SCENES

17.02.2020

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.

29.05.2019

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.

24.05.2019

F'AR Lausanne

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

24.05.2019

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. 

18.05.2019

F’AR Lausanne

The lighting aspect of the city is perceived as a parallel time-space to be experienced through lit and unlit territories. How has artificial light affected nightlife? What influences does light have on safety and night-time activities? This event explores those questions through a presentation by Isabelle Corten, lighting designer and expert, and a nocturnal walk led by the Stalker Collective/Osservatorio Nomade in the city of Lausanne.

12.05.2019

F’AR Lausanne

What makes the Film Theatre an extraordinary place is its capacity to isolate the audience from night or day, creating a space of endless temporality. Within an immersive scenography of cinematic boxes, director Matthieu Bareyre presents his latest film L’époque and discusses with Youri Kravtchenko the entanglements between night, space and architecture.

09.05.2019

F’AR Lausanne

The Corner Shop may arguably be the ultimate night-time institution. Regularly open when other shops are closed, its cheap disruption of the circadian rhythm is explored here by proposing a spatial immersion into a reconstructed replica, where sociologist Sukhdev Sandhu and artist Martin Kohout discuss their latest vision of nocturnal working conditions.

02.11.2018

- 04.11.2018

Designers' saturday Langenthal

Few temporal contexts define interior space more precisely than the night. Devoid of depth of vision, night instantly creates an enveloping space, the interior of the night. The installation plays with two paradigms of contemporary night: the rain in the urban exterior and the bar where one seeks shelter – an archetype of nocturnal pleasure.