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2022 2022
Documentary film workshop with Guillaume Brac

FILM STUDIES

Documentary film workshop with Guillaume Brac

Studio project with Guillaume Brac

The 2022 documentary workshop was lead by Guillaume Brac. In partnership with the Lausanne Sport!

Caterina Valletta – Up & Down

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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

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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.

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

Ji Yeong Kim – Epiphany

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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.

Workshop Heidi News

FILM STUDIES

Workshop Heidi News

Workshop with Benoit Rossel, Arthur Lecoeur

Heïdi News asked the Ecal film department to create ten films based on a series of articles on the theme of food. The students had to make very short films of two to three minutes that could be broadcast on the newspaper's website and social networks.

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)

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)

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

Gala Espel – Archéologie du futur

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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.

Kévin Goury – Intersection

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Kévin Goury – Intersection

Diploma project by Kévin Goury

Intersection explores the work of lines with glass. The project takes shape through a dialogue between designer and craftsperson. This set of vases, divisible into three parts, provides containers that can be adapted to all types of flowers. Small and compact bouquet, traditional container or soliflore. Each piece is decorated with colourful motifs. These are the result of graphic research on the weave and creation by accumulation. Through conversations and experimentation with the glassblower, they grow in shape, size and shades to adapt to the practice of this unique material. The superimposed motifs respond to one another and create new ones when assembled. At this moment, the vase takes on a totemic and sculptural aspect that livens up the room it occupies. Photo credit: Samuel Spreyz

Briac Laforge – Time in Balance

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Briac Laforge – Time in Balance

Diploma project by Briac Laforge

Having spent a year in Switzerland and being interested in the world of watchmaking, I naturally turned to this universe for my graduation project. I liked the idea of using the codes of Swiss watchmaking to adapt them to my work. For my graduation project, I sought to create an object using the precision, details and materials of various Swiss manufactures. The final object is a mobile clock with two balanced hands. The appearance of the object is simple and ethereal, due to the small number of visible parts. Nevertheless, the mobile hides a complex mechanism inside. The goal was to intrigue the user by creating a magical effect with these two balanced hands. Depending on the light, it is possible to read the time thanks to the shadow cast by the object on the ground.

Seungmok Lee – Play Collection for Picnic

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Seungmok Lee – Play Collection for Picnic

Diploma project by Seungmok Lee

My project is based on a personal experience in Switzerland. Whenever I go for a picnic in parks or by the lake in Switzerland, I see people playing cards on the train or giant chess in the park with their family and friends. There is always a joyful atmosphere and a sense of happiness around them. That is why I decided to design this Play collection for picnic. I used sustainable materials like cork and paper, but at the same time, I sought to keep the aesthetics of the object. A thing of long-lasting beauty is engraving. Not only does it reduce chemical ink for printing but it also allows people to feel the contrast between light and shadow through the object.

Clementine Le Guerec – Contact

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Clementine Le Guerec – Contact

Diploma project by Clementine Le Guerec

Contact is a collection of various visors that play with the notion of the gaze. After the recent pandemic, the majority of our interactions and emotions are read through the eyes. They play a key role in our interactions but we sometimes feel the need to isolate ourselves and cut ourselves off from the world. Inspired by different hat shapes, each model is designed according to a precise functional principle and plays with the gaze. The intention through this exploration of functional, hybrid and playful forms is to allow the wearer to play with the gaze of others, as well as to isolate him- or herself and create a bubble through the feeling of comfort and security that these accessories can provide. Contact protects you as well as it reveals you.

Roxanne Del Val – Noue-moi un bijou

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Roxanne Del Val – Noue-moi un bijou

Diploma project by Roxanne Del Val

When I started climbing, I had to learn the various knots. I immediately liked their shape, but also their meaning: they catch us if we fall, but they also allow us to move forward and progress on the climbing wall. Noue-moi un bijou (Tie me a jewel) is a collection of three items of jewellery inspired by climbing knots. I wanted to decontextualise them by using well-known types of jewellery such as rings, bracelets and necklaces. By modifying the shape of the knots, I created three pieces that wrap themselves around the hand, the finger and the chest. The jewellery is made of nylon paracord, to recall the primary inspiration of the collection. I also created small silver attachments that allow the jewellery to adjust to the shapes of the body.

Photography option

FOUNDATION YEAR

Photography option

Propedeutic Workshop

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Propedeutic Workshop

Industrial design option

FOUNDATION YEAR

Industrial design option

Graphic design introduction

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Graphic design introduction

Camille Dutoit – Eclipse

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Camille Dutoit – Eclipse

Diploma project by Camille Dutoit

Nowadays, we are constantly confronted with the vision of our appearance, whether through a reflection on a window, a mirror in a shop or even on the screens of our mobile phones. Halfway between a figurative and functional object, this table mirror enables people wishing to see themselves to measure the intensity of their reflection thanks to a circular surface coloured with a gradient from intense black to transparent. By rotating this disc, you can discover your own reflection in a poetic way, play with its intensity and admire yourself. Eclipse is also a figurative object. Indeed, thanks to the interplay of reflections and transparency, it has the advantage of being subtly present and enhancing the room in which it is placed.

Ömer Akkas – Chevron

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Ömer Akkas – Chevron

Diploma project by Ömer Akkas

This project is a study that aims to explore and design playful items of jewellery based on the link between the human body and jewellery in terms of emotions to create different shapes by rotating layers, a process inspired by traditional Turkish mosaics.

Yuoning Chien – Grid Collection

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Yuoning Chien – Grid Collection

Diploma project by Yuoning Chien

Based on basic graphic design elements, this research focuses on the functionality of graphic shapes from two- to three-dimensional objects. This is a collection of vases made with different grid arrangements. Whether on the floor or on a desk, they are crafted like an art sculpture. To put the flowers into the vase, make the vase work as a three-dimensional painting.

Charlotte Angéloz – Weave It

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Charlotte Angéloz – Weave It

Diploma project by Charlotte Angéloz

How does one create volumes using perforated material and fabric? This graphic and technical research focuses on the grid and weaving. I am interested in the construction of a volume from a graphic cut. The pattern cut into the leather gives rhythm to the creation and acts as a support for the weave. This helps create shapes and volumes. Following this research, I have chosen to design three bags that fit into a pop and colourful universe. The volumes created give the bag its shape and the place for the handles. The manufacturing system of these accessories allows for multiple possibilities. You can play with sizes and integrate various materials. You can also use scraps of fabric, recycled materials, and easily change parts when they are worn.

Graphic Design option

FOUNDATION YEAR

Graphic Design option

Typography

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Typography

Photography

FOUNDATION YEAR

Photography

Dessin Créatif

FOUNDATION YEAR

Dessin Créatif

Cours de couleurs

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Cours de couleurs

Atelier image

FOUNDATION YEAR

Atelier image

Séléction de projets selon les consignes Love Vole Vélo, Lost and Found et Pink Panther

ON 2040 - MASTER PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

ON 2040 - MASTER PHOTOGRAPHY

Collaboration with Maxime Guyon

Following a collaboration with the Swiss avant-garde brand On, ECAL is proud to present the interdisciplinary work carried out jointly by the 2nd year students of the Product Design, Photography and Type Design Masters.

ON 2040 - MASTER TYPE DESIGN

TYPE DESIGN

ON 2040 - MASTER TYPE DESIGN

Collaboration with Larissa Kasper

Following a collaboration with the Swiss avant-garde brand On, ECAL is proud to present the interdisciplinary work carried out jointly by the 2nd year students of the Product Design, Photography and Type Design Masters.

ON 2040 - MASTER PRODUCT DESIGN

PRODUCT DESIGN

ON 2040 - MASTER PRODUCT DESIGN

Collaboration with Christophe Guberan, Camille Blin

Following a collaboration with the Swiss avant-garde brand On, ECAL is proud to present the interdisciplinary work carried out jointly by the 2nd year students of the Product Design, Photography and Type Design Masters.

Partnerships with Mec-Art

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Partnerships with Mec-Art

Partnership with Nicolas Le Moigne

Within the framework of the partnership between ECAL/University of Art & Design Lausanne and Mec-Art (Pour la Mécanique d'Art), the students of the Master in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship had the opportunity to visit the manufactures and meet the artisans based in the town of Sainte-Croix. This region of the Franco-Swiss Jura arc gathers a great deal of know-how in watchmaking and art mechanics and is now part of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage. These visits and encounters should enable the students of the ECAL program to create simple and fun mechanical parts that will illustrate the various skills specific to the region, such as automatons, music boxes or watchmaking.

Partnership with the FHH

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Partnership with the FHH

Partnership with Nicolas Le Moigne

For many years, the ECAL and the FHH (Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie) have worked together regularly on activities or projects related to the watchmaking world: - Annual visits to the Watches & Wonders watch fair in Geneva; - Participation of the students in a workshop (assembling and reassembling each component of the mechanical movement of a watch); - Collaboration on exhibition projects; - Collaboration on research projects (publications, ...).

Diploma jury 2022

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Diploma jury 2022

Other

Jury : Céline Vogt, Head of Education, Michelangelo Foundation, Geneva Chiara Anelli, Communication Director, Hermès Switzerland, Geneva Philippe Malouin, Designer, London Prix De Bethune : Camille Dutoit

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

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

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

Camille Spiller – Smooth Space

PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

Angèle Marignac-Serra – Isula Anima

PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

Marvin Merkel – Kuh Vache Mucca

PHOTOGRAPHY

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?

Yolane Rais – Nagual

PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

Basil Pérot – As Long as You Wait

PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

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

PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

Lisa Mazenauer – Copper Tales

PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

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.

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.

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.

Angelo Barbattini – Annihiler le système des castes

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Angelo Barbattini – Annihiler le système des castes

Diploma project by Angelo Barbattini

Since I am half Indian and have studied in India, my graduation project mainly consists of a collection of saris (lit. “strips of cloth”), a traditional garment worn by women in India. The fabrics created are a modern interpretation of this rich cultural heritage. Through this project, my aim is to denounce the issues of discrimination observed in India, most known as the caste system – a system that is now illegal but which continues to be perpetuated and create inequalities. The concept of the project is to acknowledge the problem and through a modern, digitally printed, cotton sari, to communicate a message of equality and equal rights to humanity. The goal is to have activists wear these saris to perpetuate this utopian ideal of equality and abolish the caste system.

Lara Zettl – Future Fossils

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Lara Zettl – Future Fossils

Diploma project by Lara Zettl

Future Fossils recounts the discovery of the first human-made fossil and illustrates the pathway to its origin in five chapters. Between a scientific report and a travel journal, this project shows human beings’ effect on planet Earth by contextualising their social, geopolitical, and economic dimensions. Abandoned shores, shifting oceans and overloaded landfills reflect the environmentally damaging colonial legacy of a specific material, i.e., plastic. This project tells the global stories of these fossilised artefacts, which bear witness to human beings’ excessive material culture and to the rivalry between the living and built realms.

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