Space and Representation : Scène de nuit

Lausanne, May 2019

As part of their Spring 2019 exhibition, the f’ar (forum architectures Lausanne) invited architects Javier Fernandez-Contreras and Youri Kravtchenko to present the exhibition Scènes de Nuit (Night Scenes). Conducted with HEAD’s first-year interior architecture students, Scènes de Nuit attempts to understand nocturnal spatial phenomena through lectures, discussions, walks, meals and screenings.

Scènes de Nuit presents five nocturnal encounters around the role of night in the construction of contemporary societies and their urban spaces. Scènes de Nuit recreates spaces generating practices and night rituals on five themes: consumption, city, enclosed spaces, party and meals. Five events (SHOP, FILM, CITY, CLUB and FOOD) became experimental laboratories to gather and question the relationship between architecture and night.


Studio tutor : Youri Kravtchenko
Assistant : Manon Portera

Students : 
BA Interior Architecture
Andrey Besanceney, Tania Bersier, Emma Birbaud, Taomei Bengone, Shana Bennett, Elisa Cudré-Mauroux, Rui Da Silva, Mélanie Ducrey, Rafael Donoso, Noémie Dux, Alizé Fassier, Pauline Gueissaz, Shanna Lancian, Emma Launay, Clémence Lablancherie, Gaïane Legendre, Clara Losey, Astrid Mayer, Deborah Marolf, Raphaëlle Marzolf, Antoine Matta, Camille Némethy, Thu Trang Nguyen, Julie Reeb, Némo Reitz, Annika Resin, Nora Rhyner

Head of Department : Javier Fernandez Contreras
Scientific Deputy : Valentina De Luigi

Photo Credits 
© HEAD – Genève, Baptiste Coulon
© Jerlyn Heinzen
© Lea Kloos


Images Credits, models
© HEAD – Genève, Raphaëlle Müller