Tuesday 10.10.2017
ECAL, IKEA Auditorium [map]

10+10 Research in Art & Design at ECAL
A symposium celebrating 10 years of Research in Art and Design
Tuesday 10 October 2017, 8.00–18.30
IKEA Auditorium, ECAL, Renens


On the occasion of the 10 years since the moving of ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne to its current premises in Renens and marking the 10th anniversary of the foundation of EPFL+ECAL Lab, ECAL is hosting a symposium on Research in Art and Design, featuring artists, designers and scholars in these fields from all over the world, in conversation with ECAL faculty members.

Admission is free upon registration through the online RSVP form at www.researchday.ch
Due to the limited number of seats in the auditorium, the maximum number of participants is 350



8.00–8.30 Registration
8.30–9.00 Welcome
Alexis Georgacopoulos
director, ECAL

Introductory notes on Research in Art and Design in Switzerland
Davide Fornari
professor, ECAL

Vera Sacchetti
design critic, Basel

Design Research: from Academia to the Real World

9.00–9.45 Alba Cappellieri professor, Politecnico di Milano, Milan
in conversation with Nicolas Henchoz director, EPFL+ECAL Lab

9.45–10.30 Sophie Pène vice president, Conseil National du Numérique, Paris
in conversation with Davide Fornari professor, ECAL

10.30–11.00 Coffee break

Research Through Art and Design: Materials and Forms
11.00–11.45 Xavier Veilhan artist, Paris
in conversation with Stéphanie Moisdon professor, ECAL

11.45–12.30 Fabio Gramazio co-founder, Gramazio + Kohler Architects, Zurich
in conversation with Patrick Keller professor, ECAL

12.30–13.30 Lunch

Research Practices in Curating Art and Design
13.30–14.15 Catherine Ince senior curator, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
in conversation with Anniina Koivu professor, ECAL

14.15–15.00 Astrid Welter head of programs, Fondazione Prada, Milan/Venice
in conversation with Federico Nicolao professor, ECAL

15.00–15.15 Coffee break

The Future of Art and Design Research
15.15–16.00 Roel Wouters co-founder, Moniker, Amsterdam
in conversation with Vincent Jacquier professor, ECAL

16.00–16.45 Skylar Tibbits co-founder, MIT Self-Assembly Lab, Cambridge (MA)
in conversation with Christophe Guberan professor, ECAL

16.45 Closing remarks, panel discussion
Alexis Georgacopoulos
Vera Sacchetti
Davide Fornari

17.30 Exhibition openings 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 (preview)
  • Augmented Photography, curated by Milo Keller (preview)
  • EPFL+ECAL Lab Research Land, curated by Nicolas Henchoz
  • Rapid Liquid Printing, curated by Christophe Guberan, MIT Self-Assembly Lab, Steelcase

ECAL will launch the book Making Sense: 10 Years of Research in Art and Design at ECAL on the occasion of the symposium.

18.30   Cocktail

10+10 Research in Art and Design at ECAL
In collaboration with EPFL+ECAL Lab
With the support of HES-SO
Media partner Disegno

Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne
5, Avenue du Temple, Renens

Graphic Design: Jonas Berthod

Image ECAL/Calypso Mahieu

Image ECAL/Calypso Mahieu

Image ECAL/Calypso Mahieu