The ECAL Manual of Style: How to best teach design today?

The ECAL Manual of Style: How to best teach design today?

15.10.2022 – 16.04.2023

Vitra Design Museum Gallery

»How to best teach design today?« – The ECAL /University of Art and Design Lausanne put this question to a number of renowned designers and critics. Their answers reveal the unique approach to teaching pursued at one of Switzerland’s leading design schools, where individual style is not only encouraged, but rigorously pushed to develop into its most coherent form. Curated by ECAL director Alexis Georgacopoulos and designer and writer Jonathan Olivares, the exhibition surveys a selection of groundbreaking projects by students and their tutors. Their findings are also presented in a publication.

Image: © ECAL/Santiago Martinez

The ECAL Manual of Style: How to best teach design today?

Garden Futures

Garden Futures

25.03.2023 – 03.09.2023

Vitra Design Museum

An exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum, Wüstenrot Foundation and Het Nieuwe Instituut

Gardens are spaces of recreation, pleasure, and production. They are surfaces on which we have been projecting our hopes and longings for centuries. They express identities, dreams, and visions and have deep cultural and symbolic roots. In recent years, the garden has received increased attention – not as a romantic hideaway, but as a space in which to create a better future. This is evidenced in urban farms, vertical gardens, or artworks. Starting from this perspective, the Vitra Design Museum dedicates a major exhibition to the garden in the context of urbanism, design, and architecture. Examples range from historical gardens to garden concepts of classical modernism and contemporary projects that provide new impulses in the areas of sustainability, food, medicine, and biodiversity. Exhibits include concept drawings by pioneering landscape architects, immersive contemporary film and media installations, artworks, furniture, tools, and photographs as well as specially commissioned works.

Image: Julien de Cerval, the gardens of Marqueyssac, Vézac, France © Photo: Romain Laprade

Garden Futures