifying the whole to create a portico. Three rollers are installed at its foot. These are bath towels on which banknotes have been printed. Rolled up and placed on the inner and outer edges of the structure, they reveal their amount.

Tudor Ciurescu – Still Life

FINE ARTS

Tudor Ciurescu – Still Life

Diploma project by Tudor Ciurescu

How fast do your thoughts ride in your mind? Still life as a mirror of our time. In opposition to accelerationism, still life presses the pause button and compels the viewer to reflect upon his times. The still life of the future will have to adjust to the accelerated times it will experience. The mirror facing the world shows continuously changing movement in the strokes of an impressionist painting. And we cannot blame a mirror for its reflective properties.

Djellza Azemi – Guha

FINE ARTS

Djellza Azemi – Guha

Diploma project by Djellza Azemi

Mention Très bien Prix Ernest Manganel Rabbit, rabbit have I told you not to eat my oats? I have a rifle made of tin, I’ll burn your moustache I have a colourful rifle, I’ll scatter your intestines across the field

Diploma

FINE ARTS

Diploma

Diploma project

Jury 2020 Emilie Ding Elena Filipovic Gilles Furtwängler

BA Cinema

Natasha Degrandi – Imperial (editing)

FILM STUDIES

Natasha Degrandi – Imperial (editing)

Diploma project by Natasha Degrandi

At dawn, a cannon shatters the silence. The horses gallop across the beaten ground. Eva, 21, wants to join the Imperial HorseGuards, a historical reenactment of a Napoleonic regiment reserved for men.

Coline Confort – Imperial (direction)

FILM STUDIES

Coline Confort – Imperial (direction)

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

At dawn, a cannon shatters the silence. The horses gallop across the beaten ground. Eva, 21, wants to join the Imperial HorseGuards, a historical reenactment of a Napoleonic regiment reserved for men.

Kimyan Flückiger – Montana 1977

FILM STUDIES

Kimyan Flückiger – Montana 1977

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

A short film by Kimyan Flückiger

Nora Longatti – Strangers

FILM STUDIES

Nora Longatti – Strangers

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

A young woman challenges the daily grind with an unusual habit: getting in touch with strangers.

Thibault Villard – Those who care to know each other (photography)

FILM STUDIES

Thibault Villard – Those who care to know each other (photography)

Diploma project with Josée Deshaies

Two figures meet in a pitch black room to make love. Once the lights are on, Lucien and Anton are faced with their differences but are drawn even closer together.

Thibault Rodrigues – Taking the desert (editing)

FILM STUDIES

Thibault Rodrigues – Taking the desert (editing)

Diploma project by Thibault Rodrigues

Cevennes, 1702. In a totalitarian political state, four men take up arms.

Nikita Merlini – Rondinella

FILM STUDIES

Nikita Merlini – Rondinella

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

Staying with her mother after the fire, Sofia dreams of freedom. But the smell of smoke doesn't leave..

Rodrigo Muñoz – Tarmac (direction)

FILM STUDIES

Rodrigo Muñoz – Tarmac (direction)

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

Wednesdays after school Inès meets Julien on the train. The other passengers watch them.

Aurel Ganz – Montana 1977 (photography)

FILM STUDIES

Aurel Ganz – Montana 1977 (photography)

Diploma project with Josée Deshaies

Rey and Moretti are two undercover narc in the middle of a police operation in the Swiss mountains of Valais. It’s during a routine operation that one of them will do a terrible mistake and together they will have to escape from this difficult situation.

Lou-Théa Papaloïzos – Nebraska

FILM STUDIES

Lou-Théa Papaloïzos – Nebraska

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

Two stories temporalities each other ultimately :  the encounter between a Swiss farmer and a Portuguese traveler, and a cow’s pregnancy.

Théodora Menthonnex – Tarmac / Nebraska (sound)

FILM STUDIES

Théodora Menthonnex – Tarmac / Nebraska (sound)

Diploma project by Théodora Menthonnex

My graduation project consisted of doing the sound recording for two films, one in the heart of the Swiss mountains, the other in the hustle and bustle of the city.

Lucas Giordano – Askêsis

FILM STUDIES

Lucas Giordano – Askêsis

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

Two imprisoned brothers, with no dreams or realities, seek a bit of air to breathe.

Fanny Reynaud – Nebraska (photography)

FILM STUDIES

Fanny Reynaud – Nebraska (photography)

Diploma project with Josée Deshaies

The movie tells two stories that temporalities each other ultimately :  the encounter between a Swiss farmer and a Portuguese traveler, and a cow’s pregnancy.

BA Graphic Design

Jean Reynaud – Cosmic Journey

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Jean Reynaud – Cosmic Journey

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Jonathan Hares

When I began to take an interest in the world of music, Daniele Baldelli was my first reference. Through an interactive cross-media project, “Cosmic Journey” addresses cosmic sound, a musical subculture founded by Daniele Baldelli. From Rimini to Lazise via Cattolica, cosmic sound is not a style of music, but a way of mixing. https://cosmic.Jean-Rene-Jean.dev

Andréa Uldry – Holy Masculinity

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Andréa Uldry – Holy Masculinity

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Gilles Gavillet

Are boys and men ultimately designed and destined to be strong, fighters, heads of households? This anthology addresses and recontextualises what masculinity is, how it has developed and where it stands today. What if we rethought masculinities, since they are indeed manifold? Through various texts, accounts and self-portraits, we discover a sample group of men from real life, what they think and how they feel about themselves.

Arthur Seguin – Vers

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Arthur Seguin – Vers

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

“Vers” is a socially and politically-committed newspaper that addresses eco-socialism, a movement that aspires to change consumerist and productivist mentalities by strengthening human relationships. This newspaper/manifesto aims to simplify and make more accessible the ideas of Michael Lowe, the movement’s main instigator. The deliberately hectic graphic design serves the voice of the people and fuels the debate between the philosophies of the current system and eco-socialist suggestions. The journal thus intends to question and encourage readers to react…

Lou Rais – A Continent to Be Shaped

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Lou Rais – A Continent to Be Shaped

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

“A Continent to Be Shaped” is a journey through alternative teaching in architecture. The book is an atlas from the archives of EASA, an alternative school created by students in Liverpool in 1981. Forty years of workshop data from authors across the continent have been systematically edited in a non-chronological journey, revealing the students’ local ideologies and issues. No architecture is shown in order to stimulate the reader’s imagination, the archive is revived and extended with laser-cut silhouettes then modulated into an umpteenth construction. Prix BCV

Aurore Péry – Passerines

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Aurore Péry – Passerines

Diploma project with Guy Meldem, Nicole Udry

“Passerines” is a short animated film that addresses the notion of cycle in the environment, through the theme of bird migration and its deterioration in relation to various aspects of human activity. Inspired by educational films and wildlife documentaries, this project aims to raise awareness of our impact on our environment through a loop that our actions influence and which deteriorates with time. Between contemplative scenes and explanations, this short film is an invitation to question our relationship to our environment. Prix BG Ingénieurs Conseils

Niki Paltenghi – CSX369

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Niki Paltenghi – CSX369

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Jonathan Hares

“CSX369” features research on the potential of variable fonts in the ASCII technique. A technical quality is identified – that of precise quantification between two instances – and used for colour mixing through typography. Letters are tripled in the same position and each one has a primary colour. Their interspersed variations create secondary, tertiary, etc. hues. The system is implemented with an image processing tool. The research is presented with a specimen and some posters. Prix de l’ECAL

Alexandre Lescieux – Rohny

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Alexandre Lescieux – Rohny

Diploma project with Aurèle Sack, Nicole Udry

Rohny is back & horny! Attractive, spiky yet smooth. Genuine stunner. 16 styles. Geared 4 action. Skinny 2 xtra large. L B R M SBL BL EBL & BLK. Can be tilted. 500 glyphs/style. Well-equipped. Non-binary, chat on paper & screen. Versatile and Latin. Connoisseurs only. Take me anywhere. Soon ready in xtreme & low contrast. Born in the USA. Previous location: 606–614 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. For an experience you won’t forget. Contact me at rohny20@icloud.com for a good deal.

Bruno Jolliet – New York Urban Atlas

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Bruno Jolliet – New York Urban Atlas

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

“New York Urban Atlas” is a project on the different ways in which urban density is physically transcribed in New York City. The book follows the principle of administrative residential areas by exploring the various neighbourhoods in the form of illustrations. Throughout the chapters the reader is led to explore urban materiality from an analytical angle with environmental factors relating to the illustrations. Map information provides insight into the various neighbourhoods explored in the book.

Lucas Haussener – No Face

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Lucas Haussener – No Face

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Jonathan Hares

Emotions seem to be a simple concept at first glance, but when we try to look more closely at how they work, we soon realise the complexity and subtlety that this very sophisticated form of communication can take. To deal with this subject I decided to focus on facial expressions through the study of masks. Masks are a synthesis and a caricature of emotional archetypes. Moreover, the contexts in which they are used provide leads for research in understanding human reactions to this type of visual message.

Leah Hardy – Paper Diary

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Leah Hardy – Paper Diary

Diploma project with Jonathan Hares, Guy Meldem

This artisanal project is an ongoing experimentation in papermaking. The successes, failures and overall evolution of techniques are documented to form a personal journal of an ancient craft. The project addresses the source and status of fibres; it addresses the opportunity to bring back to life old, used and unwanted paper that would have lost all trace of its past life through industrial recycling. The project is about accepting chance and the deficiencies of handicrafts for what they offer instead of eliminating them for what they do not.

Astrid Durand – Visite Maciet

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Astrid Durand – Visite Maciet

Diploma project with Guy Meldem, Nicole Udry

The aim of this project is to question our perception of museums and the artefacts within them. The issue here pertains to the museum’s impact on the obsolescence or enhancement of the material exhibited. With the Maciet collection, I sought to create a hybrid, flowing exhibition. The carpet, the main medium of this project, enhances our relationship with handicrafts and artefacts while providing visitors with a new museum experience and overcoming traditional hierarchies.

Arnaud Claret – La librairie magique

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Arnaud Claret – La librairie magique

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Aurèle Sack

Mention Excellent “La librairie magique” features an optimised reading experience for dyslexic children thanks to a website. The project offers modular personalisation of the texts using the “Dyslexia Variable” font as well as many specific functions to meet their needs. In order to provide ideal reading comfort, the site enables users to adjust the form, the differentiation of letters between them and the layout of the texts. It opens up a new path to provide these children with better access to reading and to help them enjoy it.

Sidonie Bays – Jeux Réunis

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Sidonie Bays – Jeux Réunis

Diploma project with Jonathan Hares, Nicole Udry

“Jeux Réunis” is a graphic novel that leads us to explore a world in which platform cooperativism is the answer to all our basic needs. This illustrative project highlights the principles of a sharing economy through visual symbols and metaphors. Caught up in the game, the reader embodies a character who, following the discovery of a cooperativism platform, drifts off into a daydream. The aim is then to explore the areas of tension between fiction and everyday scenes in order to understand the ties between the inhabitants of Syn, the city of sharing.

Marvin Armand – Bibliothèque

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Marvin Armand – Bibliothèque

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

“Bibliothèque” addresses typographical signs and their use in the perfume industry. This project features an olfactory alphabet of 45 elements. Each represents a scent of the perfume company “L’Eau de Cassis”. At the crossroads of illustration and typography, this alphabet takes us on a journey through the ephemeral nature of smells. Indeed, this notion of time and temporality inspired me to define a protocol to develop the nature of each sign from figuration to abstraction. “Bibliothèque” thus offers a new way of exploring signs and visual identity.

Loïc Dupasquier – Blackout

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Loïc Dupasquier – Blackout

Diploma project with Guy Meldem, Aurèle Sack

Blackest Ever Black, a British record label, announced it was shutting down in 2019. This project pays tribute to the label through a post-mortem cassette reissue of its ten most outstanding musical releases. These feature two levels of information, a listing of how the tracks make the listeners feel and the barely visible metadata of the releases. The font used is my revival of a typographic drawing by Peter Behrens, which, just like the label did, enables me to take things from the past and make them contemporary.

Elise Connor – Searching for Kummo

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Elise Connor – Searching for Kummo

Diploma project with Jonathan Hares, Guy Meldem

A family. The starting point is the colonisation of India. The only records we have are of the English men who settled there. The Indian women, their culture and identity were lost, erased. The only one we have left is called Kummo. When my grandfather Lionel arrived in London, he moved to Southall. This suburb is now known as “Little India”. The streets and signs are a testament to its cultural mix. This book aims to tell the suspended stories of my family and the visual forms they have taken, and sheds light on the women that have been erased by history.

Basile Fournier – Read only Memory

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Basile Fournier – Read only Memory

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Guy Meldem

“Read only Memory” is a speculative and fictitious design project that describes the concept of mind uploading through photographic images of landscapes taken by my grandfather, that symbolise his memories. It takes the form of a short film, with the aim of imagining how the transfer of a memory could be created and transformed into digital data that one could re-experience endlessly.

Noé Proton – Riondaz Colours

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Noé Proton – Riondaz Colours

Diploma project with Guy Meldem, Aurèle Sack

“Riondaz Colours” is a range of inks made from natural and local products for screen printing. The inks are created in a laboratory located west of Veyras in the district of Sierre in central Valais. Some of the products used in these inks come from the garden next door. The others are available locally, which means within a radius of fifty kilometres.

Lou Rais – A Continent to Be Shaped

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Lou Rais – A Continent to Be Shaped

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

“A Continent to Be Shaped” is a journey through alternative teaching in architecture. The book is an atlas from the archives of EASA, an alternative school created by students in Liverpool in 1981. Forty years of workshop data from authors across the continent have been systematically edited in a non-chronological journey, revealing the students’ local ideologies and issues. No architecture is shown in order to stimulate the reader’s imagination, the archive is revived and extended with laser-cut silhouettes then modulated into an umpteenth construction.

Arthur Seguin – Vers

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Arthur Seguin – Vers

Diploma project by Arthur Seguin

“Vers” is a socially and politically-committed newspaper that addresses eco-socialism, a movement that aspires to change consumerist and productivist mentalities by strengthening human relationships. This newspaper/manifesto aims to simplify and make more accessible the ideas of Michael Lowe, the movement’s main instigator. The deliberately hectic graphic design serves the voice of the people and fuels the debate between the philosophies of the current system and eco-socialist suggestions. The journal thus intends to question and encourage readers to react…

BA Industrial Design

Estelle Rougerie – Clip

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Estelle Rougerie – Clip

Diploma project by Estelle Rougerie

This project addresses the temporality of furniture. When does one need a table, for how long, and for what use? “Clip” is an auxiliary table made from wood, intended for indoor and outdoor use and to meet daily needs.  It can easily be assembled, moved, disassembled and stored. The top is attached to the legs with a clip system. Thanks to the use of wood, the table fits comfortably in a variety of environments. For an aperitif, an improvised meal or a sociable moment, one clip and Bob’s your uncle!

Ralph Ethan Valladares – Bleuboard

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Ralph Ethan Valladares – Bleuboard

Diploma project by Ralph Ethan Valladares

Across time and cultures, games have always been a great way for all kinds of people to gather and spend time together. “Bleuboard” is a compact, modular board game system. You can setup up to 50 different boards easily thanks to its individual bits of board. Featuring games of alignment, battle, hunting, capture, you name it, “Bleuboard” is jam-packed with a large selection of diverse games featuring many different game mechanisms, which allows its users to choose a game depending on their mood.

Martin Stricker – Notch

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Martin Stricker – Notch

Diploma project by Martin Stricker

Designed to meet the needs of experienced skiers, “Notch” is a ski helmet with integrated goggles. Nowadays, wearing a helmet and goggles is self-evident: these two objects have every reason to be merged into one. Visor helmets seen on ski slopes have a bad reputation with experienced skiers who deem their design and functionality disappointing. Based on my own experience as a professional skier, the project was developed in an innovative fashion in order to blend together the best existing solutions in a completely integrated design.

Emilie Stoll – Optimist

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Emilie Stoll – Optimist

Diploma project by Emilie Stoll

At the crossroads of poetry and technique, the parasol is an object whose intended use could still be improved since most of the time, its mechanism closes on the user. “Optimist” offers a new typology of parasol with an inverted opening of the shade fabric. Each part of its mechanism is designed to be as simple and effective as possible, both functionally and aesthetically. Fiberglass profiles and ropes have replaced the rigid and brittle profiles of existing models, enabling the parasol to be flexible in the wind and hence, more durable.

Rodolphe Pupille – Tilt

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Rodolphe Pupille – Tilt

Diploma project by Rodolphe Pupille

“Tilt” is a shoe rack made of birch plywood. The two-way mirror front enables users to see themselves while providing a showcase for the shoes on display. The opening direction of the drawer is adjustable, meaning the “Tilt” shoe rack can be placed in a corner or in the middle of a wall. The inside of the drawer is lined with linoleum as a reference to collectable furniture. The neutral background enhances the details of each shoe while protecting the wood. Finally, a gradation in the opacity of the mirror highlights the worn pair, as a reinterpretation of angled shoe mirrors in shoe shops.

Theo Luvisotto – Flip-Flap

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Theo Luvisotto – Flip-Flap

Diploma project by Theo Luvisotto

It is essential to have the opportunity to elevate oneself during childhood, to be able to educate oneself through the discovery of life but also to physically gain height to participate in the activities of grown-ups. “Flip-Flap” is a children’s chair with a backrest that can be flipped down to form a stepladder. It enables children to focus on a personal activity but also to gain autonomy, discover new places and rise up to adult height to take part in everyday tasks such as preparing a meal or developing a project at the table.

Charlotte Piau – Nommo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Charlotte Piau – Nommo

Diploma project by Charlotte Piau

“Nommo” features a pair of containers designed to prepare hot and cold infusions such as coffee, tea and flavoured waters. With this project I focused on the issue of rituals and what the preparation of these different drinks has in common. Each container is designed with a particular material in accordance with the type of infusion to which it is dedicated. The infusion is made with a filter common to these different elements. This project aims to bring the preparation of infusion back to the centre of the table to create opportunities for sharing.

Jeanne Mercier – N167

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Jeanne Mercier – N167

Diploma project by Jeanne Mercier

During a night at sea, at anchor or in the harbour, boats are immersed in darkness. This lamp illuminates the sociable moments you have on the boat. The user suspends the lamp, inspired by mooring cleats, with a rope according to his/her needs. Waterproof and shock-resistant thanks to its protective ring, the lamp is adapted to the risks of its environment.

Dora Hayat – Tote

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Dora Hayat – Tote

Diploma project by Dora Hayat

“Tote” is a shopping bag on wheels which, when not used, can accompany its user throughout the day without taking up too much space. As a student I usually go shopping right after school. Strictly designed for a round trip to the supermarket, the traditional caddy is too bulky to be carried around all day. With “Tote”, I sought to combine the compact look of a tote bag, carried over the shoulder, with the practical side of a shopping cart on wheels. With a few simple gestures, it transforms from its folded position to its practical function.

Charlotte Krzentowski – Emineo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Charlotte Krzentowski – Emineo

Diploma project by Charlotte Krzentowski

Mention Très bien In most households the dining table is at the heart of the action. It is seen as a lively place, where people eat, work, play and cook but most of all, where people gather together. “Emineo” is a height-adjustable dining table that can be adjusted with the help of a piston for various possible uses.

Leila Farra – Traces

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Leila Farra – Traces

Diploma project by Leila Farra

“Traces” is a collection of paintbrushes made out of rattan and horsehair. The idea behind this research was to experiment with the tools. Movement, the design of the handle and the hair position influenced the result. The first tests on paper led to experiments on fabric, resulting in a series of painted textiles whose patterns stem directly from the brushstrokes. This project enabled me to immerse myself into two ancestral crafts, wickerwork and paintbrush manufacturing, which I was then able to merge to create a collection between art and design.

Swann Fardel – Focus

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Swann Fardel – Focus

Diploma project by Swann Fardel

In the last few years, working from home has become increasingly popular, bringing with it its share of drawbacks and distractions. Working from home means mixing one’s living and working spaces, which can turn out to be a real challenge. With its textile space divider, “Focus” is a desk that truly enhances the comfort of its user. Thanks to its wheels, the panel can be easily adjusted and adapted to any situation. During a videoconference for example, users can slide the board behind them in order to blur the background, thus preserving their privacy.

Nadia El-Hindi – Chef !

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Nadia El-Hindi – Chef !

Diploma project by Nadia El-Hindi

Immersion into the highly codified world of cutlery made me discover the delicate and threatening duality of knives. Guided by my observations of the forms and details relating to steel work, I chose to open up the boundaries of this field with the help of a craftsman. Thus, I created “Chef!”, a line of kitchen knives that combines the intelligence of craftsmanship with the precision of the industry. The steel blade, protected by a natural anti-corrosive treatment called “seasoning”, is attached to the handle thanks to assembly that is directly inspired by hammers.

Nicolas El Kadiri – Jim

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Nicolas El Kadiri – Jim

Diploma project by Nicolas El Kadiri

With the rise of street workout, appropriating urban infrastructure to do body toning exercises is becoming increasingly common. “Jim” is a street furniture project that seeks to incorporate training equipment within the urban landscape in a more fluid manner than outdoor gymnastic and callisthenic parks and whose use remains open to all. The very rationalised shape is designed to enable a certain number of poly-articular movements thanks to the steel tube grips on each side and two platform levels made of ash wood, while providing multiple seating positions.

Alix Doussot – Beach Access System

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alix Doussot – Beach Access System

Diploma project by Alix Doussot

In 2015, a French law required public places to be made accessible to everyone. Considered sensitive due to its nature, the sea shore was not subjected to the same measures as in cities. This system provides access to sand and water for everyone, including people with reduced mobility, throughout the year, while establishing permanent boundaries between transit areas and areas to preserve. The whole system is made up of three types of wooden floor and steel elements that facilitate movement and that can withstand the harsh coastal weather conditions.

Salomé Doucet – Sadji

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Salomé Doucet – Sadji

Diploma project by Salomé Doucet

“Sadji” is a set for people who make their own makeup. It features a different container for each of the three different textures that can be obtained, creams, hard pastes and powders, as well as a press. Thanks to glass lids, the colours and textures are visible. The various elements are then laid on a ceramic board that can also hold brushes or other makeup. The project is in line with a zero-waste lifestyle but also seeks to restore value to the moment it is associated with, like an invitation to take time for oneself, as was the case in the past.

Alice Dermange – Culina Hortus

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alice Dermange – Culina Hortus

Diploma project by Alice Dermange

“Culina Hortus” is an indoor ceramic lamp for aromatic plants that complements natural light. There are two lighting positions, one for a single pot and its plant, the second for several containers and their plants.

Olivia Dall'Omo – Zenith

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Olivia Dall'Omo – Zenith

Diploma project by Olivia Dall'Omo

“Zenith” is a collection of durable shutters made from rattan where the weaving facilitates the management of light, heat and the outside view. Each blind consists of a steel structure covered in a relatively dense braided motif inspired by mashrabiya. The shutters project shadows inside, bringing the environment to life. This project focuses on rattan craft and rethinks its manufacturing process in a semi-industrial way.

Clémence Buytaert – Midi

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Clémence Buytaert – Midi

Diploma project by Clémence Buytaert

Following up on my thesis “Eating without a Table”, which focuses on workers who have lunch in the public space, I designed a piece of urban furniture for eating alone or in pairs. “Midi” is a cast iron and wood structure that allows for different positions of use, its arched shape providing several composition possibilities to the city that will implement it.

Bérengère Bussioz – Sun

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Bérengère Bussioz – Sun

Diploma project by Bérengère Bussioz

Initially used on boats during transatlantic crossings, the sun lounger, also known as a deckchair, has become in the last few years, an essential outdoor piece of furniture that embodies the good times spent outside during the summer. “Sun” consists of a stackable, powder-coated tubular frame. It combines simple lines with quality materials to meets the requirements of outdoor furniture. The generous proportions evoke comfort, while the symmetrical design allows for simple use and easy change of the fabric, thereby extending its life cycle.

BA Media & Interaction Design

Bastien Mouthon – MoodWalk

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Bastien Mouthon – MoodWalk

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

Mention Bien “MoodWalk” is a music player that enables one to discover music in a different way. It generates sound moods based on a city’s musical programmes (clubs/concert halls/bars/cultural venues). The app works in two different modes thanks to geolocation: a “compass” and a “walking” mode. Aiming to offer a local and radically alternative way of discovering music, “MoodWalk” seeks to burst existing algorithmic bubbles in order to offer a tool to discover the surrounding soundscape.

Bastien Claessens – Taalee

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Bastien Claessens – Taalee

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

Mention Très bien At bedtime there is nothing like reading a tale alone with your child to smoothly transition from excitement to calm. Snuggled up against you, your child enjoys this intimate moment and escapes into his/her imagination to the rhythm of the story. With the help of soundscapes, “Taalee” seeks to reinforce this magical moment. Taking the form of a mobile app, “Taalee” offers a creative and sharing space accessible to all and thus enables anyone to add to their stories with the use of featured compositions or by creating your own.

Pablo Bellon – Lockdown Memorial Archive

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Pablo Bellon – Lockdown Memorial Archive

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

In 2020, with the emergence of Covid-19, people self-quarantined. For many this was an opportunity to reflect on their situation. “Lockdown Memorial Archive” enables anyone to share their story about the confinement and to become aware of the feelings of others. Through a web app, participants are invited to personalise an emblematic object and to link it to an account of their experience. The overall result thus constitutes an archive made up of several immersive memorials where one can relive this situation of isolation in a different way.

Paul Lëon – Caption

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Paul Lëon – Caption

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

Mention Bien Nowadays, we continuously capture images in which we place the hope of memory. In fact most of these images are left abandoned in the mass of our galleries and dormant hard drives. “Caption” exposes forgotten images taken from the gallery of its users. Through a series of questions we are invited to look inwardly at our relationship with these images. By synthesising and exposing all the answers collected, “Caption” immerses us into ethnographic research that addresses our collective relationship with the images.

Léonard Guyot – Concrete

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Léonard Guyot – Concrete

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

Mention Bien “Concrete” is an immersive experience that offers to discover digital architectures through lights and shadows that reveal the volumes and geometry of these environments. A tangible interface of concrete and electronics controls the parts of these buildings. To access the various structures, each person is invited to solve an enigma based on a pattern of light. With “Concrete”, I aimed to combine reflection on how we interact with a digital world with brutalist architectural inspirations and a playful experience of virtual reality.

Maya Bellier – Strike the Pose

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Maya Bellier – Strike the Pose

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

Mention Très bien Résidence swissnex San Francisco In performing arts, there is often, by convention, some distance, an invisible screen that separates the audience from the actors in the performance. Yet these respective positions have changed over time. Bauhaus artists actually aimed for total theatre, where the entire venue would be the stage. “Strike the Pose” is a participatory VR experience that begins from the moment we wait. A re-interpretation of Oskar Schlemmer’s “Triadic Ballet”, this complete and inclusive work invites all participants to enter through their acting into a total composition, both physical and digital.

Evan Kelly – Invisible Social Network

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Evan Kelly – Invisible Social Network

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

Mention Excellent Prix de l’ECAL “Invisible Social Network” is a portable device that makes the invisible and autonomous communications of machines perceptible and tangible. The way they interact with each other is akin to the modes of human communication, thus creating a real social network of machines. This device mediates between users and the machines around them. Via the screen it transmits fragments of its continuous and silent communications in the form of human social metaphors.

Kylan Luginbühl – FRAME-Lab

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Kylan Luginbühl – FRAME-Lab

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

Mention Excellent Prix HES-SO "FRAME-Lab" offers a series of immersive experiences that provide new ways of interacting with a virtual reality environment. The traditional controller is replaced by a physical frame that enables you to explore various worlds and functionalities. This new interface, both tangible and digital, can thus take the form of a shield, a portal to travel in time and space, or that of a parachute. This interface frame is offered to the community of makers as 3D files available online that anyone can transform and print at home.

Aurélien Pellegrini – Pump and Surf

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Aurélien Pellegrini – Pump and Surf

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

Mention Très bien Prix METAA “Pump and Surf” encourages internet users to find out how much energy is spent when they are surfing the internet. Before being able to view a website, internet users are asked to make a physical effort similar to the energy required to convey the data that will enable the site to be displayed. Through interactive experiences and graphic visualisations, “Pump and Surf” leads users to take the measure of the quantity of energy involved in the exchange of information, to the point of feeling them physically.

Diane Thouvenin – Sun Connection

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Diane Thouvenin – Sun Connection

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

Mention Bien What time is it at Hortense’s in Montreal? What’s the weather like at Alexandre’s in Tokyo? When I communicate with my loved ones, scattered all over the world, I am disconnected from my physical time-space. Sources of constant artificial light and windows on the digital world, screens replace the sun as a space-time reference point. “Sun Connection” enables you to reconnect with your loved ones through a delocalised sun. Everyone is free to use their own physical and digital space with a luminous and colourful presence, to transpose themselves into another time and space.

Yael Sidler – Lasius Flavus

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Yael Sidler – Lasius Flavus

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

“Lasius Flavus” is an immersive and didactic experience  developed in collaboration with the Museum of Zoology. Throughout the tour, visitors discover the world of the yellow ant, its habitat and perception of the world. This interactive VR project offers an interpretation of these various aspects to lead us to reflect on the relationship that each species has with its environment. Moreover, the exercise of thinking on a scale that is not ours can help us question our own future.

BA Photography

Norida Ho – JeSuisDiversité

PHOTOGRAPHY

Norida Ho – JeSuisDiversité

Diploma project by Norida Ho

“JeSuisDiversité” is a fictitious campaign led by a French suburban city to improve the image of a neighbourhood based on diversity only. Using corporate communication techniques, diversity becomes an affordable and attractive idea. “JeSuisDiversité” deals with the issue of the representation of French suburbs and the depoliticisation of public policies in favour of communication. Diversity is a marketing asset used to mask a semblance of political commitment. ho.norida@gmail.com https://www.noridaho.com

Tara Ulmann – Dear Freedom, a Praise to Forgiveness

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Tara Ulmann – Dear Freedom, a Praise to Forgiveness

Diploma project by Tara Ulmann

“Dear Freedom” is the story of a young girl whose past and cultural heritage have been kept from her, of a child-turned-woman through the prism of her culture. It is a subjective interpretation of a contemporary odalisque, growing up inhabited by transgenerational traits. It is an elevation of the soul far from the body, a long and tortuous journey from the roots to the unknown. It is a bedroom turned into a stage for my living personas. “Dear Freedom” is praise to all, a performance of pain and the foundation of body psychotherapy as a tool for forgiveness. tara.ulmann@gmail.com https://www.taramour.com

Santiago Martinez – No More Excuses

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Santiago Martinez – No More Excuses

Diploma project by Santiago Martinez

Society is governed by grand designs, rules, codes and models of success. Our way of life is always more intense, more productive, more material. And this success would depend on the conquest and the ownership of outward signs of appearance.  I build on a mythical vision of the United States, through the undermining of symbols, like perverted stereotypes.  Between enchantment and disenchantment, I take a look that is both critical and fascinated by these cultural archetypes. santi1279@hotmail.com

Maxime Pouillot – Model

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Maxime Pouillot – Model

Diploma project by Maxime Pouillot

We live in a time where the boundary between the artificial and the real is blurred, a time where a simple financial transaction has given me ownership of the rights to the image of a human being.  Rather than humankind, this project focuses on artificial shapes by representing textures and surfaces, the (re)construction of images and surfaces manipulated, objectified and idealised to the extreme by the utopia of contemporary marketing.  It features a fixed space, deprived of its meaning, where the physicality of timeless and dematerialised objects becomes the endlessly malleable surface of contemporary mimesis. pouillot.maxime@gmail.com https://www.maxime-pouillot.com

Charlotte Favre – Poetics of Space

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Charlotte Favre – Poetics of Space

Diploma project by Charlotte Favre

The perception of our environment is built on patterns that aim to define the elements that surround us. I am fascinated by this and my approach therefore aims to deconstruct their representation by diverting their usefulness and the way in which they are arranged. It oscillates between the interpretation of domestic space and the construction of mental space. charlotte.favre.ch@gmail.com https://charlottefavre.ch

Margot Sparkes – At Night There Is No Sun

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Margot Sparkes – At Night There Is No Sun

Diploma project by Margot Sparkes

Through various forms of projection, “At Night There Is No Sun” takes us into an almost enclosed mise-en-scene that reveals the contradictory emotions of a character stifled by the grip of a seemingly smooth and rectilinear urban environment. The fantasy of a promising lifestyle clashes with the emptiness of everyday life – a fake environment in which uncertainty, injunctions, detachment and pretence are interwoven. margot.sparkes@gmail.com https://www.margotsparkes.com

Anouk Maupu – Sain uu ?

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Anouk Maupu – Sain uu ?

Diploma project by Anouk Maupu

Nomingerel, Egshiglen, Bayarjavkhlan, Oyun-Erdene and Enkhmaa are between 13 and 18 years old and live in Khatgal, a village in northern Mongolia. For several months, they have filmed their daily lives with their smartphones, delivering a portrait of a changing country through their teenage eyes. This film, made remotely, addresses our relationship to documentary practice, the dematerialisation of human relations, collective work and the circulation of images. anouk.maupu@gmail.com https://www.anoukmaupu.com

Pavo Marinovic – Marble Ass

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Pavo Marinovic – Marble Ass

Diploma project by Pavo Marinovic

“Marble Ass” contributes to photographic research on how masculinities are constructed in post-conflict societies and addresses the existing archetype in the former Yugoslavia, nowadays the Balkans.  The installation reveals not only the role of a territory in political transition but also its history, heritage and inter-generational transmission. pavomarinovic@gmail.com https://pavomarinovic.com

Mindaugas Matulis – Modern House and Green Garden

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Mindaugas Matulis – Modern House and Green Garden

Diploma project by Mindaugas Matulis

The project is based on the aimless wandering of Mendog, a fictitious artist/businessman who navigates through a transitional period, elaborating traumas of the past and creating new wounds as he pursues his dreams of suburban happiness.  It is set in Eastern Europe in the early 1990s, right after the collapse of the Soviet Union. At that time freedom, coupled with the ideological influence of the West, drove people to reshape their lives. After the fall of the authoritarian regime, people were allowed to dream again and some made their dreams come true. m.matulis@gmx.ch http://www.mindaugasmatulis.com

Achille Laplante – Le Brun – Pierre

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Achille Laplante – Le Brun – Pierre

Diploma project by Achille Laplante – Le Brun

My video is based on the observation of a deep and friendly relationship between two boys. Since our first encounter, I have observed, admired and used it as an example. A winemaker’s son, the idea of transmission is both a burden and a source of frustration for Pierre. Everything takes place on his freestyle motocross field, the embodiment of his private garden in his eyes. achillelaplante@gmail.com https://www.instagram.com/achille_laplante_le_brun

Alexandra Dautel – May You Continue to Blossom

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Alexandra Dautel – May You Continue to Blossom

Diploma project by Alexandra Dautel

Is it possible to live together as equals far from the known models of our societies? My investigation into a community in Israel, a kibbutz, lies at the crossroads between utopia and dystopia. This was in fact a school for “self-learning”. Totally isolated, talking about the past there was forbidden. However, utopia hides many secrets, or at least was hiding many. This group of friends who left Jerusalem to settle in the Negev desert followed a man, “a guru, leader, servant, older brother, teacher, friend, lover…”. It is still difficult at this time to define his exact role. alexandra.dautel@gmail.com https://www.alexandradautel.com

Laurent Fiorentino – Camera Apocrifa

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Laurent Fiorentino – Camera Apocrifa

Diploma project by Laurent Fiorentino

In a room that is the alcove, the temple and the prison of my sexuality, the drama of castration unfolds, caused by the obligation to be a normal, penetrating and hard man. The powerlessness to conform to the male stereotype crushes my individual identity, forcing a constant struggle between desire and prohibition.  With a twisted gaze, yielding to a scopic impulse, I conduct obsessive research on sexuality that takes the form of a ritual. Creating apocryphal and sexual ex-votos, I seek to fix imprints in plaster and ceramics as on photosensitive surfaces. foto.fiorentino@gmail.com

Mina Albespy – Hollow Stones

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Mina Albespy – Hollow Stones

Diploma project by Mina Albespy

Empty and silent, Zen gardens invite visitors to become involved in states of mental transition in which scale, content and meaning evolve, giving them a mysterious poetic quality. In this globalised world of instant gratification, we are detached from the natural order of things. mina.albespy@gmail.com https://www.minaalbespy.com

Sarah Coppet – A un autre soleil

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Sarah Coppet – A un autre soleil

Diploma project by Sarah Coppet

“ A un autre soleil ” addresses reflections on the transmission of land and stories, and on the relationship between France and the West Indies.  The film relates a family story that takes place in the south of Martinique: the sale by one of the heirs of a major piece of land that leads to the family home being lost. Gathered in a stark environment in France, the West Indian characters take hold of this story and seek to tell it. contact@sarahcoppet.com https://www.sarahcoppet.com

Noé Cotter – Meanderings in the Scraps of Time

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Noé Cotter – Meanderings in the Scraps of Time

Diploma project by Noé Cotter

This work addresses the possible collapse of our civilisation as well as the limits of human temporality compared to the cosmos.  In the footsteps of my childhood in the Canton of Neuchâtel, this project is based on the explorations of two sites: the first in the submerged pile-dwelling remains of a civilisation of the Bronze Age; the second in the eroded gorges of a local river, the Areuse.  The approach is in a way similar to that of an archaeologist, but it is fuelled by a romantic impulse, that of a certain quest for the sublime. cotter.noe@gmail.com https://www.noecotter.com

Gaël Corboz – Hyper Eden

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Gaël Corboz – Hyper Eden

Diploma project by Gaël Corboz

“Hyper Eden” evokes the creation of our world through the theory of simulation. Our world relies on beliefs, but also fundamental questions, e.g. “who are we? where do we come from?”. Using aesthetics borrowed from video games, “Hyper Eden” suggests that the mechanisms of our reality are similar to those created digitally by humans. gael.corboz@ecal.ch http://www.gaelcorboz.com

Maëwenn Bourcelot – Les éternels éphémères

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Maëwenn Bourcelot – Les éternels éphémères

Diploma project by Maëwenn Bourcelot

Myriads of small winged creatures have silently disappeared in the past twenty-seven years. In the blink of an eye, the decline of pollinators seems to herald the gloomy nightmare of a devastated biosphere. “Eternal Ephemerals” is a photographic essay, a subjective investigation that seeks to understand the complex causes that contribute to colony collapse disorder. This quest leads me to meet various actors who in their endeavour to preserve nature’s balance, attest to the profound vulnerability of mankind in the face of this tragedy. maewennb@gmail.com https://www.maochantalamoni.com

Faustine Ardaine – Marine / חיל הים.

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Faustine Ardaine – Marine / חיל הים.

Diploma project by Faustine Ardaine

Families embrace a set of beliefs and moral principles, including the personal history and various experiences that family members have had. My film addresses the notion of the unspoken and the feelings towards my sister who has decided to make a new life choice. ardainefaustine@gmail.com

Matthieu Croizier – Everything Goes Dark a Little Further Down

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Matthieu Croizier – Everything Goes Dark a Little Further Down

Diploma project by Matthieu Croizier

From freak shows to the invention of hysteria in the 19th century, the figure of the monster is created through images. The staging of abnormality reinforces the norm to which it is opposed. By means of self-representation, I seek to create a monstrosity out of the banal, turning my body into malleable and fragmented material. With reference to scientific and anatomical iconography, I seek to deconstruct normative representations of the body in order to construct new ones. To what extent does a body remain a body and how can it free itself from the norms that constrain it? croiziermatthieu@gmail.com https://matthieucroizier.ch

Valentin Woeffray – Doing God's Work with Other People's Money

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Valentin Woeffray – Doing God's Work with Other People's Money

Diploma project by Valentin Woeffray

We are being watched, either by the State or by tech companies managed or owned by a very few. With our money, in a system where they are the ones setting the rules, they watch us, making sure we behave how we are supposed to and spend the way they intend us to. The police State ensures that no grain of sand ends up in the gears, that we can still consume frantically in a way that will eventually lead to our demise. And when that happens, the same elite will leave for space and colonise new planets, without us. contact@valentinwoeffray.com https://valentinwoeffray.com

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MA Fine Arts

Emeline Herrera – A Moment of Bewilderment

FINE ARTS

Emeline Herrera – A Moment of Bewilderment

Diploma project by Emeline Herrera

Corridors go around in circles and doors lead nowhere. Only artificial light passes through the blinds. There is dust on the ceiling and you realise that these hands do not belong to you. Something is wrong, you are confused. Just before the dust settles on the floor and radiates on your body, you should leave. When you come back to reality, it is already too late. There is no way to prevent this. There is no coming back. Some elements are made to stay and others to vanish. Studio A. Set 1:  somewhere in a moment of bewilderment. emelineh1188@gmail.com

Riccardo Sala – BPZ

FINE ARTS

Riccardo Sala – BPZ

Diploma project by Riccardo Sala

This set of works bears witness to the neoliberal world and its ability to replicate itself through the machines of desire. The images come from assembly instruction leaflets of small toys found inside Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs. Some of them are transformed and shown again through the process of lithographic printing. One of them is painted enlarged on canvas. riccardo.sala@mail.com https://www.riccardosala.online

Francesco de Bernardi – sans titre (occhiaie)

FINE ARTS

Francesco de Bernardi – sans titre (occhiaie)

Diploma project by Francesco de Bernardi

How do you think back on the times when you were distracted and distant? Is the action you performed in a distracted manner worthy of being represented? Do you watch yourself live? Do you alter the meaning and content of what you remember? Do you lie to yourself? From what point of view do you re-imagine what you did? What have you not done? francesco.debernardi95@gmail.com

Hanna Rochereau – Chit-Chatting

FINE ARTS

Hanna Rochereau – Chit-Chatting

Diploma project by Hanna Rochereau

hanna.rochereau@gmail.com

Cécile Polito – Visible Invisible

FINE ARTS

Cécile Polito – Visible Invisible

Diploma project by Cécile Polito

I give up on the known world and let myself drift into a space in constant mutation created by Physarum polycephalum, a single-cell species. I photograph these micro-territories using a microscope. The matter which composes the organism reveals traces of an intangible order. cecile-polito@outlook.com

Agathe Naito – Justify One’s Poverty

FINE ARTS

Agathe Naito – Justify One’s Poverty

Diploma project by Agathe Naito

An installation comprising three ceramic sculptures: clogs, daisy and garland of crepe paper flowers. Each sculpture can be activated by a performer. A childhood story about the boredom of being a girl, about a boring girl. The village fair: bumper cars, ball shooters and a funfair punching machine… A reflection on the feeling of these breaks from daily life. agathe.naito@gmail.com https://www.agathenaito.com

Genêt Mayor – Sitting Duck

FINE ARTS

Genêt Mayor – Sitting Duck

Diploma project by Genêt Mayor

Mention Très bien Several dead ducks are arranged in a circle. Objects are painted and painted again, quickly. A potpourri spreads its memories through time. Detachment allows you to travel light, with peace of mind. Thanks for this moment. genet.mayor@gmail.com https://www.instagram.com/genetmayor

Byron Gago – Co-Based Objects

FINE ARTS

Byron Gago – Co-Based Objects

Diploma project by Byron Gago

The work is designed as a composition of four different pieces, which emulate a type of box reminiscent of various devices for transport and conservation. I am interested in cyber-punk and brutalist aesthetics in connection with an imagination characterised by a dystopian moment. Problem solving devices overlap and create a sense of distance with the original source of the hypothetical content or subject. There is a concept of dislocation behind potential content that works as a fiction narrative component in the pattern between high tech/low life. byronandradegago@gmail.com

MA Cinema

Nina Defontaine – Clémente (direction)

FILM STUDIES

Nina Defontaine – Clémente (direction)

Diploma project by Nina Defontaine

The portrait of Monique (my grandmother) as i accompany her in the great sorting of her objects (her ghosts) at her family house (Clémente). ninadefontaine@gmail.com https://cargocollective.com/ninaphotographies/cinematographie

Vuk Vukmanovic – Soraya Luna (sound)

FILM STUDIES

Vuk Vukmanovic – Soraya Luna (sound)

Diploma project by Vuk Vukmanovic

A cinematographic necromancy calls the spectres of the past: by the means of VHS find the spectator submerges into the Berlin family's intimate play of the author's childhood. iamvuk@gmail.com https://www.iamvuk.com

Ketsia Stocker – Europa (production)

FILM STUDIES

Ketsia Stocker – Europa (production)

Diploma project by Ketsia Stocker

Pedro, working in Switzerland, must take one cow to the slaughterhouse at the same time his mother dies in Spain. ketsia.stocker@gmail.com

Lucas Rubio Martinez – Europa (direction)

FILM STUDIES

Lucas Rubio Martinez – Europa (direction)

Diploma project by Lucas Rubio Martinez

Pedro, working in Switzerland, must take one cow to the slaughterhouse at the same time his mother dies in Spain. lucadelfresno@gmail.com

Paul Choquet – Tous les chemins (direction)

FILM STUDIES

Paul Choquet – Tous les chemins (direction)

Diploma project by Paul Choquet

A group of people is searching for an old lady who got lost in the Vaud countryside. paulchoquet@gmail.com

Sarah Rathgeb – Stray (direction)

FILM STUDIES

Sarah Rathgeb – Stray (direction)

Diploma project by Sarah Rathgeb

Joana has just moved in with her boyfriend and her dog Boris. This is an important step in their relationship, a life-changing step.In their new apartment they have everything they need for their future together: except a mattress. sarah.rathgeb@hotmail.com

Raphaël Meyer – La Sentinelle (screenplay)

FILM STUDIES

Raphaël Meyer – La Sentinelle (screenplay)

Diploma project by Raphaël Meyer

France. 2016. Operation Sentinel. One step. Two steps. Look right. Look left. Mya has just turned 18 and is walking in her uniform. Rifle against her breast. Barrel facing down. Her finger on the stock, just above the trigger. One more step. Two more steps. Look right. Look left. Mya is on patrol. Mya waits. For something. For someone. At last.

Elisa Gómez Alvarez – Soraya Luna (direction)

FILM STUDIES

Elisa Gómez Alvarez – Soraya Luna (direction)

Diploma project with Pedro Pinho

A cinematographic necromancy calls the spectres of the past: by the means of VHS find the spectator submerges into the Berlin family's intimate play of the author's childhood. gomezalvarez@gmx.de http://www.elisagomezalvarez.com

Noémie Guibal – Taking the desert (direction)

FILM STUDIES

Noémie Guibal – Taking the desert (direction)

Diploma project by Noémie Guibal

Cevennes, 1702. In a totalitarian political state, four men take up arms. noemie.guibal@yahoo.fr

Olivia Frey – Ecce homo (editing)

FILM STUDIES

Olivia Frey – Ecce homo (editing)

Diploma project by Olivia Frey

Juan Antonio finds his father who is back home after a long absence. There, during the preparation of the most important religious festival of the city : the Ecce homo; father and son go to share in solitude, their hatreds for each other. oliviaandreafrey@googlemail.com

Santiago Chacón – Ecce homo (direction)

FILM STUDIES

Santiago Chacón – Ecce homo (direction)

Diploma project with Claire Burger, Rachel Lang

Juan Antonio finds his father who is back home after a long absence. There, during the preparation of the most important religious festival of the city : the Ecce homo; father and son go to share in solitude, their hatreds for each other. santichacon91@gmail.com

Malou Briand – Dalia (screenplay)

FILM STUDIES

Malou Briand – Dalia (screenplay)

Diploma project by Malou Briand

From the 2007 presidential elections to the emergence of the #MeToo movement, from the suburbs to the French capital, “Dalia” traces the journey of a young woman in the contemporary world. It is a story of friendship and of upward social mobility. maloubriand@gmail.com

MA Product Design

Evelyn Yu-Ying Wu – Tofu To-Go

PRODUCT DESIGN

Evelyn Yu-Ying Wu – Tofu To-Go

Diploma project by Evelyn Yu-Ying Wu

The project consists of using quality Swiss soybeans and to make tofu appealing to Europeans. Tofu is a great source of protein. However, tofu products are often presented as large blocks swimming in liquid, which confuses people about how to consume them. Also, most people do not know that they can eat tofu cold. The “Tofu To-Go” project features a new type of tofu inspired by traditional cheese that is made entirely from soybeans. The snack portion of tofu is wrapped with soy string and covered with soy wax, which makes it easier and more hygienic to eat. “Tofu To-Go” is a snack for both adults and children. uyingwu@gmail.com https://evelynyuyingwu.com

Timothée Mion – CSTM-01

PRODUCT DESIGN

Timothée Mion – CSTM-01

Diploma project by Timothée Mion

Space debris is a growing threat to current and future space activities. The “ClearSpace-1” project under the Adrios programme, which is partially funded by ESA (European Space Agency), was created with the aim of fostering and developing space debris capture and deorbitation technologies in order to help preserve a sustainable future in space. My mission was to develop a concept study of the capture system in collaboration with the ClearSpace start-up. The four aluminium and rubber robotic arms are designed to be produced in a simple and cost-effective manner. The plates are cut, folded and put under tension to form a light, yet rigid structure. timothee.mion@gmail.com https://timotheemion.com

Samuel Lodetti – Verdello

PRODUCT DESIGN

Samuel Lodetti – Verdello

Diploma project by Samuel Lodetti

Nowadays 53% of the world’s population lives in cities, according to Ricky Burdett, professor at the London School of Economics. This social change has seen private green areas decline and has changed our relationship with nature and its resources. Hence, I designed an urban greenhouse system for the home environment. “Verdello” promotes and simplifies horticulture so that people may enjoy growing their food and benefit from the presence of nature in their daily lives. samuel.lodetti@studiolodetti.it https://www.lodettisamuel.com

Jeffery Lambert – Shift

PRODUCT DESIGN

Jeffery Lambert – Shift

Diploma project by Jeffery Lambert

As contemporary workplaces continue to transform, recent events have accelerated the shift to a more remote working culture, with more people using shared workspaces and increasingly working from home. This project aims to create a functional, everyday work chair that is versatile enough to fit these flexible work and living spaces. “Shift” is designed around a new production and distribution model that aims to make quality and sustainable furniture accessible to everyone. It is flat-packed, purchased online and its parts are easy to replace or recycle. mail@jefferylambert.com https://www.jefferylambert.com

Mathilde Lafaille – Printlet

PRODUCT DESIGN

Mathilde Lafaille – Printlet

Diploma project by Mathilde Lafaille

Nowadays only 30 to 60% of people are truly responsive to one-size-fits-all industrial tablets. Recently pharmacists have proven the possibility of additive technologies to produce personalised tablets with high precision dosage. In the future, tablets (“imprimés”) can be produced in your local pharmacy. Software generates your “imprimés” according to your personal clinical data requirements (dosage, release profile and number of active substances), which are then 3D printed. Each pill is custom-made in a unique shape. Welcome to pharmacy 4.0. mathilde.lafaille@gmail.com https://www.mathildelafaille.com

Ryo Katayama – Corner Urinal

PRODUCT DESIGN

Ryo Katayama – Corner Urinal

Diploma project by Ryo Katayama

Corner urinals do not require partitioning but can protect privacy and reduce urine splashing. By standing at an angle, the field of vision between neighbours does not overlap and privacy is protected, so people do not need to have partitions. In addition, hitting the urinal surface at an angle reduces splashing. The urinal’s opening is oriented towards the entrance to create a smooth flow of people. Furthermore, there is no need for partitions, which allows for more space. riokatayama@gmail.com http://ryokatayama.site

Sarah Hossli – Lotte

PRODUCT DESIGN

Sarah Hossli – Lotte

Diploma project by Sarah Hossli

We should all be independent in getting up and sitting down, no matter our age or ability. However, this becomes challenging for many elderly people, limiting their freedom in everyday life. With its extended armrests that go all around and act like a handrail, this armchair enables the user to get up intuitively in a position with minimal resistance. The design has been developed based on research carried out in care homes, prototype testing with residents, evaluations from medical and care experts, and the technical expertise of the Swiss furniture manufacturer Girsberger Customized Furniture. info@sarahhossli.ch https://www.sarahhossli.ch

Wasan Choosakul – Port Toolbox

PRODUCT DESIGN

Wasan Choosakul – Port Toolbox

Diploma project by Wasan Choosakul

“Port Toolbox” is a grab-and-go multiport charger. It provides type A and C USB ports and a wireless charger necessary for working devices. It is also used for storing related working materials in two divided compartments which are isolated by the cable management handle. Grab it, plug it in, work anywhere you want! The product is injection moulded entirely from 100% recycled ABS. wasanchoosakul@gmail.com http://www.wasanchoosakul.com

Viktor Rhodin – Plus One

PRODUCT DESIGN

Viktor Rhodin – Plus One

Diploma project by Viktor Rhodin

As electric bicycles continue to develop, the benefits of using them rather than driving a car or using public transport are becoming more apparent in terms of the environment, health and saving money. Thanks to the power of modern electric bicycles, “Plus One” was designed as a vehicle better-suited to daily urban transport. Indeed, it offers the possibility of safely and comfortably taking a passenger and personal belongings along for the ride while avoiding constraints relating to distances, elevation, driving licenses or parking spaces. mail@viktorrhodin.com https://viktorrhodin.com

Lorenz Noelle – Footwear – Be on the Way

PRODUCT DESIGN

Lorenz Noelle – Footwear – Be on the Way

Diploma project by Lorenz Noelle

Driven by the motivation to try things out, to make things with my own hands and with the curiosity to explore a subject under many different angles, I carried out physical research on the topic of footwear. Shoes are objects that are extremely functional and closely related to human use but at the same time they create multiple expressions through their material, character and social identification. Process-oriented, every idea that came up was consistently realised – the strongest designs were developed further. mail@lorenz-noelle.com https://www.instagram.com/slippers_lab

Fabien Roy – RobustNest

PRODUCT DESIGN

Fabien Roy – RobustNest

Diploma project by Fabien Roy

According to UNICEF, every year in sub-Saharan Africa, 1.1 million newborns die of hypothermia during their first month of life. Developed in collaboration with EPFL’s EssentialTech Centre, “RobustNest” is an incubator for newborns that is adapted to district hospitals. Compact, robust and affordable, “RobustNest” is suited to the transport of patients in vehicles, can withstand frequent power cuts thanks to its thermal battery developed by EPFL and is characterised by components that can be easily replaced locally. This ensures babies are kept warm. fab.roy@hotmail.com https://www.fabienroy.com

Benjamin Bichsel – Biodegradable Medical Clothing

PRODUCT DESIGN

Benjamin Bichsel – Biodegradable Medical Clothing

Diploma project by Benjamin Bichsel

Disposable clothing is an essential part of everyday life in hospitals. It protects the staff and patients from infections and the spread of disease. However, each procedure generates about 30m2 of synthetic textile waste. To change this, I designed a fully biodegradable clothing collection. Based on the knowledge of experts, my own experiments and close contact with manufacturers, I developed functional, pleasant to wear garments for the unique requirements of daily hospital routine. The project offers a new solution for a sustainable hospital environment, medically and ecologically. mail@benjaminbichsel.ch https://www.benjaminbichsel.ch

Hugo Paternostre – Vigie

PRODUCT DESIGN

Hugo Paternostre – Vigie

Diploma project by Hugo Paternostre

“Vigie” is a camera that aims to provide a new perspective on public surveillance. Even if they have been in our streets for a long time, nowadays cameras are still considered mysterious objects. We expect that there will be more than a billion of them worldwide by 2021. Nevertheless, their design and what they represent for the general public have never been questioned. My project thus simply focuses on the following question: what does a surveillance camera look like when it is intended for users of public spaces? hugo.paternostre@hotmail.com https://www.hugopaternostre.com

MA Photography

Robin Bervini – Until I Stop Trying to Get Out of My Skin

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Robin Bervini – Until I Stop Trying to Get Out of My Skin

Diploma project by Robin Bervini

Mention Excellent Prix Elinchrom “Until I Stop Trying to Get Out of My Skin” is a spatial and virtual reality installation that depicts the artist’s personal struggle in seeking his identity as a mixed-race man in Southern Switzerland. Surrounded by white family and friends and knowing only local culture, the artist identified as white, but the continuous questioning of his origins and prejudices made him doubt his belonging. The installation puts the viewer in the artist’s shoes: by embodying his avatars, the viewer meets the artist’s alter-egos which are the embodiment of his ideal selves at various stages of his life.

Philipp Klak – wasserturm()

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Philipp Klak – wasserturm()

Diploma project by Philipp Klak

Mention Bien Randomness is a crucial quality in artistic practice. This project addresses the issue of the extent to which machines can help further enhance and overcome the human aspect by programming an image and randomly generating unlimited variations of the same scene and the same type of object. During my time at ECAL I developed an interest in studying hidden processes and structures. For this project, and in reference to the history of photography and in particular to the Bechers’ typologies, I randomly generated images with the help of a fully automated system.

Jelena Luise – tip-toeing on blades of glory

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Jelena Luise – tip-toeing on blades of glory

Diploma project by Jelena Luise

It is inevitable that after a shared crisis, time will be described as having a before and after. Seeing everything burned to the ground may be disturbing at first but profound transformations are at work. This provides an opportunity to build something new - but what? Expanding on a moment of overwhelming climax, the scope of our imagination is put to the test. The old world is dying and the new world is struggling to be born. Now is the time of monsters.

Emidio Battipaglia – Build38, Patch Release 13

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Emidio Battipaglia – Build38, Patch Release 13

Diploma project with Simone Niquille, François Zajega

Mention Bien The work addresses genetic determinism, representation, network infrastructure and privacy using a range of digital techniques to reflect on technology. Current technological approaches are characterised by an aspiration to map the world in order to achieve a full quantification of reality, reducing the subject to mere data or a collection of commodified objects. The installation uses a range of technological tools (VR, DNA analysis, AI, photography) and aims to present the outcomes of my theoretical research through a personal journey.

Doruk Kumkumoglu – Gates

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Doruk Kumkumoglu – Gates

Diploma project with Simone Niquille, François Zajega

Digging a hole and excavating the land can be seen as the most primitive and elementary human activity. However, it is also something to which all human activity can be reduced to. This project mainly investigates our relationship with the land by depicting a strange reality in which a two-dimensional ground plan opens up to reveal tunnels of different shapes and sizes. The work is meant to create a sort of religious journey, enabling the viewer to contemplate life, cyclical reality and perpetual motion through unending paths and tunnels.

Johanna Hullar – If I Could Only Be Sure

PHOTOGRAPHY

Johanna Hullar – If I Could Only Be Sure

Diploma project with Charles Negre

Inspired by the human capacity for emotional transformation and the examination of the still life genre, the project merges a series of still life videos of characterised everyday objects and organic material, creating a collage of different recurring moments and processes in time. The emphasis is on exploring the concept of entropy, making time tangible and capturing the transformation of a moment into its material representation. The project is presented on a 12x2m half-circular projection screen, thus surrounding the viewer with the imagery and allowing for a more visceral experience.

Jung-Ting Hu – Shuǐhuò

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Jung-Ting Hu – Shuǐhuò

Diploma project with Charles Negre

“Shuǐhuò” is a Mandarin term that refers to the trade of a commodity through distribution channels that are not authorised by the original manufacturer or trademark proprietor. 水 (“Shuǐ”) in Mandarin means “water”, while 貨 (“huò”) means “goods”. However, since the commodity is not authorised, the quality is usually poor. Therefore, when we see poor quality products, we use the word “Shuǐ” to describe them.

Alessia Gunawan – Counter Faith

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Alessia Gunawan – Counter Faith

Diploma project with Simone Niquille, François Zajega

“Counter Faith” addresses a personal narrative with the aim of understanding the driver behind the construction of gated communities in Indonesia, while the violent events of 1998 remain unresolved in the nation’s damaged belief system. Single-channel video, 10'34"

Philipp Klak – Wassertrum()

PHOTOGRAPHY

Philipp Klak – Wassertrum()

Diploma project with Simone Niquille, François Zajega

Randomness is a crucial quality in artistic practice. This project addresses the issue of the extent to which machines can help further enhance and overcome the human aspect by programming an image and randomly generating unlimited variations of the same scene and the same type of object. During my time at ECAL I developed an interest in studying hidden processes and structures. For this project, and in reference to the history of photography and in particular to the Bechers’ typologies, I randomly gene- rated images with the help of a fully automated system.

Gedvile Tamosiunaite – We are not so far away, it’s just water

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Gedvile Tamosiunaite – We are not so far away, it’s just water

Diploma project with Bruno Ceschel

The two-channel video installation aims to transfer contemporary human emotions into visual digital culture and non-verbal codes. Our desire to connect with other species (AI, nature) is explored through the premise that it is rooted in deep existential fear. This emotional experience requires dominance, seen here as a form of captivity: by investigating artificial environments we create for this purpose, I question whether we can still see ourselves as a part of nature. Lastly, a tactile experience is sought by visually conveying limiting and unpleasant sensations.

Igor Pjörrt – Apartamento

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Igor Pjörrt – Apartamento

Diploma project with Bruno Ceschel

Growing up between apartments in the same complex, a familiar feeling would remain in the empty homes, encouraging transformation. Such is the experience of inhabiting a body, fluctuating from one state into another. In “Apartamento”, this oscillation takes place in potential constellations around gender binarity. The male/female dichotomy is replaced by a dichotomy between gender and its negation. This renunciation however, is a perpetual shift, a gathering of questions rather than answers, a set of daily contemplations in the face of psychic constructs.

Chris Harker – Entangled Life

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Chris Harker – Entangled Life

Diploma project with Bruno Ceschel

Throughout the enterprise of human civilisation, it has been deemed important to be able to control the natural environment for the benefit of progress, which in turn has led to a tendency to divide the natural and the cultural sphere. In an attempt to rejuvenate an understanding of the biosphere as one of constant cross-contamination, “Entangled Life” emphasises the notion of fungal networks as an encouraging force in decentralising humanity, thus transgressing anthropocentric notions of perceiving the world.

Anja Karolina Furrer – Overturn/Überturm

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Anja Karolina Furrer – Overturn/Überturm

Diploma project with Bruno Ceschel

Our system is a fragile construct. The project examines the outlook on the outside world, shows traces of de- cayed architecture, and reveals fine and fragile constructions and thus our desire for an intimate space, a place in society. Metaphorically, the still lifes show the individual manipulation of artefacts. At the same time they reflect the medium itself and show direct physical confrontation with the material in a spontaneous, light-hearted way. The work is presented in a spatial installation, in order to create a photographic situation and a connection between image and material.

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Diploma project with Bruno Ceschel

Virtual reality is becoming an essential means of experiencing interpersonal relationships and changes the way the space between bodies is performed. This project features a series of screenshots that document virtual encoun- ters between the artist and depicted figures – reciprocal performances through screens and webcams. Presented in the form of an installation, the project investigates the female body in space, the locus of relationships and space-time in the digital age.

MA Type Design

Benoît Brun – Karak

TYPE DESIGN

Benoît Brun – Karak

Diploma project by Benoît Brun

“A first cut into the sheet… There’s no turning back now. It’s like choreography. I draw a curve, turn the sheet and continue in the opposite direction. Wow! An interplay of characters and counters appears as if I was creating the yin and yang sign! Well, let me continue back to my first cut. Hmm on reflection, this ‘a’ looks like a large fellow leaning forward and looking at his belly…” "Karak" is a typeface composed of five styles, which are the result of original material experimentation. It is a journey that recalls the innocence and creative impulse of our youthful days. hello@benoitbrun.com www.benoitbrun.com

João Varela – Liquid Lettering

TYPE DESIGN

João Varela – Liquid Lettering

Diploma project by João Varela

Just like liquids acquire the shape of their containers, in lettering the type aims to adapt to the scale and form of the final surface. Lettering artists achieve this by changing the weight, width and details of letters, and balancing style and legibility. joaoistyping@gmail.com https://www.joaoistyping.com

Arthur Schwarz – Snake Family

TYPE DESIGN

Arthur Schwarz – Snake Family

Diploma project by Arthur Schwarz

“Snake” is a typeface family that includes a formal script (“Boa”), a display script (“Mamba”) and a contrasted grotesque (“Cobra”). “Boa” is a contemporary legible script that features strong typographic details in addition to soft and smooth curves. “Mamba” has few curves and many sharp and angular strokes and is freely inspired by the “Princess Script” design drawn by the Barnhart brothers in Chicago in 1887. Its fast and aggressive aesthetic is enhanced by its tight angle and lack of curves. “Cobra” is a strict and rigorous contrasted grotesque for large-size display use. contact@arthurschwarz.ch https://arthurschwarz.ch

Sean Kuhnke – Carte Antique

TYPE DESIGN

Sean Kuhnke – Carte Antique

Diploma project by Sean Kuhnke

“Carte Antique” is a dysfunctional font family based on the eccentric lettering on French school maps produced in Paris between 1880 and 1970. The earliest maps of this period featured toponyms that were engraved in reverse directly onto zinc plates. The workflow eventually changed, with the text later being lettered in ink and then used to expose specifically primed zinc plates. Regardless of the exact process, these maps share a similar root in the topographic models of the Baton typeface. The new family is applied to a mapping of Lausanne, from the perspective of skateboarders. seankuhnke@gmail.com http://www.seankuhnke.com

Nayoung Kim – The Form Between Dog and Wolf

TYPE DESIGN

Nayoung Kim – The Form Between Dog and Wolf

Diploma project by Nayoung Kim

This project raises the fundamental question of the relationship between what (we think) we see and what (we think) we know about the reading process and type design. By revealing ambiguous “grey areas” that lie halfway between two characters, it ironically questions what makes an “a” an “a”, a “b” a “b”, etc. Hence, a single “grey” character can be used to represent several letters at the same time, demonstrating the gradual abstraction of the letterforms and putting us in a position where we are no longer sure about what we are reading and what we know. doodlerkim@gmail.com https://nayokim.com

Jinhee Kim – Unal

TYPE DESIGN

Jinhee Kim – Unal

Diploma project by Jinhee Kim

Built in Southeast France between 1973 and 2008, the Unal House, made of sculpted white plaster “bubbles”, was developed by Joël Unal according to his own vision of architecture. Its peculiar aesthetics and atmosphere are translated into “Unal”, a project that aims to transcribe these volumes in a sensitive and speculative way. The letterforms are based on the contrast between the spaces of the Unal House and the geometrical harshness of my room, where I developed the project during the lockdown. The drawing method was inspired by folded paper, generating designs that combined curves with straight lines. hello.jinheekim@gmail.com https://jinheekim.com

Sophie Wietlisbach – Typewriter Trio

TYPE DESIGN

Sophie Wietlisbach – Typewriter Trio

Diploma project with Kai Bernau, Alice Savoie

“Typewriter Trio” is a free interpretation of three typewriter fonts, which keeps the unit system imposed by the mechanics of the machine: “Plakat” and “Advocate” are monospaced while “Thesis” is proportional, based on a finer unit. This project connects to my dissertation about three Swiss manufacturers who specialised in the production of fonts for typewriters between 1941 and 1997: Caractères SA, Setag and Novatype. The digital reinterpretations offer contemporary versions of the fonts adapted for modern use. info@sophiewietlisbach.ch https://www.sophiewietlisbach.ch

Sascha Bente – Rhetorik

TYPE DESIGN

Sascha Bente – Rhetorik

Diploma project with Kai Bernau, Alice Savoie

“Rhetorik” is a typeface family consisting of 16 weights. Its subliminal structure is based on a calligraphic model by Giovanni Francesco Cresci (16th century), the origins of which can be found in Walter Tiemann’s “Orpheus” font (1926) and in Otl Aicher’s “Rotis” (1988). While Tiemann serves as a form-giving source, Aicher’s theory of “Rotis” is the decisive reference for “Rhetorik’s” family structure. hello@saschabente.com http://www.saschabente.com

Janis Gildein – How to Hide, Being Present,

TYPE DESIGN

Janis Gildein – How to Hide, Being Present,

Diploma project with Julia Born, Alice Savoie

Published between 1943 and 1967, “Der Kreis” was one of the first gay magazines in Switzerland, whose network grew internationally. As an editorial platform it developed a position and a visual language for the gay community. A contemporary look at the magazine raises questions about the origins of queer culture and its relationship with notions of visibility, i.e. being recognisable while remaining hidden. hello@janisgildein.de http://janisgildein.de

Raphaël de la Morinerie – Constellation

TYPE DESIGN

Raphaël de la Morinerie – Constellation

Diploma project by Raphaël de la Morinerie

“Constellation” is a typographic family. Through this design project, I offer my formal view on so-called text fonts. I have defined it thanks to two complementary axes: weight and expressiveness. raphaeldelamo@gmail.com http://www.raphaeldelamorinerie.fr

Weichi He – Photonic

TYPE DESIGN

Weichi He – Photonic

Diploma project with Kai Bernau, Alice Savoie

"Photonic" is a serif typeface, resulting from the study and interpretation of the iconic “Cooper Black” originally released in 1922. The project re-imagines the blurry/rounded and heavy classic as a rational and constructed typeface. It further expands on how it would look as an extremely thin and delicate font (“Photonic White”), and how the interpolation in between can deliver a subtle and nuanced cut suitable for continuous reading (“Photonic Grey”). These explorations reveal unexpected structures in its letterforms, with quirks and traits unique to each cut, yet preserving overall consistency. Weichi.he@gmail.com https://www.weichi.works

MAS

MAS Design Research in Digital Innovation

Yoann Douillet – Meditation Robotics

Design Research for Digital Innovation (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Yoann Douillet – Meditation Robotics

Diploma project by Yoann Douillet

“Meditation Robotics” is an EPFL+ECAL Lab research project in collaboration with EPFL’s Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience. It aims to assist meditation practices through multimodal sensorial support. It combines audio content with haptic inputs such as dynamic pressure, vibrations and temperature patterns. yoann.douillet@gmail.com https://www.yoanndouillet.com

Hélène Portier – Temps Passé, Temps Réel

Design Research for Digital Innovation (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Hélène Portier – Temps Passé, Temps Réel

Diploma project by Hélène Portier

“Temps Passé, Temps Réel” is a design research project that explores new forms of engagement with various sources through an immersive installation. Using artificial intelligence, images posted on today’s social networks awaken two centuries of world heritage. Using such technologies to combine collections has opened up new challenges related to trust and credibility. Further experiments have been conducted in order to understand public perception and to define trust parameters related to content aggregation generated by artificial intelligence. Collaboration with RTS, Institut de recherche Idiap, Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique and Confrérie des Vignerons. contact@heleneportier.com https://www.heleneportier.com

Margaux Charvolin – Ming Shan Digital Experience

Design Research for Digital Innovation (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Margaux Charvolin – Ming Shan Digital Experience

Diploma project by Margaux Charvolin

“MSDE” is an immersive installation for Mind-Body-Spirit practitioners. In collaboration with the Ming Shan Taoist Centre, this research project brings together designers, data scientists and meditation experts to unite digital culture and traditional practices. The system makes use of physiological parameters in a biofeedback loop to generate an acoustic and visual landscape. The meditation environment is then generated by the inner state of all practitioners. The installation aims not only to facilitate individual practice, but also to strengthen shared meditation through collective feedback. charvolinmargaux@gmail.com http://www.charvolinmargaux.com

MAS Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship

Diploma jury 2020

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Diploma jury 2020

Diploma project

Jury : Franziska Kessler, Founder of Frankiska Kessler Gallery, Zurich Marco Sammicheli, Design Curator, Triennale, Milan Alfredo Haeberli, Designer, Zürich Prix De Bethune : Charlotte Therre

Graduates 2020

Jérémy Aberlé
Sven Abplanalp
Bruno Adrien Aguirre
Mina Albespy
Faustine Ardaine
Marvin Armand
Djellza Azemi
Emidio Battipaglia
Sidonie Bays
Maya Bellier
Pablo Bellon
Sascha Bente
Pierre-Antoine Berthy
Robin Bervini
Louis Bétin
Benjamin Bichsel
Maëwenn Bourcelot
Malou Briand
Benoit Brun
Gal Bulka
Bérengère Bussioz
Clémence Buytaert
Paula Chacartegui
Santiago Chacón
Chia-Ling Chang
Margaux Charvolin
Yuyu Chen
Wasan Choosakul
Paul Choquet
Tudor Ciurescu
Bastien Claessens
Arnaud Claret
Coline Confort
Elise Connor
Sarah Coppet
Gaël Corboz
Noé Cotter
Matthieu Croizier
Olivia Dall'Omo
Alexandra Dautel
Francesco de Bernardi
Raphaël de la Morinerie
Mathias De La Torre
Lise de Martino
Romane de Watteville
Nina Defontaine
Natasha Degrandi
Jasmine Deporta
Alice Dermange
Salomé Doucet
Yoann Douillet
Alix Doussot
Loïc Dupasquier
Astrid Durand
Nadia El-Hindi
Nicolas El Kadiri
Swann Fardel
Leila Farra
Charlotte Favre
Salomé Félix
Cyane Findji
Laurent Fiorentino
Kimyan Flückiger
Basile Fournier
Olivia Frey
Anja Karolina Furrer
Ernest Gachet
Byron Gago
Aurel Ganz
Charles Gastaud
Janis Gildein
Lucas Giordano
Elisa Gómez Alvarez
Luca Gruber
Noémie Guibal
Alessia Gunawan
Léonard Guyot
Leah Hardy
Christian Harker
Lucas Haussener
Dora Hayat
Weichi He
Emeline Herrera
Norida Ho
Seungkyun Hong
Sarah Hossli
Jung-Ting Hu
Johanna Hullár
Bruno Jolliet
Ryo Katayama
Gohan Keller
Evan Kelly
Daejoong Kim
Jinhee Kim
Nayoung Kim
Philipp Klak
Charlotte Krzentowski
Sean Kuhnke
Doruk Kumkumoglu
Mathilde Lafaille
François Lafortune
Jeffery Lambert
Achille Laplante – Le Brun
Laura Laucella
Paul Lëon
Ebony Lerandy
Alexandre Lescieux
Peilian Li
Karyn Lim
Samuel Lodetti
Nora Longatti
Kylan Luginbühl
Jelena Luise
Theo Luvisotto
Tennessee MacDougall
Pavo Marinovic
Santiago Martinez
Mindaugas Matulis
Anouk Maupu
Genêt Mayor
Théodora Menthonnex
Jeanne Mercier
Nikita Merlini
Fanny Mersmann
Raphaël Meyer
Timothée Mion
Apolline Morel-Lab
Bastien Mouthon
Rodrigo Muñoz
Agathe Naito
Dac Hanh Nguyen
Lorenz Noelle
Sunny Oh
Niki Paltenghi
Lou-Théa Papaloïzos
Hugo Paternostre
Aurélien Pellegrini
Aurore Péry
Charlotte Piau
Igor Pjörrt
Cécile Polito
Hélène Portier
Maxime Pouillot
Noé Proton
Rodolphe Pupille
Tamara Raca
Lou Rais
Sarah Rathgeb
Fanny Reynaud
Jean Reynaud
Viktor Rhodin
Fernando Rivero
Hanna Rochereau
Thibault Rodrigues
Estelle Rougerie
Fabien Roy
Lucas Rubio Martinez
Riccardo Sala
Christian Schulz
Arthur Schwarz
Arthur Seguin
Yaël Sidler
Margot Sparkes
Ketsia Stocker
Emilie Stoll
Martin Stricker
Gedvile Tamosiunaite
Stefan Tanase
Charlotte Therre
Diane Thouvenin
Andréa Uldry
Tara Ulmann
Ralph Ethan Valladares
João Varela
Thibault Villard
Vuk Vukmanovic
Sophie Wietlisbach
Valentin Woeffray
Evelyn Yu-Ying Wu

Awards & grants

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Bachelor Awards 2020
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Foundation USM Design Grant - CHF 20,000.- (1st prize)

Project Infinity CHF 20'000.-:

Martin Stricker , Theo Luvisotto – BA Industrial Design

 

A prize to encourage innovation that rewards projects by graduate students in Industrial Design. Presented by Ms Susanne Friedli, representing the USM Foundation and Mr Manojlo Jelic, USM Sales Manager for French-speaking Switzerland.

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Scholarships Fondation Casino Barrière de Montreux - CHF 10'000.

Valentine Leimgruber – BA Media & Interaction Design

 Peilian Li  – BA Fine Arts

 

Two scholarships awarded to students about to complete their diploma year. The choice was made on the basis of their talent and sense of creativity. Presented by Mrs Diane Redard, secretary Fondation Casino Barrière de Montreux.

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Pierre Keller Award - CHF 5'000.-

Tara Ulmann – BA Photography

 

In memory of Pierre Keller, Director of ECAL from 1995 to 2011. A prize awarded for a particularly committed diploma project. Presented by Mr. Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director of ECAL.

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Fondation USM Design Grant - CHF 5,000.- (2nd prize)

Project Bambino CHF 5'000.-:

Bérengère BussiozClémence Buytaert – BA Industrial Design

 

A prize to encourage innovation that rewards projects by graduate students in Industrial Design. Presented by Ms Susanne Friedli, representing the USM Foundation and Mr Manojlo Jelic, USM Sales Manager for French-speaking Switzerland.

 

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Residence swissnex San Francisco MID Award

Maya Bellier – BA Media & Interaction Design

 

In collaboration with swissnex San Francisco and supported by the DGES, a residency awarded to a Bachelor Media & Interaction Design graduate, which supports the development of diploma work, in particular through a mentoring programme and a professional stay in San Francisco (USA). Presented by Mrs Chantal Ostorero, General Director of the Board Higher Education.

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La Foncière Award - CHF 3'000.-

Margot Sparkes – BA Photography

 

A prize awarded by La Foncière, a real estate investment fund, to a deserving student for the work accomplished during the year in Photography. Presented by Mr Arnaud de Jamblinne, Director of La Foncière.

 

 

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HES-SO Award for Excellence in Design and Visual Arts - CHF 2,500.-

Kylan Luginbühl – BA Media & Interaction Design

 

HES-SO Award for Excellence in Design and Visual Arts - CHF 2,500.-
A prize awarded to an ECAL student who has distinguished him/herself by the excellence of his/her diploma work. Presented by Mr. René Graf, Vice-Rector of Education of the HES-SO.

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Ernest Manganel Award - CHF 2'000.- x 3

Djellza Azemi , Romane de Watteville , Christian Schulz – BA Fine Arts 

 

A prize awarded by the jury of the Ernest Manganel Foundation to graduate students in Fine Arts, to reward the relevance of their research and the very professional quality of their diploma work. Presented by Mrs Catherine Othenin-Girard, member of the Board of the Manganel Foundation.

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Eyes On Talents Award - CHF 2'000.-

Martin Stricker – BA Industrial Design

 

A prize awarded by the Paris-based agency Eyes On Talents to a student in Industrial Design. This prize rewards a design project with a strong production and marketing potential. The winner will also benefit from dedicated media support and follow-up. Mr. Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Head of Bachelor Industrial Design on behalf of Eyes on Talents agency.

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BG Ingénieurs Conseils Award - CHF 1,500.-

Aurore Péry – BA Graphic Design

 

A prize awarded to a graduate student who has produced a project that takes sustainable development into account, particularly in terms of its economic, environmental and social aspects. Presented by Ms. Denise Gomes in charge of communication at BG Consulting Engineers.

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Group Roca/Laufen Award - CHF 1'000.- x2

François LafortuneEmilie Stoll – BA Industrial Design

 

The ROCA/Laufen Group awards two scholarships of CHF 1,000 each for the originality and character of the projects developed in the context of their diploma. Presented by Mr. Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, head of Bachelor Industrial Design.

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METAA Prize - CHF 1'000.-

Aurélien Pellegrini – BA Media & Interaction Design

 

A prize awarded to a graduate student in Media & Interaction Design who has distinguished himself/herself by the excellence of his/her work. Presented by Mrs Joelle Aeschlimann, President of METAA: Media Experiments in Technology and Art Association.

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Profot Award (Photo Tripods)

Anouk Maupu – BA Photography

 

An award for a Bachelor Photography student who has completed an excellent diploma thesis. Presented by Milo Keller on behalf of Pro Studio and Digital Imaging Profot in French-speaking Switzerland.

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Risk Award - CHF 1,000.-

Dac Hanh Nguyen – BA Fine Arts

 

A prize awarded to a particularly talented student in the field of Fine Arts. Presented by Mr. Stéphane Kropf, Head of the Bachelor Fine Arts.

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BCV Award - CHF 1,000.-

Lou Rais – BA Graphic Design

 

A prize awarded to a graduate student in Graphic Design who has distinguished himself or herself by the overall quality of his or her work. Presented by Mr. Angelo Benedetto, Head of Bachelor Graphic Design.

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ECAL Award - CHF 1,000.- x3

Thibault Villard – BA Cinema, Evan Kelly – BA Media & Interaction Design, Niki Paltenghi – BA Graphic Design

 

A prize awarded to graduate students who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work throughout their studies at ECAL. Presented by Pauline Saglio, Head of Bachelor Media & Interaction Design.

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EXECAL Award  - CHF 1'000.-

Bérengère Bussioz – BA Industrial Design

 

A prize awarded to a graduate student who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her Bachelor's thesis. Presented by Mrs Catherine Othenin-Girard, EXECAL President.

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Visarte Vaud Award - CHF 1'000.-

Christian Schulz – BA Fine Arts

 

A prize awarded to a graduate student in Fine Arts who has distinguished himself or herself by the excellence of his or her work. Presented by Mrs Patricia Glave, Vice-President of Visarte Vaud.

 

 

MASTER AWARDS 2020
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Scholarship Baccarini Foundation,in memory of Pierre Keller – CHF 10'000.-

Nicolas Bernklau – MA Type Design

 

A scholarship awarded to a deserving student to support the continuation of his/her studies at the ECAL, in memory of Pierre Keller, member of the Baccarini Foundation and Director of the ECAL from 1995 to 2011. Presented by Mrs Rita Rielle, Mr Yann Hess and Mr Blaise Hofmann, members of Baccarini Foundation.

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De Bethune Award – CHF 6'000.-

Charlotte Therre – MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship

 

A prize awarded to a graduate student in the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship for the quality of his/her work. Presented by Mr Pierre Jacques, CEO at De Bethune.

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Award for excellence in the field of Design and Visual Arts of HES-SO - CHF 2'500.-

Raphaël Meyer , Malou Briand – MA Cinema

 

A prize awarded to an ECAL student who has distinguished himself/herself by the excellence of his/her diploma work. Presented by Mr René Graf, Vice-rector of Education at HES-SO.

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BG Ingénieurs Conseils Award - CHF 1’500.- 

Evelyn Yu-Ying Wu – MA Product Design

 

A prize awarded to a graduate student, author of a project that takes into account sustainable development, in particular its economic, environmental and social aspects. Presented by Mrs Denise Gomes in charge of communication at BG Ingénieurs Conseils company.

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David Rust Award - CHF 1’000.-

Benoît Brun – MA Type Design

 

A prize awarded by In Rust We Trust to a graduate student who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her typographic work. The winner is offered the opportunity to publish a visual that will be used to collect donations for the Design against Canceraction (led by the association). Presented by Mr Angelo Benedetto, founding member of the association in Rust We Trust.

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Award Jacqueline Veuve - CHF1'000.-

Ketsia Stocker – MA production by Europa – Cinema

 

A prize awarded to a student in Cinema who has distinguished herself during the year by the quality of her achievements or technical work. Presented by Mrs Rachel Noël, Bachelor Cinema Coordinator.

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Prix Elinchrom (voucher CHF500.- voucher CHF 1'000.-)

Alessia Gunawan – MA Photography – voucher CHF 500.-

Robin Bervini – MA Photography – voucher CHF 1’000.-

 

A prize awarded to a graduate student in the Master's degree in Photography who has carried out an excellent diploma project. Presented by Mr Thomas Beinke, Team Leader Sales & Marketing of Elinchrom.

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BCV Award - CHF 1'000.-

Fabien Roy – MA Product Design

 

A prize awarded to a Master's degree student in Product Design who has distinguished himself/herself by the overall quality of his or her diploma work. Presented by Mr Camille Blin, Head of Master Product Design.

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ECAL Award - CHF 1’000.-

Vuk Vukmanovic – MA Cinema

 

A prize awarded to graduate students who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work throughout their studies at ECAL. Presented by Mrs Jasmin Basic, Master Cinema Coordinator.

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ECAL Award - CHF 1’000.-

Johanna Hullar – MA Photography

 

A prize awarded to graduate students who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work throughout their studies at ECAL. Presented by Mrs Jasmin Basic, Master Cinema Coordinator.

 

 

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EXECAL Award - CHF 1’000.-

Sophie Wietlisbach – MA Type Design

 

A prize awarded to a graduate student who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her Master's thesis. Presented by Mrs Yoo-Mi Steffen, EXECAL Secretary.

Other Awards 2020 (out of diploma)
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Scholarship Walter + Eve Kent Foundation (Master) - CHF 5'000.- x2

César Axel Aguilar RodríguezJodie Rudaz – 1MA Fine Arts

 

Two scholarships awarded to particularly talented students in the fields of painting and sculpture, to support the continuation of his or her studies at ECAL. Presented by Mr Alexis Georgacopoulos, board member of Walter + Eve Kent Foundation.

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Scholarships Walter + Eve Kent Foundation (Bachelor) - CHF 5'000.

Laetitia KhiaraIacopo Spini – 2BA Fine Arts

 

Two scholarships awarded to particularly talented students in the fields of painting and sculpture, to support the continuation of his or her studies at ECAL. Presented by Mr. Alexis Georgacopoulos, member of the Board of the Walter + Eve Kent Foundation.

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Award of the City of Renens - CHF 2'000.- x2

Caroline Perrenoud – 2BA Photography,  Amanda Puna – 2BA Graphic Design

 

Two encouragement prizes awarded to students in their 2nd year Bachelor of Visual Communication who have distinguished themselves by the quality of their work. The laureates are offered the opportunity to exhibit their work in a place in Renens. Presented by Mr. Jean-François Clément, Mayor of Renens.

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Propaedeutic Year Award - CHF 1’000.- x2

Lea Sblandano – PP Photography, Antony Gallay – PP Industrial Design

 

A prize awarded to two students of the ECAL's Propaedeutic Year who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work and who have obtained the best results of their year. Presented by Mr. David Monnet, head of the Propaedeutic Year.

Evénements liés

ECAL Diplomas 2020,30.10.2020–29.01.2021,ECAL, Renens

EXHIBITIONS

ECAL Diplomas 2020,
30.10.2020–29.01.2021,
ECAL, Renens

We are pleased to invite you to the exhibition of a selection of ECAL's Bachelor and Master 2020 diploma works and to discover the website with all the works of the graduates and also offering a virtual tour of the exhibition: www.ecal-diplomes.ch

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