«TOURIST», is the focus introduced by EASA 2019. The participants will be brought to explore this problematic under the following three main aspects:

Tourism is a global phenomenon: It is deeply linked to the problematics of migration, mobility, transit and their impact over the culture and the territory.

Tourism is a local phenomenon: Villars has historically been one of the first touristic destinations in the Frenchspeaking part of Switzerland. To attain this position, a strong identity and a recognizable iconography have been developed. Postcards, which are now being replaced by social networks, send out this image as a message to the world. Attracting tourism is a goal that requires to be able to absord the incoming flows by building the needed infrastructure: hotels, transport means, leisure, cultural hotspots, shops... In this process, cultural and built landscapes are undergoing radical changes.

EASA somehow also generates tourism: every year, hundreds of people from all over the world gather to discover a place and its culture, and create a dialogue.

The discussions, conferences and workshops will tackle these three thematic axes to try to answer one vast question: what are the current conditions and consequences of global tourism in relation to architecture, and how will it evolve?

«TOURIST», voici le thème de l’édition 2019 d’EASA. Les participants seront amenés à explorer la problématique et les enjeux liés au tourisme sous 3 aspects principaux.

Le tourisme est un phénomène global: Il est profondement lié aux problématiques de la migration, de la mobilité, du transit et de leur impact sur la culture et le territoire.

Le tourisme est un phénomène local: Villars a été, historiquement, l’une des premières destinations touristiques de la Suisse romande. A cette fin, une identité forte et une iconographie propre ont été travaillées. Les cartes postales puis les réseaux sociaux se font le relais de cette image. Si attirer le tourisme est un objectif, il s’agit ensuite d’absorber ce nouveau flux en créant des infrastructures: hôtels, moyens de transport, loisirs, culture, commerces... Les tissus construits et culturels se voient ainsi profondément changés.

EASA est aussi générateur d’une forme de tourisme: chaque année, des centaines de personnes provenant du monde entier se retrouvent. Elles découvrent un lieu et sa culture et créent un dialogue. Les participants sont donc eux-même des touristes un peu spéciaux qui voyagent avec l’objectif d’échanger et de travailler autour d’une passion commune, l’architecture.

Les discussions, conférences et workshops aborderont ces trois aspects pour tenter d’apporter la réponse à un questionnement: quelles sont les conditions et conséquences du tourisme actuel en relation avec l'architecture et comment évoluera-t-il?

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The main site of EASA 2019, Villars-sur-Ollon, is a good example of how contemporary alpine landscapes have been reframed by the presence of man-made infrastructures, notably for the purpose of mass tourism. How to propose a fruitful reading of this landscape ? How to go beyond the concepts and dichotomies that form the paradigm that is still mobilised to this day, a paradigm where the natural and the cultural - as well as the traditional and the modern - lies at the opposite ends?

Villars’s landscape results from a mixture of natural and man-made elements, an entanglement where frontiers are blurred. Above the village, pastoral practices juxtapose the marks of modern mass tourism: the resulting landscape is a nature-culture assemblage coalescing around the coordination between nonhuman and human projects. In order to access such a fluid and open-ended network, it is important to think about concepts that will function as veritable tools in the construction of new approaches regarding both the theme of EASA:Tourist and Villars’ landscape.

The interest of the concept of infrastructure lies also in its links with the practice of tourism itself. The ideas of flow and circulation, its modernist value, the interplay between visibility and invisibility that the concept of infrastructure carries can also be related to the general theme of tourism. In addition, as highlighted before, infrastructure proposes a conceptual entry to investigate the complex patterns in which the line between the natural and the engineered becomes progressively harder to draw. To an extent, we could even say that nature itself becomes infrastructure through human activity: when nature is made responsible for the delivering of critical services for human communities and economies, aren’t we assisting to a manufacturing of nature?

Site principal de EASA 2019, Villars-sur-Ollon exemplifie bien la manière dont les paysages alpins contemporains ont été reconfigurés par la présence d’infrastructures artificielles. Comment proposer une analyse constructive d’un tel environnement? Comment aller au-delà des concepts et dichotomies qui forment le paradigme dominant encore mobilisé aujourd’hui, où le naturel et l’artificiel - tout comme le traditionnel et le moderne - sont conçus en opposition l’un de l’autre?

Le paysage de Villars résulte d’un mélange entre nature et artificialité, un enchevêtrement où les frontières entre ces deux éléments sont brouillées. Au-dessus du village, les activités pastorales juxtaposent les marques du tourisme de masse: ce qui en résulte, c’est un assemblage naturel-culturel qui se construit autour de la coordination de projets humains et non-humains. Afin d’accéder ce réseau ouvert et fluide, il est très important de réfléchir à des concepts qui puissent agir comme des véritables outils dans la construction d’une approche nouvelle aux spécificités du paysage de Villars et plus généralement au thème proposé pour EASA 2019.

Un des intérêts majeurs du concept d’infrastructure concerne ses liens avec les pratiques du tourisme elles-mêmes. Les idées de flux et circulation, sa valeur de modernité, le jeu entre visibilité et invisibilité sont autant d’éléments caractérisant le concept d’infrastructures qui peuvent être mis en relation avec la thématique générale du tourisme. En outre, comme évoqué auparavant, le concept d’infrastructure constitue une entrée privilégiée pour l’analyse des complexités d’un modèle dans lequel les frontières entre environnement naturel et bâti sont de plus en plus difficiles à dresser. Dans une certaine mesure, on pourrait affirmer qu’on assiste à une tendance où la nature elle-même mue progressivement en infrastructure au fur et à mesure qu’elle est transformée pour fournir des services cruciaux aux communautés humaines et à leur économies. Qu’est ce que serait le naturel dans ce modèle? Et réciproquement, qu’est ce qui serait l’artificiel? Mais surtout, est-ce qu’une telle distinction a encore raison d’être?

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ORGANIZERS

Adam El-Amadeh
Étudiant en deuxième année d’architecture à l’EPFL, Lausanne. A pris part à la construction des projets “House II” à Zurich et “House III” à Bruxelles. Détient une maturité commerciale du CPLN, Neuchâtel.

Bastian Marzoli
Détient un Bachelor en Architecture de l’EPFL, Lausanne. A également étudié à l’Université Technique de Graz, en Autriche. A travaillé à Lausanne, Bruxelles et New York City, et a participé à la conception et à la construction de nombreux pavillons temporaires. >WEBSITE

Grégoire Guex-Crosier
Détient un Master en Architecture de l’EPFL, Lausanne. Il a participé activement à l’écriture et l’édition de “L’atelier magazine” durant l’année 2017. Depuis 10 ans, il est ilustrateur sous le pseudonyme ”Goullagoullik”. Il a co-fondé le collectif Mitra-Machina. >WEBSITE

Teodora Lungu
Détient un Bachelor en Architecture de l’Académie de Mendrisio réalisé grâce à une bourse universitaire offerte par l’Université Ion Mincu à Bucharest. A également vécu au Portugal, à Zurich et désormais à Lausanne afin de compléter son éducation à l’EPFL



Alexander Wegener
Étudiant en deuxième année d’architecture à l’EPFL, Lausanne. A pris part à la construction du pavillon “House III” comme projet de première année..

Chloë Reyda
Détient un Master en Architecture de l’Université d’Antwerp, en Belgique, et a également passé une année en échange à Montpellier, en France. Travaille actuellement dans un bureau d’architecture à Lausanne.

Mattia Pretolani
Détient un Master en Architecture de l’EPFL, Lausanne. Co-fondateur du bureau ellipsearchitecture, du collectif Mitra-Machina et du groupe de travail Habitat Minimal. A également étudié à l’IUAV, Venise, et a travaillé à Lausanne et Berlin.>WEBSITE .





COLLABORATORS

Andrea Bordoli
Détient un Bachelor en Anthropologie/Philosophie de l’Université de Neuchâtel et un Master en Anthropologie visuelle de l’Université de Manchester, où il a developpé un projet sur le thème des paysages alpins contemporains. Etudie actuellement à la HEAD, à Genève.

Christina Cibeira Lachmann
Étudiante en 3ème année d’Architecture à l’EPFL, Lausanne. Elle étudie actuellement à l’académie d’architecture de Mendrisio, au Tessin, en tant qu’étudiante en échange.

Irene Lunghi
En recherche constante sur la façon dont le corps humain bouge, découvre, sent, interagit. A eu une brève expérience dans le monde de l’architecture à l’EPFZ, Zurich, il y a quelques années. Elle étudie actuellement la médecine à Genève.


Maria Freimann
Après une licence en architecture à Berlin, c’est la spécialité construction en bois du Master de la Berner Fachhochschule qui a mené l’étudiante à Bern où elle y travaille actuellement dans un bureau d’architecture.








Bushra Fatima
Son intérêt pour le design d’intérieur a commencé par différentes expériences professionnelles ainsi que par un diplôme en Design d’Intérieur Professionnel de l’Université de Nottingham, en Angleterre. Elle étudie actuellement à la HEAD à Genève.

Gabriel Ogbonna
Étudiant en 2ème année d’Architecture à l’EPFL, Lausanne. A pris part à la construction du pavillon “House II” comme projet de première année, ainsi qu’à celle du pavillon “House III” l’année suivante.

Kyra Michel
Détient un Bachelor en Sciences Politiques de l’Université Sciences Po à Paris, France. Elle est sur le point de terminer son Bachelor d’Architecture à l’EPFL, Lausanne.

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29JULY
JACQUES
LABRO
VIRGINIE
PICON-LEFEBVRE





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1:1

landscape : scale
scale : experience
experience : reaction
reaction : time
time : memory
memory : immateriality

Tutors:Joonas Parviainen (Finlande), Liza Goncharenko (Ukraine)
Acquaint

The idea is to test human reactions towards a series of infrastructures ultimately disclosing tourism boundaries.

Tutors: Diogo Faria (Portugal), Manuel Mota (Portugal)

ACQUAINT
AD HOC FLOCK

What does it mean to tour? To build? To draw? To write? To photograph? To converse? To walk? To climb? To dance? To fuck? To chop? To cook? To throw? To catch? To laugh? To sketch? To converse? To argue? To ...? To ...? To EASA?

Tutors: Finbarr Duerden (Ireland), Jean Ebejer(Malta), Rob Colvin (Scotland)
BIWAKS : SHERPAS VS MONTEROSA

Prefabrication, Transport and Construction of biwaks in Conches for the CAMP II.

Tutors: Yannick Claessens (Switzerland), Martin Fröhlich (Germany)

AFF ARCHITEKTEN
Building Barbegazi

The way that a local and a tourist understand and experience place is distinctly different. It is rare that either party comes to understand the place like the other. Through this workshop, we will observe and express Villars through these contrasting lenses, exploring the attachment of meaning and memory to specific sites.

Tutors: Jack O'Hagan (Ireland), Joe Ridealgh (England), Rory Mcdonald (Ireland), Polly Amery (Wales)
Diggy hole

Digging the biggest hole.

Tutors: Louis Koseda (England)
EASA - under the skin

“Under the skin” is a workgroup that curates series of working sessions during the 39th European Architecture Students Assembly. Led by the necessity of knowing more, the workgroup series will dig deeper into the factors which are forming EASA. The aim is to provoke discussions towards the amount of data produced by EASA, both inside and outside the two summer weeks, but also to collect facts, opinions and ways that could answer… Is EASA a model? Is EASA different than a school? Is EASA reinventing itself?

Tutors: Teodor Uzunov (Bulgaria), Dora Gorenak (Croatia), Enia Kukoč (Croatia)
EASA Archive

The archive is eternal, it has no beginning and no end. Goal. To transform the archive from a receiving being to a living breathing keeper of memories. How? By people taking ownership of the stories. By discovering the information and creating curated content. Why? To build our collective memory.

Tutors: Dorien Tulp (The Netherlands), Vilius Balčiūnas (Lithuania / Belgium), Phillip Sandner (Germany)
EASA FM

EASA FM is a pop-up radio station and long-standing workshop. Since 2011 EASA FM has provided the soundtrack for the community, hosting talk-shows and playing music. The objective of the workshop is to bring people together by inviting everyone to participate.

Tutors: Cecilia Aintila (Finland), Elias Grip (Sweden), Danila Melnikov (Russia)
EASA TV

EASA TV is a non-material workshop that concerns itself with the entertainment of the EASA community and the documentation of the entire two-week event.

Tutors: Sotiris Frankos (Greece), Maria Anna Kaprara (Greece), Filip Georgiev-Štimec (Croatia)
En Plein Air

Time through colour. Wind on fabric. Earth through time. Water which blows. Air which melts. Smell to remember. Colour to forget. Through the simple act of En Plein Air we could manage to separate the indivisible and thus see it and experience it more fully as we are creating it.

Tutors: Hristina Sekuloska (Macedonia), Morta Pilkaité (Lithuania)
Grand déTour

Would you like to go on a best-selling architecture tour, exploring the pinnacle of European culture and travel? We invite you to come with us on The Grand déTour. Designing and building your own landmark, ultimately redefining and challenging the legacy of the historic Grand Tour.

Tutors: Hannah Dalton (England), Daria Kleymenicheva (Russia), Jack Vickerman (England)

GRAND DÉTOUR
Grapewine

We are making ‘The Tourist’ documentary. We will be watching you.

Tutors: Lucia Majica (Croatia), Filip Pračić (Croatia), Pavel Penev (Bulgaria), Alexander Antonov (Bulgaria)
Ideal Cathedrals

This workshop will study Viollet-le-Duc’s theories about geology, restauration and the ideal while questionning the program of the touristic fake mountain by designing and building a pavilion that will be a geologic metaphor of the mountain les Dents du Midi, a big tourist attraction.

Tutors: Claire Logoz (Switzerland), Invité Surprise (Earth)

IDEAL CATHEDRALS
If you cut a fish, millions of things happen

“The beet is the most melancholy vegetable, the one most willing to suffer. You can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip…”

Tutors: Tamara Nešić (Serbia), Ulla Alla (Estonia), Nika Gabiskiria (Georgia)
Intro

A study on perception, a mental intervention. Refining the connection to each other and the world. Rewiring our experience of time. Resetting what is being repeated. A revolution of well-being in architecture. Tourism inwards. Tutors: Ella Prokkola (Finland), Hilda Uusitalo (Finland), Saimi Hyry (Finland)
INVISIBLE TALES

“The grandest idea of all! We actually made a map of the country, on the scale of a mile to the mile! Have you used it much? It has never been spread out, yet, the farmers objected: they said it would cover the whole country, and shut out the sunlight! So we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well." -Lewis Carroll, 1895

Tutors: Pablo Encinas Alonso (Spain), Ariana Zilliacus (Finland, Japan), Kipras Kazlauskas (Lithuania)
Leisure Class

Our workshop aims to understand the dependence between technological inventions, shifts in the social paradigm and transformation of a physical landscape as well as cultural and economical. It consists of two parts,1 week each.

Tutors: Dmytro Isaiev (Ukraine), Bogdana Kosmina (Ukraine)
Migra Birdo

We are Tourists who create souvenirs, don’t just consume them. We are Tourists who create tours, don’t just consume them. We are Tourists who create festivals, don’t just consume them. We are Tourists who create monuments, don’t just consume them. We are Tourists?

Tutors: Kristijan Mamić (Croatia), Sanja Grubiša (Croatia)
Parliament

The ancient nomad people of Vikings called their assemblies "Thing". Nowadays things have changed their meaning; we are all nomads again and we can't stop to question the new territories we unceasingly discover. What could it be the form of a parliament of an independent republic of tourism?

Tutors: Giuditta Trani (Italia), Costanza Crise (Italy)

PARLIAMENT
Penfriend

Your future self is watching you through memories.

Tutors: Fedor Viliamko (Slovakia)
Peregrinus

Pèlerin: (1080) lat. peregrinus stranger, the one who is from another country.After Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, via Francigina remains one of the major european pilgrin tracks. Linking Canterbury to Rome, the pilgrins used to reach the gates of the Mediterranean Sea to embark on their journey to the promised lands. On their way, the pilgrins could find shelter in the Abbaye de la Salaz, state of Ollon and ancient property of the Saint-Maurice Abbey. Considering this heritage, we want to question the notion of shelter in today’s world as well as in the european touristic context.

Tutors: Thibault Smith (Switzerland), Elena Chiavi(Switzerland), Agathe Mignon (France), Laurent Chassot (Switzerland)

STUDIO 17

STUDIO 17

PEREGRINUS
POSITIVE | NEGATIVE

Footprints in the sand… Our wanderlust knows no bounds. But are the sands the only places we leave our footprints in? Action-reaction! Right or wrong? Pleasure and guilt. More or less? Give and take. Touch and go. Birds and bees. Wait and see… POSITIVE-NEGATIVE.

Tutors: Veronika Osmanli (Macedonia), Ana Ivanovska (Macedonia)
SecondSkin

An idea came about to create a utilitarian everyday clothing for the 2020 human being: you wear it, you forget about it, it takes care of you, it becomes your second skin. This idea turned into a intention to create a multi-purpose garment for the traveler, the explorer, even the tourist. The intent grew into a vision for tackling bigger concerns of the 2019 world like homelessness and the refugee crisis. SecondSkin wants to give a second chance to the unintended tourists of economic, social and political turmoil. We will build a movement, and SecondSkin is the uniform.

Tutors: Shreyansh Settt (India), Saagar Tulshan (India), Anuj Sharma (India)
TECHTOPIA

With technology we travel to explore. To see new things. But who is watching you? And what do you see? Do you see anything at all? besides what is stored in the Cloud? And when the sky clears, do you see the future?

Tutors: Cecilie Gry Jacobsen (Denmark), Nichlas Moos Heunicke (Denmark)
The traveller fashion show

Every journey starts with a luggage and with the idea of ourselves that we imagine before the trip. An infinite staircase will be created in the woods in order to hold a fashion show inspired by the main types of tourists and their outfits.

Tutors: Gaia Pellegrini (Italy), Alexander Wolhoff (Switzerland), Henri Vazquez (Switzerland)

THE TRAVELLER FASHION SHOW
TOURI tales

Tourist tale: Once upon a time they lived happily ever after.

Touri tale: The story’s matter overwrote. Will it be better, or will it not? Is it research, is it a walk? Or we will lurch and only talk? Just let it be and let’s be friends. And see how touri tale ends.

Tutors: Anxhela Lulati (Albania), Alexandre Sokolov(Liechtenstein)

TOURI TALES
UMBRELLA

As a publishing workshop, Umbrella this year is updating, collaborating and curating in order to explore new understandings of the published media. The oldest and most long-lasting EASA workshop is responding to the challenge, while settling into the media framework that bridges the community and expands beyond.

Tutors: Andrea Stanić (Croatia), Mihaela Sladović (Croatia)
Universal Buvette

Our proposal is to trigger a discussion about the banal in tourism, about crossing oceans in order to always find the exact same and usual places and habits. We would like to investigate the importance and the pleasure of the expected and unextraordinary by doing a survey of a fascinating archetype of tourism: the buvette.

Tutors: Adrien Meuwly (Switzerland), Adrien Comte (Switzerland)

COMTE MEUWLY
WATCHING THE EASIANS

WATCHING THE EASIANS observe the BACKSTAGE of tourism.
WATCHING THE EASIANS will focus on the link between space and sociability, space and the individual, spatial organisation and flows and the interaction between locals and guests.
WATCHING THE EASIANS will draw and perform.

Tutors: Clothilde Josserand (France), Perrine Cr (France), Samidha Patil (India)
WOMAN

Women are tourists in public spaces, in office spaces, in city spaces, in architecture firms, in architecture competitions, in scientific conferences and even in hospitals and doctors’ offices. Spaces are gendered. We need to talk about about the balance of power between women and men in the spaces that we, as designers, have some power to transform. To hold this discussion, we will create the WOMAN CAVE : a therapeutic nomad safe space for discussions on womanhood and gender on an exploration journey through the Alpine territories of self discovery.

Tutors: Chloé Macary - Carney (France, USA), Urška Malič (Slovenia), Sara Mahjoub (France, USA, Iran), Mariam El Magrissy (Egypt, Cyprus)

CMC STUDIO
X0X

In our workshop we will build ten compost toilet for the EASA community. The goal is to create foldable and light-weight toilets and urinals units with a reduced design and a strong attitude to sustainability and recycling. The workshop sees itself as support of an eco-friendly EASA, which should state a responsible sanitary of EASA events for the upcoming years.

Tutors: Vincent Sebastian Schmitt (Germany), Sophie Moehrle (Germany), Elisabeth Sandel (Austria), Nick Conrad Ulrich (Liechtenstein)

X0X
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1:1

landscape : scale
scale : experience
experience : reaction
reaction : time
time : memory
memory : immateriality

Tutors:Joonas Parviainen (Finlande), Liza Goncharenko (Ukraine)
Acquaint

The idea is to test human reactions towards a series of infrastructures ultimately disclosing tourism boundaries.

Tutors: Diogo Faria (Portugal), Manuel Mota (Portugal)

ACQUAINT
AD HOC FLOCK

What does it mean to tour? To build? To draw? To write? To photograph? To converse? To walk? To climb? To dance? To fuck? To chop? To cook? To throw? To catch? To laugh? To sketch? To converse? To argue? To ...? To ...? To EASA?

Tutors: Finbarr Duerden (Ireland), Jean Ebejer(Malta), Rob Colvin (Scotland)
BIWAKS : SHERPAS VS MONTEROSA

Prefabrication, Transport and Construction of biwaks in Conches for the CAMP II.

Tutors: Yannick Claessens (Switzerland), Martin Fröhlich (Germany)

Tutors: Yannick Claessens (Switzerland), Martin Fröhlich (Germany)

AFF ARCHITEKTEN
Building Barbegazi

The way that a local and a tourist understand and experience place is distinctly different. It is rare that either party comes to understand the place like the other. Through this workshop, we will observe and express Villars through these contrasting lenses, exploring the attachment of meaning and memory to specific sites.

Tutors: Jack O'Hagan (Ireland), Joe Ridealgh (England), Rory Mcdonald (Ireland), Polly Amery (Wales)
Cairn

Cairn is a review of the territory based on its substance : the matter forming it, the forces sculpting it, and the beings making it alive. A workshop concerned about hiking around the site, collecting materials to put it up respectfully. An intimate encounter where everyone unfolds to create a shared memory of the place.

Tutors: Denis Plancque (France), Caz (France), Émilie Moreau (France)

SUPRA ARCHI
Diggy hole

Digging the biggest hole.

Tutors: Louis Koseda (England)
Du Domaine

Our workshop proposal, just as our collective, will gather several disciplines. It will evolve through ideas linked to design and construction, will be fuelled by a theorytical and analytical work and will promote action and interraction between participants themsleves, but also with their « natural » environment. We will follow the paths that are resulting from the ski resort infrastructures in order to afterwards create a carrier device that will stage this relation to the environment.

Tutors: Aurélien Reymond (Switzerland), Antoine Guay (Switzerland), Amélie Freyche (France)

COLLECTIF GALTA
EASA - under the skin

“Under the skin” is a workgroup that curates series of working sessions during the 39th European Architecture Students Assembly. Led by the necessity of knowing more, the workgroup series will dig deeper into the factors which are forming EASA. The aim is to provoke discussions towards the amount of data produced by EASA, both inside and outside the two summer weeks, but also to collect facts, opinions and ways that could answer… Is EASA a model? Is EASA different than a school? Is EASA reinventing itself?

Tutors: Teodor Uzunov (Bulgaria), Dora Gorenak (Croatia), Enia Kukoč (Croatia)
EASA Archive

The archive is eternal, it has no beginning and no end. Goal. To transform the archive from a receiving being to a living breathing keeper of memories. How? By people taking ownership of the stories. By discovering the information and creating curated content. Why? To build our collective memory.

Tutors: Dorien Tulp (The Netherlands), Vilius Balčiūnas (Lithuania / Belgium), Phillip Sandner (Germany)
EASA FM

EASA FM is a pop-up radio station and long-standing workshop. Since 2011 EASA FM has provided the soundtrack for the community, hosting talk-shows and playing music. The objective of the workshop is to bring people together by inviting everyone to participate.

Tutors: Cecilia Aintila (Finland), Elias Grip (Sweden), Danila Melnikov (Russia)
EASA TV

EASA TV is a non-material workshop that concerns itself with the entertainment of the EASA community and the documentation of the entire two-week event.

Tutors: Sotiris Frankos (Greece), Maria Anna Kaprara (Greece), Filip Georgiev-Štimec (Croatia)
EASA Vogue aka the Essence of Life

The best n'importe quoi SOUVENIR of EASA.

Tutors: Luis Hilti(Liechtenstein), Mahdi Biagioli (Italy), Benjamin Schmid-Lanz (Austria)

LUIS HILTI
En Plein Air

Time through colour. Wind on fabric. Earth through time. Water which blows. Air which melts. Smell to remember. Colour to forget. Through the simple act of En Plein Air we could manage to separate the indivisible and thus see it and experience it more fully as we are creating it.

Tutors: Hristina Sekuloska (Macedonia), Morta Pilkaité (Lithuania)
Grand déTour

Would you like to go on a best-selling architecture tour, exploring the pinnacle of European culture and travel? We invite you to come with us on The Grand déTour. Designing and building your own landmark, ultimately redefining and challenging the legacy of the historic Grand Tour.

Tutors: Hannah Dalton (England), Daria Kleymenicheva (Russia), Jack Vickerman (England)

GRAND DÉTOUR
Grapewine

We are making ‘The Tourist’ documentary. We will be watching you.

Tutors: Lucia Majica (Croatia), Filip Pračić (Croatia), Pavel Penev (Bulgaria), Alexander Antonov (Bulgaria)
Ideal Cathedrals

This workshop will study Viollet-le-Duc’s theories about geology, restauration and the ideal while questionning the program of the touristic fake mountain by designing and building a pavilion that will be a geologic metaphor of the mountain les Dents du Midi, a big tourist attraction.

Tutors: Claire Logoz (Switzerland), Invité Surprise (Earth)

IDEAL CATHEDRALS
If you cut a fish, millions of things happen

“The beet is the most melancholy vegetable, the one most willing to suffer. You can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip…”

Tutors: Tamara Nešić (Serbia), Ulla Alla (Estonia), Nika Gabiskiria (Georgia)
Intro

A study on perception, a mental intervention. Refining the connection to each other and the world. Rewiring our experience of time. Resetting what is being repeated. A revolution of well-being in architecture. Tourism inwards. Tutors: Ella Prokkola (Finland), Hilda Uusitalo (Finland), Saimi Hyry (Finland)
INVISIBLE TALES

“The grandest idea of all! We actually made a map of the country, on the scale of a mile to the mile! Have you used it much? It has never been spread out, yet, the farmers objected: they said it would cover the whole country, and shut out the sunlight! So we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well." -Lewis Carroll, 1895

Tutors: Pablo Encinas Alonso (Spain), Ariana Zilliacus (Finland, Japan), Kipras Kazlauskas (Lithuania)
Leisure Class

Our workshop aims to understand the dependence between technological inventions, shifts in the social paradigm and transformation of a physical landscape as well as cultural and economical. It consists of two parts,1 week each.

Tutors: Dmytro Isaiev (Ukraine), Bogdana Kosmina (Ukraine)
Migra Birdo

We are Tourists who create souvenirs, don’t just consume them. We are Tourists who create tours, don’t just consume them. We are Tourists who create festivals, don’t just consume them. We are Tourists who create monuments, don’t just consume them. We are Tourists?

Tutors: Kristijan Mamić (Croatia), Sanja Grubiša (Croatia)
Paradis Artificiels

The workshop will intent to experiment simply but precisely upon the notions of constructed landscape, temporality, memory, expectation and finally ruin, in order to understand the paradoxical coexistence of Paradis Artificiels.

Tutors: Philippe Buchs (Switzerland), Dafni Retzepi (Greece), Julia Widmann (Switzerland)

ARIMNA
Parliament

The ancient nomad people of Vikings called their assemblies "Thing". Nowadays things have changed their meaning; we are all nomads again and we can't stop to question the new territories we unceasingly discover. What could it be the form of a parliament of an independent republic of tourism?

Tutors: Giuditta Trani (Italia), Costanza Crise (Italy)

PARLIAMENT
Penfriend

Your future self is watching you through memories.

Tutors: Fedor Viliamko (Slovakia)
Peregrinus

Pèlerin: (1080) lat. peregrinus stranger, the one who is from another country.After Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, via Francigina remains one of the major european pilgrin tracks. Linking Canterbury to Rome, the pilgrins used to reach the gates of the Mediterranean Sea to embark on their journey to the promised lands. On their way, the pilgrins could find shelter in the Abbaye de la Salaz, state of Ollon and ancient property of the Saint-Maurice Abbey. Considering this heritage, we want to question the notion of shelter in today’s world as well as in the european touristic context.

Tutors: Thibault Smith (Switzerland), Elena Chiavi(Switzerland), Agathe Mignon (France), Laurent Chassot (Switzerland)

STUDIO 17

PEREGRINUS
POSITIVE | NEGATIVE

Footprints in the sand… Our wanderlust knows no bounds. But are the sands the only places we leave our footprints in? Action-reaction! Right or wrong? Pleasure and guilt. More or less? Give and take. Touch and go. Birds and bees. Wait and see… POSITIVE-NEGATIVE.

Tutors: Veronika Osmanli (Macedonia), Ana Ivanovska (Macedonia)
SecondSkin

An idea came about to create a utilitarian everyday clothing for the 2020 human being: you wear it, you forget about it, it takes care of you, it becomes your second skin. This idea turned into a intention to create a multi-purpose garment for the traveler, the explorer, even the tourist. The intent grew into a vision for tackling bigger concerns of the 2019 world like homelessness and the refugee crisis. SecondSkin wants to give a second chance to the unintended tourists of economic, social and political turmoil. We will build a movement, and SecondSkin is the uniform.

Tutors: Shreyansh Settt (India), Saagar Tulshan (India), Anuj Sharma (India)
TECHTOPIA

With technology we travel to explore. To see new things. But who is watching you? And what do you see? Do you see anything at all? besides what is stored in the Cloud? And when the sky clears, do you see the future?

Tutors: Cecilie Gry Jacobsen (Denmark), Nichlas Moos Heunicke (Denmark)
The traveller fashion show

Every journey starts with a luggage and with the idea of ourselves that we imagine before the trip. An infinite staircase will be created in the woods in order to hold a fashion show inspired by the main types of tourists and their outfits.

Tutors: Gaia Pellegrini (Italy), Alexander Wolhoff (Switzerland), Henri Vazquez (Switzerland)

THE TRAVELLER FASHION SHOW
TOURI tales

Tourist tale: Once upon a time they lived happily ever after.

Touri tale: The story’s matter overwrote. Will it be better, or will it not? Is it research, is it a walk? Or we will lurch and only talk? Just let it be and let’s be friends. And see how touri tale ends.

Tutors: Anxhela Lulati (Albania), Alexandre Sokolov(Liechtenstein)

TOURI TALES
UMBRELLA

As a publishing workshop, Umbrella this year is updating, collaborating and curating in order to explore new understandings of the published media. The oldest and most long-lasting EASA workshop is responding to the challenge, while settling into the media framework that bridges the community and expands beyond.

Tutors: Andrea Stanić (Croatia), Mihaela Sladović (Croatia)
Universal Buvette

Our proposal is to trigger a discussion about the banal in tourism, about crossing oceans in order to always find the exact same and usual places and habits. We would like to investigate the importance and the pleasure of the expected and unextraordinary by doing a survey of a fascinating archetype of tourism: the buvette.

Tutors: Adrien Meuwly (Switzerland), Adrien Comte (Switzerland)

COMTE MEUWLY
WATCHING THE EASIANS

WATCHING THE EASIANS observe the BACKSTAGE of tourism.
WATCHING THE EASIANS will focus on the link between space and sociability, space and the individual, spatial organisation and flows and the interaction between locals and guests.
WATCHING THE EASIANS will draw and perform.

Tutors: Clothilde Josserand (France), Perrine Cr (France), Samidha Patil (India)
WOMAN

Women are tourists in public spaces, in office spaces, in city spaces, in architecture firms, in architecture competitions, in scientific conferences and even in hospitals and doctors’ offices. Spaces are gendered. We need to talk about about the balance of power between women and men in the spaces that we, as designers, have some power to transform. To hold this discussion, we will create the WOMAN CAVE : a therapeutic nomad safe space for discussions on womanhood and gender on an exploration journey through the Alpine territories of self discovery.

Tutors: Chloé Macary - Carney (France, USA), Urška Malič (Slovenia), Sara Mahjoub (France, USA, Iran), Mariam El Magrissy (Egypt, Cyprus)

CMC STUDIO
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In our workshop we will build ten compost toilet for the EASA community. The goal is to create foldable and light-weight toilets and urinals units with a reduced design and a strong attitude to sustainability and recycling. The workshop sees itself as support of an eco-friendly EASA, which should state a responsible sanitary of EASA events for the upcoming years.

Tutors: Vincent Sebastian Schmitt (Germany), Sophie Moehrle (Germany), Elisabeth Sandel (Austria), Nick Conrad Ulrich (Liechtenstein)

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