ECAL 2019


by MAP

Teacher(s): Milo Keller

Utopia is invisible; only utopians can see it. A class of 12 students from the Photography Master at the ECAL/University of Art and Design of Lausanne, in residence at Casa Corti in Pellio, Val d’Intelvi (Italy), elaborated the concepts of utopia and community. Identifying the malaise of a generation trapped in social networks, confused between reality and the virtual sphere, and in need of establishing new values, the group developed a range of different strategies: morning meditation sessions, walks to Monte Generoso, shared meals and discussions to produce photographs and videos which, while gradually shifting away from reality, reach imaginary dimensions that oscillate between utopia and dystopia, figuration and abstraction.


Emidio Battipaglia
Robin Bervini
Jasmine Deporta
Anja Karolina Furrer
Alessia Gunawan
Christian Harker
Johanna Hullár
Philipp Klak
Doruk Kumkumoglu
Jelly Luise
Igor Pjörrt
Gedvile Tamosiunaite

Milo Keller

Florian Amoser
Calum Douglas

Graphic Design
Nicolas Polli



Exhibition view (Pellio)

Exhibition view (Chiasso)

ECAL/Gedvile Tamosiunaite and Jelly Luise

ECAL/Emidio Battipaglia, Philipp Klak and Doruk Kumkumolu

ECAL/Igor Pjörrt

ECAL/Anja Karolina Furrer

ECAL/Gedvile Tamosiunaite and Jelly Luise

ECAL/Robin Bervini and Christian Harker

ECAL/Emidio Battipaglia, Philipp Klak and Doruk Kumkumolu

ECAL/Johanna Hullár

ECAL/Jasime Deporta