- 30.07.2023

EPFL Pavilions, Lausanne

Through the lens of art, Lighten Up! On Biology and Time explores the connection of living organisms with the natural cycle of light and dark. From fungi to ferns, from hamsters to humans, all have evolved circadian rhythms that connect them to the alternation of day and night. In our screen-based society, there is an increasing urgency to raise awareness of reconnecting to the outdoor environment.

SAH, Montreal

During the 76th Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, the session led by Javier Fernández Contreras and Roberto Zancan explored new nocturnal historiographies of architecture.


HEAD – Genève

The scenography for the 2022 HEAD Fashion Show opposes and combines virtuality and reality, the presence and absence of human bodies in the physical realm, and conversely, the presence and absence of digital avatars in virtual spaces.


- 17.06.2022

HEAD – Genève

Insomnia investigates how nocturnal awakening operates as a space for unexpected narratives, displacements, and architectural emancipation. The studio uses cinematic long takes and scale models as its main research tool.


- 31.01.2022

HEAD – Genève

Developed as part of the Master of Arts in Interior Architecture (MAIA) at HEAD – Genève, this series of theses explores the role of night in the development of contemporary cities and societies, challenging the obliteration of night in the construction of the architectural discourse and agency.


- 11.03.2022

Grand-Saconnex, Geneva

Nightcrawl offers an exploration of the Grand Saconnex neighbourhood and its thresholds as day turns into night. The project focuses on the way the falling night impacts this part of the city in different ways, from illumination and sound to the use and occupation of spaces – residential, industrial, infrastructural, and liminal.


- 25.02.2022

HEAD – Genève

Movie Set is a workshop led by the set designer Florian Sanson, who designed the sets for Alice Winocour’s Proxima and Leos Carax’s Annette, and proposes to build a real film set for the shooting of domestic moments of the night, from dusk to dawn, recreated artificially in the space of Le Cube at HEAD – Genève.


- 25.02.2022

HEAD – Genève

Des Corps Dans la Nuit interrogates the night’s western imaginaries as a space of fear, insecurity, and abnormality, perpetuating a gendered polarisation of bodies and urban spaces. Workshop organised by the Interior Architecture Department of HEAD – Genève in partnership with the Architecture Department of EPFL.


Ediciones Asimétricas

The publication Scènes de Nuit examines the role of night in the construction of contemporary cities and societies, illustrating how architectural theory and critique are still associated with sunlight and diurnal paradigms. The result of the eponymous exhibition held at f’ar Lausanne in 2019, this book reflects upon the spaces, activities, and media deployed in night culture, using available footage, imagery, and transcriptions as its main display platform.


- 08.12.2021

HEAD – Genève

Images That Change the Way We See is a lecture by Elliot Woods for the ‘Nocturnal Perspectives’ lecture series. Woods discusses the work of South Korean duo Kimchi and Chips, which focuses on the role of artworks and images in changing the way we perceive our everyday world.