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Swiss Vitality Talk 2

Vitality.Swiss x UoC with ECAL : Creativity and sustainability through collaborations

One of the world’s leading university for art and design, ECAL in Lausanne has built a reputation for successfully engaging with private companies, brands and cultural institutions. How has this culture of collaboration shaped ECAL’s practice-oriented approach of creativity? From furniture to fashion and even space technology, how is ECAL leveraging its network and expertise to foster sustainability through design?

For its second episode, the Swiss Vitality Talks series comes back to University of Creativity (UoC) and has the pleasure to welcome Mr. Alexis Georgacopoulos (Director, ECAL) for a conversation with Mr. Arata Maruyama (Principal, &Form) , Ms. Nao Hayasaka (Director, Ethical Conveni) and hosted by Mr. Hidenori Kondo, UoC Sustainability Field Director.

Join us online for an in-depth conversation on creativity, sustainability and collaborations.

Date/Time:Thursday, October 20, 2022 18:30 - 20:30

Format:YouTube live streaming (Free entry, no registration required)
The main language will be Japanese.

Organizer:Embassy of Switzerland in Japan & University of Creativity (UoC) in collaboration with ECAL (University of Art and Design Lausanne)


Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director of ECAL/University of art and Design Lausanne
Arata Maruyama, Principal of &Form, Designer
Nao Hayasaka, Ethical & Wellness Director
Hidenori Kondo (Moderator), Co-Editor of PRESS/Field Director of Sustainability Research Area/Creative Producer (UoC)

Swiss Vitality Talk x UoC

A series of talk events on the three themes of Healthy Life, Sustainable Planet and Human-centered Innovation with experts from Switzerland and Japan.

The first talk - "COLLABORATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS: crafting circularity, participation and purpose through digital fabrication and architecture" - was held on September 6 in collaboration with the University of Creativity (UoC).

Archived link: English / Japanese 

Vitality.Swiss (Vitality dot siwss) is a public communication program on the road to Expo 2025 Osaka-Kansai, launched by the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan in cooperation with Swiss institutions and Japanese partners. The program explores solutions and scenarios for a prosperous future through three themes: healthy living, sustainability, and innovation.