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A Symbiotic Work in Partnership with Biology, #DI Speaker Olafur Eliasson’s Life lets Nature Take its Course
Showing at Fondation Beyeler, Olafur Eliasson’s new installation dissolves the boundaries between nature and art.
The Arctic Commons: creating a new network for future stability in the Arctic
“This project looks to create composite maps which illuminate specific areas in the Arctic that offer opportunities for design intervention.”
Basic Income Cafe uses coffee as a metaphor for the flow of money
“Visitors are provoked to experience the underlying economic models first hand."
Low-cost artificial leg for amputees in developing countries
A prosthetic leg made from recycled plastic is about to change the lives of amputees in developing countries.
Afrolitt founder Pamela Ohene-Nyako on the importance of having black literature voiced and heard
“I feel like some works can really open up one’s imagination and help us envision inclusive and liberated futures.”
This photo series is a 10-year snapshot of African youth and culture
“Africa is many fascinating and ambiguous things, but it is certainly not a poor continent.”
ECAL's Milo Keller on the changing face of photography
“We believe that, as an art school, ECAL needs to develop the creative potential offered by new technologies by embracing and responding to their impact.”
Meet the world's first drone costume designer
Before industrial designer, Léa Pereyre, started working at Verity Studios the job description of "drone costume designer" did not exist.
Oxygene is the plant-based green tyre of the future
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, this innovation could become the norm for automobile design in years to come.
Researchers in Zurich have created fibre from slaughterhouse waste
The yarn is made of gelatine and it has a similar quality to merino wool fibres.
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | February 2018
We've scoured the web for compelling creative campaigns around the globe that you might want to support in their quest for funding. Have a look!
The super lightweight Mars Chair by Thomas Missé
ECAL student designs first piece of furniture optimised for Mars colonisation.
Direct air capture plant aims to filter carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
A Zurich-based removal company have presented a way to extract carbon dioxide directly from the air.
Coline Mauroy’s Homemade project investigates ‘self-building’ in high-density environments
“Architecture is not only about making a building beautiful, it’s more about thinking about a space that can provide a better way of living".
Wake up and smell the colours
A device that transcends two of our primary senses.
What will meat products of the future look like?
Product designer, Carolien Niebling, delves into the potential shortage of protein-rich food we could face in future.
A ‘super’ key that cannot be copied by the masses
The Stealth Key is 3D printed and nearly impossible to replicate.
Click Play: 3 Masters of product
Product designers shape how we live and these graduates are at the forefront of exactly that.
A 3D-printed grotto designed by algorithms
The future of architecture explored.
The eccentric ways modern designers are telling the time
This peculiar collection of timepieces makes the hours fly by.
Pauline Saglio is an interaction designer and artist based in Switzerland whose interest lies in the combination of digital and tangible.
Eclipse: Experience time in a new way
A clock design that reveals and hides different notions of time.
Mind-reading device gives paralysed people ability to communicate
A brain-computer interface records “yes” or “no” answers for paralysis sufferers.
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