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Sleeping together: Examining dormitories as architectural types
A recent publication explores the unique history of dormitories from the Middle Ages to present day. Drawing on a corpus spanning everything from submarines to mountain huts, the authors examine the fine balance between the need for privacy and the function of dormitories as collective spaces, and reflect on the implications for contemporary challenges.
Cosmos Archaeology: Explorations in Time and Space
Turning data into sound and images, Cosmos Archaeology: Explorations in Time and Space embraces the scientific, artistic and human dimensions of space to transform the impenetrable abstractions of astrophysics into sensory…
With: Curated by Professor Sarah Kenderdine, Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) and Professor Jean-Paul Kneib, Laboratory of Astrophysics (LASTRO).
Place and room: ART B0 110
Luisa Lambertini tapped as the new rector of USI in Lugano
Luisa Lambertini, an economist by training, holds the Chair of International Finance at EPFL’s College of Management of Technology (CDM) and is EPFL’s Associate Vice President for Postgraduate Education. After devoting her time to addressing the needs of our PhD students, she will soon pack her bags for Lugano, where she was unanimously appointed as the new rector of Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI). She will start her new job on 1 July 2023.
Alexandre Bugnard: an insatiable appetite for sporting endeavor
Alexandre Bugnard, an environmental sciences and engineering student at EPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), successfully juggles the competing demands of endurance sports and his Master’s project.
“My experience in the classroom feeds into the research I do”
Her knowledge of China is what opened the door for her at EPFL. Florence Graezer Bideau, a senior scientist and senior lecturer at EPFL’s College of Humanities, is a firm believer in the benefits of an anthropological approach. She even uses it in her teaching – and apparently successfully, as she was named best teacher in the humanities and social sciences (SHS) programme for 2022.
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