Within its walls, ECAL makes it a point of honor to promote a transversal experience in which the courses mix and mingle through collaborations with leading companies, multidisciplinary workshops and international exhibitions. In this way, valuable synergies are created between students throughout their studies, which are reflected in their Bachelor's and Master's projects, and beyond.

Now alumni, graduates can move forward into the professional world with confidence. With their high-flying artistic background and an alumni network that includes a variety of art professions, they now combine rich and complementary skills and know-how, qualities that are necessary to meet contemporary challenges.

Congratulations to all of them! With your diploma in hand, it's time to take on new challenges. Good luck for the future!

Alexis Georgacopoulos, Directeur

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Bachelor

BA Visual Arts

Roxane Christinet – Truthfully, I Don’t Know What it Means to Feel Self-confident

FINE ARTS

Roxane Christinet – Truthfully, I Don’t Know What it Means to Feel Self-confident

Diploma project by Roxane Christinet

Dissect a plant or a body. Breathable material. Evidence of different liquids.

Maria Esteves – The Fast Moo & The Big Razzle Dazzle

FINE ARTS

Maria Esteves – The Fast Moo & The Big Razzle Dazzle

Diploma project by Maria Esteves

"♫ Walk with me through my fanfare It’ll ease your mind Set you fine ♫"

Salomé Engel – La première course

FINE ARTS

Salomé Engel – La première course

Diploma project by Salomé Engel

" ‘Don’t waste time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.’ Coco Chanel I would only add: 3, 2, 1, go!"

Oriane Emery – Midnight Conversations

FINE ARTS

Oriane Emery – Midnight Conversations

Diploma project by Oriane Emery

"I am interested in the physical and mental projections that our minds generate in the space we all share. I create narratives within which I can anchor myself. My paintings represent dreamlike worlds, narratives of emancipation. Organic and in constant gestation, above all, they aim to create ecosystems. My practice is multifaceted. I seek to extract myself from the frame, to underline its limits. Linked to the public, my work explores our relationship with space, both architectural and political. Through performance, I create a climate of tension with the viewers. I seek to soothe as much as to disturb… I don’t have the answer."

Alexis Colin – I wanted to design a desert

FINE ARTS

Alexis Colin – I wanted to design a desert

Diploma project by Alexis Colin

"I was working as an interior designer in New York; one morning John Allen called me and said: - I want you to design the desert!"

Flavio Visalli – Forde Mustang

FINE ARTS

Flavio Visalli – Forde Mustang

Diploma project by Flavio Visalli

"And if a double-decker bus crashes into us To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die." I was looking at these hills of wheat that reminded me of distant landscapes. Those that the wind outlines during stormy nights. The black anvil is freed from its weight and becomes sensitive to blows. I was thinking about your message, it reminded me of the howling sound of a V12. Carbon fibre, oak and acrylic paint

Léonard Vazquez Vila – Do not Seek this Word

FINE ARTS

Léonard Vazquez Vila – Do not Seek this Word

Diploma project by Léonard Vazquez Vila

In order to translate the madness of the procedures, to explain our ability to recognise and expand, we must repeat the explanation that can only succeed. From the same two heads to the same intelligence, the very ability to fear only spells as it goes without examples. The imposition of self to self, where only small changes in learning and repeating must be understood in their true sense: the derisive power to unveil things. The properties of the madman, the freedom of renouncing difference, the guts and the coincidence of the tools of language do their work. Beyond the transparencies of the mind, the discourse of the circle arises. The desire to communicate with others and to read everything like an arbitrary thinking being.

Line Petitguyot – Stalactite

FINE ARTS

Line Petitguyot – Stalactite

Diploma project by Line Petitguyot

My dissertation focuses on reflections about the personification of various elements of nature. The death of my father and the violence I suffered have permeated my work process. These events have been integrated into the development of my work. My graduation project is linked to this emotional heritage. It is reflected in its form by the individuality of the various elements that constitute the installation. The sculptural identity is accompanied by a text dedicated to each body. The stalagmites relate to the beginning as well as the end of a cycle. The movement on the PVC plates obtained by the scraper symbolises this cyclical transition, and the different strata that are visible through the transparency of the material offer a reading like a core sample.

Emily Orlet – Frontières

FINE ARTS

Emily Orlet – Frontières

Diploma project by Emily Orlet

The background of my series is borders and the space created by them, which builds up a relation of proximity or distance. At the same time, I work with usual, everyday materials.

Soren Gunzinger – A Cool View Over the Empire

FINE ARTS

Soren Gunzinger – A Cool View Over the Empire

Diploma project by Soren Gunzinger

This installation consists of two videos. The first is an animation set within the project that Adolf Loos thought up for Josephine Baker, about a spider spy who finds herself to be a critic. The second lights up a blind with a short dialogue. The work addresses issues of quotations and voyeurism, as well as comic effects and twists.

Léna Gelsomino – Castle Luggage

FINE ARTS

Léna Gelsomino – Castle Luggage

Diploma project by Léna Gelsomino

Plexiglas, transparent vinyl, rusty chains 1.5m x 2m Castle Luggage presents a jewellery assemblage crafted for imaginary castles. Just as I apply makeup or create props for my performances, my castles contain tales of wonder and horror which leads them to become the narrators of their own story. Tailor-made, these adornments create an interplay and a dialogue between myths and the subject who tells them. This long ornament slides over a transparent scenic installation, from which emerge the drawings of these castles and dreamlike islands, thus revealing this autonomous place of expression, which calls upon our own memory, experience and imagination.

Chloé Geinoz – Metropol

FINE ARTS

Chloé Geinoz – Metropol

Diploma project by Chloé Geinoz

"Also known as Devil’s apple or Devil’s turnip, it was said that anyone who pulled a mandrake out of the ground would go mad when they heard its cry. To prevent this, a dog was tied to the plant and then scared off so that it would dig up the plant as it ran away. When a mandrake is pulled out of the ground, it should be placed in a fountain immediately for a day and a night, so that every evil and contrary humour may be expelled from it." Hildegard von Bingen

Iacopo Spini – Untitled

FINE ARTS

Iacopo Spini – Untitled

Diploma project by Iacopo Spini

A WHOLE LIFE SPENT SEARCHING FOR THE PURITY OF A FLOWER THROUGH THE ARTIFICIALITY OF THE MEDIA, MY BODY RIGHTLY UNDERSTANDS THAT I AM A HYPOCRITE AND PRODUCES STAMINA usually allergy is a mistake, some non-harmful substances are exchanged as such IN THIS CASE NO, IT WAS A CLEAR MESSAGE FREEDOM FLOWERS AND PLANTS

Hlynur Snær Andrason – Chance Garden

FINE ARTS

Hlynur Snær Andrason – Chance Garden

Diploma project by Hlynur Snær Andrason

A small garden is displayed in a hard case. Last autumn, three containers of fertile soil were dug in various construction sites around Lausanne. This summer, the sites had changed. One container was lost, one was destroyed and another contained various plants. Inside there was a small cross section of the most common plants in the area, like a snapshot of the local area. These are plants that would normally classify as weeds – flowers you would find in the parking lot of botanical gardens. Yet these plants had found the conditions they needed within the container. They were brought inside, replanted and preserved using the same forces humans first learned to tame: shelter, light and nutrition. What would you catch in your garden?

BA Cinema

Alice Denyse Matthey-Jonais – Les mouches de Beni (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Alice Denyse Matthey-Jonais – Les mouches de Beni (Direction)

Diploma project with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

Beni, a young woman with bipolar disorder, forms a musical friendship with her 65-year-old neighbour Gégé.

Olivia Calcaterra – The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Olivia Calcaterra – The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Direction)

Diploma project with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

In the desert of southern Spain, a film designed to bring together animal and human emotions through the trauma of abandonment.

Dario Willommet – Spiders in the heart (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Dario Willommet – Spiders in the heart (Photography)

Diploma project with Céline Bozon

My diploma project consisted in accompanying the production of a short fiction film as a cinematographer. I was in charge of the camera and the lighting on the set.

Loris Theurillat – The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Loris Theurillat – The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Photography)

Diploma project with Céline Bozon

Strongly attracted to cinematography in documentaries, I did the photography for Olivia Calcaterra’s short documentary film for her degree.

Solène Mercier – Les mouches de Beni (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Solène Mercier – Les mouches de Beni (Photography)

Diploma project with Céline Bozon

For my degree, I did the photography of the short film Les mouches de Beni, directed by Alice-Denyse Matthey.

Pierre Daendliker – Drifting Away (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Pierre Daendliker – Drifting Away (Photography)

Diploma project with Céline Bozon

For my end-of-study work, I had to design the photography for a graduation film.

Laurine Joyeux – Les mouches de Beni (Script supervisor)

FILM STUDIES

Laurine Joyeux – Les mouches de Beni (Script supervisor)

Diploma project with Julie Lupo

As a script supervisor, I worked with the director on her film, from the writing stage to the shooting.

Yan Ciszewski – The great disappointement (Screenplay)

FILM STUDIES

Yan Ciszewski – The great disappointement (Screenplay)

Diploma project with Emmanuel Bourdieu

Two women come down from the top of a mountain, following a great disappointment.

Marion Reymond – Drifiting away (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Marion Reymond – Drifiting away (Direction)

Diploma project with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

A young caregiver uses her imagination to cope with the mourning of her mother and to escape from the nursing home where she works.

BA Graphic Design

Marine Dang – For the Times They Are a-Changin’

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Marine Dang – For the Times They Are a-Changin’

Diploma project by Marine Dang

For the Times They Are a-Changin’ is a graphic interpretation of the play PRLMNT written by Camille de Toledo in 2017. The anticipatory fiction is divided into two parts: the first one is set in a capitalist system with unlimited expansion and power, while the second one seeks resilience and recognition of the rights of non-humans. The challenge of this publication is to bring these ideologies into dialogue, to offer a parallel reading of the two scripts. To do this, I experimented with the materiality of the object. Through the choice of formats, papers and fonts, I both oppose and mix these statements. Through images, I offer new settings for the play, taking the audience into the ruins of their own world. www.marinedang.ch

Raphaël Carruzzo – Remote

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Raphaël Carruzzo – Remote

Diploma project by Raphaël Carruzzo

Remote is a variable typeface born from a desire to recreate the link between movement and letters. Inspired by the body and choreographic notation, this typeface was designed for digital media. It helps interact with graphic content thanks to movement. Faced with an animated body, Remote interacts and transforms the typographic forms by following variations of movement. Passing easily from text to abstract typography, this variable font helps link movement and typographic compositions, thanks to a multitude of possible instances.

Aurore Huberty – Latency

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Aurore Huberty – Latency

Diploma project by Aurore Huberty

Latency is a publication that traces the history of Chavalon, a thermal power station located in Vouvry, and abandoned since 1999. This research provides an overview of the rehabilitation situation of unused industrial wastelands. The aim is to allow future reuse of land and to correct local urbanism in order to achieve sustainable territorial development. A typomorphological analysis reveals the problems of urban sprawl and the destruction of green areas which has reached its limits in Switzerland. The objective of this work is to use both graphic design and allegorical language as discussion tools to raise awareness and invite people to question our relationship with these spaces.

Samuel Bregnard – Electro

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Samuel Bregnard – Electro

Diploma project by Samuel Bregnard

Electro, so to speak, is not a musical genre. The term itself refers to a wide range of digitally created music. It is often used to simplify and help people understand when discussing this topic. Electro is, if you will, a “surface” term. Electro is a project that aims to identify and deconstruct sub genres of electronic music using different analytical paths. The website offers an audio experience which helps get familiar with this universe and understand its principles and foundations.

Alexandre Brunisholz – Erosio

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Alexandre Brunisholz – Erosio

Diploma project by Alexandre Brunisholz

The gorge, a reflection of time and of the power of nature, is a witness to the Earth’s transformation. Over the millennia, the passage of water has gradually carved a path in the depths of the Earth, creating a natural ruin with organic shapes and a mystical atmosphere. This project was developed based on the erosion of rock by water through the study of a selection of 12 Swiss gorges. A silver jewel created for each of the gorges was given back to nature, thanks to a machine that accelerates deterioration through a tumbling process with elements taken from each of the 12 sites. Erosio is a look book of this jewellery collection, documenting the research locations as well as the working process developed.

Benjamin Huerta – Beyond Prism

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Benjamin Huerta – Beyond Prism

Diploma project by Benjamin Huerta

Beyond Prism explores the boundaries between nature and technology, the unique and the multiple through a purely human sensitive and emotional perception of the world. In an optimistic context, could technology analyse human behaviour to the point of being able to feel emotions, understand what nature truly is, and measure what cannot be quantified? Composed of four parts, this CGI produced short-movie illustrates the concepts of coexistence between each constitutive elements of our surrounding world, humans being the prism, the link between nature and the digital world. In reference to the writings of Jacques Ellul, this project symbolically shows how the technicality of the world we are building can be used in an ethical and virtuous way.

Anaelle Iglesias Carballo – In Order to Bloom

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Anaelle Iglesias Carballo – In Order to Bloom

Diploma project by Anaelle Iglesias Carballo

In Order to Bloom is a documentary project that follows the story of four people on their journey to recover from eating disorders (ED). As these are often associated with false beliefs, the project aims to deconstruct them by giving a voice to those affected. The transcription of the discussions recreates the intimacy of each meeting. Pages of quotations are inserted into the narrative, and the words blend until we find ourselves immersed in the head of a person affected by ED.

Hugo Le Corre – Relativ

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Hugo Le Corre – Relativ

Diploma project by Hugo Le Corre

Are legibility and expressiveness incompatible terms in typography? Anchored in a context of digitalisation of communication media, Relativ is a typeface that questions the notion of distance in reading. Associated with an AI algorithm, this variable font adapts itself through an axis covering two extremes: from continuous reading to monumental titling, from micro to macro-typographic. Thus, this system automatically favours legibility and expressiveness, taking into account the reader’s distance. In a context where screens tend to replace printed media, Relativ opens new perspectives between typography, adaptive technologies and digital communication.

Marion Marquet – Moving from Trisha

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Marion Marquet – Moving from Trisha

Diploma project by Marion Marquet

Like a typeface, Moving from Trisha offers a repertoire of ten choreographic signs generated based on an adaptation of Trisha Brown’s Glacial Decoy. The dancer’s movements serve as a support for the drawings of the characters. The vertical depth of the movements defines the thickness of the lines. These signs draw the trajectory of one of the dancers’ hands seen from above. Their feet are physically located in the centre of each sign, free to be interpreted according to a desired orientation and by the desired hand. The repertoire, which can be constantly developed, constitutes a methodology. A two-dimensional choreographic notation system and creates an applicable link to a three-dimensional performative interpretation.

Alice Monguzzi – Antonio Boggeri

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Alice Monguzzi – Antonio Boggeri

Diploma project by Alice Monguzzi

What answers can found objects provide? I come from a family of graphic designers: my father, his father before him, and my great-grandfather, Antonio Boggeri – four generations, four practices, but a common core. To understand where we come from, where I come from, there are traces, objects that get people talking, that bring back to memory; objects to get to know him, my grandmother’s father; objects that remain – in our homes, in boxes. To get closer to him, I give voice to a woman, my grandmother. Through her, through the stories that arise from his relics, I try to draw a portrait of a man I never knew. This book bears witness to a transmission, the trace of an attempt to find one’s place in a form of heritage that we all carry.

Julie Pavia – Canons of Chimerical Beauty

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Julie Pavia – Canons of Chimerical Beauty

Diploma project by Julie Pavia

A beauty canon is a standard that defines the ideal beauty of human beings. Tastes and fashions being very changeable, the canons are different from one era to the next. Nowadays, with the ease of access to media and social networks, they evolve rapidly, even permanently. They vary from a page refresh or a scroll on Instagram giving birth to micro-canons. This work aims to understand these micro-canons, to confront and desacralise them. Using a questionnaire sent to people from various backgrounds, I collected their opinions and three types of images of themselves. The project takes the form of a publication. The reader discovers the answers throughout the pages as well as the images that confront each other in the form of chimerical collages.

Tania Praz – Home Is Where Everything Starts

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Tania Praz – Home Is Where Everything Starts

Diploma project by Tania Praz

The creative process and space as a musical universe is the basis of this project which analyses the Bedroom Music movement through different media and artists. With the help of six musicians, an analysis of Bedroom Music was carried out. This project presents a musical movement that links intimacy with performance, a DIY approach with a professional one, or solitude with sharing. This work aims to transmit the contrasted and complex universe of this movement. The project is divided into three parts: an intimate, sincere video, a book as a presentation of the movement, and a set design hosting live performances as a conclusion of the research process. These three media respond to each other in a common presentation aiming to immerse the audience in this universe.

Antonin Ricou – Radical Culture

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Antonin Ricou – Radical Culture

Diploma project by Antonin Ricou

Like an archaeology dig where traces are understood through comparison and classification, the Radical Culture project aims to be the fruit of a process of digital archaeology. Resulting from a reflection mixing anthropology and contemporary technology, the project questions the imperious and timeless need of human beings to represent themselves. From this phenomenon arises a need for exhaustive knowledge, a modern fantasy leading to the crystallisation of human culture. Today, the controversial platform Wikipedia advocates universality and free access through its open source and multilingual function. It thus becomes a relevant tool to tell and decipher human culture and the actors of its representation.

Nina Treichler – 여기 저기 어디 (Here There Where)

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Nina Treichler – 여기 저기 어디 (Here There Where)

Diploma project by Nina Treichler

여기 저기 어디 (Here There Where) is the story of a young Swiss-Iranian-American woman who struggles to find her place within her cultural heritage, who somehow finds (a part of) herself in a form of culture that is not her own. It is a subjective interpretation of the complexities of identity and cultural belonging. It is a dialogue between the given self and the chosen self. It is an exploration of a constructed reality, a hazy state of in between, an absurd space that feels perfectly familiar yet utterly foreign. It is a dance between Lausanne and Seoul, an endless chase between here and there within a mysterious where. It is everyday contingencies that serve as a stage for my fragmented identities. 여기 저기 어디 (Here There Where) is an ode to anyone who exists without a precise sense of attachment despite rich, mixed roots.

Samantha Trinkler – Legatum Digitalis

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Samantha Trinkler – Legatum Digitalis

Diploma project by Samantha Trinkler

Our lives have become increasingly digitalised. The expanse of our online activity results in a digital footprint that will live on well after we pass. Despite growing concerns about the data we leave behind, only a small number of people are actively planning their own digital legacy. However, for those who wish to plan ahead, access to information on the process of digital inheritance is scarce, lacking in legal uniformity, and often reduces our entire digital presence to a mere three or four steps. Oftentimes, the law contradicts most platforms’ terms and conditions. This project challenges the lack of sensitivity shown to the people behind these profiles that will be inherited and speculates on future inheritance processes whilst providing a contextual, legal, and statistical overview.

Aurélien Uberti – Owning Language

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Aurélien Uberti – Owning Language

Diploma project by Aurélien Uberti

The Owning Language project deals with the ownership of language through two chapters: the first chapter, Rainbow Library, facilitates learning through a catalogue of stencils for kindergarten teachers. With this tool, they are able to draw spelling hopscotches on the floor with chalk. The device enables pupils to learn and recognise digrams (combinations of two or more letters forming a sound) while associating reading with movement, thus reinforcing memorisation. The second chapter, bootleg(s), goes beyond this idea of integrating linguistic norms, giving the possibility of creating thousands of alternative spellings from the sounds of a word. The obtained results question the edges of comprehension as well as the legitimacy of norms.

Fiona Valais – If, then…

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Fiona Valais – If, then…

Diploma project by Fiona Valais

Escapism is an ever more widespread notion nowadays, manifesting itself through evasive acts using various mediums to flee an often heavy and insurmountable reality. This project immerses the reader into a generative and surreal world, with Tomie as the only point of reference. Portraits, settings and still lifes accompanied by captions are generated to create a narrative and an absurd universe to which readers attach their own meaning. Through the use of scripts, the publications are generated at random allowing each object and each story to be unique.

Charlotte Viglino – FMXM

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Charlotte Viglino – FMXM

Diploma project by Charlotte Viglino

FMXM (FemMeXs et Musique) is a music label that aims to represent female musicians in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The project began after meeting womxn and discussing various issues such as legitimacy, stereotypes, sexualisation, discrimination, sexism or lack of representation. FMXM is a platform that aims to denounce gender-related issues but also to promote contemporary music produced by womxn. FMXM takes the form of a website including original sound and visual content as well as a video/sound installation highlighting the denunciation aspect of the project. FMXM navigates around a political subject but with an immersive, intimate and poetic point of view.

Manon Vouga – Sensitive Binaries

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Manon Vouga – Sensitive Binaries

Diploma project by Manon Vouga

The concept of quality of life is used to measure the well-being of the population. It consists of nine interdependent dimensions, relating to material living conditions as well as to the subjective notion of quality of life. This first print edition highlights each dimension by illustrating them through these different indicators, thereby providing information and points of comparison between each partner cities in the form of data series covering most aspects relating to living conditions. Conducted under the direction of the City Statistics study of the Swiss Federal Office of Statistics, this project invites you to an intangible journey through the cities of Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Lugano, St Gallen, Winterthur and Zurich.

Mara Wohlfahrt – Algae in posterum

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Mara Wohlfahrt – Algae in posterum

Diploma project by Mara Wohlfahrt

Algae represent our past, our present and our future. They are at the origin of life on Earth and supply us with 70% of our oxygen. They are capable of transforming and thus replacing most of the products that represent a threat to the survival of our planet, such as plastics, fabrics and fuels. Atelier LUMA, a design and research laboratory based in Arles, is looking for ways to transform algae into a material that can be used in the field of creation. Since algae is still considered insignificant and sometimes even repulsive, the Algae in posterum project hopes, through collaboration with Atelier LUMA, to enhance this almost alchemical, even magical dimension of algae for the future of the creative field.

BA Industrial Design

Alex Nguyen – Potential Objects

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alex Nguyen – Potential Objects

Diploma project by Alex Nguyen

Potential Objects is a project in the form of a video game/digital tool in virtual reality. The game invites users to a fictional world in which they can move and design objects from a library of elements that can be linked together. In order to have varied results regarding the produced objects, people will be able to integrate pieces designed by previous users when creating a new object.

Emma Casella – Newo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Emma Casella – Newo

Diploma project by Emma Casella

Newo is a kit for newborns made of Swiss wool. The product is inspired by the Finnish Baby Box, a kit subsidised by the state to help young mothers in need. Through this product, the goal is to enhance the value of Swiss wool, which has been in crisis for several years after the loss of its main customer, the Swiss army. This material needs regular new demand, which could be satisfied if the Swiss Confederation endorsed Newo.

Masen Al-Saghir – Jabal

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Masen Al-Saghir – Jabal

Diploma project by Masen Al-Saghir

Jabal is a collection of plastic-free, repairable and recyclable mountain jackets. It consists of a jacket and a down jacket. The fastening has been redesigned with a fold system, without zips. It also allows the width of the jacket to be adjusted according to the number of layers worn. Jabal is made entirely of durable materials: high-density woven cotton, waxed cords and aluminium fasteners. The seams are heat-sealed with natural adhesive. The down jacket is filled with milkweed, a plant that is as light as feather but twice as insulating. No chemicals or watering are required for its production. The materials can be separated for easy recycling. Resin-impregnated patches are provided to repair snags.

Nima Kaufmann – Résilience

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Nima Kaufmann – Résilience

Diploma project by Nima Kaufmann

Used as a set or as independent accessories, the Resilience project brings together the four elements of jewellery. The main part of the research focuses on the clasp, spotlighting an element that represents the only functional aspect of the jewel. This attraction for connector elements results from the work that saw me combine the practices that materialise my daily life: design and jewellery. This story of alloys and connections is also a physical story of contrasts between the cold and resistant properties of the steel that compose it, which are attenuated by the areas intended for gripping the item of jewellery, which are made of technical ceramics. Visual and sensory contrasts thus bear witness to industrial interventions, which are generally foreign to the world of jewellery.

Dario Aguet – R-D Earbuds

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Dario Aguet – R-D Earbuds

Diploma project by Dario Aguet

My graduation project is a set of earbuds that can be taken apart, designed to provide easy access to all the internal components so that they may be replaced and disassembled in order to be recycled. There are hundreds of wireless earbuds in the world, of all shapes and sizes, which cannot be repaired and at the end of their lives are seldom recycled. The design of these earbuds relates to the concept of disassemblability so that consumers can change parts if they break and do not have to buy a new product. At the end of the product’s life, every material can be easily disassembled and recycled. These considerations, which are the result of decisions made at the product design stage, justify my approach to design.

Stéphane Mischler – Zénith

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Stéphane Mischler – Zénith

Diploma project by Stéphane Mischler

We have all been on a date at a café on a terrace and realised that the table at which we are sitting is wobbly or leaning. Sometimes the problem is easily solved by moving the table, but sometimes you have to be patient, at the risk of ruining your date. In order to solve this problem, I created Zenith, a coffee table whose foot can be oriented according to the slope thanks to a ball joint so that the tabletop remains perfectly horizontal. This problem is solved with a click, allowing the user to enjoy the present moment.

Clara Bertière – Yum

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Clara Bertière – Yum

Diploma project by Clara Bertière

During a visit at the CHUV, I noticed that there were no specific dishes for small children. Parents most often have to bring their own glasses or cutlery. This is why I created Yum, a set of tableware accessories for hospitalised children. The silicone set includes a children’s plate rim for children who can only use one arm, a holder for glass jars, and handles to slide over cutlery which help improve the child’s grip. With Yum, children are more autonomous and eating becomes more enjoyable thanks to the colours and shapes. Meals become a moment of conviviality with the handles of the cutlery that turn into playful companions!

Agnes Murmann – NOE – Silent Table

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Agnes Murmann – NOE – Silent Table

Diploma project by Agnes Murmann

The acoustics in a room have a large impact on our well-being. Restaurants often have to take measures to improve the acoustics. Noe is a table for restaurants that takes on this task. It absorbs sound through its structure. It is constructed similar to a boat to create a cavity in the table top. The Helmholtz effect comes into play during absorption – sound penetrates through the openings, resonates in the cavity and is converted into heat. This means that no porous materials need to be added and the table remains hygienic. The table is made entirely of wood, with a plywood table top and fine lamellas on the underside of the table. This design keeps the table light physically but also visually, so it fits well in different restaurants.

Fanny Bichet – Gassy

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Fanny Bichet – Gassy

Diploma project by Fanny Bichet

Let us consider time as a tool. In a space-time, a series of events, phenomena and transformations take place. Consuming seasonal products means respecting the natural life cycle of agricultural products. Fermentation is a preservation process that improves the nutrients of fruits and vegetables over time while developing an umami taste. This project consists of a series of three jars for lacto-fermentation. The shape and function refers to the hourglass. In one direction, liquid and solid combine: fermentation is in progress. In the other, they are separated for easy serving. Accompanied by a booklet with ten recipes, it is used following a seasonal cycle to prolong and enhance our pleasure when consuming our favourite products.

Marine Bouvard – Mistral

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Marine Bouvard – Mistral

Diploma project by Marine Bouvard

Interested by objects as evidence of a specific civilisation and culture, I returned to Provence to identify what characterises my culture and what underlies my identity. Mistral is an ode to the sun, to shadows, to strolling, and to time that lasts. I carried out research around a natural material: the straw. I met a hat-maker who passed on her knowledge and skills to me, and I designed a collection of objects that play with shadows, resulting in the creation of hats that are easy to carry around, so that you can take a bit of the South wherever you go.

Kim Lissy – Pragmatic Gear

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Kim Lissy – Pragmatic Gear

Diploma project by Kim Lissy

Pragmatic Gear is a brand that recovers scraps and end of rolls from various companies in Switzerland. The patterns are designed to be waste-free. I experimented with this by first presenting bags and then, in a second phase, I integrated garments for my degree. Each typology of garment and bag is constructed in the same way but with different textiles, resulting in a variety of falls and uses. The pieces are exclusive and limited in number according to arrivals.

Frederik Buchmann – Mush.Room

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Frederik Buchmann – Mush.Room

Diploma project by Frederik Buchmann

In a society that is constantly producing and consuming and where planned obsolescence is built into any products, we have to question the way we use things. Furniture from current Olympic Games is often discarded or sold after two weeks of use. Mush.Room offers a durable and economical furniture solution for short-lived events. Consisting of five essential pieces, this family of objects meets the basic needs of a room for a short stay. The material, mycelium composite, is a mixture of hemp fibre and fungus. The whole is heat pressed and the ladder acts as a binder. As a result, these units do not contain formaldehyde adhesives that are harmful to health and nature. The components are locally sourced and will be able to continue their life cycle after composting without leaving a trace on the planet.

Jillian Reichlin – Sileo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Jillian Reichlin – Sileo

Diploma project by Jillian Reichlin

Sileo is a social design project based on the “housing first” principle, which aims to provide homeless people with a roof so that they can reintegrate society. Starting from an existing frame hut, the challenge was to design a 10m2 interior to make it a pleasant place to live at a low cost. The project consists of four individual cabins containing a bed with storage, a wardrobe, a mirror, a removable desk, a chair and shelves. All these elements have been designed in Swiss spruce wood and are arranged in the cabin in such a way as to take up as little space as possible. Two other huts serve as a common kitchen and a common bathroom. This place is intended to be supervised by a Geneva association for the homeless.

Paul Carluy – Waspy Stoner Couch

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Paul Carluy – Waspy Stoner Couch

Diploma project by Paul Carluy

“I want the most comfortable stoner couch.” Eli asked me to create a stoner couch for his brand ERL. I chose to break down this bulky and all too often opaque object. Layers of covering are added on a tubular steel structure. The sofa is thus superimposed with different textiles, materials and volumes as if it were clothing. In the summer, a single thin layer is sufficient, while in the winter, you put on your puffy jacket. With each new layer, there is a new object. You can go from a Butterfly lounger to an upholstered armchair that you can sink into. The choice of covering can be both functional and stylistic.

Yann Cistac – Desalinated Water Shower

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Yann Cistac – Desalinated Water Shower

Diploma project by Yann Cistac

This public shower, located on the beach, uses desalinated water, which is pumped directly from the sea. The desalination system, powered by solar energy, produces 60L of clear water per hour. The base houses a metal casing that protects all the components. Once desalinated, the water is stored in a 1000L tank. A press on the tap triggers a 10-second flow. The aim of this project is to popularise the principle of desalination by introducing it into our daily lives. The exhibition of the elements helps showcase the system to the public.

Anaïs Rochat – Brise

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Anaïs Rochat – Brise

Diploma project by Anaïs Rochat

Brise is a lounge chair made of wood and mesh allowing for better air circulation. Nowadays, heat waves are becoming more and more frequent. The first ones to suffer are the elderly as it is harder for them to regulate their body heat. Since they spend most of their days resting, I decided to rework their chair with a focus on cooling. By replacing the foam and the traditional layers with perforated fabric, the seat reduces the contact of the material with the skin. This way, air can circulate and guarantee better cooling.

Alexandre Desarzens – Mano

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alexandre Desarzens – Mano

Diploma project by Alexandre Desarzens

Mano is a workbench designed to fit into the cargo area of a cargo bike. By offering a storage space as well as a work surface, it helps transform the bicycle into a mobile workshop. Faced with the various nuisances caused by road traffic, cities are increasingly favouring soft mobility over conventional vehicles. Mano offers an alternative to commercial vehicles, allowing craftspeople to move around the city without hindrance.

Theodore Simon – Lari

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Theodore Simon – Lari

Diploma project by Theodore Simon

During my previous studies in micro-engineering, my curiosity for the technical nature of production was sharpened, particularly towards the elasticity of different materials. Lari stems from research on compliant mechanisms which make use of that elasticity to provide motion, thus reducing the number of parts, simplifying production and facilitating recycling. This kitchen scale, entirely made of plastic, consists of two parts. The item to be weighed is disposed on the tray which is linked to the base by two flexible parallel beams. This allows the tray to remain level. The other part is a flexible indicator actuated by the movement of the tray which allows calibration to zero by sliding in the base.

Léon Félix – Versatile – Système 01

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Léon Félix – Versatile – Système 01

Diploma project by Léon Félix

By seeking to respond to the same constraints as my father, a custom furniture manufacturer, I have defined a system and a standardised production logic. Versatile is a modular furniture system that can be adapted for various domestic uses. The project addresses the evolution of the family business and the question of its transmission. It concludes four years of study in industrial design by mixing craft and design, heritage and learning.

Noémie Soriano – Matalàs

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Noémie Soriano – Matalàs

Diploma project by Noémie Soriano

Every year more than 30 million mattresses are thrown away in Europe. Despite the establishment of dismantling centres, only half of these mattresses are recycled. Those whose materials cannot be separated end up incinerated. This is due to the excessive use of glue and the mixing of different materials. Matalàs offers an alternative to this problem by taking into account its recycling from the design stage. Designed in three parts, it facilitates the extraction of wool and springs, thus becoming part of a circular economy.

BA Media & Interaction Design

Jamy Herrmann – Memogram

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Jamy Herrmann – Memogram

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

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

Mélanie Fontaine – Latent*

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Mélanie Fontaine – Latent*

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

The mirroring system of instant messaging implies the presumed availability of the interlocutor. However, while waiting for a response, certain questions become recurrent: “Alex is online, why isn’t he answering? What is he doing?” Latent* is a chat application that allows you to converse with your friends by developing the context of the discussion and what is not said. Just like theatre, it fuels the conversation by adding didascalies generated according to the collected data (response time, location). By highlighting the unsaid parts of an exchange, the generated reading mode enriches the discussion, creates poetic tension, and allows the interlocutors to become the characters of their own play. www.melaniefontaine.ch

Achille Masson – Phone Archaeology

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Achille Masson – Phone Archaeology

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

Phone Archaeology is an interactive installation that traces the evolution of mobile phones through my own experience. The project reveals a digitalised, speculated, and recovered private life, like traces of the past. This memory engraved in silicon that tends to be obsolete is the story of memories left behind every time we change phones. Research around Phone Archaeology brings to light a form of reflection on our data. The matter of data recovery is intrinsically linked to digital archiving and planned obsolescence. While the abstraction of a digital file may seem timeless, the imminent danger of losing even more digital memories forces us to rethink how we archive them. phonearchaeology.com

Soraya Camina – Per Aspera Ad Astra – Five Women Who Mapped the Cosmos

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Soraya Camina – Per Aspera Ad Astra – Five Women Who Mapped the Cosmos

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

Per Aspera Ad Astra is a web-documentary that tells the story of five women astronomers who were in charge of discovering, calculating, classifying and mapping the cosmos between 1879 and 1979. This project aims to rehabilitate the crucial contribution made by women in STEM. In the early days, before the word “computer” was used to describe a machine, it was in actual fact used to describe a person, namely the women who made calculations and observations by hand. The “Harvard Computers” significantly contributed to astronomy and science by discovering many galaxies and establishing the stellar classification system that is still in use today. Nowadays, however, we speak very little about these five women; their work remains unknown, and their discoveries have often been attributed to the men who employed them. per-aspera-ad-astra.vercel.app

Samuel Dumez – Public Lectures

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Samuel Dumez – Public Lectures

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

How can artists/designers share and enrich their practice in a context where videoconferencing is becoming one of the most used means of disseminating content? In the form of a mini web-conference, Public Lectures consists of a succinct presentation of the work of people active in the field of culture through audiovisual content. Encouraging interaction, through comments and content exchange, Public Lectures seeks to erase the usual boundaries between presenter and viewer. A form of horizontality is thus born within the platform, inviting people to contribute in order to bring out innovative forms of dialogue and to meet the challenges of this new means of communication.

Loris Briguet – FM42

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Loris Briguet – FM42

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

"My project aims to demystify FM synthesis and to offer a new approach to its programming. After analysing various FM synthesizers and their interface, I identified two major problems: - The difficulty of understanding how they work - The complexity of sound exploration My project offers two objects to remedy these problems: a guide, based on texts in FM Theory & Applications, which enables the user to understand FM synthesis in a theoretical way, and a synthesizer that enables the user to explore the basics of synthesis with a more hands-on approach, thanks to an interface that offers all the controls without “menu diving”. These two objects provide the user with an ideal introduction to electronic music."

Iris Moine – Twist

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Iris Moine – Twist

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

Twist was thought out as part of the upcoming industrial design exhibition at mudac - Musée cantonal de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains. The aim of this project is to engage children’s curiosity about design, for whom the idea of visiting a museum is often not the most exciting. How can we encourage a stimulating visit and discovery of the exhibits? By bringing out an object from the exhibition, the Bold chair by Big-Game studio, this project transforms it into an interactive installation. Guided by a character on screen, children are invited to interact with certain parts of the chair: sitting, pinching, turning, etc. These interactions trigger games, and information is presented in a playful way, thus creating a direct and memorable relationship with the object and raising awareness of design.

Nathanaël Vianin – The Last Forest

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Nathanaël Vianin – The Last Forest

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

The Last Forest offers a browser-based walkable forest of spatialised information about collapse in general. Internet users are invited to wander through it and to find posts from the r/collapse reddit community in the form of trees. The categorisation and index provide a more structured browsing of the information contained in the trees. The Last Forest aims to raise awareness about climate change and its potential to end globalised, consumerist civilisation as we know it.

Martial Grin – Spectacle·s Museum

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Martial Grin – Spectacle·s Museum

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

Spectacle·s Museum looks at the photographs of visitors in a museum space. Through a web atlas, this project paints a series of portraits in one of the most photographed museums in the world, the Louvre. Using images published on Instagram, the project classifies and groups them according to their formal and spatial specificities. Through Spectacle·s Museum, I approach the theme of the staging of the self, particularly in the museum space.

Nora Fatehi – Mirror Me-rror

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Nora Fatehi – Mirror Me-rror

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

In an environment where the line between digital and tangible is becoming increasingly thin, having an existence in immaterial spaces implies shaping and maintaining an avatar that is often created in one’s own image. Living in these in-between worlds inevitably leads to the development of a more or less strong connection with one’s own digital representations. This is notably the case of my own avatar, with whom I share more than just a well-defined clothing style. In Mirror Me-rror, she and I become one. By using my physical and digital data to influence her abilities as my “virtual self”, I find myself constantly connected to her. With this project, I question the relationship that each of us nurtures with our digital identities and offer a gamified perspective of our own lives.

Elodie Anglade – Digital DNA

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Elodie Anglade – Digital DNA

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

Digital DNA is a 3D data visualisation platform that displays an analysis of the content that is shown to me on Instagram. The interface compares the duality of my perception with that of the algorithm. It results in a virtual space representing a digital genome that visitors are invited to explore in order to discover the subtleties of the intersection between human and algorithmic perspectives. While studying these “smart” systems, I became aware that their ability to analyse is somewhat biased. Some of the categories I was assigned were unexpected and did not match the visuals presented. In this way, Digital DNA highlights the gap created by this contrast between the categories and the visuals that are displayed. Try it here

Jorge Reis – Alter

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Jorge Reis – Alter

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

Alter provides users with a platform to take control of an alter-ego, whose virtual identity is based on archetypes observed on Instagram. The primary intention of the project is to explore the possibility that social networks offer to live experiences that are not our own. Thus, Alter highlights the typical profiles that have been instituted on Instagram over the years. These different archetypes incorporate various ways of showing off, staging oneself or communicating. These archetypes influence, despite ourselves, the way we use certain networks. The project consists of two distinct parts: on the one hand, the observation and study of these different archetypes, and on the other, their use in a webapp.

Antoine Contreras Salazar – Ballade

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Antoine Contreras Salazar – Ballade

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

At a time when music can be accessed anywhere and at any time, how can one compose an interactive and evolving album that takes into account its environment? In an ode to strolling around Lausanne, the auditor discovers a polyphonic orchestra while walking through the city’s landmarks. The mobile phone becomes the tool for a composition that features different sound layers, revealed throughout the walk, where the music no longer has a pre-established duration but varies according to the places that are visited. By their geolocation, the listeners/composers initiate new musical tracks as they walk along. A more organic mode of listening is introduced, where compass and binaural sounds reveal the abstract and digital substance that floats around us.

BA Photography

Lisa Mazenauer – Copper Tales

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Lisa Mazenauer – Copper Tales

Diploma project by Lisa Mazenauer

What links embodied desires with the spirals of open-pit mines? Copper Tales is an installation that addresses mining operations through the sensitive bodies that are involved in it. Based on the site of the Rio Tinto mines (Spain) crossed by an acidic river, the project connects different actors participating in the extraction of raw materials. The – archaeological, geological, human, bacterial – traces marked on the grounds are projected together in a future narrative.

Marvin Merkel – Kuh Vache Mucca

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Marvin Merkel – Kuh Vache Mucca

Diploma project by Marvin Merkel

Kuh Vache Mucca is an installation through which I question my relationship with Swiss national identity. Having neither passport, family or roots in Switzerland, I have never identified as a Swiss national. The images and sculptures that make up this project bear witness to my attempts at reconciliation with my homeland and its national identity. These clumsy or even failed attempts offer a new approach to national identity. They make the traditions, customs, figures and monuments that every citizen has learned to praise look comical and absurd and thus question their existence. Is it still necessary and legitimate nowadays to maintain a country’s national identity?

Julie Corday – De taille d'une mandarine

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Julie Corday – De taille d'une mandarine

Diploma project by Julie Corday

This is a physical and psychological trauma that took place in my childhood. At the age of 9, a stone the size of a tangerine hit my left eye. Today I am trying to reconnect the woman I am with the little girl who almost lost her sight 20 years ago through photography. Several surgeries and significant loss of vision gave rise to fears and anxieties of being blind or disfigured. By weaving links between my personal history, mental images and the perception of the world around me, I offer a story composed of my childhood words and visual metaphors to recount this accident.

Basil Pérot – As Long as You Wait

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Basil Pérot – As Long as You Wait

Diploma project by Basil Pérot

This short film is about expressing our inability to come to terms with reality, especially during traumatic events. To reach this state of osmosis, we try to observe, feel, and listen as intensely as we can. This is how Pola’s character tries to grasp reality, as she slowly sinks into madness, between paranoia and identity crisis. The project appears as a transcription of Pola’s point of view and of the feelings she experiences. A book will compile Pola’s thoughts that she writes throughout the film in a burst of lucidity through which she tries to convince herself that what she is experiencing is real.

Florian Hilt – New Order

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Florian Hilt – New Order

Diploma project by Florian Hilt

New Order generates a series of encounters and interactions between distant elements through multiple approaches in the visual, digital and installation fields. Through these exchanges, I reveal my secret nature: my impulses, fears and dreams. By exploring them as infinite spaces with multiple levels of information, past, present and future mix to reveal new assemblages. My collection is made of contrasted fragments: web archives and smartphone pictures, ancient-looking artefacts and video games. The installation acts as a chaotic self-portrait and allows viewers to choose their own path and question themselves. By linking the elements that compose it, each experience is the result of a new order.

Ludivine Keller – Girovago sulla risacca cercandoti

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Ludivine Keller – Girovago sulla risacca cercandoti

Diploma project by Ludivine Keller

Girovago sulla risacca cercandoti is the story of a dreamlike wandering experience that I went through after the loss of a loved one. This project brings together several symbols that have become obsessive for me over the last few years, developing in a back-and-forth fashion like emotional backwash. It is the result of several trips to Italy, suspended moments and life-saving free dives. Water serves as a temporal bridge to the projections created by absence and a creatura-musa guides us through this world of dreams. The publication translates the ambivalent and fluctuating sensations of this wandering, while the collage-sculptures highlights this desire to recreate amalgams to fill a void.

Yolane Rais – Nagual

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Yolane Rais – Nagual

Diploma project by Yolane Rais

Nagual is the word used by shamans to define the world of the invisible. This project is presented as a sensory installation in a mysterious and spiritual realm, an exploration at the border between the world of the living and the world of the invisible, an attempt to materialise the immaterial that seeks to show other forms of bodies. This project focuses on the sacred and on beliefs through the experience of a different type of reality. It is an introspective work where I transcribe visions that I experienced during various trips made in the presence of shamans. With the different elements I present, I aim to highlight our link to nature and the living, the goal being to show a different perspective and an alternative way to relate to the world.

Camille Spiller – Smooth Space

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Camille Spiller – Smooth Space

Diploma project with RVB Books/Matthieu Charon & Rémi Faucheux

My work focuses on the construction of the city and addresses my own critical position within the extensive social fabric produced by the city. Inspired by Deleuze and Guattari’s “smooth space” — i.e., open, free-flowing, multidimensional — this work analyses and connects urbanisation processes in various West European cities. Fragments of prefabricated buildings, office blocks and streets aggregate chaotically. By further warping their aspect through the photographic lens their chaos is accentuated thus generating an atmosphere of doubt. Collage in post-production pushes distortion to the point of creating a conundrum between optical illusion and constructed reality.

Samara Krähenbühl – Il est passé tout à l'heure, il m'a dit de rien dire

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Samara Krähenbühl – Il est passé tout à l'heure, il m'a dit de rien dire

Diploma project by Samara Krähenbühl

At the turning point of the transition to adulthood, childhood and its memories re-emerge more than ever. Through a short film at the edge of video art, I question how to overcome one’s traumas and reappropriate one’s life experiences and grey areas. Because of its dreamlike character, the film takes on a surrealist tone. Through visual metaphors and mental imagery, I exorcise an intimate and painful episode of my childhood.

Angèle Marignac-Serra – Isula Anima

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Angèle Marignac-Serra – Isula Anima

Diploma project by Angèle Marignac-Serra

As everything regenerates, I wander the island of my ancestors. This book captures my encounter with the souls of this place and the invisible realm. I am confronted with a harsh and confidential geological world. None of my close family members reside there anymore. The various protagonists constitute clues, traces bearing the three kingdoms of the living. They become my clan. I become an archaeologist of this land. Animated by ancestral vernacular beliefs, the landscapes become anthropomorphised. It is a tribute to the secret nature, to the imperceptible, in search of a face in the stone, the trees, the sky. I leave room for my imagination and fantasise modern ruins like posthumous signs. The border with death becomes more and more tangible.

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MA Visual Arts

Sunna Margrét Þórisdóttir – Five Songs for Swimming

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Sunna Margrét Þórisdóttir – Five Songs for Swimming

Diploma project by Sunna Margrét Þórisdóttir

Five Songs for Swimming is an installation project that is divided into three parts: vinyl, book and performance. The vinyl consists of five original songs inspired by the late Unnur Ágústsdóttir, a swimming queen from the 40s who grew up on an isolated island in the Atlantic. The book titled An Insufficient Guide to Writing a Lullaby is written around the songs recorded on the vinyl in relation to the subject of the lullaby and daydreaming. A bright velvet fabric marks the space where the songs are performed.

Peilian Li – Drive Safe!

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Peilian Li – Drive Safe!

Diploma project by Peilian Li

I fell asleep feeling like I had just crashed my car against a mirage. The next day, as I was leaving my house to go to school, the bushes in the garden were being trimmed by the gardeners, the folds of my pleated skirt were neatly ironed, the sun had risen over the hills in the East, the dedicated traffic lights structured the roads, the little baby had been fed, and the owner of the dessert house had set out the first freshly baked egg tarts in the early morning. There was no sign of any abysmal agony or perplexities left in sight.

Filippo Bisagni – Un jardin d’Egypte

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Filippo Bisagni – Un jardin d’Egypte

Diploma project by Filippo Bisagni

The installation Un jardin d’Egypte brings together two subjects that are opposite in terms of content and message, but which share similar aspects in terms of visual composition: Marcel Broodthaers’ Un Jardin d’Hiver (1974) and the so-called Egyptian Room in the Villa San Martino, Napoleon’s summer residence during his exile on Elba. What they have in common is a small group of plants arranged in a circle. Broodthaers’ installation displays palm plants that represent a critical reflection on colonialism. The Villa San Martino room displays papyrus plants which represent a nostalgic and apologetic message referring to the Egyptian Campaign. Papyrus or palms That we sow That grow A garden in Egypt ?

Leonardo Pellicanò – Crooked Thoughts Along the Crooked Path

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Leonardo Pellicanò – Crooked Thoughts Along the Crooked Path

Diploma project by Leonardo Pellicanò

The pieces on display feature a wide range of pictorial expressions, oscillating between narrative figuration and abstraction. They play on archetypes drawn from myth and folklore that come to surface in an intimate language of fragile apparitions. Untitled and Crooked Thoughts Along the Crooked Path are small-scale works on unprepared wood that illustrate the presence of ghostly and eerie narratives. Between the two, there is the big square canvas Lilac Unseen, apparently a monochrome on raw linen, which upon closer inspection reveals many shades of colour, functioning almost as a macro expansion of the smaller works or a fragment of a rarefied landscape.

Salomé Chatriot – Lactose Oozing From a Breathing Singularity

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Salomé Chatriot – Lactose Oozing From a Breathing Singularity

Diploma project by Salomé Chatriot

In 2018 a sprawling turbo alternator awakened under Salomé Chatriot’s caresses as she helped it out of its lethargy with a set of soft medical systems. They merged to create a space time destined to be dismantled, fragmented and reassembled inside the machine’s fertile matrix: Fragile Ecosystem. In this polymorphic universe, the fusion of technological and organic elements fosters the emergence of sculptures and virtual environments. Physical processes such as Chatriot’s breathing activate mechanical systems, resulting in symbiosis between the human body and her technological devices. Stuck in this nymphosis, they are constantly exchanging enzymes, hormones and proteins while infecting each other’s systems with vital breath, carnal desire and empathic energy.

Mayara Yamada – That Night Marara Kelly Played in My Town

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Mayara Yamada – That Night Marara Kelly Played in My Town

Diploma project by Mayara Yamada

That Night Marara Kelly Played in My Town is a visual appearance peripheral to the Marara Kelly Art Show, a series of performance in which Mayara Yamada creates a form of self-mythology where she seeks out, throughout an evening divided into five chapters, Marara Kelly, her personal party entity, the guardian of her childhood dreams. The project showcases a series of photographs that begin in the Brazilian Amazon and end in Lake Geneva. As well as a typical banner of the Brazilian Amazon, that here announces an otherworldly party, the world in which Marara transits is magical and disrupts the established reality. There one could imagine a party where the entrance is made during the dive in the river and the after-party begins with the emersion in Lake Geneva.

Stefan Tanase – I Feel So Vacation Today…

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Stefan Tanase – I Feel So Vacation Today…

Diploma project by Stefan Tanase

I Feel so Vacation Today… is a time machine that brings an existing scene from 2019 into the continuous present, namely the atypical sequence from the For Sale exhibition that took place in Bern at Ballostar Mobile, where Ștefan Tănase simulated his own accident by driving a car through the gallery window. To succeed, the artist himself used a sledgehammer with which he broke the window. The accumulation of ideas inevitably took off through a snowball technique, rolling and growing increasingly. Tănase manages to find the humorous formula between post-communist aesthetics and western economics as exemplified by the communist slogan “we work, we don’t think!”.

Lorenzo Benzoni – I Sit Here and I Cry

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Lorenzo Benzoni – I Sit Here and I Cry

Diploma project by Lorenzo Benzoni

I Sit Here and I Cry is based on a hyper-pop song performed by myself and produced by @nightclub20xx called Ghostin the Castle. The main aim of my research is to analyse capitalism from a Gen Z perspective and, as I usually do in my practice, to build images and play with elements that I create and translate between different media. I decided to play with the settings of gothic novels, in particular with the image of the castle and the vampire, in the historical transition from feudalism to capitalist economy. There is a sculpture of a castle made with salt dough, a drawing that shows what is happening inside the walls, a ghost puppet and the video of the song, in reference to Mark Fisher’s concept of “hauntology” and politically related memes.

Christian Schulz – Trap

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Christian Schulz – Trap

Diploma project by Christian Schulz

test test test test test test process of reactivating the emotional body can you hear me now in language and death as we come to the close of our broadcast day reduced to the operational function of language this is my farewell transmission notwithstanding research in protocols and anyone within the sound of my voice procedures for vocal recognition I’ve got fifty thousand watts of power the excess of sensuousness exploding into the circuitry this microphone turns sound into electricity of social communication and openings infinite game of interpretation desire can you hear me now infinite sliding transition the last watt leaves the transmitter desert of meaning desensualisation of language

Julie Magnenat – X-AYAM22 (When I’m Lying on the Earth)

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Julie Magnenat – X-AYAM22 (When I’m Lying on the Earth)

Diploma project by Julie Magnenat

rammed earth, shells, porcelain Anchored and alien at the same time, this sculpture acts as an invitation to ground ourselves between the realms of the Earth and the realm of the spiritual.

Tudor Ciurescu – The Dream I Still Have

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Tudor Ciurescu – The Dream I Still Have

Diploma project by Tudor Ciurescu

The rotating sculpture showcased in this exhibition, named The Dream I Still Have, is a reproduction of the artist’s childhood swing, a rusty post-Soviet swing that holds a forgotten character. The character draws inspiration from Glenn/Shiftace, the non-gendered animatronic with a Freudian complex from the Hollywood film Chucky that was shot in Romania. The continuous movement of the swing aims to transpose the viewer into a state of reflection – a movement that relates to the swiping of videos on TikTok and the subject of Guy Debord’s book, Society of the Spectacle. The work’s movement is activated by a human presence thanks to sensors – the human presence being essential. Just like a theme park, art becomes a place to feel fear without the consequences.

Djellza Azemi – The Act of Letting Someone Into Your Home

FINE ARTS

Djellza Azemi – The Act of Letting Someone Into Your Home

Diploma project by Djellza Azemi

So many things are promised, so many things remain exactly the same.

Luca Frati – Prayer Is Whatever You Say on Your Knees

FINE ARTS

Luca Frati – Prayer Is Whatever You Say on Your Knees

Diploma project by Luca Frati

Prayer Is Whatever You Say on Your Knees is a performance which, through fiction, stages the fantasy and desire of being a popstar. Stardom and fame are taken as a metaphor of creative freedom and also as a reflection on wealth. The work reflects on desire through the use of prayer, an act that implies faith. Faith is intended here as a deep form of trust in one’s own agency, or better the ability to shape oneself into one’s desired form – a form which in this case is influenced by hyper feminine models but seen from a gender-nonconforming perspective, which places my body inside the tension of gender identification. The setting of the performance involves the use of a sculpture whose role is to deliver a sense of intimacy to the viewer.

Valentina Parati – Spotter

FINE ARTS

Valentina Parati – Spotter

Diploma project by Valentina Parati

The place becomes time Space becomes mine On the one hand we have reality, a delicate analysis of the place of observation, a meeting place for enthusiasts but also for children who enjoy dreaming and watching planes; on the other hand, we have a magical, transformative part: an airport that comes alive and produces music in the absence of people. Combining these two characteristics, I decided to transform the airport, not into a place of observation, but of listening, a place to appreciate repetition. Spotter is an invitation to listen with your eyes and watch with your ears.

Benjamin Fanni – Feu Turfu Térébenthine II

FINE ARTS

Benjamin Fanni – Feu Turfu Térébenthine II

Diploma project by Benjamin Fanni

This installation includes two types of projects. On the one hand a series of hybrid sculptures stages spectral bodies on a seashore at dusk. Part of their vocabulary derives from Abrahamic monotheism – icon, shroud, chasuble, hijab – and the tradition of abstract painting. Through this work, I sought to replay the motifs that distinguish iconoclastic and iconophilic cultures. Abstraction and figuration struggle with one another. On the other hand, there is a mechanical piano, as much automaton-instrument as performative machine. The music that it produces is inspired by the modes of composition which characterise the North and South of the Mediterranean.

Maryam Ghasemi – Home

FINE ARTS

Maryam Ghasemi – Home

Diploma project by Maryam Ghasemi

This work is based on the places and geographies that I have so far called home, using archives of my family photos. The pixels and glitches are used here as tools. I am interested in a liminal space between public and private, presence and absence. This is the reflection of my own personal experiences as a person who finds herself in a kind of in-between place. The installation of these private spaces that are revealed provides viewers with a sense of drifting and in-betweenness.

MA Cinema ECAL/HEAD

Léa Célestine Bernasconi – The mountains are still growing (Sound)

FILM STUDIES

Léa Célestine Bernasconi – The mountains are still growing (Sound)

Diploma project with Nathalie Vidal

My job was to create the soundtrack for this film from sound recording to mixing and editing.

Marie Chemin – The mountains are still growing (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Marie Chemin – The mountains are still growing (Direction)

Diploma project with Stéphane Batut

Laurence, a Parisian in her fifties, is spending a few days in an isolated holiday cottage in southern France. There she meets Antoine, the young owner of the place. Antoine is a little boorish and macho and tries to seduce her. But Laurence is there for a specific purpose: to give him a letter containing a secret.

Massimo Del Gaudio – Le défilé (Sound)

FILM STUDIES

Massimo Del Gaudio – Le défilé (Sound)

Diploma project with Nathalie Vidal

I worked on Michail Galanopoulos’ graduation film: Le défilé. I went to Greece in November 2021 to work on the film as sound recordist and location mixer. I then worked on the post production as sound editor, sound designer and mixer.

Selin Dettwiler – Ramboy (Editing)

FILM STUDIES

Selin Dettwiler – Ramboy (Editing)

Diploma project with Gion Reto Killias

On Achill Island, on the west coast of the Republic of Ireland, Cian hopes to spend his summer vacation playing soccer with his friends. But his grandfather Martin reckons the time has come to introduce him to farm work in order to pass on his craft to the next generation.

Antoine Flahaut – The Parade (Editing)

FILM STUDIES

Antoine Flahaut – The Parade (Editing)

Diploma project with Gion Reto Killias

The editing of this film was a meticulous balancing act, consisting less of searching for clean and sophisticated cuts than of finding for each scene the brutality, the power, the troubled swirl of emotions that inhabit this group of teenagers fleeing through the streets of Athens.

Rokhaya Balde – La passion d'Aline (Screenplay)

FILM STUDIES

Rokhaya Balde – La passion d'Aline (Screenplay)

Diploma project with Nadine Lamari, Alice Winocour, Michel Spinoza

My graduation project is a version 1.0 of a feature film script on the life of Aline Sitoé Diatta. Aline is a heroine of the Senegalese resistance and particularly of Casamance against French colonisation in the 1920s and 1940s.

Victor Comte – Carne (Screenplay)

FILM STUDIES

Victor Comte – Carne (Screenplay)

Diploma project with Nadine Lamari, Alice Winocour, Michel Spinoza

This is the first draft of a feature film script, written over the two years of the MA programme.

Valentina Shasivari – Mountain Flesh (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Valentina Shasivari – Mountain Flesh (Direction)

Diploma project with Jacqueline Zünd

The summer idyll is disturbed by recurring noises while a mountain village loses its foundations.

Matthias Joulaud – Ramboy (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Matthias Joulaud – Ramboy (Direction)

Diploma project with Jacqueline Zünd

Ramboy is a 30-minute documentary short film, the result of work done with a family of sheep farmers on an Irish island. Being immersed for several months in this island allowed me to weave strong links and to offer a documentary which condenses at the same time problems related to the adolescence of a young boy, and to the hard social and economic reality of a trade whose traditions are under threat.

Jiahui Huang – The mountains are still growing (Editing)

FILM STUDIES

Jiahui Huang – The mountains are still growing (Editing)

Diploma project with Gion Reto Killias

Laurence, a Parisian in her fifties, is spending a few days in an isolated holiday cottage in southern France. There she meets Antoine, the young owner of the place. Antoine is a little boorish and macho and tries to seduce her. But Laurence is there for a specific purpose: to give him a letter containing a secret.

Michail Galanopoulos – The Parade (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Michail Galanopoulos – The Parade (Direction)

Diploma project with Stéphane Batut

A day in the life of a group of high school students in Athens, Greece, during the day of the national military parade.

Balthus Kiss – In Vitro (Screenplay)

FILM STUDIES

Balthus Kiss – In Vitro (Screenplay)

Diploma project with Alice Winocour, Nadine Lamari, Michel Spinoza

Through Caillou’s point of view, In Vitro enables us to look at the world as through a broken mirror. Which reflection should we trust?

Leopold Helbich Frey – The Scent of Burning Time (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Leopold Helbich Frey – The Scent of Burning Time (Direction)

Diploma project with Stéphane Batut

Three people searching for a better future on an island are confronted with the climate catastrophe.

Yatoni Roy Cantu – Ramboy (Sound)

FILM STUDIES

Yatoni Roy Cantu – Ramboy (Sound)

Diploma project with Nathalie Vidal

Ramboy provided me with the opportunity to look after the whole sound process of a film, from the sound recording to the music, the editing and the mixing. It was a real adventure.

Marine Maye – Mountain Flesh  (Sound)

FILM STUDIES

Marine Maye – Mountain Flesh (Sound)

Diploma project with Nathalie Vidal

The summer idyll is disturbed by recurring noises while a mountain village loses its foundations.

MA Product Design

Beat Baumgartner – Instelloni - Local Grown Instant Pasta

PRODUCT DESIGN

Beat Baumgartner – Instelloni - Local Grown Instant Pasta

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

We all know instant noodles that provide a whole menu within a few minutes. And we all know that cannot be healthy! In addition, the pasta is usually made from imported durum wheat. This is precisely what I focused on, looking at which grain grows best in my area and whether you can make pasta from it. The result: instant whole wheat pasta made from emmer, which achieves depth of flavour through two fermentation techniques. The delicate dried vegetables and spices are not packed in a plastic bag as usual but are enclosed in the pasta. In this way, we can completely dispense with plastic in the packaging. It is plastic-free, healthy, local and vegan!

Danpeng Cai – TEXTure

PRODUCT DESIGN

Danpeng Cai – TEXTure

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

TEXTure is a fingerprint for physical objects that integrate information through a texture on their surface. It converts encoded texts to assigned machine-readable textures, which were once relatively arbitrary. Inspired by the Turing pattern, a reaction-diffusion system portrays how nature brings uniqueness to each creation, TEXTure can develop automatically and individuate each product through fabricating processes like 3D printing. An embedded fingerprint enables industrial products to move toward full life cycle traceability. It has a high potential for phone-scannable accessibility, anti-counterfeiting, extended producer responsibility, recycling, vintage markets, etc.

HsinHung Chou – Nimble

PRODUCT DESIGN

HsinHung Chou – Nimble

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

Changing posture while working at a desk not only benefits your physical and mental health but also increases productivity and concentration. Unlike the desk-centric environments of the past, the office of the future will be a gathering space that facilitates interaction and collaboration. Nimble is an active task chair with an inviting shape and adaptive mechanism that encourages changes in posture and dynamic sitting. Its pared-down aesthetics and carefully selected materials break with the traditional office chair. This simple yet versatile chair is a handy companion that serves numerous contemporary work scenarios such as co-working spaces and home offices.

Cheuk Yin Chow – M-01 Illumination-induced Multispectral Camera

PRODUCT DESIGN

Cheuk Yin Chow – M-01 Illumination-induced Multispectral Camera

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

Investment in fine art painting is a huge, opaque market and art authentication is crucial. Multispectral imaging reveals erased signatures and underdrawings, helping identify artworks and providing information about their history and manufacturing process. There is a demand from art experts for a user-friendly multispectral camera that might provide instant readable results and help make comparative study more efficient and robust. My mission was to develop the hand-held multispectral camera in collaboration with the start-up MATIS and CSEM (Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology). The unibody module takes into account the ease of installation and usability for art experts when photographing paintings. The structure was developed based on cost-effective, 3D printing production in small batches.

Giacomo De Paoli – Dipolo

PRODUCT DESIGN

Giacomo De Paoli – Dipolo

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

Carpal tunnel syndrome is often caused by repetitive motion of the wrist tendons. The disorder mainly affects people in the manufacturing industry and those who spend long hours in front of a screen. Approximately 3-6% of the adult population suffers from it. Dipolo is a device that helps relieve and treat the pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. It consists of an electrostimulation unit strapped to the arm and a stress ball made of a conductive material. By creating an electric field between the two units, it is possible to stimulate the nerve in the wrist, which is beneficial to the user. The person can actively contribute to the therapy by exercising with the custom designed ball.

Antoine Jacquat – Aura

PRODUCT DESIGN

Antoine Jacquat – Aura

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological disorders, affecting over 50 million people worldwide. The seizures this disorder causes greatly limit the autonomy of the people concerned who often cannot drive or venture out on their own. Thanks to artificial intelligence and electrodes, it is possible today to predict and warn about epileptic seizures before they occur. Although such devices have the potential to save lives, the majority of these people refuse to wear them because of their stigmatising aspect. Thus I designed a 3D knitted cap, including all the necessary technology to securely predict seizures. The product, with its subtle aesthetics, invites people with epilepsy to wear such devices to enable them to move more freely in their daily lives.

Yoosung Kim – Zest

PRODUCT DESIGN

Yoosung Kim – Zest

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most common diseases in the world. Despite their disability, people with CP would like to be more physically active, as evidenced by the Paralympics, which features many disabled players and sports. However, there is a lack of shoes for such people. Simply putting on the shoes and lacing them often presents a challenge for the user, who most of the time has to ask for help from their coach. My Zest shoe is easy to put on with one hand. In addition, it can be customised according to personal physical ability using knitting and 3D printing technology. This project was developed thanks to feedback from professional athletes with CP and testing in the lab of Swiss sportswear brand On.

Reo Koda – In Fill Out - TPU

PRODUCT DESIGN

Reo Koda – In Fill Out - TPU

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

In Fill Out is a new manufacturing process that inflates a 3D printed object by heating the air inside. In order to achieve the most effective use of activated air, I designed the shoe sole to take advantage of its cushioning function with TPU – a kind of material that is flexible, recyclable, and widely used in the footwear industry. The result introduces new possibilities for digital manufacturing: fewer materials, lightweight, zero waste, recyclability, short printing time, less post-processing, personalisation to the foot, and much more.

Tsubasa Koshide – Printed Picture Frame

PRODUCT DESIGN

Tsubasa Koshide – Printed Picture Frame

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

Picture frames are objects that have been developed for a long time to display pictures. As a designer and illustrator, I have designed a unique system that can be quickly produced and customised. A picture frame is a simple object, but it still combines many materials, costs a lot of money to produce and does not offer a choice of colours or patterns. However, when manufactured with a 3D printer, you can easily produce colours, patterns and shapes that suit illustrations and moods. It also makes it possible to create elongated shapes and circular picture frames that would have had to be custom-made in the past.

Lukas Lüttgen – Voie

PRODUCT DESIGN

Lukas Lüttgen – Voie

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

Voie is a modular, barrier-free bench for the platforms of the Swiss Federal Railways, designed to improve the quality of the experience in stations and to make travel easier for people with reduced mobility and the visually impaired. Its open, modular design allows for a variety of configurations and invites users to rest and meet spontaneously. To allow for more greenery, pots serve as a link between the modules. Locally produced and sustainably treated ash wood provides a comfortable yet robust seating surface. Voie was developed in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Railways.

Thomas Manil – Lemanne

PRODUCT DESIGN

Thomas Manil – Lemanne

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

Jewellery is a product, the result of know-how, that raises questions about its materials, manufacturing techniques, aesthetics, etc. From high jewellery to costume jewellery, via the stances taken by contemporary jewellers, the jewellery sector – whether it comes under the heading of craftsmanship, art or design – has found its way into innovation and creativity. Lemanne is a collection of jewels inspired by the Lake Geneva region, which makes use of its traditional know-how. The refined combination of pearls, made from pure guanine of fish scales from Lake Geneva, combined with manufacturing processes and fishing techniques, generates the DNA and character of the project in its entirety.

Clemens Neureiter – A Soup a Day

PRODUCT DESIGN

Clemens Neureiter – A Soup a Day

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

A Soup a Day is a mobile soup kitchen concept developed in close contact with Canisibus, Vienna. Canisibus is a social project that serves up to 400 soups a day to the hungry on the street. The design concept is based on the idea of cheap reproduction and easy cleanability. It is built on a standard trailer from Hinterher, is adapted to Euronorm boxes and a Rieber thermal container. A tarp covers and protects the goods and can be easily removed for cleaning and replacement.

Paul Rees – Futuristic Objects

PRODUCT DESIGN

Paul Rees – Futuristic Objects

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

Futuristic Objects is a collection of props representing daily scenes caused by contemporary environmental issues. Existing objects are adapted to projected changes caused by environmental deterioration to make potential future realities more tangible. The resulting changes in behaviour are represented in imagery and video. The current discourse on climate change and environmental issues seems to be repetitive and stuck in a dilemma between scientific facts that call for change and immutable, established systems. The project provides an alternative communication tool to long scientific papers or legislation, intending to re-establish our emotional connection with these pressing issues.

Carolin Schelkle – The Black Sheep of the Wool Industry

PRODUCT DESIGN

Carolin Schelkle – The Black Sheep of the Wool Industry

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

There are more than 1000 sheep breeds in the world, producing fibres of different colours, lengths, and textures, but only the finest wool is suitable for the textile industry. Since European wool does not reach these high standards, large amounts of raw wool have turned from a source of income into a waste product. With increasing interest in sustainable use of natural resources, wool should be re-considered as an underrated and underused renewable resource, worthy of better exploration. This project investigates the potential of European wool by exploring a new production process, i.e., automatic felting. The resulting jacket illustrates the potential of this technology and takes advantage of the natural properties of wool, turning it from waste into a valuable raw material.

Manuel Steffan – Bing!

PRODUCT DESIGN

Manuel Steffan – Bing!

Diploma project with Camille Blin, Augustin Scott de Martinville

Bing! is a music composition tool that enables anyone to visually compose and create melodies in an analogue way. Colourful aluminium rods that are tuned to different notes can be freely arranged and played with a sliding steel ball. Simplifying the idea of rhythm into sequence and interchanging the notes helps create intuitively – especially for people without prior musical education. The project derives from my MA thesis on how we – even as adults – need to play in order to learn, as well as from my personal passion for musical instruments.

Borja Suqué – Hand-Assembled Portable Light Series

PRODUCT DESIGN

Borja Suqué – Hand-Assembled Portable Light Series

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

When designing an object, ad hoc processes are frequently used to imitate industrial ones. These improvised methods are often as intriguing as the ones they represent. At a time when it is difficult to rely on conventional producers due to constant changes in supply chains and the market, it is engaging to seek alternatives that allow for creative interest and production outside of industrialisation. Triggered by these factors, my project explores a method of self-producing a limited series of portable lights in a way that falls outside the traditional discipline of design and the standardised processes of mass production. All the lamps are hand assembled and made using off-the-shelf materials, techniques and electrical components.

Stefan Troendle – HydrogenCooker

PRODUCT DESIGN

Stefan Troendle – HydrogenCooker

Diploma project with Augustin Scott de Martinville, Camille Blin

According to the WHO, the use of fossil fuels in the home, including cooking, and the resulting indoor air pollution causes 3.8 million deaths each year, mostly in developing countries. HydrogenCooker is a green hydrogen-powered cooking station developed in collaboration with EPFL’s Renewable Energy Research Laboratory and Softpower, a start-up from Cameroon. The stove can replace current open fire or natural gas cookers while using locally solar-generated hydrogen and only emitting water vapour during the cooking process. As a result, cooking becomes less harmful and more sustainable. Local production of the appliance and deviant cooking habits discovered on a research trip to Cameroon guided the design process.

MA Photography

Augustin Lignier – Container

PHOTOGRAPHY

Augustin Lignier – Container

Diploma project by Augustin Lignier

Container is a project about alienation. From the camera, the machine, space, images, the medium, and from an idea. Through the medium of photography and performance, I build rules to experience the relationship with the apparatus. By seeking to push my body to the limits, I experiment on the camera and the body like a black box in a white cube. The rules are inputs and the images the output. Attempting to understand the reaction of a repetitive action on the videos. Focusing on the obsession of pressing the shutter button on the images. Using this action as a solution. To see the pictures, the viewer has to perform the same action as the performer. The experiments give the power to the machine. Producing images, performing, recording and exhibiting are one thing.

Hikaru Hori – Slowpoke

PHOTOGRAPHY

Hikaru Hori – Slowpoke

Diploma project by Hikaru Hori

Slowpoke is a series of sculptural collages. Taken from my surroundings, the images of everyday objects are accumulated and layered to transform multi-sensory experiences. For the series, I worked in particular on the idea of a “combination of physical and digital perceptions” for the upcoming degree presentation. In response to this contemporary setting where the representation and the represented simultaneously affect our cognition, Slowpoke invites viewers to experience the hidden construction of image-making through sculptural collages.

Nikolai Frerichs – Carrie Ann

PHOTOGRAPHY

Nikolai Frerichs – Carrie Ann

Diploma project by Nikolai Frerichs

The movie Carrie Ann questions the concept of standardisation. Individuality and losing control seem impossible to achieve in digital environments. Nevertheless software developers are constantly trying to build new tools and possibilities to simulate our world as realistically as possible. However, when we take a closer look, we recognise that these tools and representations are full of stereotypes. Is it possible to speak about love in a controlled and unnatural synthetic world? Is our Idea of love just another readymade asset in our mind, formed by the ideals and clichés of the society we live in, or can love resist it? Is it truly something bigger or just a projection of our imagination? Does it have the power to save us from the standardisation of everything?

Alexey Chernikov – Above Everything

PHOTOGRAPHY

Alexey Chernikov – Above Everything

Diploma project by Alexey Chernikov

Developed during the war in Ukraine, this project focuses on the fragility of our peaceful existence, the power of surveillance and uncertainty about the future. The project uses the visual vocabulary of military drones. A thermal camera is mounted on a drone that provides recognisable black and white imagery. The medium itself has a vital role as it conveys the aesthetic appearance of the work. A huge amount of images from battlefields are shot from the sky. This footage most often ends with a bomb strike. In Above Everything, a parallel reality is created where the ending of each video is unpredictable. The video sequences, together with distorted propeller sounds, create a feeling of constant threat, depicting the tension caused by the war that is happening thousands of kilometres away.

Clemens Fischer – Sticks and Wires

PHOTOGRAPHY

Clemens Fischer – Sticks and Wires

Diploma project by Clemens Fischer

Designed as a laboratory, this work consists of camera installations that speculate on a future where imagery is created and consumed without us being present. The camera becomes an independent actor that will have to learn to work, fail and interpret by itself. Equipped with minimal gear and tasks, the machines created are thrown into existence to find out their purpose and connection to the world around them. Clumsy, naive but at the same time heavily charged with our nostalgic heritage, these installations invite us to reflect on a temporary, improvised state of photography and our own importance as its creators.

Mahalia Taje Giotto – Existential Boner

PHOTOGRAPHY

Mahalia Taje Giotto – Existential Boner

Diploma project by Mahalia Taje Giotto

My degree is the result of years of obsession related to my body and the gender I was assigned at birth. I began my hormonal transition on 13 November 2020 and have since been living a new relationship with my body that I had been waiting for for almost 30 years. The photo book I created for my degree represents these last two years, the obsessions that haunt me in relation to my body, its appearance, the relationships which it allows me to have with others, desires that consume me and how all this chaos is experienced on a daily basis. The use of texts, concrete, abstract and strange images illustrates the changes I have made to my body over the years. The sculptural approach to the book is a reflection of this transition, both literally and conceptually.

Emma Bedos – Linger

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Emma Bedos – Linger

Diploma project by Emma Bedos

How can we continue to exist in the places we have left, through the memories of those who remain? In this project, I wanted to grasp the feeling of distance and the way technology tries to compensate for it. I asked my relatives on my home island to capture images of shared memories. Transcribed in photogrammetry to materialise them, the combination of communication and memory work creates a new shared environment. The result highlights the omnipresence of the void. The installation materialises this remote contact, as the negative of itself, via cuts in fluttering and elusive silk. The imagination completes the memory and projects fantasised images of a distant ideal, where presence/absence resonates and lingers.

Sophie Schreurs – Fed Underbelly of Silicon Valley

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Sophie Schreurs – Fed Underbelly of Silicon Valley

Diploma project by Sophie Schreurs

Fed Underbelly of Silicon Valley is an immersive installation that makes the hidden social and political tensions of social media platforms physical and tangible. The power of social media platforms is not only apparent because they possess the archive of our culture, but mostly because they decide on the visibility of content. While seemingly democratic, it is clear that nowadays some voices are amplified while others are silenced by content moderation. I draw a parallel between the mechanisms behind social media platforms and the workings of the human body. I imagine the body as a carrier of memories and emotions that seep through and cling to the walls of our insides. Just like our organs filter and circulate – so do the platforms.

Yang Su – Cloud and Beyond the Infinite

PHOTOGRAPHY

Yang Su – Cloud and Beyond the Infinite

Diploma project by Yang Su

Clouds and Beyond the Infinite is a video installation with real-time simulation. Thanks to enhanced rendering engines and higher definition visual representations, the era of the metaverse, an immersive digital virtual environment, is fast emerging. Yet behind the dazzling and realistic visuals of the metaverse lie continuously expanding data centres, more GPU processing and power consumption, and the ensuing heat and carbon emissions. As the metaverse becomes better and more liveable, our physical environment is gradually deteriorating. The artist chose the “Cloud” element to depict an immersive virtual world, showing the flow of an infinity of clouds in various contexts.

Alisa Strub – My Grind Bears Fruit

PHOTOGRAPHY

Alisa Strub – My Grind Bears Fruit

Diploma project by Alisa Strub

My Grind Bears Fruit is an installation of projected self-portraits combined with manually painted text which chart territory in my engagement with identity, self-revelation and contemporary media culture. It explores the tension between public and private life, the need to talk about ourselves and our thoughts while creating a blurry line between intimate documentation and a constructed point of view. The seemingly still but slightly moving images are situations where I perform for the camera, influenced by the perception of what I consume online daily. They combine and collide with an intuitive, free, yet deliberately scripted use of words culled from net culture and create a rhythmic counterpoint that challenges viewers to confront their own experiential thresholds.

MA Type Design

Joana Siniavskaja – Parallel I-IV

TYPE DESIGN

Joana Siniavskaja – Parallel I-IV

Diploma project with Kai Bernau, Alice Savoie

Parallel I–IV is a text typeface composed of four cuts – text, italic, cursive italic and a back slant. Primarily drawn for print application, the family contains an optically corrected screen cut. The typeface provides the possibility to create a typographical hierarchy using a single weight, pointing to new ways of highlighting in print and web environments. The project came from a desire to design a dynamic typeface with strong character in long running text both in screen and print mediums. While creating unique shapes for contemporary use, the design is inspired by Transitional typefaces with a look at various Baroque and Modern typefaces. Remaining functional in small sizes, the typeface retains its qualities throughout the cuts and is suitable for title sizes as well.

Sam Fagnart – Mirai Toshi

TYPE DESIGN

Sam Fagnart – Mirai Toshi

Diploma project with Irene Vlachou, Alice Savoie

Inspired by archival documents and the graphic design culture of the late 60s and early 70s, Mirai Toshi (The City of the Future) is a visual experimentation in type design which gave birth to two typefaces, Nisego and Metago. Stemming from the module-driven architecture of the Metabolist movement, Metago is a display typeface with a pixel-like quality, but whose strokes and elements are linked together in a heavily constructed yet organic structure. Alongside it stands Nisego, designed with the 70s Japanese Grotesk typefaces in mind, with its rationalised yet calligraphic shapes. The Latin version of Nisego consists of three text cuts, with matching italics, complemented by six all-purpose cuts, from the versatile Medium to the more display-oriented Black.

Samira Schneuwly – Lyga

TYPE DESIGN

Samira Schneuwly – Lyga

Diploma project with Kai Bernau, Alice Savoie

Lyga is a restrained and balanced serif typeface family with heavily angled italics to emphasise individual words, short paragraphs or brief headlines. Designed as a utilitarian text font, it is well suited for small sizes where its even and harmonious text colour comes into effect. Lyga draws from a source originally designed as a lead typeface in the late 19th century. Elzévir Turlot was found in the Caractères de Labeurs de l’Imprimerie A. Rey specimen and was carefully interpreted in order to create a design that supports present-day text settings, while retaining the spirit and charm of its original appearance. Lyga comes in six weights with corresponding italics.

Charly Derouault – Europa

TYPE DESIGN

Charly Derouault – Europa

Diploma project with Kai Bernau, Alice Savoie

Europa is a multi-script typeface that builds on the history of European Grotesque typography. Its forms are inherited from Akzidenz Grotesk but developed through a more subtle contrast. The typeface is stable, contemporary. Applied to a utopian project, i.e., the creation of a new pan-European motorway network born under the agreement of all the countries on the continent, the three scripts which compose Europa were drawn jointly, the design of each script significantly influencing the design of the others. Envisaged as an additional or alternative solution to the European motorway signage, the typographic system is completed by a less contrasted, more condensed and rationalised signage body.

Karima Deghayli – Yameen and Meel

TYPE DESIGN

Karima Deghayli – Yameen and Meel

Diploma project with Alice Savoie, Irene Vlachou

As the world becomes increasingly connected, the need for multiscript type families grows significantly. Yameen is a variable multiscript typeface covering Arabic and Latin. Designed for text, its weights range from regular to bold. The Arabic was inspired by Naskh calligraphy, retaining in its outlines the character of the Qalam. The Latin forms present the same sharp aesthetic taken from the parallel pen offering a calligraphic interpretation of old-style typefaces. Preserving both scripts’ authenticity, Yameen is designed for harmonious bilingual typesetting. Meel is an Arabic display font inspired by various sources: from vintage music albums to vernacular Beirut type. Exploring the Ruqaa style, its boldness excels in large sizes and its flowing character merges the tool and the digital.

Raphaela Häfliger – Aligna

TYPE DESIGN

Raphaela Häfliger – Aligna

Diploma project with Kai Bernau, Alice Savoie

Aligna is a typeface that aims to improve the typographic composition of web pages. Thanks to a combination of variable axes, it fills up the white space without recognising it. It balances the two pitfalls that are distorted characters and irregular composition and provides a regular text grey. Aligna can be combined with an algorithm that distributes the blank space of the line. During research for this project, a parametric font was created to evaluate the respective influence of different aspects of type design. Aligna gathers and combines the ideal value for each element combined on one variable font axis.

Amélie Gallay – Phaedon

TYPE DESIGN

Amélie Gallay – Phaedon

Diploma project with Matthieu Cortat, Alice Savoie

Phaedon is an elegant typeface family based on Ancien Romain, an Elzevir metal type issued by the French type foundry Deberny & Cie around 1880–1890. Driven by the desire to keep the nobility and fragility of the original, Phaedon’s lighter weights are a faithful reinterpretation of Ancien Romain while the bolder weights are personal interpretations. A text style compliments the family. With its four display weights, matching italics, and a text style, Phaedon is intended for contemporary use and stands out with its highly contrasted, slightly condensed and delicate attributes.

Stefan Fitze – Remo & Rhea

TYPE DESIGN

Stefan Fitze – Remo & Rhea

Diploma project with Alice Savoie, Matthieu Cortat

Remo & Rhea is a typeface family based on the proportions of Roman square capitals as found in the inscription on the tomb of the children of Sextus Pompeius Justus (2nd century AD) on the Via Appia in Rome. Linked by their common origin – an apocryphal sketch of the development of Roman Type – Remo Sans and Rhea Serif intrinsically evolved into a set of two emancipated yet related typefaces, expanding the notion of the traditional type family. Consisting of a sans serif (Remo) and a serif typeface (Rhea) with a typewriter complement, the family is explicitly built for text-heavy and typographically complex environments, offering a wide range of possibilities for contemporary typesetting.

Sergei Rasskazov – Entro

TYPE DESIGN

Sergei Rasskazov – Entro

Diploma project with Kai Bernau, Alice Savoie

Entro: A font family for posters and web that combines modern digital technologies and pays tribute to traditional analogue letterpress wood type techniques. Entro Press: A wood type modular system for Letterpress that brings variable features from digital to analogue. Entro Text: A font with soft rounded shapes in variable format, from light to black, for texts and captions. Latin, Cyrillic and Greek supported. Entro Brutal: Geometric typeface without optical compensations that gives brutal charm to text. Entro Py: A series of experimental variable fonts inspired by the specificities of entropy, handcrafted and code-generated with Python.

Laura Zsófia Csocsán – Neureal

TYPE DESIGN

Laura Zsófia Csocsán – Neureal

Diploma project with Kai Bernau, Marie Lusa

The book Neureal features an exploration of AI software that was tested on a series of images. Glitches and the software’s “residues” expose the neural filter’s activity, which colourises black and white photographs. The visual material highlights different scenarios in relation to our technology-influenced, everyday lives, shown in contrast with images of flowers and nature. They ultimately construct an alternate reality created by the programme. Neureal Display is a reverse-contrast sans, accompanied by a Mono version designed for small sizes. Initial drawings based on visual distortions were extrapolated, generating new ideas with mathematical calculations. The final typeface consists of these revised and redrawn shapes as a result of this back-and-forth experimentation with the software.

Alexandre Lescieux – Radiolar

TYPE DESIGN

Alexandre Lescieux – Radiolar

Diploma project with Alice Savoie, Matthieu Cortat

Radiolar was inspired by Heinrich Jost’s Jost Mediaeval (1927), which marked a turning point in typography, as geometrically constructed sans serif typefaces started appearing, namely Erbar (1926), Kabel (1927), and Futura, which was published under Jost’s own direction by Bauer. Jost Antiqua seems to be the first serif typeface to go down this utopian path of elementary typography. How does one synthesise the geometric and the organic in typography? Radiolar, named after the spherical marine micro-organisms whose skeletons are made up of highly detailed spicules, attempts to answer this question. Its forms have the intense warmth of calligraphy and the utopia of rationality through geometry, oscillating between complexity and simplicity.

Dominik Bissem – Rivale

TYPE DESIGN

Dominik Bissem – Rivale

Diploma project with Kai Bernau, Alice Savoie

Rivale Serif and Rivale Grotesk are the main typefaces in this family. Both styles are designed to be used at the same time, while retaining their own character. The structure is not mathematically based on the same skeleton, the optical impression stands in the foreground and reflects the concept of the system: as homogeneous as necessary and as independent as possible. Throughout the design process both styles constantly influenced one another, and the system grew organically. Serif and Grotesk come in five weights – light, regular, medium, bold, and dark – with matching italics. The presentation attempts to show the typefaces in a realistic terrain and contrasts them with the author’s own paintings.

Giacomo Bastianelli – Quarto

TYPE DESIGN

Giacomo Bastianelli – Quarto

Diploma project with Matthieu Cortat, Irene Vlachou

Unlike the more traditional five-lined musical stave, a graphic score is a different way of notating a piece of music. Originally called “eye music,” it first appeared in its modern form in the 1950s, when notation became more and more influenced by a dialogue with painting, installations, and performativity. These conceptions required a new language and a unique reading of what it is to be musical. Quarto aims to revisit the idea of graphic scores in a contemporary tone, connecting MIDI technology with variable fonts and producing an experience that could take the form of an interactive/synesthetic performance or a piece of printed visual music with its own autonomy, independent of sound.

MAS

MAS Design Research in Digital Innovation

Valentin Calame – Jean Starobinski. Relations critiques

Design Research for Digital Innovation (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Valentin Calame – Jean Starobinski. Relations critiques

Diploma project by Valentin Calame

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

André Andrade – Poster World

Design Research for Digital Innovation (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

André Andrade – Poster World

Diploma project by André Andrade

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

Romain Talou – Future Heritage

Design Research for Digital Innovation (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Romain Talou – Future Heritage

Diploma project by Romain Talou

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

MAS Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship

Caterina Valletta – Up & Down

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Caterina Valletta – Up & Down

Diploma project by Caterina Valletta

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

Alexis Perron-Corriveau – Flip Off

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Alexis Perron-Corriveau – Flip Off

Diploma project by Alexis Perron-Corriveau

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

Ji Yeong Kim – Epiphany

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Ji Yeong Kim – Epiphany

Diploma project by Ji Yeong Kim

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

Gala Espel – Archéologie du futur

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Gala Espel – Archéologie du futur

Diploma project by Gala Espel

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

Jury & Citations

Being part of this jury was a humbling learning experience. It was wonderful to meet the students and discuss their projects and desires for the future.
 
Anaïs Couette

Assistant director, actress, Paris
Jury BA Cinema

Jury Bachelor Visual Arts – Julie Beaufils, Cédric Fauq, Benjamin Valenza
Jury Bachelor Visual Arts – Julie Beaufils, Cédric Fauq, Benjamin Valenza
Jury Bachelor Visual Arts – Julie Beaufils, Cédric Fauq, Benjamin Valenza
Jury Bachelor Visual Arts – Julie Beaufils, Cédric Fauq, Benjamin Valenza

1/4

Saying that the quality of ECAL graduates is consistently outstanding almost goes without saying. What personally struck me is the highly inquisitive quality of the works, the level of research and philosophical background of each project and the clarity of vision of all the students. Taking a look at the graduation projects really felt like taking a peep into the future of the photographic medium.
 
Chiara Bardelli Nonino

Photo editor, Milan
Jury MA Photography

Jury Bachelor Media & Interaction Design – Elodie Fabbri, Ersin Han Ersin, Jessica In
Jury Bachelor Media & Interaction Design – Elodie Fabbri, Ersin Han Ersin, Jessica In
Jury Bachelor Media & Interaction Design – Elodie Fabbri, Ersin Han Ersin, Jessica In
Jury Bachelor Media & Interaction Design – Elodie Fabbri, Ersin Han Ersin, Jessica In
Jury Bachelor Media & Interaction Design – Elodie Fabbri, Ersin Han Ersin, Jessica In

1/5

My time as a jury member for the MA Type Design graduation projects was a pleasurable opportunity to learn. What a joy to be able to focus on such an impressive and engaging body of work produced by an even more impressive group of students. The works showed depth of enquiry both practically and theoretically. Students had clearly made the most of the space offered by the course to really explore, with staff supportive of the range of very different approaches the students had sought out. The dedication of everyone involved with the course was tangible in the thoughtfulness and care taken over the outcomes and made for a hugely enriching experience. My congratulations to the tutors and to this year’s graduates. I am very much looking forward to seeing what follows next!
 
Catherine Dixon

Designer, writer, London
Jury MA Type Design

Jury Bachelor Graphic Design – Elodie Fabbri, Zak Kyes, Sereina Rothenberger
Jury Bachelor Graphic Design – Elodie Fabbri, Zak Kyes, Sereina Rothenberger
Jury Bachelor Graphic Design – Elodie Fabbri, Zak Kyes, Sereina Rothenberger
Jury Bachelor Graphic Design – Elodie Fabbri, Zak Kyes, Sereina Rothenberger
Jury Bachelor Graphic Design – Elodie Fabbri, Zak Kyes, Sereina Rothenberger

1/5

The overall quality of the graduation projects was extremely high and attending the presentations was exciting and frankly, just a lot of fun. I particularly appreciated how the students managed to find or select truly relevant, socially and environmentally conscious topics.
 
David Glaetti

Art director, Zurich
Jury BA Industrial Design

Jury Bachelor Photography – Mirelva Berghout, Tim Clark, Elodie Fabbri
Jury Bachelor Photography – Mirelva Berghout, Tim Clark, Elodie Fabbri
Jury Bachelor Photography – Mirelva Berghout, Tim Clark, Elodie Fabbri
Jury Bachelor Photography – Mirelva Berghout, Tim Clark, Elodie Fabbri
Jury Bachelor Photography – Mirelva Berghout, Tim Clark, Elodie Fabbri
Jury Bachelor Photography – Mirelva Berghout, Tim Clark, Elodie Fabbri
Jury Bachelor Photography – Mirelva Berghout, Tim Clark, Elodie Fabbri

1/7

ECAL offers an exciting and contemporary framework for young talent to manifest the importance of our profession: Design and creativity have the responsibility and the power for positive change. It was a great honour to be part of the jury.
 
Golo Schmeh

Creative director, FREITAG, Zurich
Jury BA Industrial Design

Jury Bachelor Cinema – David Chizallet, Anaïs Couette, Rebecca Zlotowski
Jury Bachelor Cinema – David Chizallet, Anaïs Couette, Rebecca Zlotowski
Jury Bachelor Cinema – David Chizallet, Anaïs Couette, Rebecca Zlotowski
Jury Bachelor Cinema – David Chizallet, Anaïs Couette, Rebecca Zlotowski

1/4

I was impressed by the quality of the work of the students: the craft and how their particular way of looking at the world reflects into the projects. So much creativity and passion filled the room!
 
Chiara Anelli

Communication director Hermès, Genève
Jury MAS Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship

Jury MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship – Chiara Anelli, Philippe Malouin, Céline Vogt
Jury MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship – Chiara Anelli, Philippe Malouin, Céline Vogt
Jury MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship – Chiara Anelli, Philippe Malouin, Céline Vogt
Jury MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship – Chiara Anelli, Philippe Malouin, Céline Vogt

1/4

The quality of the work is to be highly commended, both for the diverse range of relevant themes and issues explored, as well as the impressive level of design synthesis and technical execution achieved. It was also very inspiring to see the students present their projects with maturity and confidence.
 
Jessica In

Creative coder, architect, designer, London
Jury BA Media & Interaction Design

Jury Bachelor Industrial Design – David Glaetti, Golo Schmeh, Paul Wolfson
Jury Bachelor Industrial Design – David Glaetti, Golo Schmeh, Paul Wolfson
Jury Bachelor Industrial Design – David Glaetti, Golo Schmeh, Paul Wolfson
Jury Bachelor Industrial Design – David Glaetti, Golo Schmeh, Paul Wolfson
Jury Bachelor Industrial Design – David Glaetti, Golo Schmeh, Paul Wolfson

1/5

The breadth, depth and relevancy of work was inspiring. It left me optimistic that the next generation of designers are ready and keen to tackle the challenges we face. A credit to themselves and to ECAL!
 
Paul Wolfson

Industrial designer Logitech, Lausanne
Jury BA Industrial Design

Jury Master Arts Visuels – Nicolas Bourriaud, Jill Mulled Vulliety, Dorian SariJury Master Visual Arts – Nicolas Bourriaud, Jill Mulled Vulliety, Dorian Sari
Jury Master Visual Arts – Nicolas Bourriaud, Jill Mulled Vulliety, Dorian Sari
Jury Master Visual Arts – Nicolas Bourriaud, Jill Mulled Vulliety, Dorian Sari
Jury Master Visual Arts – Nicolas Bourriaud, Jill Mulled Vulliety, Dorian Sari

1/4

The graduation projects this year were of a very high standard and stemmed from a rich and diverse range of subjects. The students’ research showed a deep understanding of their relevant topics which is what led to such convincing ideas, many of which have will have wide global potential.
 
Edward Barber

Industrial designer, London
Jury BA Design Industriel

Jury Master Photography – Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Felix Hoffmann, Jane’a Johnson
Jury Master Photography – Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Felix Hoffmann, Jane’a Johnson
Jury Master Photography – Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Felix Hoffmann, Jane’a Johnson
Jury Master Photography – Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Felix Hoffmann, Jane’a Johnson
Jury Master Photography – Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Felix Hoffmann, Jane’a Johnson
Jury Master Photography – Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Felix Hoffmann, Jane’a Johnson
Jury Master Photography – Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Felix Hoffmann, Jane’a Johnson
Jury Master Photography – Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Felix Hoffmann, Jane’a Johnson
Jury Master Photography – Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Felix Hoffmann, Jane’a Johnson
Jury Master Photography – Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Felix Hoffmann, Jane’a Johnson
Jury Master Photography – Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Felix Hoffmann, Jane’a Johnson

1/11

I really appreciated the sincerity of the students’ topics, which resulted in memorable projects, executed with accuracy and quality. Spending these few days with them was inspiring.
 
Elodie Fabbri

Art director, Paris
Jury BA Visual Communication (Photography, Graphic Design, Media & Interaction Design)

Jury Master Type Design – Dimitri Bruni, Catherine Dixon, Charles Mazé
Jury Master Type Design – Dimitri Bruni, Catherine Dixon, Charles Mazé
Jury Master Type Design – Dimitri Bruni, Catherine Dixon, Charles Mazé
Jury Master Type Design – Dimitri Bruni, Catherine Dixon, Charles Mazé
Jury Master Type Design – Dimitri Bruni, Catherine Dixon, Charles Mazé
Jury Master Type Design – Dimitri Bruni, Catherine Dixon, Charles Mazé

1/6

Through its students, the BA in Visual Art at ECAL stands out as always. You cannot help but notice the rigour and excellence of the realisations, as well as the precision, the commitment and the generosity put in place by the teaching team and the head of the programme.
 
Benjamin Valenza

Artist, Geneva
Jury BA Visual Arts

Jury Master Product Design – Johanna Agerman Ross, Edward Barber, David Glattli
Jury Master Product Design – Johanna Agerman Ross, Edward Barber, David Glattli
Jury Master Product Design – Johanna Agerman Ross, Edward Barber, David Glattli
Jury Master Product Design – Johanna Agerman Ross, Edward Barber, David Glattli
Jury Master Product Design – Johanna Agerman Ross, Edward Barber, David Glattli
Jury Master Product Design – Johanna Agerman Ross, Edward Barber, David Glattli

1/6

With great curiosity, this year’s graduates used graphic design to explore the world around them. Their projects utilised a diverse array of media and were defined by a desire to engage meaningfully with their subject matter. All the projects were generally well crafted, and the most successful works gave their voice to the subject and, most importantly, took risks.
 
Sereina Rothenberger

Art director/founder Hammer, Zurich

Jury BA Graphic Design

& Zak Kyes

Creative director, London
Jury BA Graphic Design

Graduates 2022

Dario Aguet
Ömer Akkas
Al-Saghir Masen
Snær Andrason Hlynur
Charlotte Angéloz
Elodie Anglade
Djellza Azemi
Rokhaya Balde
Elena Baranowski
Angelo Barbattini
Giacomo Bastianelli
Beat Baumgartner
Emma Bedos
Lorenzo Benzoni
Léa Célestine Bernasconi
Adrien Beroud
Clara Bertière
Fanny Bichet
Filippo Bisagni
Dominik Bissem
Marine Bouvard
Samuel Bregnard
Loris Briguet
Alexandre Brunisholz
Frederik Buchmann
Morgane Cachin
Danpeng Cai
Olivia Calcaterra
Soraya Camina
Paul Carluy
Raphaël Carruzzo
Emma Casella
Ali Chatila
Salomé Chatriot
Marie Chemin
Alexey Chernikov
Yuoning Chien
Hsinhung Chou
Yin Chow Cheuk
Roxane Christinet
Yann Cistac
Yan Ciszewski
Tudor Ciurescu
Alexis Colin
Victor Comte
Antoine Contreras Salazar
Julie Corday
Zsófia Csocsán Laura
Pierre Daendliker
Marine Dang
Giacomo De Paoli
Karima Deghayli
Massimo Del Gaudio
Roxanne Del Val
Charly Derouault
Alexandre Desarzens
Sippanon Detanan
Selin Dettwiler
Samuel Dumez
Camille Dutoit
Oriane Emery
Salomé Engel
Gala Espel
Maria Esteves
Sam Fagnart
Benjamin Fanni
Nora Fatehi
Léon Félix
Clemens Fischer
Stefan Fitze
Antoine Flahaut
Mélanie Fontaine
Luca Frati
Nikolai Frerichs
Michail Galanopoulos
Amélie Gallay
Chloé Geinoz
Léna Gelsomino
Maryam Ghasemi
Mahalia Taje Giotto
Kévin Goury
Alice Graff
Martial Grin
Soren Gunzinger
Raphaela Häfliger
Gabriel Hafner
Leopold Helbich Frey
Jamy Herrmann
Lucie Herter
Florian Hilt
Hikaru Hori
Jiahui Huang
Aurore Huberty
Benjamin Huerta
Anaelle Iglesias Carballo
Antoine Jacquat
Matthias Joulaud
Laurine Joyeux
Nima Kaufmann
Ludivine Keller
Yeong Kim Ji
Yoosung Kim
Lisa Kishtoo
Balthus Kiss
Reo Koda
Tsubasa Koshide
Samara Krähenbühl
Briac Laforge
Hugo Le Corre
Clementine Le Guerec
Seungmok Lee
Anaïs Lehmann
Timothée Lehmann
Alexandre Lescieux
Peilian Li
Augustin Lignier
Kim Lissy
Lukas Lüttgen
Julie Magnenat
Thomas Manil
Alexandre Margueron
Angèle Marignac-Serra
Marion Marquet
Achille Masson
Mika Matikainen
Assadour Matthey
Alice Denyse Matthey-Jonais
Marine Maye
Lisa Mazenauer
Solène Mercier
Marvin Merkel
Stéphane Mischler
Iris Moine
Alice Monguzzi
Agnes Murmann
Clemens Neureiter
Alex Nguyen
Emily Orlet
Valentina Parati
Julie Pavia
Leonardo Pellicanò
Basil Pérot
Alexis Perron-Corriveau
Line Petitguyot
Tania Praz
Yolane Rais
Sergei Rasskazov
Paul Rees
Jillian Reichlin
Jorge Reis
Marion Reymond
Antonin Ricou
Mathilde Rietsch
Anaïs Rochat
Milagros Rodríguez
Yatoni Roy
Carolin Schelkle
Samira Schneuwly
Sophie Schreurs
Christian Schulz
Valentina Shasivari
Sergei Silkov
Theodore Simon
Joana Siniavskaja
Noémie Soriano
Camille Spiller
Iacopo Spini
Manuel Steffan
Alisa Strub
Yang Su
Borja Suqué
Stefan Tanase
Loris Theurillat
Michaela Theus
Constance Thiessoz
Sunna Margrét Thórisdóttir
Célia Tourette
Samantha Trinkler
Stefan Troendle
Aurélien Uberti
Fiona Valais
Caterina Valletta
Sophie van der Bij
Léonard Vazquez Vila
Cristina Veltri
Nathanaël Vianin
Charlotte Viglino
Flavio Visalli
Manon Vouga
Loris Wahler
Laure Wasser
Dario Willommet
Mara Wohlfahrt
Mayara Yamada
Lara Zettl

Awards & Grants

Graduation ceremony – July 1st, 2022
Graduation ceremony – July 1st, 2022
Graduation ceremony – July 1st, 2022
Graduation ceremony – July 1st, 2022
Graduation ceremony – July 1st, 2022
Graduation ceremony – July 1st, 2022
Graduation ceremony – July 1st, 2022

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Bachelor Awards
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BNP Double Clap Award – CHF 10'000.-

Marion Reymond – BA Cinema 

 

A prize that highlights young film talent from ECAL and contributes to the production of a Bachelor's degree film.
Presented by Mrs. Isabelle Pezzoni, Company Engagement Event manager at BNP Paribas

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Pierre Keller Award – CHF 5'000.-

Morgane Cachin – BA Graphic Design

 

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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La Foncière Award – CHF 3'000.-

Lisa Mazenauer – 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. Thomas Vonaesch, Director of La Foncière

 

 

 

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

Yan Ciszewski – BA Cinema

 

A prize awarded to an ECAL student who has distinguished him/herself by the excellence of his/her diploma work. Presented by Mr. Gaetano Massa, Scientific assistant of the Design and Fine Arts Department of the HES-SO

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Ernest Manganel Award – CHF 4’000.-

Salomé Engel  – BA Visual Arts  

 

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

 

 

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BG Ingénieurs Conseils Award – CHF 1’500.-

Lara Zettl – BA Graphic 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. Anne–Claire Pliska, Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation at BG Consulting Engineers
 

 

 

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ECAL Award – CHF 1’500.-

Alex Nguyen – BA Industrial Design

 

A prize awarded to graduate students who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work throughout their studies at ECAL. Presented by Mr. Stéphane Halmaï–Voisard, Head of Bachelor Industrial Design 

 

 

 

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METAA Award – CHF 1’000.-

Samuel Dumez – BA Media & Interaction Design

 

A prize awarded to a graduate student in Media & Interaction Design who has distinguished himself/herself by a prospective and experimental approach during his/her diploma work. Presented by Mrs. Joëlle Aeschlimann, president of METAA: Media Experiments in Technology and Art Association 

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Risk Award – CHF 1’000.-

Maria Esteves – BA Visual 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 2’000.-

Nora Fatehi – 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 Mrs. Pauline Saglio, Head of Bachelor Media & Interaction Design
 

 

 

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EXECAL Award - CHF 1,000.-

Mara Wohlfahrt – BA Graphic 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.-

Roxane Christinet – BA Visual 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, President of Visarte Vaud.

 

 

 

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Profot Award – Elinchrom One Dual Flash Kit with tripods and umbrellas worth CHF 3'000.

Florian Hilt – BA Photography

 

An award for a Bachelor Photography student who has completed an excellent diploma thesis. Presented by Mr. Sandro Bizzarro, Digital Imaging Consultant at Profot SA

 

 

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Jacqueline Veuve Award – CHF 1’000.-

Solène Mercier – BA Cinema

 

An award given to a film student who has distinguished himself/herself during the year by the quality of his/her achievements or technical work. This award pays tribute to Jacqueline Veuve, a great Swiss documentary filmmaker who passed away in 2013. Presented by Mr. Lionel Baier, Professor of Bachelor Cinema, film director
 

 

 

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Plateforme10 x ECAL Award – Exhibition presented at Plateforme 10 in collaboration with ECAL + CHF 5'000.-

Mélanie Fontaine – BA Media & Interaction Design

 

This prize is intended to reward a Bachelor Media & Interaction Design student who has distinguished himself/herself by a prospective and poetic use of new technologies. With Latent, Mélanie Fontaine scripted our instant messaging exchanges by inviting the context of the users into the conversations. This prize will allow, among other things, the development of the project in view of a first public visibility through an exhibition of the laureate, while reinforcing the links between the ECAL and Plateforme10. Presented by Mr. Patrick Gyger, General Director of Plateforme 10.

 

 

 

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Image Freestudios Award – Voucher for the complete calibration of a professional short film at Freestudios in Geneva, worth CHF 15'000.

Dario Willommet – BA Cinema 

 

An award to a student in the Photography option who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her work, both artistically and technically. This award underlines the virtuous bridges between the academic and professional world at the time of entry into the latter of the graduating students through the close collaboration between Freestudios and the Cinema Department. Presented by Mr. Boris Rabusseau, FreeStudios. Voucher for the complete calibration of a professional short film at Freestudios in Geneva, worth CHF 15'000 .- (Photography option. Presented by David Chizallet, Director of Photogaphy)
 

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SDA member for 3 years + individual entrepreneurial coaching for the development of his/her diploma project

Anaïs Lehmann  – BA Industrial Design 

 

A prize that rewards a Bachelor student for the excellence of his/her diploma work. The SDA Bachelor Award offers the winner the possibility of becoming an SDA member for three years as well as individual entrepreneurial coaching for the development of his/her diploma project. Presented by Mrs. Géraldine Morand, member of the SDA: Swiss Design Association

 

Master Awards
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Images Vevey x ECAL Award – Monographic exhibition presented by Images Vevey in collaboration with ECAL, in Vevey

Augustin Lignier - MA Photography

 

A prize offering the opportunity of a first public visibility through an exhibition to a graduate of the ECAL's Bachelor's or Master's degree in photography, while reinforcing the existing links between ECAL and Images Vevey. Presented by Mr Alexis Georgacopoulos, on behalf of Images Vevey

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FLOKK Internship – Six-month internship program at FLOKK HG in Oslo 

HsinHung Chou – MA Product Design

 

Six-month internship programme at Flokk HQ in Oslo, Norway, to a Master Product Design graduate. Flokk is the market leader in the design, development and production of workplace furniture in Europe. Presented by Mr Camille Blin, Head of Product Design Master, on behalf of FLOKK

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Eyes on Talents Award – Professional Support

Raphaela Häfliger – MA Type Design
Carolin Schelkle – MA Product Design

 

Three prizes awarded by the Paris-based agency Eyes on Talents to graduate projects with high potential in terms of sustainability, social impact or technological integration. The winners will benefit from a professional support and a media follow-up as well as an increased visibility among the agency's network of partners. Presented by Mr Youwie Roes, representative of Eyes on Talents

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De Bethune Award – CHF 6'000.-

Camille Dutoit – 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 Denis Flageollet, master watchmaker & creator of De Bethune

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HES-SO Design & Fine Arts Excellence Award – CHF 2'500.-

Luca Frati – MA Fine Arts – CHF 2’500.-

 

A prize awarded to an ECAL student who has distinguished himself/herself by the excellence of his/her diploma work. Presented by Mr Gaetano Massa, Scientific Assistant Design and Fine Arts HES-SO

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BG Ingénieurs Conseils Award – CHF 1’500.-

Paul Rees – MA Product Design – CHF 1'500.-

 

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 Mr Camille Blin, head of Master Product Design, on behalf of BG Consulting Engineers 

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David Rust Award – CHF 1’000.-

Karima Deghayli – MA Type Design – CHF 1'000.-

 

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 Cancer action (led by the association). Presented by Mr Angelo Benedetto, founding member of the association in rust we trust*

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Soma Summer Mexico 2022 – A one-month artist residency in Mexico 

Valentina Parati – MA Arts Visuels

Juri Bizzotto – MA Arts Visuels

 

Awarded to 2 Fine Arts students, selected for a 1-month artist residency in Mexico, at the Hacienda Santa María Xalostoc, near Tlaxco village in Tlaxcala state (2h30 drive from Mexico City). Presented by Mrs Stéphanie Moisdon, head of Master Fine Arts.

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Masé Studios Sound Award – Voucher for the complete film mixing of a professional short film at Masé Studios in Geneva, value of CHF 8’000.-

Yatoni Roy Cantu – MA Cinema

 

A prize to a student in the Sound specialization who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her work, both on an artistic and technical level. This award underlines the virtuous bridges between the academic and professional worlds when graduating students enter the latter through the close collaboration between Masé Studios and the Film Department. Presented by Mr Ivan Ruet, representative of Masé Studios
 

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EXECAL Award – CHF 1’000.-

Amélie Gallay – 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.

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Scholarship Nestlé-ECAL – CHF 10'000.- x2-

Raphaela Häfliger – MA Type Design

Danpeng Cai – MA Product Design

 

Two Nestlé scholarships of CHF 10'000. - each awarded to deserving 2nd year MADP, MAP and MATD students who have distinguished themselves by the research and quality of their diploma project, particularly -but not exclusively- in relation to current themes such as technological or social innovation, sustainability or health. Presented by Mr René Ciocca, Head of Corporate Identity & Design, Marketing and Consumer Communication of Nestlé

 

PPF: Prix Pangram Finesse – 2500$CAD (equivalent in Swiss Francs) 

Joana Siniavskaja – MA Type Design

 

A prize awarded to a graduate student, who has distinguished himself/herself by the sharpness in the attention to details, as well as a global concept that fits the current trends in graphic design. Presented by Mr Matthieu Cortat, head of Master Type Design, on behalf of Pangram Pangram
 

Other Awards (aside diplomas)
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Casino Barrière of Montreux Foundation Grant – CHF 8'000.- (Bachelor)

Antonin Maudry – 2e année BA Graphic Design – CHF 8'000.-

 

A grant awarded to a student about to complete their graduation year. The choice was made based on their talent and creativity. Presented by Mr. Jakob Hlasek, President of the Casino Barrière de Montreux Foundation

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Casino Barrière de Montreux Foundation Grant – CHF 8'000.- (Master)

Carla Rossi – 1st year MA Photography – CHF 8'000.-

 

A scholarship awarded to a student about to complete their graduation year. The choice was made on the basis of her/his talent and creativity. Presented by Mr Alexis Georgacopoulos, member of Casino Barrière de Montreux Foundation 

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

Nolan Lucidi – 2nd year BA Fine Arts – CHF 5'000.-

Mathilde Hansen – 2nd year BA Fine Arts – CHF 5'000.-

 

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 Stéphane kropf, head of Bachelor Fine Arts, on behalf of Walter + Eve Kent Foundation

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Scholarship Walter + Eve Kent Foundation (Master) – CHF 5'000.-

Clara Sipf – 1st year MA Fine Arts – CHF 5'000.-

Sofia Fresey Angelopoulou – 1st year MA Fine Arts – CHF 5'000.-

 

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 Mrs Stéphanie Moisdon, head of Master Fine Arts, on behalf of Walter + Eve Kent Foundation

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Encouragement Award – City of Renens - CHF 2'000.- (Master)

Luis Rodriguez – 1nd year MA Product Design

 

An encouragement prize awarded to a student in the 1st year of the Master Fine Arts who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her work. The winner is offered the opportunity to exhibit his/her work at the La Ferme des Tilleuls in Renens. Presented by Mrs Nathalie Jaccard, Conseillère municipale en charge de la Direction Culture-Jeunesse-Affaire scolaire à la Ville de Renens

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Encouragement Award – City of Renens - CHF 2'000.- (Bachelor)

Lea Sblandano – 2nd year BA Photography

 

An encouragement prize awarded to a student in the 1st year of the Master Fine Arts who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her work. The winner is offered the opportunity to exhibit his/her work at the La Ferme des Tilleuls in Renens. Presented by Mrs. Tinetta Maystre, Municipale à la Ville de Renens

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Foundation Year Award – CHF 500.- x3

 

Gaia Vitali – Option Industrial Design – CHF 500.-

Eliot Dubi – Option Graphic Design – CHF 500.-

Inès Riber – Option Graphic Design – CHF 500.-

 

A prize awarded to three students of the ECAL's Foundation Year who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work and who have obtained the best results of their year.

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ECAL DIPLOMAS 2022,02–28.11.2022

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ECAL DIPLOMAS 2022,
02–28.11.2022

On Wednesday, November 2, ECAL presents Bachelor and Master graduation films at the Cinémathèque suisse. Then, from November 4 to 28 - opening on Thursday, November 3 from 6 to 8 pm - the diploma projects will be exhibited at ECAL, in its building in Renens.

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

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

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

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