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Release candidates

The METAA - Release Candidate Award rewards a student for a prospective and experimental approach in the making of their diploma project.

2023 / 2022 / 2021 / 2020

2023

Jury

This year, the jury was made up of METAA members Cassandre Poirier-Simon et Lionel Tardy as well as Pauline Saglio (head of ECAL Bachelor Media & Interaction Design department) and Alexia Mathieu (head of HEAD – Genève  Master Media Design department). The jury was held during the diploma presentation 28 June at ECAL and on 26 June at HEAD – Genève.

Award Ceremony

The award was given at the graduation ceremony of each partner school, as well as at a specific event organized by the association. 

The ECAL and HEAD – Genève Partner Ceremony took place on 29 June at HEAD – Genève and on 30 June at ECAL.

A prize of the amount of 1000.- was awarded to the winning Bachelor Media & Interaction Design project.

A prize of the amount of 2000.- was awarded to the winning Master Media Design project.

The official METAA awards event took place on October 12th 2023. The 2 winners of the award were  invited to present their project.

For this edition, the two winning projects are :

Pauline Baldinetti

Master Media Design HEAD

For her project Vie Silencieuse

« Vie silencieuse » is an interactive video installation that invites visitors to explore still-lives of my fragmented body in motion thanks to a connected sculpture aiming to criticize the social pressure that applies to the female body.

This project questions these conventional representations of the body that are influenced by our society, as well as the pressure of the external gaze on my own appearance. 

Tickie Bindner

Bachelor Media & Interaction Design ECAL 

For her project Sazen City

Sazen City offers an immersion into the collective landscape of our memories. Each participant takes part in the experience by exploring a territory, then sending digital postcards that generate a dynamic and imaginary map.

Unlike photos of panoramas or cities, these digital cards depict memories, universal moments, and emotions, revealing a new form of epistolary exchange suited to our digital spaces. 

Inspired by Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, Sazen City employs machine learning to co-create a shared territory. As it evolves, this shared landscape questions the individuality of our memories and the role of artificial imagination in our digital environments.

2022

Jury

This year, the jury was made up of METAA members Camille De dieu and Joelle Aeschlimann as well as Pauline Saglio (head of ECAL Bachelor Media & Interaction Design department) and Alexia Mathieu (head of HEAD Master Media Design department). The jury was held during the diploma presentation June 24th at ECAL and on June 23th at HEAD.

Award Ceremony

The award was given at the graduation ceremony of each partner school, as well as at a specific event organized by the association. 

The ECAL and HEAD Partner Ceremony took place on July 1st 2022.

A prize of the amount of 1000.- was awarded to the winning Bachelor Media & Interaction Design project.

A prize of the amount of 2000.- was awarded to the winning Master Media design project.

The official METAA awards event will take place in the fall of 2022. The 2 winners of the award will be invited to present their project, the presentations will be followed by a cocktail reception which will close the ceremony.

For this edition, the two winning projects are : 

Samuel Dumez

Bachelor Media & Interaction Design ECAL 

For his project Public Lectures

With Public Lectures, Samuel Dumez wonders how an artist/designer could share and enrich their practice in a context where video-conferencing is becoming one of the most used means of disseminating content. Public lectures is a web platform in the form of a mini conference, encouraging interaction through comments and content exchange. It seeks to erase the usual boundaries between presenter and viewer, inviting everyone to contribute in order to bring out innovative forms of dialogue.

Tiki Bordin

Master Media Design HEAD

For her project Mondi Morbidi

Mondi Morbidi explores alternative models for storytelling and how to create game environments across real and physical worlds through collaboration with non-human agents, commonly known as blobs.

This collaboration aims to ask the question: What if we could create symbiotic game worlds that both depend on us and respond in an organic way by making decisions of their own

2021

Jury

The jury is made up of 3 members of the METAA association: 2 members elected by the association as well as the heads of our partner departments. 

In 2021, the jury was composed of METAA members David Colombini, Benoit Renaudin et Caroline Buttet as well as Pauline Saglio (head of ECAL Bachelor Media & Interaction Design department) and Alexia Mathieu (head of HEAD Master Media Design department). The jury was held during the diploma presentations of our partner schools on June 18th at ECAL and on June 25th at HEAD.

Partner Schools

  • ECAL, Haute École d'Art et Design de Lausanne, Bachelor Media & Interaction Design department

  • HEAD, Geneva University of Art and Design, Master Media Design department

Award Ceremony

The award was given at the graduation ceremony of each partner school, as well as at a specific event organized by the association. 

The association's awards ceremony will take place on February 14th, 2022.

The ECAL Partner Ceremony took place on June 25th 2021. A prize of the amount of 1000.- was awarded to the winning Bachelor Media & Interaction Design project.

The HEAD Partner Ceremony took place on July 3rd 2021. A prize of the amount of 1500.- was awarded to the winning Master Media design project.

Aurélie Belle

Master Media Design HEAD

For her project Unwavering Gender

A video game gathering testimonies from victims of everyday sexism

Paul Fritz

Bachelor Media & Interaction Design ECAL 

For his projet Grappaa

An unusual, modular and traveling exhibition space

2020

Jury

The jury was made up of METAA members Mylène Dreyer and Laurent Novac as well as Pauline Saglio (head of ECAL Bachelor Media & Interaction Design department) and Alexia Mathieu (head of HEAD Master Media Design department). The jury was held during the diploma presentations of our partner schools. September 2nd at ECAL and on September 4th at HEAD.

Award Ceremony

The award was given at the graduation ceremony of each partner school, as well as at a specific event organized by the association. 

The Official METAA Ceremony event took place on October 8, 2020. 

The ECAL Partner Ceremony took place on September 4th 2020. A prize of the amount of 1000.- was awarded to the winning Bachelor Media & Interaction Design project.

The HEAD Partner Ceremony took place on September 18th. A prize 2020 of the amount of 1500.- was awarded to the winning Master Media design project.

Tammara Leites

Master Media Design HEAD

Pour son projet META Stories

Une maison d'édition pour les auteurs d'intelligence artificielle qui créent des histoires fictives à partir de données personnelles.

 

Aurélien Pellegrini

Bachelor Media & Interaction Design ECAL

For his project Pump and Surf

Pump and Surf encourages internet users to find out how much energy is spent when they are surfing the internet.