From 12.03 to 13.05.24
From Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am à 5:30 pm
Archizoom, SG building, EPFL

The exhibition stems from the consideration that any building designed according to the currently dominant architectural principles is ‘zombie’, non-living, as it is based on technologies and energies that will soon be exhausted or too costly for the planet. This zombie perspective invites us to reconsider the way we approach architecture, to ‘de-project’ it by reappropriating the tools of thinking and doing.

By taking technology out of the ghost of innovation, the exhibition looks at techniques that emerge from hybrid, localised, living cultures, based on knowledge and skills – between engineer and bricoleur – that are transferred and contaminated across disciplines and social groups. Neither high-tech nor low-tech, these experiments represent a sample of minoritarian but fertile approaches that can help us to rethink our relationship with the built environment and architectural practice.

Guest curator
Sophie Dars (Accattone magazine)
with the participation of Carlo Menon
Archizoom curator
Roxane Le Grelle
with the collaboration of Solène Hoffmann

Beyond High Tech Low Tech, 2024. Photo © Solène Hoffmann


Vernissage Monday 11 March, 18:30 pm, fr/en
Opening lecture
Sophie Dars

Lecture Monday 25 March, 18:30 pm, fr
Impure Tech
Alexandre Monnin
In discussion with Charlotte Malterre-Barthes

Projection Monday 15 April, 18:30 pm, fr/en 
La vie en kit
In discussion with filmmaker Elodie Degavre

Guided tour Monday 22 April, 17:00 pm, fr
by the curators, on registration

Lecture Monday 22 April, 18:30 pm, fr
Wild Tech
Nicolas Nova
In discussion with Tiphaine Abenia

Guided tour Monday 6 May, 17:00 pm, en
by the curators, on registration

Lecture Monday 6 May, 18:30 pm, fr
Milieu Tech
Victor Petit
In discussion with Sophie Dars and Carlo Menon

In situ installations: Theo De Meyer | Sujets Objets and Pauls Rietums

Contributions: Accattone | bplus.xyz (b+) | Sammy Baloji and Filip De Boeck | Baukunst | Central ofaau with Juliette Simeone and CUMA (La Cambre Horta Faculty of Architecture, ULB Brussels)  | common room andCornelia Escher on Oswald Mathias Ungers | Maxime Delvaux | Élodie Degavre on Jean Englebert, Paul Petit, Lucien and Simone Kroll | Arnaud Depeyre | Nicolas Dorval-Bory | Kris De Decker with Marie Otsuka, Roel Roscam Abbing, and Marie Verdeil | Alice Grégoire, Éléonore Morand and Atelier du Désert (P45 Versailles) on André Ravéreau | Solène Hoffmann | Lucie Lanzini | L’Atelier Paysan | LIST with Hideyuki Nakayama and Bollinger + Grohmann | Jonas Løland | Kuehn Malvezzi |Thomas Min and Egon Van Herreweghe | MLAV.LAND | Félix Meilleur Roy and Capucine Rombi | Nicolas Nova | Alice Paris on Osamu Ishiyama | Julien Prévieux | Stijn Colon,Lionel Devlieger, Aude-Line Dulière with Arne Vande Capelle Robbe Van der Mynsbrugge, James Westcott and Rotor on Marcel Raymaekers | Truant School | Truwant + Rodet +

Projects: Andrea Branzi | Buckminster Fuller | Global Tools | Frei Otto | Cedric Price | Superstudio | Felix Trombe | Yositika Utida, Shu-Koh-Sha Architectural and Urban Design Studio

Guest curator:
Sophie Dars
with the participation of Carlo Menon (Accattone)

Archizoom curator:
Roxane Le Grelle
in collaboration with Solène Hoffmann

Exhibition design in collaboration with Julien Jacob

Graphic design:
Sophie Wietlisbach

Models and exhibition set-up:
Antoine Angeard, Michaël Aydogan, Melchior Dechancé, Sylvain Destouches, Antoine Foehrenbacher, Dimitri Kasparian, Mike Lerjen and Mélanie Schroff

English translation and proofreading:
Patrick Lennon

French proofreading:
Anne Lemoine

Ducommun SA, Repro – Centre d’impression EPFL

Special thanks to:
Tiphaine Abenia, Atelier de maquettes EPFL, Bibliothèque EPFL, Chantal Blanc, Paul Bouet, Mathieu Busconi, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou, Martien de Vletter, Laurent De Wurstemberger, Alan Defrance, Ian Dufey, Mathurin Dupanier, Flanders Architecture Institute,Silvia Franceschini, Nino Goyvaerts, Valérie Kaltenrieder, Gabriele Mastrigli, Arabella Natalini, Alice Paris, Mike Steffen

With the precious support of:
Loterie Romande, Terrabloc, Cornaz SA, Ville de Lausanne