During this Studio Project, the 6 research assistants were challenged to rethink how to capture and preserve immaterial property.

Technologies today allow us to keep a massive memory alive, not only because we can record almost everything, but also it is possible to store huge quantities of data. What are the challenges raised by these emerging technologies that make it possible to create an inexhaustible record of the world? What are the future uses of all this data?

Pushing back the barriers of the definition of an intangible heritage, from Twitter posts to dreams, the six projects propose a reflection and exploration of different types of intangible heritage. Each student carried out their own exploratory work, resulting in 6 original proposals that try to rethink the way we envision the current or future use of immaterial property as heritage.

Read more about the six projects on our Medium Channel

Type: Studio Project
Year: 2019 – 2020


MAS Research Assistants: Margaux Charvolin, Yoann Douillet, Hélène Portier, André Andrade, Valentin Calame, Romain Talou
Project Lead: Lara Défayes and Romain Collaud
Guest Critic: Tibor Udvari
Development Support: Delphine Ribes and Yves Kalberer

Offline. André Andrade / EPFL+ECAL Lab

Dream catcher. Valentin Calame / EPFL+ECAL Lab

Smell of Heritage. Margaux Charvolin / EPFL+ECAL Lab

Beyond the cave. Yoann Douillet / EPFL+ECAL Lab

Torrent of memory. Hélène Portier / EPFL+ECAL Lab

Chinerie. Romain Talou / EPFL+ECAL Lab