HEAD – Genève

A lecture by Léa-Catherine Szacka, in the framework of the Nocturnal Perspectives lecture series, curated by Vera Sacchetti. At the outset of the 1980s, the American pay television channel MTV, widely regarded as television's most inventive new form, started showing music videos around the clock for an avid young public. Generating a nonstop sequence of discontinuous episodes targeted to a specific demographic group, aged between 12 and 34 years old, MTV combined popular music with arresting and unconventional images to infiltrate the domestic space and disrupt programming and the more traditional family daily routine.


- 07.10.2021

Hiflow, Geneva

MAIA students from HEAD–Genève are invited to explore the seabed and dark through the design and production of still lifes with the constraint of not using for essential as food and light elements.


- 10.12.2021

HEAD – Genève

Cruising Pavilion is a course dedicated to the history of different LGBTQI+ sexual encounter areas, following the eponymous exhibition project presented in Venice, New York and Stockholm.


- 24.09.2021


Taking Geneva as a case study, this workshop explore its transformation at the very ephemeral moment of sunset: how do the changes in the city’s intangible elements, influence the tangible ones as well as our perception of them?


- 28.11.2021

Seoul Architecture Biennale

The CIRCA DIEM project was developed by EPFL for the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021. The installation raises awareness of the importance of our daily exposure to light and its dynamics in dense urban environments, which becomes even more important when considering underground life. Circa diem – “about one day” in Latin – is at the origin of what we call our “circadian rhythms” and suggests here a deep and essential link with the natural day-night cycle.


- 12.09.2021

Salone del Mobile Milano

The Korova Milk Bar is a fictional night bar from Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange. Even though the original venue only existed as fiction, its transgressive environment has made the bar a cult, to the point of providing inspiration for several real nocturnal places around the world.


Plan Libre 179

"Taking pictures by night is very difficult, because you only have 20 minutes, the sun is going down, there is a moment when it is perfect, then it is less perfect, and then you can’t do it, it’s too dark. Because you need to see the outline of the building." Richard Levene, founder of El Croquis. Geneva, 2019


- 31.10.2021

Design Parade Toulon

In 1965, interior architect Robert Haussmann created the Kronenhalle Bar in Zurich. In 2021 HEAD - Genève revisits the nocturnal side of Kronenhalle for Design Parade Toulon, exploring the role of the original lamps and artificial lighting in the construction of contemporary interiors.


- 10.12.2021


Leading figure of architectural photography, Bas Princen will discuss how unlit spaces define contemporary urban landscape and architecture through the use of photography. In conversation with Javier F. Contreras and Leonid Slonimskiy in the framework of the public lecture TALKING HEADS.


Large Kiosk, Geneva

One of the most prestigious architectural magazines in the world, El Croquis almost never publishes nocturnal photographs of buildings. In conversation with Richard Levene, the magazine’s founder, Javier F. Contreras and Sven Högger address El Croquis’ evolution while examining its obliteration of night in architecture.