- 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.


- 12.09.2021

Salone del Mobile Milano

Developed by MAIA, Master of Arts in Interior Architecture, Herbarium of Interiors is a special collaboration with India Mahdavi that explores the role of image culture in the construction of interior spaces.


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

A herbarium is a specimen that becomes its own image. Being multiform, it fluctuates between the image, the 1:1 model, and the object. Similarly, contemporary interiors take multiple directions, from the object to the image, from the media to the space. Despite their diverse forms of existence, spaces materialize in various instances and iterations.


- 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.


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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.


HEAD – Genève

A virtual edition of El Croquis magazine, combining archive documentation and night photography of contemporary buildings in Geneva, under the direction of Richard Levene, founder of the magazine, with students at HEAD-Genève.


F’AR Lausanne

Restaurants and bars are the defining nightlife meeting places, scenes of complex human rituals skilfully constructed through interior architecture. Researcher Julien Zanetta explains banquet rituals and associated human behaviours throughout history, the point of departure of a special evening of sharing food served on a long banquet table crafted for the occasion.


F'AR Lausanne

A performative lecture by Daniel Zamarbide on the importance of peripheral night practices in design history. 


F'AR Lausanne

The Club epitomizes both the nocturnal public agora and a laboratory for technological and multimedia experimentation. Embedded in a one-night club where visitors are encouraged to explore and use the space, architects Pol Esteve and Octave Perrault reflect upon nightclubs as architectural types and upon the Cruising Pavilion at the 2020 Venice Biennale.