Client: MISC, an off space in Timișoara, Romania
…from Romania built for representation
Since the revolution in 1989, Romania has seen a big wave of houses built for representative purposes, so-called palaces. These buildings challenge in many ways societal and administrative norms, and are built by a diverse range of people. Mostly commonly associated with these buildings are people of Roma origin, nevertheless a more widespread audience partakes in this building culture.
Seen from a social perspective, the work aims to broaden the previously limited research with a more differentiated approach. Through exchange with a substantial range of protagonists, and by working with visual ethnography, the project therefore seeks to produce typological images that inquire how social status is established through architecture.
Mentoring: Sarah Owens, Alex Hanimann
Diplomaproject in Communication, MA Design, Zurich University of the Arts
Photography and writing in collaboration with Gabriel Amza
Typeface “Sono” by Simon Mager
Hybrid platform for the simplified publication of essays written at the D-GESS Department of ETH Zurich. The project resulted in a website that publishes the monothematic issues in the form of articles on a website, downloadable pdfs and as a generatively layouted publication. Particular attention was paid to the tooling character, the design is based on a predefined system, the realization is managed by the backend. Further information: aether.ethz.ch.
In collaboration with: Loraine Olalia, Nadine Wüthrich
Mentoring ZHdK: Sarah Owens, Jonas Vögeli, Patrik Ferrarelli
D-GESS ETH: Nils Güttler, Max Stalder, Niki Rhyner
Coding: Daniel Stutz
Investigation on the typology of representative mansions built in Romania. 50 houses in two towns were therefore taken into consideration with Google Street View. Next to Certeze, in north-romania, where mostly romanian construction workers come from and built their concrete dreams, the second one was Buzescu, a town mostly with a high population of Roma and well-known for their estate. By doing so, the project strives to question the exoticized perception of the often Roma-only ascribed phenomenon. Ongoing project, MA Visual Communication, ZHdK.
Identity design for the reopening of Therme Vals. Realised as a freelance graphic designer, for Raffinerie AG with Reto Ehrbar and Enea Toldo. Creative direction by Frank Baumann, photography by Gianni Pisano.
Thesis publication, HfG Pforzheim.
Jury mention at Stiftung Buchkunst Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung, 2014.