Beyond questions of functionality, comfort and individual or collective well-being, the built environment is able to respond in a stimulating way to societal, energy and environmental challenges.
The work space, the living space, the public space, the interior space, the street, are carried by real statements of intent that motivate their forms, following certain principles such as climate transition, densification, ecology and energy transition....
The 2nd year Graphic Design students worked on the production of a communication based on one of these principles (or others) and on the architectural realization which refers to it in order to promote it.
Studio project (2023) by Rebecca Alfandary, Valentin Bonzon, Jonas Buxcel, Camille Choquard, Alexandra Cupsa, Sacha Décoppet, Morgane Gilliéron, Flaurant Kadrija, Karim Akel, Olympe Boutaghane, Lisa Grobet
Through this object, my mother was able to transmit to me the complexity of memories as an immigrant in a country that is not her own.
With the help of archival photos, archival texts, and her actual words translating letters received from my grandfather, I immersed myself in the transmission of memories between my grandfather, my mother, and me, using her memories as a pivot of transmission between the past and the future.
Edition & Animation
The goal of the project is to tell a story through my filmed experiences and my thoughts written on paper, recomposed to tell a personal story of a woman who dares to appropriate the urban space, despite the innate fear she feels within herself. The visual part and the writing complement each other, the filmed part being an immersion in her skin, where the viewer travels the city through her point of view. The editing acts as subtitles to the video. It reflects her thoughts, feelings and interactions, the poetry of moments of solitude, of contemplation through the act of strolling.
DSE is a book about prisons, one of the most controversial environments in our justice system. They are supposed to be places where criminals are punished and rehabilitated, but they are often criticized for their overcrowding, lack of resources, and inhumane conditions of confinement.
Velvet flowers questions the different feelings that abandoned places can evoke. When reading the work, a nostalgia settles in, then it's the turn of anxiety and uneasiness. We can feel different traces and imprints left by entities, human or not.
The experience is transcribed through silver photographs, pages of dense texts and fragments of the place. The feeling of déjà vu submits us to a question of temporality that cannot be defied and questions the fact that we are never in the right traces.
By Lisa Grobet
Umberto Eco said: "The most important function of a library is to help the reader discover books that he or she did not know existed and that turn out to be of great importance to him or her. In the Sitterwerk library in St. Gallen, books are put down as they please and temporary collections are created. Sometimes unrelated books are placed together on the same shelf.
By eliminating all classifications, we leave room for the unexpected. Searching for a particular book is no longer the main objective, it is the experience of the place that takes precedence. This object follows a reflection around the book, taking as subjects of experiment a selection of 100 publications with as criterion of selection their format which must be between an A4 and an A3. The books were taken from the catalog of the Sitterwerk library.