ALICE is a laboratory for collective and active imagination (with) space. Based in Lausanne at the EPFL, the ALICE laboratory is a network of international and diverse people, triggered by the common thirst to lead projects at the crossroad of design, philosophy and society. It is a team composed of architects, artists, engineers, landscape architects, philosophers, thinkers and makers. Held together by affinity, we seek to collectively and actively imagine (with) space.
ALICE aims at valuing environment, built habitat and bodies as mutual resources. Founded by Dieter Dietz, the laboratory aims at experimenting techniques and devices of mental-physical navigation: thinking/making, drawing, event/performance, experimental writing, archaeology (catalogue) of architectural practices. In all these practices, we look at processes and operations aiming at engendering new forms of collaboration and cohabitation. We are many and this plurality offers us the chance to design in a real collective dimension.
FOUNDATIONS: un processus de conception/construction géosourcé
Les étudiant.e.s de première année du laboratoire [ALICE] réalisent leur premiers prototypes en terre crue à l’Atelier PopUp de Fribourg dans le cadre du nouveau cycle pédagogique RESONANCE.
UKRAINE. ARCHITECTURES OF EMERGENCY
UKRAINE. ARCHITECTURES OF EMERGENCY is an exhibition showcasing the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, tracing back to Russia's invasion in 2022. It will take place from May 2 to 24, 2023, in the FOYER of the SG building at EPFL.
Temporary structures can help find lasting solutions
In this column, published in three local dailies, Camille Fauvel explains how temporary structures can help us observe how people use public spaces. Fauvel, a lecturer in architecture at ENAC, cites a project carried out by EPFL students on Lake Geneva.