U.F.O.G.O. at the Swissnex 20th anniversary, 07.11.2023, swissnex San Francisco

U.F.O.G.O. at the Swissnex 20th anniversary
swissnex San Francisco

On November 7, 2023, ECAL will be presenting U.F.O.G.O. at Pier 17 during "Metropolis", Swissnex's 20th anniversary program in San Francisco.

With 'Metropolis – Sustainable Futures Under Construction', Swissnex in San Francisco is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a look into the future of cities, focusing on food, energy, and the built and digital environment.

By highlighting Swiss innovators at the forefront of urban development, this program inspires individuals to question existing paradigms and envision bold and transformative solutions that can shape sustainable and thriving cities of tomorrow.

As part of this programme, the ECAL has been invited to present the exhibition U.F.O.G.O. :

In October 2022, the Master Product Design students and tutors of ECAL visited and immersed themselves in Fogo Island. The U.F.O.G.O. project resulted in eight speculative yet practical wind turbine designs, considerately informed by various perspectives. is a sustainability project grounded in reality, but not limited by what already is. Through their subtle design, they bring innovative, reality-based solutions, favouring their acceptance by local populations. Produced in consultation with engineers from HEIG-VD/School of Management and Engineering Vaud, the models integrate the technical, technological and legal principles necessary for their implementation.


Tuesday November 7, 2023
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Free entry with registration




Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco