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Workshop Rousseau mandate

FILM STUDIES

Workshop Rousseau mandate

Study trip of the Master in Film students in Val de Travers, on the footsteps of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, to work on the first stages of the Mandate proposed by the MLR - Maison Rousseau et Littérature, Geneva.

Labour Tool Product

TYPE DESIGN

Labour Tool Product

with Julia Born

“Labour, Tool, Product” is an editorial project, self-initiated by Samira Schneuwly. The book explores the universal profession of farming, its evolution and the technologies and possibilities associated with it through carefully curated images from ETH Zürich’s online image archive and excerpts from her great-grandfather’s and grandfather’s inventory books.

Photobook - Fall 2021

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photobook - Fall 2021

with Bruno Ceschel

The photobook module introduces students to the history of photobooks and artists’ books and leads them to consider different strategies and approaches to contemporary book-making. In the first term students individually conceptualised a publication that have been designed, printed and distributed.

Avatars

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Avatars

with Samy La Crapule

It is around the theme “Avatars” that we spent this week of workshop with Samy La Crapule. The idea was to learn around the software Daz Studio in order to create a virtual CGI avatar. The results presented here are the result of a week’s work for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students. You can find more details about each project on our Instagram @ecal_mid.

Les statues de la discorde

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Les statues de la discorde

with Gilles Gavillet & Jonathan Hares

Materialized Photography Workshop

PHOTOGRAPHY

Materialized Photography Workshop

with Mazaccio & Drowilal, MAP

During this one week workshop, the students were challenged every morning with a sculptural challenge and in the afternoon they continued developing their semester projects with the guidance of artist duo Mazaccio & Drowilal.

Transitions

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Transitions

with Mario Von Rickenbach

Webtoys coded by 1st year Bachelor students in Media & Interaction Design as part of a week-long workshop given by Mario von Rickenbach.

Automated Photography Worshop

PHOTOGRAPHY

Automated Photography Worshop

with Marco De Mutiis

In this one week intensive workshop, digital curator Marco de Mutiis tasked the students with creating a photographic project through a process of gameification, or with otherwise automated processes.

Book making workshop

PHOTOGRAPHY

Book making workshop

with Nicolas Polli

Junkyard Diving

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Junkyard Diving

with Philippe Malouin

"Form follows function" is an expression attributed to the modernist architect Louis Sullivan. It is a statement that is quite relevant to industrial design. On the other hand, form can sometimes also determine function in a process of reverse exploration. During the workshop with Philippe Malouin, students were encouraged to look for new functions inspired by forms found in a metal recycling center. In this process, random discoveries and associations were made to generate a new and surprising vocabulary of forms.

Alternative Measuring Tools

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alternative Measuring Tools

with Manuel Krebs (NORM)

Measuring, it seems, is one of the dominant concerns of modern society. We measure ourselves, our weight, our height, our temperature, from head to toe, from collar size to shoe size. We measure what is around us, from tiny to incredibly large. We measure time (from seconds to lifetimes), we measure the familiar (length, weight, volume) and the unusual (sound, radiation, voltage), we have measurement systems for everyday life and for experts. For this workshop, the students of the Bachelor Industrial Design have developed alternative measuring devices.

Workshop Stefanie Moshammer

PHOTOGRAPHY

Workshop Stefanie Moshammer

with Stéfanie Moshammer

« For this workshop there are no rules but I want you to tell me a story. I prefer to see a few images with a good concept, rather than too many images without any idea. » S.M With this invitation, the students worked on the territory of the city of Renens in search of places, people and traces of a history that is not simply a series of beautiful images.

Higurashi book launch

PHOTOGRAPHY

Higurashi book launch

with Milo Keller, MAP

In Summer 2019, thirteen students from the ECAL Master’s in Photography programme supervised by Milo Keller travelled to Japan to work on thirteen individual projects in collaboration with Japanese photographer Taisuke Koyama within the framework of the Tokyo Photographic Research project. The students’ artworks range from still and moving images to computer-generated photographic visuals and explore multiple facets of the Japanese megalopolis which is, once again, undergoing major transformation in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Some projects focus on aspects specific to the city, from the destruction of small residential houses to the construction of the gigantic Olympic Village and the conquest of new territories by the sea. Other works investigate distinctive Japanese culture such as home-cooked food, the appetite for designing humanoid robots, the blending of child and adult worlds in manga, pachinko gambling, the reinvention of ikebana and young girls as ‘rising stars.’ Finally, the works seek to visually represent more abstract concepts such as loneliness, emptiness and intimacy in a city that, due to its density, size and power, offers a challenging, fascinating and extremely stimulating complexity to the eyes of the thirteen photographers. Higurashi has been presented at Espace Commines in Paris in November 2021, inside the exhibition Automated Photography during Paris Photo. Head of Photography Milo Keller Invited Teacher Taisuke Koyama Assistants Florian Amoser Calum Douglas Graphic Design Thomas Le Provost Typefaces Craft by ECAL/Benoit Brun & Raphaël De la Morinerie ITC Garamond Std Head of Culture and Communications Embassy of Switzerland in Japan Jonas Pulver DGES/Summer University Maxline Stettler Photography Students Emidio Battipaglia Robin Bervini Jasmine Deporta Anja Karolina Furrer Alessia Gunawan Christian Harker Jung-Ting Hu Johanna Hullár Philipp Klak Doruk Kumkumoglu Igor Pjörrt Jelly Luise Gedvile Tamosiunaite Publisher ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne higurashi.zone Higurashi is available at  ecal-shop.ch .

Workshop Paolo Wood

PHOTOGRAPHY

Workshop Paolo Wood

with Paolo Wood

It has been established that photography is a language. With all its limitations and peculiarities, but a language anyway. Photography is often a relatively poor language that constantly repeats the same nouns and verbs. In the documentary tradition, the range of subjects treated is quite limited and recurrent, and for this reason, in order to make photographs, one must learn and master this language: its vocabulary, its grammar and its history.

Workshop Mårten Lange

PHOTOGRAPHY

Workshop Mårten Lange

with Mårten Lange

Failure is necessary and is part of the artistic development that is articulated by risk taking, luck, ambition, fear and freedom. The aim of the workshop was to successfully photograph, edit and sequence a series of images on the topic of failure. The final results are presented in various forms: editions, simple prints or more complex hangings and videos.

The Indecisive Moment

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Indecisive Moment

with Jaya Pelupessy

At a time when the distribution of images is lightning-fast and virtually infinite, and the distinction between the original and the copy often seems irrelevant, what is left? In this workshop the students were asked to partake in an experiment dissecting and illuminating various aspects of the image and reinterpreting its meaning. Using different reproduction techniques and methods of appropriation, students reflected on the origin and status of the image.

Workshop Cheryl Donegan

FINE ARTS

Workshop Cheryl Donegan

Workshop Attila Faravelli

FINE ARTS

Workshop Attila Faravelli

Communication of a location

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Communication of a location

with Nicole Udry

Workshop with Lydia Lunch

FINE ARTS

Workshop with Lydia Lunch

Ultra Low Resolution

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Ultra Low Resolution

with Andreas Gysin

Projects created in the first year Bachelor Media & Interaction during a workshop given by Andreas Gysin.

Yearbook

TYPE DESIGN

Yearbook

with Nejc Prah

In October 2021, the Master Type Design welcomed Nejc Prah for a one-week workshop. Being in a masters program is a special time, both personally and professionally. To keep a memory of it, the students were invited to create a Yearbook. First years and second years were assigned into pairs and asked to make a contribution about their partner. Drawings, collages, letterings, doodles, patterns, 3D-modelling, … Experimentations and explorations were encouraged. It resulted into a colourful and joyous publication, displaying a diversity of characters and approaches. After a collaborative effort for the production on the last day, each student got a copy, as a memory.

Fantastic Smartphones

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Fantastic Smartphones

with Pauline Saglio, Vincent Jacquier

Fantastic Smartphones – a series of interactive installations developed by students in Bachelor Media & Interaction Design at ECAL, investigating in a critical and offbeat way our relationship with smartphones and the way they influence our daily behavior. See the press room

Steven Rüthy – Insight

PHOTOGRAPHY

Steven Rüthy – Insight

by Steven Rüthy

« Do we still see everything that happens around us ? Insight is a short film set in an architectural social housing complex in Bümpliz-Bern, which offers a unique perspective of the world as viewed by an elderly couple living in the Holenacker district on the outskirts of the Swiss capital. In this project I confront the viewer with a way of life which for us as visual artists and most likely for many others, is unimaginable. I question the spatial notion of a secure/safe space and how it is used and therefore perceived from an external point of view, my own. Insight therefore consists of stepping into the shoes of someone who has blurred vision, understanding what it is like and how it affects the way you live.»

Guillaume Giraud – Goko

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Guillaume Giraud – Goko

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

The Goko is a digital musical instrument that explores new ways of playing music. It is a chord machine in the form of a MIDI controller. This tool promotes and facilitates the composition of chords. It enables beginners to play while having fun and offers professionals a new understanding and visualisation of the rules of musical harmony.

Jean Ducret – A401 GES

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Jean Ducret – A401 GES

by Jean Ducret

Every year our contemporary society generates billions of tons of CO2. The greenhouse gas curve continues to rise and it is becoming difficult to keep track of these ever-expanding numbers. A401 GES is intended to be a current and factual report of the global carbon balance.

Isabel Garcia Argos – Voz

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Isabel Garcia Argos – Voz

by Isabel Garcia Argos

Voz (voice in Spanish) is an audio-visual project that aims to make these voices heard by the public in order to raise awareness of the issue. Through four fictional yet likely stories, this series take us into the intimacy and feelings of women survivors. The narrative style and the visual universe contrast with the real cruelty of the images and language.

Ares Pedroli – Interceptor

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Ares Pedroli – Interceptor

by Ares Pedroli

The Golden Shield Project is a censorship and surveillance programme run by the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, which aims to intercept potentially unfavourable computer data by filtering certain keywords in search engines.

Guillaume Besson – Beyond the Matrix

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Guillaume Besson – Beyond the Matrix

by Guillaume Besson

This project is a documentation and analysis of surveillance equipment in contemporary society, using the airport as a metaphorical object.

Hugo Hectus – Visite de Courtoisie — Vol. 1

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Hugo Hectus – Visite de Courtoisie — Vol. 1

by Hugo Hectus

Prix BCV | Visite de Courtoisie – Vol 1 is a 280-page art critical journal that recounts an 8-hour dinner performance on contemporary art that I organised at the Arsenic theatre (Lausanne, CH) with artists, curators, art historians and theatre programmers.

Pauline Baldinetti – Entrecroisés

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Pauline Baldinetti – Entrecroisés

by Pauline Baldinetti

Entrecroisés is a multilingual book featuring nine languages that addresses multilingualism in Switzerland. The aim of the book is to promote foreign languages in Switzerland and to compare the data of the Federal Statistical Office with reality. Throughout the book, the reader discovers the interweaving of this linguistic diversity within Switzerland through colours, infographics, expressions, photographic surveys and testimonies. The book thus sheds new light on migration in Switzerland and the cohabitation of these different cultures within one nation.

Caroline Lejeune – Vogue

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Caroline Lejeune – Vogue

by Caroline Lejeune

This project is based on the world of nature, the idea being to bring the plant and floral side together inside a space. Vogue features a swing with an aerial silhouette. Above all, it is a seat that has been thought and designed as an invitation to contemplation. Nature is contemplation, nature is fragrance, nature is movement, nature is sound, and nature is colour. The project is not inspired by nature; it is nature and aims to convey emotions and sensations. Made of woven plant fibres, this object was shaped by the know-how of the basket maker.

Elena Najdovski – Intra Carnem

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Elena Najdovski – Intra Carnem

by Elena Najdovski

Intra Carnem is a quest for shapes derived from animal anatomy, with the aim of chimerising a human body.

Amanda Puna – Polymorphe

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Amanda Puna – Polymorphe

by Amanda Puna

Polymorphe presents, in the form of three fabrics, the different issues that the African diaspora have to face during their integration process in Switzerland.

Lynne Nougou – Masters at Work

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Lynne Nougou – Masters at Work

by Lynne Nougou

The project is a visual and textual research on the different aspects of Voguing , combining different methods of image processing, while offering a critique of the practices of its appropriation. A combination of rhythm, style, dance and performance, Voguing is a cultural form that is part of the Ballroom Scene founded in New York in the 1960s. This space of expression, sharing and performance is both a safe place and a means of expression for marginalised people but also a manifestation of the appropriation of the trans, queer, black, Afro-descendant and Latino space. Yet, it has been cyclically reduced to a mere trend, stripping it of all its history and claims.

Laetitia Paroz – A–Z du sexisme linguistique

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Laetitia Paroz – A–Z du sexisme linguistique

by Laetitia Paroz

Linguistic sexism expresses the gender-based discriminatory nature of some words and expressions in language. After drawing up an alphabetical list of misogynous terms in French such as “blondasse” (blonde bimbo), “pute” (whore) or “sorcière” (witch), I carried out research on each term, allowing me to take a variety of informative, funny, absurd or first-degree approaches to the word depending on its definition. This work took the shape of a book featuring a rich diversity of content. Page after page, archival images, rap punchlines and historical texts are mixed with series of popular images. The whole forms a book that questions and challenges readers according to their own sensitivity.

Chen-Ta Hsieh – In Between: [Squares&Circles)

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Chen-Ta Hsieh – In Between: [Squares&Circles)

by Chen-Ta Hsieh

Mention Très bien In Between: [Squares&Circles] features a series of objects which are meant as an exploration and understanding of the various cultural connotations of geometric shapes. In Eastern culture, the circle and the square represent a philosophy of life, i.e. the capacity to be gentle without losing sight of the principle or the concept, whereas in the West, they represent rationality and mathematical principles that exist in an objective way, i.e. the form. With form and concept we create objects; with objects, we shape culture. Inspired by this principle, this collection has been developed using leather moulding techniques. As an Eastern designer studying in the West, I am aiming to foster coexistence between typology and materiality, while exploring digital fabrication applied to leather craftsmanship.

Clara Roumégoux – Territoires du geste

PHOTOGRAPHY

Clara Roumégoux – Territoires du geste

by Clara Roumégoux

The video Territoires du geste features portraits of women of different generations living in France with a dual cultural identity. From gesture to speech, the question of transmission emerges thanks to a modest mechanism, where material and immaterial dimensions meet between stories and culinary activities. How does the gesture become a symbol of silent resistance? The kitchen stages the political elements that history reveals. From couscous to meatballs, ma’amoul and Turkish coffee, these foodstuffs of historical and cultural heritage bring us back to the resulting spiritual heritage. The movement of the hands sets the stage for the political elements that their words weave, right down to the psyche of dreams and fears.

Justine Willa – Where Are the Exits up There?

PHOTOGRAPHY

Justine Willa – Where Are the Exits up There?

by Justine Willa

«In the summer of 2021, Asclepios, a scientific association, organised a mission in the Swiss Alps, simulating life on a celestial body other than Earth. Confined for ten days in tunnels 450 metres below the ground, six “astronauts” transformed this hideout into an otherworldly place and modelled their daily life on the rhythm of life in space. This retro-futuristic scenario, seen in scientific circles and science fiction, questions reality, the projection of reality and the resulting image. Based on their mission, my project transcribes the fantasy of space exploration through immersion, mixing the reality of the situation with artificial images, and questions our place in the universe and our role in the future of humanity.»

Alizée Quinche – They Blossom at Night

PHOTOGRAPHY

Alizée Quinche – They Blossom at Night

by Alizée Quinche

« They Blossom at Night explores the vision of a shifting biotechnological intimacy, the opening to an altered state of consciousness towards an undefined space, a moment in time when the connection between bodies becomes fluid(s), a form of sexuality where each partner, each relationship, transforms and helps beings evolve through sharing and emancipation. Featuring an immersive video-sound installation, the project appropriates the symbolic force of procreation. It explores the materiality of non-reproductive sexuality by developing a microbiological creature that represents the transmissions of polyamorous intimacy. The work expresses the cohesion between the organicity of relationships and a form of technology that allows for different social liberations, in reference to medically assisted procreation.»

Julie Racaud – Fealing

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Julie Racaud – Fealing

with Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei, Stephane Halmai-Voisard

Fealing is a collection of creative tools whose development is based on the field of art therapy. The project features a therapeutic approach that uses creation as an intermediary, allowing people to express themselves in ways other than with words. In this theme, the creative process, the emotions, the sensations felt, and the personality are paramount. However, behind the artists’ tools lies a level of requirement and expectations that can potentially limit the user’s creativity. I have therefore chosen to offer original tools that allow us to transform this level of requirement into a quest for discovery and to help us express our creativity through different gestures, forms and textures.

Juri Römmel – CaddE

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Juri Römmel – CaddE

with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei

Nowadays, many people work on electronic devices and this work can be done anywhere, since less physical material is required. Targeting those who work frequently from home and/or small spaces, CaddE becomes a functional bridge between work and daily life. CaddE is a portable and handy storage system with cable management made out of sheet metal. The built-in modular power strip allows users to choose the type of socket to be installed according to their appliances. The tray around the power strip helps to store the cables when not in use. Thanks to the automatic cable reel, the main power cable is quickly stowed away and always available at the right length. This project was developed in close cooperation with Lista Office AG.

Celestin Tanari – Breathing Wall

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Celestin Tanari – Breathing Wall

with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Breathing Wall features raw clay building products developed for Swiss company Terrabloc, which specialises in compressed clay blocks. With excellent properties in terms of mechanical strength, durability and thermal inertia, the raw material comes from soil excavation waste from the French-speaking region of Switzerland, which is recycled into construction products. My approach aims to expand the catalogue of this company by designing two new blocks intended to be integrated into spaces: one for storage walls with multiple configurations and possible uses, the other to divide space while allowing light to pass through.

Julien Lindt – Jiko

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Julien Lindt – Jiko

with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei

Jiko is an outdoor wood-burning oven. It is inspired by African clay ovens known for their high efficiency in burning wood, which therefore have low CO2 emissions. I wanted to bring this object into our way of life, in our countries.  Domestic cooking is getting increasingly poor; I think we have lost the taste for cooking, especially with fire, which I think is the most beautiful and delicious way to cook food. Jiko is more ecological and just as efficient as our high-tech kitchens. Because of its modularity, it is easy to use and allows for a wide variety of cooking methods. In addition, its multi-directional shape allows people to gather together and create a friendly atmosphere.

Margaux Mandrou – Drape

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Margaux Mandrou – Drape

with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei

The writing of my dissertation, devised as a creative anthropology of the curtain, drove me to make one myself. As an architectural object, the curtain has different ceiling heights, depending on the space in which it is located.  With the support of Elitis, I developed several solutions to tighten, raise, crease or relax the curtain – in short, to adjust it without ever having to cut it. The excess length affects its shape and volume. The system offers a new flexibility of adjustment and suspension.

Manon Novelli – Ephemeral Soap

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Manon Novelli – Ephemeral Soap

with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Hotels generate a lot of waste, especially by offering small bottles of shower gel and soaps that are never really finished. Ephemeral Soap is a complimentary set for hotels including several shampoos, body and hand soaps. What makes them so special? They only last as long as a shower and a hand wash. The ingredients are whipped to incorporate air. When heated, these small air bubbles expand, and the soap becomes six times larger, just like popcorn, with a foamy texture. It is then covered by a thin protective layer of solid soap to avoid packaging. The set also includes reusable bamboo boxes to distribute the soaps in every room.

Sarah Koeke – Can We Always Be This Close

PHOTOGRAPHY

Sarah Koeke – Can We Always Be This Close

by Sarah Koeke

« Over the past ten years, thanks to video streaming sites, K-Pop has become a global phenomenon, completely reshaping the relationship between the music industry and the image. K-pop stars, also known as idols, have become symbols of globalisation and the cultural power of South Korea and are asserting themselves as role models for many young people in the West. Can We Always Be This Close paints a complex picture of the links between image, identity, masculinity and fan culture. Through their social networks, young fans construct their identity online. The content produced seems superficial and narcissistic, but highlights essential topics such as gender normativity, social relationships or ethnic issues.»

Théo Blanchard – Roille

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Théo Blanchard – Roille

with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei

The Roille chair is a response to the City of Lausanne’s desire to harmonise the design of restaurant terraces. The City plans to eliminate all plastic outdoor furniture and installations by 2022. Wooden and metal furniture will be preferred. The tubular structure and rolled aluminium sheeting make the chair very light. Its folding seat allows restaurant owners to keep the furniture on the terraces and/or to store them without water stagnation, making it easier for the waiters to set it up.

Keerthigan Sivakumar – Doosra

FILM STUDIES

Keerthigan Sivakumar – Doosra

with Gilles Marchand, Marie Monge

Vinoth, a refugee, is looking for a volunteer activity to escape his loneliness, but no one is willing to accept his help.

Avril Lehmann – The Heiresses

FILM STUDIES

Avril Lehmann – The Heiresses

with Gilles Marchand, Marie Monge

Luna returns to the family home where still lives her younger sister, Diana. Diana has been living alone in this large, dilapidated house since the death of their father.

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