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Caterina Valletta – Up & Down

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

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.

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

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)

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

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

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.

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

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

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.

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

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.

Manon Vouga – Sensitive Binaries

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Manon Vouga – Sensitive Binaries

Diploma project by Manon Vouga

The concept of quality of life is used to measure the well-being of the population. It consists of nine interdependent dimensions, relating to material living conditions as well as to the subjective notion of quality of life. This first print edition highlights each dimension by illustrating them through these different indicators, thereby providing information and points of comparison between each partner cities in the form of data series covering most aspects relating to living conditions. Conducted under the direction of the City Statistics study of the Swiss Federal Office of Statistics, this project invites you to an intangible journey through the cities of Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Lugano, St Gallen, Winterthur and Zurich.

Fiona Valais – If, then…

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Fiona Valais – If, then…

Diploma project by Fiona Valais

Escapism is an ever more widespread notion nowadays, manifesting itself through evasive acts using various mediums to flee an often heavy and insurmountable reality. This project immerses the reader into a generative and surreal world, with Tomie as the only point of reference. Portraits, settings and still lifes accompanied by captions are generated to create a narrative and an absurd universe to which readers attach their own meaning. Through the use of scripts, the publications are generated at random allowing each object and each story to be unique.

Samantha Trinkler – Legatum Digitalis

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Samantha Trinkler – Legatum Digitalis

Diploma project by Samantha Trinkler

Our lives have become increasingly digitalised. The expanse of our online activity results in a digital footprint that will live on well after we pass. Despite growing concerns about the data we leave behind, only a small number of people are actively planning their own digital legacy. However, for those who wish to plan ahead, access to information on the process of digital inheritance is scarce, lacking in legal uniformity, and often reduces our entire digital presence to a mere three or four steps. Oftentimes, the law contradicts most platforms’ terms and conditions. This project challenges the lack of sensitivity shown to the people behind these profiles that will be inherited and speculates on future inheritance processes whilst providing a contextual, legal, and statistical overview.

Nina Treichler – 여기 저기 어디 (Here There Where)

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Nina Treichler – 여기 저기 어디 (Here There Where)

Diploma project by Nina Treichler

여기 저기 어디 (Here There Where) is the story of a young Swiss-Iranian-American woman who struggles to find her place within her cultural heritage, who somehow finds (a part of) herself in a form of culture that is not her own. It is a subjective interpretation of the complexities of identity and cultural belonging. It is a dialogue between the given self and the chosen self. It is an exploration of a constructed reality, a hazy state of in between, an absurd space that feels perfectly familiar yet utterly foreign. It is a dance between Lausanne and Seoul, an endless chase between here and there within a mysterious where. It is everyday contingencies that serve as a stage for my fragmented identities. 여기 저기 어디 (Here There Where) is an ode to anyone who exists without a precise sense of attachment despite rich, mixed roots.

Anaelle Iglesias Carballo – In Order to Bloom

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Anaelle Iglesias Carballo – In Order to Bloom

Diploma project by Anaelle Iglesias Carballo

In Order to Bloom is a documentary project that follows the story of four people on their journey to recover from eating disorders (ED). As these are often associated with false beliefs, the project aims to deconstruct them by giving a voice to those affected. The transcription of the discussions recreates the intimacy of each meeting. Pages of quotations are inserted into the narrative, and the words blend until we find ourselves immersed in the head of a person affected by ED.

Aurore Huberty – Latency

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Aurore Huberty – Latency

Diploma project by Aurore Huberty

Latency is a publication that traces the history of Chavalon, a thermal power station located in Vouvry, and abandoned since 1999. This research provides an overview of the rehabilitation situation of unused industrial wastelands. The aim is to allow future reuse of land and to correct local urbanism in order to achieve sustainable territorial development. A typomorphological analysis reveals the problems of urban sprawl and the destruction of green areas which has reached its limits in Switzerland. The objective of this work is to use both graphic design and allegorical language as discussion tools to raise awareness and invite people to question our relationship with these spaces.

Mathilde Rietsch – Glacier Memories

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Mathilde Rietsch – Glacier Memories

Diploma project by Mathilde Rietsch

Glacier Memories is a publication that deals with the impact of melting glaciers on the Swiss landscape. It is based on the premise that the perception of our environment is the result of a subjective construction mixing experience, memory and narration. The book is based on the model of the four poles of landscape perception developed by Swiss professor Norman Backhaus and brings together a plurality of views on glaciers. It addresses in particular questions of memory, loss and mourning in relation to the landscape. Making visible what cannot be physically observed, it leads readers to question their relationship with the environment, as well as the legacy of past societies and the one bequeathed to future generations.

Charlotte Viglino – FMXM

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Charlotte Viglino – FMXM

Diploma project by Charlotte Viglino

FMXM (FemMeXs et Musique) is a music label that aims to represent female musicians in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The project began after meeting womxn and discussing various issues such as legitimacy, stereotypes, sexualisation, discrimination, sexism or lack of representation. FMXM is a platform that aims to denounce gender-related issues but also to promote contemporary music produced by womxn. FMXM takes the form of a website including original sound and visual content as well as a video/sound installation highlighting the denunciation aspect of the project. FMXM navigates around a political subject but with an immersive, intimate and poetic point of view.

Aurélien Uberti – Owning Language

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Aurélien Uberti – Owning Language

Diploma project by Aurélien Uberti

The Owning Language project deals with the ownership of language through two chapters: the first chapter, Rainbow Library, facilitates learning through a catalogue of stencils for kindergarten teachers. With this tool, they are able to draw spelling hopscotches on the floor with chalk. The device enables pupils to learn and recognise digrams (combinations of two or more letters forming a sound) while associating reading with movement, thus reinforcing memorisation. The second chapter, bootleg(s), goes beyond this idea of integrating linguistic norms, giving the possibility of creating thousands of alternative spellings from the sounds of a word. The obtained results question the edges of comprehension as well as the legitimacy of norms.

Antonin Ricou – Radical Culture

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Antonin Ricou – Radical Culture

Diploma project by Antonin Ricou

Like an archaeology dig where traces are understood through comparison and classification, the Radical Culture project aims to be the fruit of a process of digital archaeology. Resulting from a reflection mixing anthropology and contemporary technology, the project questions the imperious and timeless need of human beings to represent themselves. From this phenomenon arises a need for exhaustive knowledge, a modern fantasy leading to the crystallisation of human culture. Today, the controversial platform Wikipedia advocates universality and free access through its open source and multilingual function. It thus becomes a relevant tool to tell and decipher human culture and the actors of its representation.

Tania Praz – Home Is Where Everything Starts

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Tania Praz – Home Is Where Everything Starts

Diploma project by Tania Praz

The creative process and space as a musical universe is the basis of this project which analyses the Bedroom Music movement through different media and artists. With the help of six musicians, an analysis of Bedroom Music was carried out. This project presents a musical movement that links intimacy with performance, a DIY approach with a professional one, or solitude with sharing. This work aims to transmit the contrasted and complex universe of this movement. The project is divided into three parts: an intimate, sincere video, a book as a presentation of the movement, and a set design hosting live performances as a conclusion of the research process. These three media respond to each other in a common presentation aiming to immerse the audience in this universe.

Julie Pavia – Canons of Chimerical Beauty

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Julie Pavia – Canons of Chimerical Beauty

Diploma project by Julie Pavia

A beauty canon is a standard that defines the ideal beauty of human beings. Tastes and fashions being very changeable, the canons are different from one era to the next. Nowadays, with the ease of access to media and social networks, they evolve rapidly, even permanently. They vary from a page refresh or a scroll on Instagram giving birth to micro-canons. This work aims to understand these micro-canons, to confront and desacralise them. Using a questionnaire sent to people from various backgrounds, I collected their opinions and three types of images of themselves. The project takes the form of a publication. The reader discovers the answers throughout the pages as well as the images that confront each other in the form of chimerical collages.

Alice Monguzzi – Antonio Boggeri

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Alice Monguzzi – Antonio Boggeri

Diploma project by Alice Monguzzi

What answers can found objects provide? I come from a family of graphic designers: my father, his father before him, and my great-grandfather, Antonio Boggeri – four generations, four practices, but a common core. To understand where we come from, where I come from, there are traces, objects that get people talking, that bring back to memory; objects to get to know him, my grandmother’s father; objects that remain – in our homes, in boxes. To get closer to him, I give voice to a woman, my grandmother. Through her, through the stories that arise from his relics, I try to draw a portrait of a man I never knew. This book bears witness to a transmission, the trace of an attempt to find one’s place in a form of heritage that we all carry.

Loris Wahler – Altered Pursuit

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Loris Wahler – Altered Pursuit

Diploma project by Loris Wahler

For my graduation project, I decided to focus on movement through a music video clip. The intention is to use the graphic skills acquired during my years at ECAL in order to enhance an emotion transposed into music. The theme of the clip is centred around the idea of a race that repeats itself in different universes. By playing with these elements, a narrative is woven between the protagonist and his surrounding environment. The character used in the clip is a “bootleg” of the famous Disney character, Mickey. The intention is to use a character known to all in a radically different universe in order to be able to accentuate the dystopian side of the music.

Benjamin Huerta – Beyond Prism

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Benjamin Huerta – Beyond Prism

Diploma project by Benjamin Huerta

Beyond Prism explores the boundaries between nature and technology, the unique and the multiple through a purely human sensitive and emotional perception of the world. In an optimistic context, could technology analyse human behaviour to the point of being able to feel emotions, understand what nature truly is, and measure what cannot be quantified? Composed of four parts, this CGI produced short-movie illustrates the concepts of coexistence between each constitutive elements of our surrounding world, humans being the prism, the link between nature and the digital world. In reference to the writings of Jacques Ellul, this project symbolically shows how the technicality of the world we are building can be used in an ethical and virtuous way.

Morgane Cachin – Points de vue

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Morgane Cachin – Points de vue

Diploma project by Morgane Cachin

How can one see an image without the sense of sight? The Points de vue project features a photographic exhibition catalogue adapted to blind people. The catalogue includes different descriptive stages of the photographs as well as enlargements giving access to the details of the images. The use of Braille and raised images enables blind people to understand the photographs in the exhibition. This project is intended to be a sensory experience for both sighted and blind people. Audio guides accompany the descriptions to allow for complete inclusiveness. This project is a collaboration with the Images Vevey festival, for their upcoming exhibition Together – La vie ensemble which will take place at L’Appartement.

Samuel Bregnard – Electro

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Samuel Bregnard – Electro

Diploma project by Samuel Bregnard

Electro, so to speak, is not a musical genre. The term itself refers to a wide range of digitally created music. It is often used to simplify and help people understand when discussing this topic. Electro is, if you will, a “surface” term. Electro is a project that aims to identify and deconstruct sub genres of electronic music using different analytical paths. The website offers an audio experience which helps get familiar with this universe and understand its principles and foundations.

Dario Willommet – Spiders in the heart (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Dario Willommet – Spiders in the heart (Photography)

Diploma project with Céline Bozon

My diploma project consisted in accompanying the production of a short fiction film as a cinematographer. I was in charge of the camera and the lighting on the set.

Loris Theurillat – The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Loris Theurillat – The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Photography)

Diploma project with Céline Bozon

Strongly attracted to cinematography in documentaries, I did the photography for Olivia Calcaterra’s short documentary film for her degree.

Marion Reymond – Drifiting away (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Marion Reymond – Drifiting away (Direction)

Diploma project with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

A young caregiver uses her imagination to cope with the mourning of her mother and to escape from the nursing home where she works.

Solène Mercier – Les mouches de Beni (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Solène Mercier – Les mouches de Beni (Photography)

Diploma project with Céline Bozon

For my degree, I did the photography of the short film Les mouches de Beni, directed by Alice-Denyse Matthey.

Alice Denyse Matthey-Jonais – Les mouches de Beni (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Alice Denyse Matthey-Jonais – Les mouches de Beni (Direction)

Diploma project with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

Beni, a young woman with bipolar disorder, forms a musical friendship with her 65-year-old neighbour Gégé.

Laurine Joyeux – Les mouches de Beni (Script supervisor)

FILM STUDIES

Laurine Joyeux – Les mouches de Beni (Script supervisor)

Diploma project with Julie Lupo

As a script supervisor, I worked with the director on her film, from the writing stage to the shooting.

Pierre Daendliker – Drifting Away (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Pierre Daendliker – Drifting Away (Photography)

Diploma project with Céline Bozon

For my end-of-study work, I had to design the photography for a graduation film.

Yan Ciszewski – The great disappointement (Screenplay)

FILM STUDIES

Yan Ciszewski – The great disappointement (Screenplay)

Diploma project with Emmanuel Bourdieu

Two women come down from the top of a mountain, following a great disappointment.

Olivia Calcaterra – The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Olivia Calcaterra – The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Direction)

Diploma project with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

In the desert of southern Spain, a film designed to bring together animal and human emotions through the trauma of abandonment.

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