Jan Tschichold s The New Typography: Its Roots and Impact on National Scenes,26.04.2023, 09:00,IKEA Auditorium, ECAL Jan Tschichold s essay Die neue Typographie (The New Typography, 1928) is a game-changing book, acclaimed as the curtain raiser of modern graphic design. While it takes the form of a critical essay and an operative manual, its sources have been understudied because of their difficult identification. Yet, The New Typography is simultaneously a victim of its own success and it has to deal with the consequences associated with canonisation. Having reached an almost mythical status, The New Typography is often taken for granted and rarely questioned or closely scrutinized. This paradox was the starting point of the research project “The Sources of Jan Tschichold s The New Typography”. Conducted at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne (HES-SO) and supported by the Strategic fund of HES-SO, the project reconstructed, collected and contextualized the body of bibliographical sources included in The New Typography. This international conference invites scholars in the field of art and design history and print culture to present their research. The conference aims to provide a better understanding of the larger cultural context of Tschichold s book and the typographic movement that stemmed from it. The results of the project will be presented at the conference along with keynote lectures by Dr Paul Stirton, Professor emeritus at Bard Graduate Center, New York, Dr Christopher Burke, Principal Research Fellow at University of Reading, and Dr Julia Meer, Curator of the poster and graphics collection, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. Programme 09:15 — Welcome and Opening Remarks Davide Fornari, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne (HES-SO) 09:30 — Origins of The New Typography Christopher Burke, University of Reading 10:15 — Coffee Break 10:30 — How New is New? – Jan Tschichold and the New Typography Julia Meer, Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe Hamburg 11:15 — The Private Press, the Bauhaus, and Die neue Typographie Paul Stirton, Bard Graduate Center, New York City 12:00 — Lunch Break 13:15 — First Panel – Debates: European Scenes moderation by Jonas Berthod, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne (HES-SO) 13:15 — "Giovanni T.” and The New Typography in Italy. Discussion and Renegotiation of Tschichold s Ideas in Italian Graphic Arts Magazines Carlo Vinti, University of Camerino 13:45 — The Influence of Jan Tschichold s Theories on Graphic Design Practice in Belgium Katrien Van Haute, LUCA School of Arts 14:15 — The Periphery Influencing the Centre? Connecting Die neue Typographie and Scandinavia Trond Klevgaard, Kristiania University College, Oslo 14:45 — Jan Tschichold and The New Typography in London (1935-39) Sandy Jones, University of Brighton / Victoria and Albert Museum, London 15:15 — Coffee Break 15:30 — Second panel – Impact: Extra-European Scenes moderation by Chiara Barbieri, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne 15:30 — A Mutual Attraction: Tschichold s The New Typography and the Emerging Japanese Typography Mariko Takagi, Doshisha Women s College of Liberal Arts, Kyoto 16:00 — “Modernity is Not a Competition”: Challenging and Channelling ‘new typography in Colonial India Vaibhav Singh, University of Reading 16:30 — The New Arabic Typography: Between Inspiration and Appropriation Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, The Khatt Foundation Center for Arabic Typography, Amsterdam 17:00 — The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the New Typography Juliet Kinchin, independent design historian 17:20 — The New Typographic Wave Louise Paradis, Université Laval, Québec 17:50 — Closing Remarks 18:00 — Opening of the Exhibition “Unpacking Tschichold s Library”, l elac gallery, Renens
ECAL LECTURE - Mario Botta,21.03.2023,IKEA Auditorium, ECAL On March 21, 2023, Mario Botta, acclaimed Swiss architect and designer, will give a lecture at ECAL on the relationship between architecture and design. Born in 1943 in Mendrisio (CH), Mario Botta was inspired by Le Corbusier, Louis I. Kahnet and Carlo Scarpa, whom he met during his studies at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice (IUAV). Starting from the single-family houses built in the Canton of Ticino, his architectural work has subsequently embraced various typologies: schools, banks, administrative offices, libraries, museums and sacred buildings. His most recent works include the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte (USA), the Campari headquarters and houses in Sesto San Giovanni (IT), the Tsinghua University Library in Beijing (CN) and the rehabilitation of the former Appiani estate in Treviso (IT). Since 1982 he has also been involved in design, creating the "Prima" and "Seconda" chairs for Alias, and then designing numerous seats, tables, watches and other furnishings for important companies in Europe. Among his iconic pieces are a series of 13 limited edition vases in ceramic for Atelier Rossicone, in polished pewter for Numa and in red marble for GVM La Civiltà del Marmo, and more recently the GEO vase for Lalique, as well as projects for the Riva 1920 factory, known for its furniture in natural wood.
ECAL x On,01–24.03.2023,Gallery l elac, ECAL From March 1 to 24, 2023, the Galerie l elac presents ECAL x On: the interdisciplinary work of students from ECAL Masters Product Design, Photography and Type Design. Through a transversal approach of innovation, the exhibition invites to explore a futuristic universe of the running shoe. Opening and panel discussion on February 28 at 6pm. STUDENTSProduct Design : - - - - - - Photography : - - - - - - - - Type Design : - - - - - - - - - - UNDER THE DIRECTION OFProduct Design : Christophe Guberan Photography : Maxime Guyon Type Design : Larissa KasperHEADS OF PROGRAMMESProduct Design : Photography : Type Design : OPENING AND PANEL DISCUSSIONTuesday, February 28 at 6pmOpening and panel discussion "Art Direction and Sport Tuesday, February 28 from 6:00 pm On the occasion of the opening, a panel discussion on the theme of artistic direction in sport will be led by : Laurence Stoffel, Artistic Director On, Zurich Régis Tosetti, Artistic Director, Paris Maxime Guyon, Photographer, Paris
ECAL + MAU TOYS WITH ARTEK,04–20.02.2023,Artek Tokyo Store From February 4 to 20 2023, ECAL and Musashino Art University students present a selection of playful objects for children created in collaboration with the Finnish furniture company Artek. The exhibition will take place in the brand s store in Tokyo. Opening on February 3 at 7pm. OPENINGFriday, February 3, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Automated Photography,03–19.02.2023,Maison Franco-Japonaise From February 3 to 19, 2023, on the occasion of Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions in Tokyo, ECAL is exporting the exhibition resulting from the Automated Photography research project, which explores the aesthetic and conceptual potential of automated photography. An increasing number of images are produced autonomously by machines for machines with a gradual exclusion of any human intervention. Automated Photography is a research project developed by the Master Photography that addresses this situation by examining the technologies of image production and distribution such as: machine learning, CGI, photogrammetry. An immersive audiovisual exhibition presents critical views and a selection of projects that explore the aesthetic and conceptual potential of automated photography. This exhibition is organised by the Swiss Embassy in Japan and ECAL, in collaboration with the French Institute for Research on Japan at the Maison franco-japonaise, and in partnership with Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions 2023 Film Festival. This event is part of the Vitality.Swiss communication program supported by the Swiss Embassy in Japan. LECTURE: Yebizo meets Swiss Vitality Talk - Automated Photography Sunday, February 5, 11am - 1pm, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Hall (1F) SPEAKERS Taisuke Koyama, Photographer / Tokyo Photographic Research Clément Lambelet, Visual artist / Artistic deputy at ECAL Seiichi Saito, Panoramatiks Principal / Vitality.Swiss Program Ambassador Yukiko Shikata, Curator MODERATEUR Jonas Pulver, Head of Communication and Cultural Affairs at the Swiss Embassy in Japan REGISTRATION: www.yebizo.com
Feed Filler - artgenève 2023,26–29.01.2023,Palexpo, Geneva From January 26 to 29, as part of artgenève 2023, Bachelor Fine Arts graduates will present Feed Filler, an installation by the artist Miriam Laura Leonardi. As for music, Bachelor Fine Arts students will be part of the artgenève/musique program. FEED FILLER An in-situ installation where the art market economy becomes the backdrop for works freshly created by Bachelor Fine Arts graduates. A project proposed by Miriam Laura Leonardi. The enlarged manual of a modern art gallery serves as a backdrop for videos, works on paper and sculptural contributions by seven emerging and established artists. While their works are united by the way they step away from reality to conceptualize the illusory worlds that are foreign to us, the gallery-goers "du jour" wear tracksuits that convey a comforting message to the overwhelming crowd of visitors in search of meaning. Graduates: Charly Mirambeau, Gina Proenza, Christian Schulz, Virginie Sistek, Romane de Watteville, Maria Esteves, Kelly Tissot. ARTGENÈVE/MUSIQUE: THE TUNING CEREMONY In the heart of the Music Chamber, a curated space that gathers artworks and sound performances, Bachelor Fine Arts students in collaboration with the Ensemble Contrechamps present an exhibition driven by sound, the pieces positioned around a "tuning ceremony". This game of call and response between the works and the direct, recorded, electronic or analogical sound, extends the exhibition towards a polyphonic quest that unfolds at different moments of the day. Students: Anna Cocimarov, Caroline Bischoff, Camille Dudan, Axel Mattart, Emma Blanc-Germser, Julie Wuhrmann, Romain Rochat, Achille Meier, Tom Grbic, Marsaili Venus Haas.
Masterclass ECAL - Céline Sciamma,24.01.2023,IKEA Auditorium, ECAL Invited by ECAL Cinema Department, French director and screenwriter Céline Sciamma present a Masterclass on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, moderated by Paolo Moretti, head of the Cinema department, and Valentina Novati, French producer and distributor. Céline Sciamma (France, 1980) has written and directed five feature films. After graduating in French, she studied screenwriting at the FEMIS in Paris. Her screenplay Naissance des pieuvres won the 9th Junior Prize for Best Screenplay and became her first feature film of the same name in 2007. The film was selected at the Cannes Film Festival (Un certain regard), as well as in Toronto, London and Rotterdam. In 2011, Tomboy was selected at the Berlin Film Festival and won numerous awards, including the Teddy Award. In 2014, her film Bande de filles was selected at the Directors Fortnight in Cannes. She then wrote the screenplays for André Téchiné s Quand on a 17 ans and Claude Barras Ma vie de Courgette. She returned to directing in 2019 with Portrait de la jeune fille en feu, which won numerous awards, including Best Screenplay at Cannes. Two years later, Céline Sciamma co-wrote Les Olympiades, Paris 13e by Jacques Audiard, with Léa Mysius and Jacques Audiard. The same year, in 2021, she directed Petite Maman, which was presented in competition at the Berlin Film Festival.
DEDON BY NATURE: NEW COLLECTION IN COLLABORATION WITH ECAL In collaboration with DEDON, acclaimed designer Sabine Marcelis and Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship students present DEDON by Nature: Lighting the Future, an innovative digital exhibition of a nature-inspired light concepts collection. To be discovered on studio.dedon.de Under the direction of Sabine Marcelis, acclaimed New Zealand designer, and Nicolas Le Moigne, head of Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship, the students imagined, designed and developed an inspiring series of light concepts that resulted from an exploratory reflection on our relationship with nature through design. Nine months of work have resulted in a collection that is as elegant as it is committed; a collection that attests to the creative powers of an emerging generation and the enduring attraction of nature to us all. Lighting the Future is the first exhibition in the DEDON by Nature program, an ongoing series of collaborations between DEDON Studio and forward-facing design practitioners across disciplines and levels The exhibition is exclusively digital and can be viewed at studio.dedon.deSTUDENTS, , , , , , , , , , , , , UNDER THE DIRECTION OFSabine Marcelis, New Zealand designerHEAD OF PROGRAMME
L or bleu,20.01–28.02.2023,Docks, Lausanne From January 20 to February 28, 2023, Les Docks in Lausanne will host the exhibition L or bleu, a project realized by the students of the Foundation Year - Photography Option at ECAL. Opening : Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 pm. This project developed by students in Foundation Year - Photography at ECAL, under the direction of photographer Nicolas Haeni, invites us to question the symbolism of water. Since the dawn of time, this blue gold has intrigued and inspired, giving rise to interpretations which, even today, and perhaps even more than ever, inhabit literature, fine arts and performing arts. Based on the quote by astrophysicist Hubert Reeves "AT THE COSMIC SCALE, LIQUID WATER IS RARER THAN GOLD", the young photographers propose their personal and individual vision, exploring different fields of photography: still life, portrait, architecture or staging. Free admissionDATE AND SCHEDULEfrom January 20 to February 28, 2023 from Monday to Friday, 5pm to 6pmVENUELes Docks, Av. de Sévelin 34, 1004 LausanneSTUDENTSJanine Agbayani , Salomé Billato , Lee Eggenschwiler , Antoine Genoud , Rose Graf , Léa Huguenin-Vuillemin , Silas Tutuyapa Lenz , Auriane Nicollier , Lara Niklas , Fanny Sherifi , Louise Tapponnier , Léna VoélinTEACHERHEAD OF PROGRAMMEOPENINGThursday, January 19, 2023, from 6:30 pm
ECAL AT SOLOTHURN DAYS 2023: 19 NOMINATIONS On the occasion of the 58th Solothurn Film Festival, which takes place from January 18 to 25, 2023, ECAL Film Department presents several films by students and graduates. UP DATE Congratulations to Carmen Jaquier, graduate of Bachelor Cinema and ECAL/HEAD Master Cinema, who wins the Opera Prima award for her film "Foudre". FILMS MADE IN THE FRAMEWORK OF ECAL IN UPCOMING TALENTS COMPETITION - Workshop film Master ECAL/HEAD Le Fantôme De Mariupol directed by Marie Chemin. - Master ECAL/HEAD diploma film Ramboy directed by Matthias Joulaud and Lucien Roux, editing by Selim Dettwiler, and sound by Yatoni Roy Cantù. - Master ECAL/HEAD diploma film Mountain Flesh direted by Valentina Shasivari and sound by Marine Maye. FILMS DIRECTED BY GRADUATES AND TEACHERS IN COMPETITION UPCOMING TALENTS UPCOMING LAB - Short fiction film project La Perla by Valentina Shasivari (Master ECAL/HEAD) - Feature film project Les Nuits d été by Antoine Flahaut (Master ECAL/HEAD) - Feature film project La Passion d Aline by Rokhaya Marieme Balde (Master ECAL/HEAD) Section Prix de Soleure - The Land Within by Fisnik Maxville (Master ECAL/HEAD 2016 graduate), editing by Kostas Makrinos (Maser ECAL/HEAD 2016 graduate) Section Opera Prima - Foudre by Carmen Jacquier (Bachelor 2011 and Master ECAL/HEAD 2016 graduate) Section Panorama Short films - Happy Homes by Agnese Làposi (Bachelor 2019 graduate) - Le Pietre Non Volano by Nikita Merlini (Bachelor 2020 graduate) - Fairplay by Zoel Aeschbacher (Bachelor 2017 graduate) - Flores del otro patio by Jorge Cadena (Master ECAL/HEAD 2018 graduate) Section PANORAMA DOCUMENTARY - Ardente.x.s by Patrick Muroni (Bachelor 2017 graduate), image by Augustin Losserand (Bachelor 2017 graduate), sound by Timothée Zurbuchen (Bachelor 2016 graduate) - Douglas Sirk - Hope As In Despair by Roman Hüben (Bachelor 2014 graduate) - Je Suis Noires by Juliana Fanjul (Master ECAL/HEAD 2014 graduate) - La Mia Danza by Filippo Demarchi (Bachelor 2013 graduate) Section Panorama fictions - Euridice Euridice by Lora Mure-Ravaud (Bachelor 2017 graduate) - Couvre Feu Journal De Monique Saint-Helier 1940-44 by Rachel Noël (educational deputy and Bachelor Cinéma professor) - La Dérive Des Continents by Lionel Baier (Bachelor professor) Section "à l atelier" - Mon Corps Virtuel Et Mon Double by Bruno Deville (Bachelor graduate) Programme and screening on solothurnerfilmtage.ch
ECAL TOYS WITH ARTEK,09.01–04.02.2023,Artek Helsinki Store From January 9 to February 4, 2023, Bachelor of Industrial Design Bachelor students present a selection of playful objects for children created in collaboration with the Finnish furniture company Artek, and under the direction of the designer Julie Richoz. The exhibition will take place in the brand s store in Helsinki.
Beyond The Screen Beyond the screen - is a series of interactive machines developed by students in their first year of Bachelor Media & Interaction Design at ECAL. These systems are inspired by the relationship between instructions and execution within a computer system. These machines create text through a modular typographic system.
Summer University Finland — ECAL toys with ARTEK Teaming up with iconic Finnish furniture company Artek, Bachelor Industrial Design students, under the guidance of designer Julie Richoz, present a collection of playful objects for children made from salvaged b-quality, rejected and half- finished materials and offcuts. Staying true to the spirit of Artek and its founders, the products promote conscious manufacturing and seek to highlight the natural materials that have gone into producing these designs. The resulting collection made of up-cycled components features a modernist inspired dolls house, a convenient wagon to move toys and other things around, quirky plush toys in the form of fish and sea creatures, a minimalist sledge to enjoy the snowy Lapland winter, a hanging ladder to reach for the stars, mesmerising marble mazes, a tiny theatre for a spontaneous play with your best friends, and a handy clothes rack to help tidy up your children s room after a busy day – to name just a few.During our journey in Finland, students were able to visit multiple manufacturers, craftsmen, designers and cultural landmarks such as: Fiskars scissors factory, Artek main wooded furniture factory, Iittala glassblowing plant, up and coming Vaarnii founder, and several historical buildings from famous architect and designer Alvar Aalto, including his house and studio, to name only a few. In partnership with the iconic finish design brand Artek and the Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale, the students discovered the bountiful nature that inspires and nurtures Finnish industry and craftsmanship, one of the pillars of contemporary Scandinavian design. This project was made possible with the kind support of the Summer University programme of the Board of Higher Education (DGES) – State of Vaud.RELATED EVENTS
ECAL Xmas Market,21.12.2022,ECAL, Renens All I want for Christmas is... an ECAL gift! On December 21st from 6pm to 9pm, the traditional ECAL Christmas market is back. Meet the students and graduates and leave with arms full of unique pieces and original creations to put under you Christmas tree. All this while enjoying mulled wine and fondue. You will find among others : Posters Jewelry Editions Various objects Photographs Publications Serigraphs Calendars Soaps Clothing and textile accessories Pottery
ECAL Masterclass - Albert Serra,20.12.2022, 17:00,Leenaards Auditorium, ECAL Invited by ECAL Cinema Department, the Catalan director Albert Serra will present a Masterclass on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, moderated by Paolo Moretti, head of Bachelor and Master Cinema. Born in Banyoles in 1975, Albert Serra is a Catalan director, visual artist and stage director. He gained international recognition with his first feature film, Honor de Cavalleria, presented at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes in 2006, a free adaptation of Don Quijote performed by non-professional actors from his village. In 2013, he received the Leopard d Or at Locarno for his film Histoire de ma mort, inspired by the memoirs of Casanova. He presented in Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival La mort de Louis XIV in 2016, Liberté in 2019 and Pacifiction in 2022. In collaboration with the Cinémathèque Suisse and Sister Distribution Free admission, subject to availability