The 2016 Museum Night of Lausanne at EPFL

Saturday, September 24th – from 2 p.m. until midnight
Rolex Learning Center – SG building – INF building

A variety of shows and experiments will take place on the EPFL campus during the Museum Night of Lausanne: Presentation from a laboratory, artistic performance, exhibitions linking science and arts, architecture expositions, exhibition of old computers still functioning…

Rétro-projection – Digital Humanities

Forum Rolex – FVenice Time Machine - DHLAB EPFLrom 2 pm to midnight

First retrospective for the DHLAB (digital humanities laboratory) of the EPFL which tells its story through a collection of more than 200 backlit pictures. The visitor walks around between the different researches, machines and installations developed by the reseachers. A visual narrative which invites to the exploration of the digital world’s new boundaries.

→ DHLAB website


Bouteille (Bottle) – A travel against the current

Bouteille, voyage à contre-courant - Abraham Poincheval 2016From 20th to 26th September 2016
South opening of the Rolex Learning Center (lakeside)

A gigantic bottle has ran aground on the lake shores  near the Rolex Learning Center. Inside, artist Abraham Poincheval lives his life autonomously, looking at the landscape, making small objects and talking to visitors.

→ Performance website


Dimensions – expo BD science-fiction

Rolex Learning Center
Continous, to be seen until October 27th

Trois auteurs suisses romands, trois univers de science-fiction, pour un voyage en quatre dimensions. Dans leurs séries de bande dessinée, José Roosevelt (CE), Krum (O2) et Frederik Peeters (Aâma) ont chacun fait appel au concept de “dimension“.

► Exhibition website…


The co-op principle, Hannes Meyer and the collective design concept

Archizoom – SG building
Continous, to be seen until October 15th

Double exhibition at Archizoom and Far on theory and practice of cooperation at the dawn of modernism in architecture. Sharing community, building group – collective work is in expansion today. This relation between individual and collective creation has been experimented right from the start of the 20th century by the second director of the Bauhaus, swiss architect Hannes Meyer. His work set down the basis for new principles of cooperative conception particularly revolutionary, which insert architecture within the social, economical and political discussion.

→ Archizoom website


Musée Bolo EPFLINF building (level 0) – from 2 p.m. until midnight

The Bolo Museum opens its doors and turns on its computers and its game consols.
The program includes:


  • Programmed Disappearance: An original, thought-provoking and fun exhibit.
  • Retrospective Smaky: Come to discover these Swiss French computers, used during more than 20 years in the LAMI (Microprocessor Systems Lab) of the EPFL.
  • Apple One project: Operational and functional reproduction of the 1976 Apple I.
  • Game Lounge: Space dedicated for video games from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
  • Demonstrations: Sprites, beats and pixels, The Commodore 64 and the Amiga 500 still going strong!

GUIDED TOURS (duration approximately 45min):

  • At 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Programmed Disappearance
  • At 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.: Blue Gene Tonic…
  • At 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Seymour Cray, SuperMan, Super Cray

→ Bolo museum website