SCENES

11.01.2021

Ediciones Asimétricas

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, records and transcriptions as its main display platform. The five chapters SHOP, FILM, CITY, CLUB and FOOD explore practices and rituals on the nocturnal space-types of corner shops, cinemas, streets, nightclubs and restaurants, becoming experimental laboratories to focus on and question the relationship between night and architecture. 

21.02.2022

- 25.02.2022

HEAD – Genève

Des corps dans la nuit is a workshop organized by the interior architecture department of HEAD - Genève in partnership with the architecture section of EPFL. It interrogates the night's western imaginaries as a space of fear, insecurity and abnormality, perpetuating a gendered polarization of bodies and urban spaces.

08.12.2021

- 08.12.2021

HEAD – Genève

A lecture by Elliot Woods, in the framework of the Nocturnal Perspectives lecture series, curated by Vera Sacchetti. Elliot Woods discusses the work of duo Kimchi and Chips from South Korea, focusing on the role of artworks and images in changing the way we see and imagine the everyday world.

08.12.2021

- 08.12.2021

HEAD – Genève

A lecture by Alessia Cibin, in the framework of the Nocturnal Perspectives lecture series, curated by Vera Sacchetti. How is the urban night governed in global cities? What are the impacts of nightlife in entertainment precincts? Who are the groups interested in and impacted by the nightlife? How do they influence night-time policies? What are the conflicts arising between and within groups and policies? The cases of Zurich and Sydney, between global and local.

06.12.2021

- 07.12.2021

HEAD – Genève

The colloquium Nocturnal History of Architecture traces a path from ancient to early modern times, and from modernity to present time, using the nocturnal spaces that have determined current notions of architecture to examine the role of night in the construction of contemporary cities and societies.

03.11.2021

HEAD – Genève

A lecture by Dr Catharine Rossi, in the framework of the Nocturnal Perspectives lecture series, curated by Vera Sacchetti. In this lecture Cat reflects on her experiences of curating exhibitions on the design of club culture.

06.10.2021

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 started showing music videos around the clock for an avid young public, generating a nonstop sequence of discontinuous episodes to infiltrate the domestic space and disrupt the more traditional family daily routine.

20.09.2021

- 07.10.2021

Hiflow

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.

01.10.2021

- 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.

20.09.2021

- 24.09.2021

Geneva

Taking Geneva as a case study, this workshop explores 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?