Amplifier for Art, Science and Society


Since 2003, the FIFDH has been committed to cinema and to respecting human rights. Each year, in the heart of international Geneva and in parallel with the main session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Festival presents films and debates that highlight struggles and denounce violations wherever they may occur.

Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+)

eM+ is an EPFL laboratory led by Prof. Sarah Kenderdine as a new transdisciplinary initiative at the intersection of immersive visualisation technologies, visual analytics, aesthetics and cultural (big) data. It engages in research from scientific, artistic and humanistic perspectives and promotes post-cinematic multisensory engagement using experimental platforms.

Enter the Hyper-Scientific – EPFL-CDH Artist in Residence Program

Initiated by the EPFL College of Humanities (CDH), amplified by EPFL Pavilions, and in partnership with the City of Lausanne, the EPFL-CDH Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program “Enter the Hyper-Scientific” reflects the CDH mission of fostering transdisciplinary encounters and collaborations between artists and EPFL’s scientific community. The program invites professional Swiss and international creative practitioners, both emerging and established, for three-month residencies to realize innovative and visionary projects at the intersection of art, science, and advanced technologies.

The goal of “Enter the Hyper-Scientific” is to further interpretative and aesthetic avenues around the multifaceted scientific landscape of the EPFL through artistic productions. Forging encounters between artists and scientists in various disciplines, the program aims to establish a dynamic, critical, and inspiring platform for propelling new approaches and aesthetic investigations within the exponentially developing scene at the intersection of art, science, technology, and the humanities. The program functions as a facilitator and promoter of investigations in multiple directions, many of which will be discovered through the submitted projects themselves.

For its third edition, the program offers three paths and a special track:

Open Transdisciplinary welcomes international artists and practitioners from all disciplines and media to propose projects which reflect the main intention of the program, namely to investigate the fluid intersection between art, humanities, science, and technology.

Scientific Imaging, in collaboration with the EPFL Center for Imaging, prioritizes artists familiar with imaging technologies, CGI, digital practices, and visual arts more broadly.

Environmental Transformation in collaboration with CLIMACT, the Center for Climate Impact and Action, invites visual artists and designers to engage in a creative manner with topical themes related to climate transformation.

Special Track: Explorations in Geometry, Computation, and Matter, in conjunction with EPFL Geometric Computing Laboratory (GCM), invites artists, designers, and makers to engage in an intense collaboration with researchers and fabrication experts at GCM.

  • Transversal Interest in Artificial Intelligence

This year's edition of the program aims to support and encourage an interdisciplinary interest in artificial intelligence. Applicants are invited to consider the role of AI in their proposed projects, in terms of possible applications and the aesthetic and conceptual potential of co-creation with AI.

For detailed information about the program and the application process, please visit this page or read the application guidelines.

Proposals should be written in English and submitted by October 16, 2023 (23:59 CEST) using the online application form at the following link.

Applications are closed.


muse is a pioneering audience evaluation app, produced by EPFL’s Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) in collaboration with over 20 Swiss museums. EPFL Pavilions is one of these partner cultural institutions and uses the app at its facilities.

muse provides visitors with an engaging way to communicate their experiences, while helping museums to consider this feedback when developing exhibits and other attractions.
The app invites visitors to communicate during their museum experience (instead of after) by making drawings, leaving voice recordings, interacting with animated graphics, or taking photos directly at the exhibit. For EPFL Pavilions and other cultural institutions, it’s the opportunity to get to know their visitors better and encourage audiences to participate in evaluations in large enough numbers to provide useful data. Then, using data analytics tools, these institutions can focus on visitors as individuals, and use the quality of visitor engagement as a method to define, measure, and program for improved museum experiences.

Lausanne musées

EPFL Pavilions is part of Lausanne musées, the association that brings together 21 institutions in the Lausanne region with the aim of promoting the diversity of their offerings and encouraging synergies. A veritable link between the fields of architecture, art, cinema, history, science and much more, the association offers original activities and events for the general public, of which the Night of the Museums is the major event. One mission: to share culture!

Réseau romand Science et Cité

EPFL Pavilions is a member of the Réseau romand Science et cité (RRSC), an independent association, active since 2002 in the field of scientific and technical culture. The RRSC’s mission is to promote scientific culture, encourage critical debate on the issues at stake in science and technology and enhance the resources and skills of members through joint actions.

Geneva International Film Festival

EPFL Pavilions is a partner of the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF) and its PLUGS program which brings together a series of events organized each year with other international festivals, markets and institutions.

Since its inception in 1995, Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF) has been supporting the role of independent authors in creative processes. At the crossroads of genres and disciplines, a place to experiment, get together and celebrate, the Festival showcases a program featuring films, TV series and digital arts for ten days every year. It also devotes considerable attention to innovation, music and up-and-coming talent in its various programs. Located in the heart of the international city of Geneva, GIFF contributes to the development of the Swiss and international digital industry.


Since 2003, the FIFDH has been committed to cinema and to respecting human rights. Each year, in the heart of international Geneva and in parallel with the main session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Festival presents films and debates that highlight struggles and denounce violations wherever they may occur.

Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab

Located in an annex of the Montreux Jazz Café, in the southern part of the EPFL Pavilions building, the Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab is the most imposing of the devices designed by EPFL for listening, viewing and consulting the festival’s archives.

More than 5,000 concerts (14,000 tapes in total, 11,000 hours of video recording and 6,000 hours of audio recording) have been digitized and preserved as part of the Montreux Jazz Digital Project led by the EPFL Metamedia Center in collaboration with several laboratories. The Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab offers a total immersion in Montreux concerts and is open to the public. The Lab’s design is the work of the EPFL+ECAL Lab and the ALICE laboratory of the EPFL.

The Heritage Lab is designed so that about 20 people at a time can relive the Montreux Jazz concerts. It includes a large screen whose sophisticated geometry creates depth and gives viewers the impression of being close to the stage.