- 07.12.2021

HEAD – Genève

A symposium about Nocturnal history of Architecture. For centuries, architectural theory, discourse and agency have been based on daytime and solar paradigms. References to the night in Vitruvius’ De architectura, largely considered the founding text of Western architectural theory, are residual, and they are similarly absent in the Renaissance treatises of Leon Battista Alberti or Andrea Palladio. It was not until the 19th and 20th centuries that the successive invention and institutionalisation of artificial light in private and public spaces gradually transformed the place of the night in the discipline of architecture.


- 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.


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.


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.


- 07.10.2021


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 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?


- 28.11.2021

Seoul Architecture Biennale

The CIRCA DIEM project is developed by EPFL and HEAD – Genève for the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021. The installation raises awareness about the impact of our daily exposure to light and its dynamics in dense urban environments, exploring its relationship with our so-called “circadian rhythms.”


- 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