Alba Cappellieri is full professor at Politecnico di Milano, where she teaches Jewellery and Accessories Design and is the Head of the Fashion Design Degree. Since 2014 she is the Director of the Museum of Jewellery in Vicenza.
Davide Fornari is a designer and a professor at ECAL, where he has been Head of the Applied Research and Development sector since 2016. davidefornari.eu
Alexis Georgacopoulos is a product designer and the Director of ECAL since 2011. ecal.ch
Fabio Gramazio is an architect and a professor at ETH in Zurich. He is a co-founder of Gramazio Kohler Architects with Matthias Kohler. gramaziokohler.com
Christophe Guberan is a Lausanne-based product designer and a lecturer at ECAL. He collaborates with MIT Self-Assembly Lab. His work focuses on material experimentation. christopheguberan.ch
Nicolas Henchoz has been the Director of Lausanne EPFL+ECAL Lab since its establishment in 2007. epfl-ecal-lab.ch
Catherine Ince is senior curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London since 2015. Previously she was a curator at Barbican Art Gallery.
Vincent Jacquier is a media and interaction designer and a professor at ECAL, where he is Head of the Visual Communication department.
Patrick Keller is an architect and a professor at ECAL in Media and Interaction Design. He is a co-founder of fabric | ch, the Lausanne-based studio for architecture, interaction and research. fabric.ch
Anniina Koivu is an independent design writer based in Milan and a professor at ECAL, where she is Head of Theory for Master programs.
Stéphanie Moisdon is a Paris-based curator and art critic, and a professor at ECAL, where she is Head of the Master in Visual Arts.
Federico Nicolao is a Paris-based writer and a philosopher, and a lecturer at ECAL. He is the founder and director of “Chorus una costellazione”, a cultural journal. nicolao.org
Sophie Pène is vice-president of Paris Conseil National du Numérique. She is a professor at Université Paris Descartes.
Vera Sacchetti is an independent design critic and the managing editor at the Barragán Foundation in Basel.
Skylar Tibbits is a designer and computer scientist. He is co-director and founder of MIT Self-Assembly Lab in Cambridge (MA). He is a pioneer in the field of 4D Printing. selfassemblylab.net
Xavier Veilhan is a Paris-based artist. He represents France at 2017 Venice Biennale with “Studio Venezia”, a musical space that invites the public to watch musicians from around the world work throughout the duration of the exhibition. veilhan.com
Astrid Welter has contributed to the artistic program of Fondazione Prada since 1997. She coordinated the opening of its Venetian venue in 2011, and has overseen its Milan permanent venue as Head of Programs since 2015. fondazioneprada.org
Roel Wouters is a designer and a co-founder of Amsterdam-based studio Moniker with Luna Maurer and Jonathan Puckey. studiomoniker.com
After the symposium as series of exhibitions and previews open at Cinema Studio, Gallery l’elac and EPFL+ECAL Lab
Caustics, curated by Mark Pauly, EPFL RAYFORM
Projects for Victorinox, curated by Thilo Alex Brunner
The Sausage of the Future, curated by Carolien Niebling
Rapid Liquid Printing, curated by Christophe Guberan, MIT Self-Assembly Lab, Steelcase
Augmented Photography, curated by Milo Keller
EPFL+ECAL Lab Research Land, curated by Nicolas Henchoz
The symposium takes place in the IKEA auditorium at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, which is located in Renens, to the west of Lausanne (see map.pdf). If you are travelling by car, park at the City Hall (Hôtel-de-Ville) parking. There are a limited number of blue zone (1:30 hour) and white zone (3 hours) parking places around the ECAL building.
Lausanne is well connected to neighbouring towns thanks to an efficient public transport network.
Lausanne/Renens are less than 45 minutes by train from Geneva Airport, with fast and frequent connections to other destinations throughout Switzerland.
On the occasion of the symposium, ECAL launches the book Making Sense: 10 Years of Research in Art and Design at ECAL.
Making Sense reports on ten years of Research in Art and Design at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. It features a synopsis of research projects and a selection of projects’ descriptions, accompanied by conversations on design and artistic research between ECAL professors and leading scholars in these fields. The book is bilingual (French and English).
Published by: ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne
Edited by: Davide Fornari
Contributors: Luc Bergeron, Jonas Berthod, François Bovier, Davide Fornari, Julien Fronsacq, Roland Früh, Alexis Georgacopoulos, Christophe Guberan, Patrick Keller, Jürg Lehni, Federico Nicolao, Vincent Normand, Yasmil Raymond, David Reinfurt, Tatiana Rihs, Laurent Soldini, Jo-Ey Tang, Skylar Tibbits, Joël Vacheron
Graphic design: Jonas Berthod
Photography: Nicolas Polli
Print: ECAL, Benjamin Plantier
Lithography: Rica Egger
Format: 234 pages, 16 × 24 cm
You can order your copy of Making Sense. 10 Years of Research in Art and Design at ECAL by filling the form below. The price to the public is 25 chf/20 eur. An invoice including the shipping costs will follow your order.