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Collector

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Collector

with Adeline Mollard

During the visual identity course with Adeline Mollard, the students had to develop an identity project promoting a collection chosen by them. Each project includes the design of a catalogue contextualising and presenting the collection, together with the design of a triptych of posters.

Type specimen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Type specimen

with Aurèle Sack

Type design displayed on a specimen.

Type Specimen

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Type Specimen

with Robert Huber

Type design displayed on a specimen.

So how can we live better

GRAPHIC DESIGN

So how can we live better

with Nicole Udry

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.

Editorial Design

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Editorial Design

with Diego Bontognali

During this editorial design course, the students had to research and compile texts around a theme, based on a selection of texts and songs.  The idea was to produce two editions with identical content but different formats.

Information Design

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Information Design

with Angelo Benedetto

During the information design course the students have been asked to design a cartographic poster based on a film in the road movie genre, in a direct or abstract representation.

Image creation

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Image creation

with Guy Meldem

During the Image Creation course with Guy Meldem, the students had to develop a publishing project based on comics. Each project takes the form of a 16-page booklet with two different types of printing.

BLI x ECAL

PHOTOGRAPHY

BLI x ECAL

with Matthieu Gafsou

The collaboration between the ECAL and the BLI touches on contemporary issues that are of particular concern to students at the school: our relationship with minorities and the appropriate way of representing them. For a long time, a paternalistic anthropological attitude was tolerated and even encouraged in the world of photography. Attitudes have changed, and the young artists at the ECAL have developed a relationship of equals with the various communities they have encountered. Creating the images required a language that enabled the students to position themselves in relation to others and to establish protocols in line with their own values and those of the people on the other side of the lens. The images give us a complex, multifaceted panorama of our city's cultural diversity, and show us that encounters and mixes are possible and fruitful. Matthieu Gafsou, photographer and teacher.

Directing workshop with Yann Gonzalez

FILM STUDIES

Directing workshop with Yann Gonzalez

with Yann Gonzalez

In partnership with La Manufacture, the ECAL x HEAD Master invited director Yann Gonzalez to take part in a directing workshop.

Option photographie 22-23

FOUNDATION YEAR

Option photographie 22-23

with Younes Klouche

Sélection de projets de semestre

Rémi Molleyres – The wild waltz (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Rémi Molleyres – The wild waltz (Direction)

with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

Joseph discovers that Félicie, his fiancée, just killed her uncle and has decided to run away. A whole life collapses for the young couple.

Remo Corazza – Satellites never fall from the sky (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Remo Corazza – Satellites never fall from the sky (Photography)

with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

My diploma work consisted in being the cinematographer on the film Satellites never fall from the sky, which I co-directed with Matias Carlier, Ecal alumni in cinema, class of 2022.

Ilan Dubi – Before ocean (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Ilan Dubi – Before ocean (Direction)

with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

Léon has a tough night as he runs away from home to join Olivia on her journey to the ocean.

Marcello Balzaretti – There were cowboys (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Marcello Balzaretti – There were cowboys (Photography)

with Agnès Godard

Infinitely disappointed by his recent pilgrimage to the USA for which he had great expectations, Daniel, back in Switzerland, goes back to his daily routine. One day appears before him a ghostly cowboy, giving him a mission: to steal a Chevy El Camino.

César Cadène – Before ocean (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

César Cadène – Before ocean (Photography)

with Agnès Godard

My ECAL graduation project involved making the photography of the film "Before the Ocean," written and directed by Ilan Dubi, a student director. Inspired by the cinema of the Safdie brothers and John Cassavetes, this film was a real technical and creative challenge.

Jay Holdener – There were cowboys (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Jay Holdener – There were cowboys (Direction)

with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

Daniel back from the USA, is given a mission by a  ghostly Cowboy: to steal a Chevy El Camino.

Ilù Seydoux – Before ocean (Sound)

FILM STUDIES

Ilù Seydoux – Before ocean (Sound)

with Fanny Martin

My diploma work in sound engineering involved recording and sound editing the film Before ocean, directed by Ilan Dubi.

Giulia Goy – Rose on the farm (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Giulia Goy – Rose on the farm (Direction)

with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

Rose is a young filmmaker who's looking for a job. She decides to go on a course to retrain as a farmer. This is an inceptive story that questions our relationship with the land, with art, as well as the role of filmmakers as observers of our world.

Adrien Beroud – Before ocean (Scriptwriting)

FILM STUDIES

Adrien Beroud – Before ocean (Scriptwriting)

with Antoine Russbach

Before being adapted into a short film, "Aire de Jeux" is my Bachelor project: a feature film script, a satirical comedy in the world of contemporary theatre.

Documentary film workshop with Guillaume Brac

FILM STUDIES

Documentary film workshop with Guillaume Brac

with Guillaume Brac, Karen Benainous, Marie-Eve Hildbrand

2nd year students took part in a documentary workshop led by Guillaume Brac, on the theme of friendship.

1st year Documentary Workshop

FILM STUDIES

1st year Documentary Workshop

with Benoit Rossel, Karin Sudan

1st year students took part in a documentary workshop led by Benoit Rossel, on the theme of the interview.

Sétay - Singuliers

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Sétay - Singuliers

with Sami Benhadj

Music video made by Julie Turin and Charlotte Pralong during the second year video course in Visual Communication Bachelor.

Catharsis - RestoGastro

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Catharsis - RestoGastro

with Sami Benhadj

Music video made by Théo Déchanez and Viktor Gagné during the second year video course in Visual Communication Bachelor.

Triptychs

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Triptychs

with Benjamin Muzzin

Selection of animated sequences made during a 3D course directed by Benjamin Muzzin. The students were inspired by a painting and transcribed it into three different scenes.

Handmade Reality

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Handmade Reality

with Mario Von Rickenbach, Alain Bellet

Handmade Reality is a series of AR experiences using a mixed reality headset, the Hololens, created by the 2nd year Bachelor Media & Interaction Design students. Using the environment around us as a playground, each experiment proposes a different way of interacting with it, guided by our hands.

Realtime Narratives

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Realtime Narratives

with Valerio Meschi

During the Realtime Narratives course, second-year students had to create a real-time narrative experience using Unreal Engine software. Based on the theme of "Chrysalis", the students developed the scenario, the graphic assets and the interactions. The aim of the project was to raise students awareness of the use of 3D realtime engines and the various links with other software specific to each stage of development.

Staged Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY

Staged Photography

with Charlotte Krieger

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the creation and management of a complex photographic project involving sets, characters and lighting. The theme is free.

Fine Art Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY

Fine Art Photography

with Natacha Lesueur

Seduce, they said Based on projects developed around the theme of seduction, students develop a personal, in-depth project over the whole semester.

Video

PHOTOGRAPHY

Video

with Orsola Valenti

Image, sound and politics: how to raise the image The main aim of the course is to stimulate reflection on the audiovisual gesture. By confronting students with the complexity of audiovisual creation and its compositional dimension (image and sound, space and time, frame and rhythm, body and set), they are encouraged to grasp its richness and potential.

Images and movement

PHOTOGRAPHY

Images and movement

with Olivia Schenker

During one semester, the students made a very short film on the theme of Simulations. They acquired fundamental notions in the narrative, visual, and conceptual development of a video production.

Workshop 4x5

PHOTOGRAPHY

Workshop 4x5

with Matthieu Gafsou

The workshop week 4x5 is both an introduction to the 4x5 technical camera and a way to kickstart a photographic project. Students experience the process of analog shooting, from development to large format printing. This intense week is highly technical, but also focused on developing a photographic language, allowing for a better understanding of the fundamental workings of photography.

LA POSTE × ECAL

GRAPHIC DESIGN

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

LA POSTE × ECAL

with La Poste, Vincent Jacquier, Angelo Benedetto

For the Swiss Post Office, students from ECAL's Bachelor Graphic Design and Bachelor Media & Interaction Design are creating a postage stamp based on artificial intelligence. Thanks to augmented reality, Metascape transports Swiss Post users into an imaginary and poetic universe on the way to a destination that remains elusive.

HIFF - Dynamic Identity

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

HIFF - Dynamic Identity

with Angelo Benedetto

Dynamic identity for the fictional indie film festival HIFF (Haze Indie Film Festival)  proposed by Valère Zen-Ruffinen as part of the Dynamic Display course led by Angelo Benedetto

ARC - Dynamic Identity

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

ARC - Dynamic Identity

with Angelo Benedetto

Dynamic identity for the fictional artistic ceramics festival ARC (Artistic Revolution of Ceramics) proposed by Livia Schmid as part of the Dynamic Display course led by Angelo Benedetto.

R&R - Dynamic Identity

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

R&R - Dynamic Identity

with Angelo Benedetto

Dynamic identity for the fictional upcycling festival R&R (Rebuild & Revive) proposed by Emilie Maier as part of the Dynamic Display course led by Angelo Benedetto.

UFOS - Dynamic Identity

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

UFOS - Dynamic Identity

with Angelo Benedetto

Dynamic identity for the fictional electronic music festival UFOS (Underground From Outter Space) proposed by Baptiste Godart as part of the Dynamic Display course led by Angelo Benedetto.

Talk To Me

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Talk To Me

with Alain Bellet

Talk To Me is a series of interactive objects designed by 1st-year Bachelor Media & Interaction Design students. These objects use dialogue as a playground and draw inspiration from conversational interfaces to create new interactions.

Ecal for Schätti

PRODUCT DESIGN

Ecal for Schätti

with Camille Blin

ECAL for Schätti is a inspiring collection created by ECAL’s Master students in Product Design, under the guidance of Camille Blin, head of the programme, Jörg Boner, designer and Thomas Schätti, co-owner of the company Schätti. In the lighting industry, Schätti is synonymous with high quality manufacture and proven know-how. The brand is driven by a modernist vision and a fresh perspective: “The lighting industry is in upheaval; LED technology is the center of attention. A significant research and development effort is devoted to this technology. Light is being redefined.” A premise that ECAL students followed to create portable, battery powered LED lamps. The result is a multifunctional collection featuring the potential of this technology. Collapsible or foldable, wall or desk lamp, portable and rechargeable, indoor or outdoor: the selection translates Schätti expertise and ECAL students' creative minds.

U.F.O.G.O. Wind Turbines

PRODUCT DESIGN

U.F.O.G.O. Wind Turbines

with Camille Blin, Anniina Koivu, Anthony Guex, Marvin Merkel, Arthur Seguin

In 2023, the significant role of renewable energies in tackling the environmental crisis is blatant. In this context, wind power has once again been presented as a promising avenue for regions seeking to transition to renewable energy. However, concerns about their visual intrusion on surrounding environments pose a significant obstacle to their deployment. From a design perspective, this aesthetical factor is not insurmountable. On the contrary, it highlights the need for greater consideration of how we shape these technologies and integrate them into the environment and our lives. This project, completed by 16 MA Product Design Students of ECAL, has set out to explore how wind turbines can fit into natural landscapes and cultures not only sensitively, but beautifully – if we focus on their design. To complete the project effectively, a case study location was required. Fogo Island (Newfoundland, Canada), described locally as "this rock in the battering Northern Sea," was chosen due to its natural beauty, abundant wind, and tight-knit community of approximately 2,500 inhabitants. The island's climate and geography make it ideal for wind turbines. Additionally, Fogo Island is home to Shorefast, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a sustainable, renewable economy for the island. In October 2022, the students and tutors of ECAL visited and immersed themselves in Fogo Island. The project resulted in eight speculative yet practical wind turbine designs, considerately informed by various perspectives. U.F.O.G.O. is a sustainability project  grounded in reality, but not limited by what already is. Collaboration Partners: Shorefast HEIG-VD/School of Management and Engineering Vaud (Marc Pellerin, Philippe Morey and Marco Viviani) Media Partner: Disegno Funding: Summer University Programme of the Board of Higher Education (DGES) State of Vaud HES-SO Recherche Transdisciplinaire en Durabilite (under the project title 'INTEGRATED WIND TURBINES’)

Beyond The Surface

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Beyond The Surface

with Vincent Schwenk

Under the guidance of 3D artist Vincent Schwenk, second-year students skillfully created an abstract animation centered on the theme of relaxation. Throughout the process, they gained valuable insights into various techniques such as modeling, texturing, simulations, rendering, and sound design.

Vampire week

PHOTOGRAPHY

Vampire week

with Jean-Vincent Simonet

During one week, the students developed techniques that transform perception and the relationship with the corpus of images: erasure, displacement, loss of the sensation of reality.

Frontiere di Sabbia

PHOTOGRAPHY

Frontiere di Sabbia

with Florian Amoser, Milo Keller, Clément Lambelet

"Frontiere di Sabbia" is an exhibition of the students of the Master of Photography at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, in collaboration with the Biennale dell’Immagine di Chiasso. The collection of projects you will see has been created with drones: aircraft originally developed for warfare that have been transformed into civilian and popular forms. In just a few years, these devices have undergone a dizzying technological evolution and achieved considerable commercial success. Used for a variety of purposes - recreational and professional, political and subversive - these “unmanned aerial vehicles” can be easily purchased and controlled remotely, like in a video game. The opportunities offered by civilian drones combine with multiple negative consequences: the confusion between reality and simulation, privacy violations, and the use for illegal and violent actions. From a photographic perspective, drones offer infinite viewpoints for exceptional, vertical, and total vision. Equipped with all-round sensors, they fly autonomously on programmed routes and are able to monitor the territory and its inhabitants. The “Frontiere di Sabbia” exhibition, presented in the Ex Saceba building, a cement factory located a few kilometers from the border, recalls the past of these places where materials were produced to build houses, bridges, and highways, but also walls and barriers. By diverting from predetermined and automated paths, a new generation of image creators questions us about our perception of our limits: human, political, and technological.

Workshop Geray Mena

PHOTOGRAPHY

Workshop Geray Mena

with Geray Mena

The workshop focused on the dissolution of genres within photography: documentary, fashion, still life and portraiture. Students built bridges between commercial and artistic practice.

Hyperlab

GRAPHIC DESIGN

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY

Hyperlab

with Vincent Jacquier, Angelo Benedetto, Ali-Eddine Abdelkhalek, Jean-Vincent Simonet, Clément Rouzaud

In collaboration with the HYPEROUEST music festival, ECAL students were given the opportunity to design a visual installation in the room adjacent to the festival's ephemeral club, located on the Veillon wasteland in Crissier. For this project, 1st-year students worked in groups, mixing Bachelors in Graphic Design, Media & Interaction Design and Photography. Their main objective was to create powerful and creative visual sequences around the central theme of "HYPER". At the same time, second-year students in the Graphic Design option enriched this project by developing the exhibition's visual identity. These interdisciplinary collaborations stimulated exchanges and encouraged visual cohesion, connecting the different ideas and reinforcing the "laboratory" and experimental aspect of the project.

The New Final Form

PRODUCT DESIGN

The New Final Form

with Christophe Guberan, Camille Blin

The New Final Form is the result of a cross-disciplinary workshop run by the 1st year students in the Product Design Master's programme. Working with Ceramaret, a company based in Bôle that specialises in new ceramic manufacturing processes, the students imagined today's electrical sockets and switches. Our daily habits and our relationship with these devices have changed considerably over the last few decades, particularly with the battery-powered appliances that surround us. Thanks to the development of new technologies and new manufacturing processes, and to the properties of ceramics: good resistance to heat and pressure, and very good electrical insulation, the students came up with a series of original proposals rethinking the Feller electrical socket of today, an icon of Swiss design established by Max Bill in 1946.

Fiction film workshop with Thierry de Peretti

FILM STUDIES

Fiction film workshop with Thierry de Peretti

with Thierry de Peretti, Claire Mathon, Marion Monnier

The 2022 fiction film workshop was lead by Thierry de Peretti.

Remix

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Remix

by Candice Aepli, Amélie Bertholet, Coraline Beyeler, Delphine Brantschen, Léa Corin, Matteo Cortesi, Mathilde Driebold, Eliot Dubi, Marc Facchinetti, Sébastien Follet, Emilie Müller, Dorian Pangallo, Paul Paturel, Adam Saragoussi, Hugo Scholl, Diego Steiner, Cyprien Valenza, Alfredo Venti, Arnaud Wenger

Workshop with Helmo During this week, the students created a new version of vinyl cover by remixing their graphic elements.

Lott of Prints

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Lott of Prints

with Guy Meldem

During this week, students organized a lottery. Printed in offset, the modular posters that turned into cards enabled the first lottery at ECAL.

The Things I Missed While Scrolling

GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Things I Missed While Scrolling

by Rebecca Alfandary, Valentin Bonzon, Jonas Buxcel, Camille Choquard, Alexandra Cupsa, Sacha Décoppet, Morgane Gilliéron, Flaurant Kadrija, Yohann Kampmann, Simon Maurer, Delphine Moënnat, Monica Müller, Océane Pasteur, Luca Reichenbach, Luca Riva, Angeline Rossetti, Pierre Teissier, Baptiste Torrent, Elsa Trummer, Chloé Vandewalle

Workshop with Stephanie Specht During the week the students had to produce one poster that makes people aware of their phone use, make them stand still. They had design their poster so that it inspires from a distance, and informs up close.

Music made visual

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Music made visual

by Rebecca Alfandary, Valentin Bonzon, Jonas Buxcel, Camille Choquard, Alexandra Cupsa, Sacha Décoppet, Morgane Gilliéron, Flaurant Kadrija, Yohann Kampmann, Simon Maurer, Delphine Moënnat, Monica Müller, Océane Pasteur, Luca Reichenbach, Luca Riva, Angeline Rossetti, Pierre Teissier, Baptiste Torrent, Elsa Trummer, Chloé Vandewalle

Workshop with Brian Roettinger This workshop was a typographic exploration/exercise on how typography can express musical feeling/tone. The students used the lyrics as a graphic material. With the as their only source material they had to create one poster.

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