Enac 20 Years

Celebrating 20 years with 36 synchronised screens

In collaboration with : Garage Cube

ENAC celebrated 20 years by playing a continuous contemplative video, made of a thousand archive ENAC lab files. Through the 36 synchronised screens delimiting four areas of exhibiting labs. As well as showcasing 20 years of research, the video designed worked as part of the signage. 

In 2022, ENAC organized an event to celebrate its 20 years in the Swiss Tech Center. For this occasion, they invited 60 labs to bring their creations and research realized over their 20 years of work at EPFL. ENAC inquired us to realise a visual complentative video our if the labs archives. 

36 Synchronised Screens

The labs were organized into four sections corresponding to thematic work fields. We limited each section by a row of screens (36 in total) that outlined the area of the exhibition and created a visual scenographic signaletic. Each section was defined by a color, a name, and the position of display tables, within the screen space. We edited a continuous video (made of a thousand archive files) that passed through the different screens of each area. 

The screens were synchronized in groups of 6 to 8, delivering an immersive space. We played with different tempos on the screen rhythmics to reach a dynamic composition of video, animations, and blocks of color. 

The Context

Twenty years ago, EPFL created the ENAC Faculty by bringing together architecture, civil engineering, and environmental sciences and engineering, thus making it possible to embrace all the challenges of sustainability in the natural and built environment through an inter- and trans-disciplinary approach to research, teaching, and innovation.  


Trojan Parasite for Archipelago

A modular bench, a mobile parasite or a pretext to dialogue.

In collaboration with: Ala Tannir, Meriem Chebani, Mara Usai, Arthur Modoianu

A mobile parasite bringing cultural discussions to the heart of Geneva with talented local and international architects, landscape designers, and curators around topics. Tackling issues related to the city during Archipelago : Architectures for the Multiverse Festival. 

A Mobile Parasite

On invitation by Vera Sacchetti, we first conducted a workshop at La Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design (HEAD). It was followed by a performative installation for the conference of Archipelago : Architectures for the Multiverse. We created and used modular benches that we carried on our backs throughout the city as a parasitic meeting space: the Trojan Parasite.  

We invited talented local and international architects, landscape designers, and curators to join us in discussing topics and issues related to the city of Geneva. Invited were Ala Tannir, Meriem Chebani, Mara Usai, and Arthur Modoianu.

The installation only existed momentarily, for the time of a conversation, as a parasitic meeting point. With the aim to invite passersby to listen in and participate. This installation aimed to bring the festival, which usually caters to a specific audience, to the city center: for everyone.   

The recorded and generated discussions traveled around the city, back into the festival space, creating a new source of debate.

The Context

Organized by two schools of the HES⁠-⁠SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (Geneva). La Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design (HEAD) la Haute Ecole du Paysage, d’Ingénierie et d’Architecture (HEPIA).

Archipelago : Architectures for the Multiverse is the first edition of a digitally anchored international event. It arise from a partnership between three departments—architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture.