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EPFL: Artist/Designer in Residence (Switzerland)


Located in Lausanne in Switzerland, EPFL is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan science and technology institutions. The goal of their residency programme is to explore new ways in which to apply their research results for creative expression. Specifically, they aim to collaboratively create an art piece or design prototype that will be exhibited and publicised in appropriate venues. The residency at the Geometric Computing Laboratory can last for up to three months, starting in March 2023 at the earliest.

Applicants should be an emerging or established artist or designer interested in harnessing science and technological innovations in your creative work. In particular, you should have:

  • Expertise in computational design.
  • Familiarity with digital modeling tools such as Rhino/Grasshopper, Blender, etc.
  • Experience in digital fabrication.
  • Affinity to scientific research in geometric computing.

What EPFL offer:

  • Access to their latest research technology, in particular computational design tools developed at GCM with hands-on support by the people who create the software and digital fabrication technology.
  • Access to a fully equipped fab lab including machines for laser cutting, CNC milling, and 3D printing, as well as standard hand tools and various custom-build machines.
  • A stipend that covers accommodation and living expenses.
  • A budget of CHF 10k for consumables, machines, presentation materials, travel, etc.
  • A highly interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.

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