Amplifier for Art, Science and Society
The CDH Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program promotes artistic research and experimentation by forging ties between the humanities, art, science and technology. Through this program, artists complete a three-twelve-month residency at the CDH, working closely with EPFL labs’ scientists and students. Selected artists have access to the EPFL cutting-edge engineering, infrastructure and materials, thereby enabling intense experimentation with new forms of expression, evolving new features for their work. At the end of the residency, the artists present their work in a public exhibition or event held at EPFL Pavilions, showcasing the synergies that can be achieved between art and science. The AiR Program is led by CDH Direction, and it is operated by EPFL Pavilions.
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.
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.
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.
Programme Innovations Culturelles
EPFL Pavilions is a stakeholder in the PIC cultural innovation program alongside several other cultural institutions in French-speaking Switzerland. The program’s objective is to create a pole of expertise for developing new approaches to culture and heritage, starting with a series of Open Labs to help achieve this goal.
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.
SciCommHack is an event working to tackle the challenges facing science communication today. As a partner of the event, EPFL Pavilions provides the perfect environment to hold this unique science communication hackathon.
Cub- Ecrans Urbains
CUB has joined forces with several institutions and independent cinemas (MCBA, f'ar, Archizoom, EPFL Pavilions) to propose ÉCRANS URBAINS, a communication format based on images. ÉCRANS URBAINS deciphers and explores all the dimensions and facets of urban spaces, landscapes and the societies that create and animate them, in order to make them intelligible, to reveal their charms and flaws, to unveil their poetry and sadness, and to apprehend their major changes and challenges. Through documentaries or fictions, the challenges are outlined through the prism of the image, which allows us to exchange and share on the environmental, cultural and social mutations of our society.