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detritus.
A 59km long performance reflecting on an invisible line.
detritus.
detritus.

is born (and stuck) in 1994, Arch. Dipl. EPFL (2021).

Navigates between art, architecture, illustration, furniture and web design. Tries to be imaginative no matter the field.

Develops "Moratorium." as a personal approach since 2017, researching ways to conceive an architecture that solely develops within existing buildings.

Hands-on, always happy to leave the screen and hop into modification work.

Collects swatches and dvds, amongst other objects considered as obsolete today.

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is born in 1995, Arch. Dipl. EPFL (2021).

Deeply invested in the social and theoretical aspects of architecture, always trying to materialize theories into meticulous models and drawings to bridge the gap between physical and mental production.

Especially interested in the way space constructs gender and identities.

Fascinated by Swiss post-modern design and mineral patterns.
Collector of shiny raincoats and other weird things like PEZ distributors and Harry Potter Legos.

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Is educated in architecture, but active in all creative fields.
Uses what's already there, before adding what's needed.
Believes in powerful, yet modest gestures.
Prefers to modify, rather than to create.
Researches architecture's constructions.
Deconstructs norms and behaviors.
Narrates unforeseen stories.
Avoids aseptic genericity.
Interprets pop culture.
Works seriously with fun, and is funnily serious.
Prefers to imaginatively fail, rather than to boringly succeed.
Has an e-mail adress:
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Is on instagram:
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Is also a design gallery:
www.detritus.ch
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Bref Alignement
05/2021
Leman Lake, Switzerland and France
Bastian Marzoli, 280 boats and their crew, a lot of helping friends.
Concours "frontières et eaux", projet lauréat.
DATE
05/2021
LOCATION
Leman Lake, Switzerland and France
COLLABORATORS
Bastian Marzoli, 280 boats and their crew, a lot of helping friends.
LINKS
Concours "frontières et eaux", projet lauréat.
>press release,
May 2, 2022
ABOUT

Bref Alignement is a 59km long performance that took place in the alpine landscape on May 2nd, 2021 when 280 boats carefully aligned  in order to materialize the invisible administrative Franco-Swiss border, strangely located in the center of Lake Geneva. 

The event made it possible to exacerbate the theoretical dimension of the border while confronting it to the personal perception of each witness present at the time of the alignment. The inhabitants of the Lake Geneva basin were then able to question the role of the lake as a separator, but above all as a common landscape and sensory heritage, challenged by administrative rules that do not correspond to the reality of a space serving daily as a link between two coasts. The performance also established a direct link between an arbitrary line projected on a map, at a reduced scale, and its real-life monumental alter-ego, confronted with the reality of a moving natural environment.

The border was closed for the very first time since WW2 during the 2020 pandemic, which resonated strongly with the performance. The fact that both Swiss and French sailors were at the time not allowed to spend the night anchored ‘‘abroad’’ transformed their meeting on the line in a joyful reunion, after months apart. The boats were coming from more than 70 different ports, and were coordinated by the artist during a heavy administrative and logistical process.

The event had to be greenlit by 6 different administrative entities, situated in both countries. Against all odds, in a time when public events were canceled weekly, Bref Alignement was able to take place, thus being the first international event on the lake since the beginning of the pandemic.

Therefore, the brief 20 minutes performance was the result of a 3-month long process, which could not have been successful without the time and enthusiasm of all implied sailors, who offered a unique moment to viewers all around the lake.

CREDITS
Photo-videographers: Julien Dagniaux, Lucas Balet, Steve Maibach, Michael Maccabez, Mathis Pochat, Samuel Buntschu, Julien Friedli, Anna Mirkovitch, Claire Logoz, Adrian Wetherell.
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about

Bref Alignement is a 59km long performance that took place in the alpine landscape on May 2nd, 2021 when 280 boats carefully aligned  in order to materialize the invisible administrative Franco-Swiss border, strangely located in the center of Lake Geneva. 

The event made it possible to exacerbate the theoretical dimension of the border while confronting it to the personal perception of each witness present at the time of the alignment. The inhabitants of the Lake Geneva basin were then able to question the role of the lake as a separator, but above all as a common landscape and sensory heritage, challenged by administrative rules that do not correspond to the reality of a space serving daily as a link between two coasts. The performance also established a direct link between an arbitrary line projected on a map, at a reduced scale, and its real-life monumental alter-ego, confronted with the reality of a moving natural environment.

The border was closed for the very first time since WW2 during the 2020 pandemic, which resonated strongly with the performance. The fact that both Swiss and French sailors were at the time not allowed to spend the night anchored ‘‘abroad’’ transformed their meeting on the line in a joyful reunion, after months apart. The boats were coming from more than 70 different ports, and were coordinated by the artist during a heavy administrative and logistical process.

The event had to be greenlit by 6 different administrative entities, situated in both countries. Against all odds, in a time when public events were canceled weekly, Bref Alignement was able to take place, thus being the first international event on the lake since the beginning of the pandemic.

Therefore, the brief 20 minutes performance was the result of a 3-month long process, which could not have been successful without the time and enthusiasm of all implied sailors, who offered a unique moment to viewers all around the lake.

number
004
name
Bref Alignement
date
2.5.21
location
Leman Lake, Switzerland and France
link
Concours "frontières et eaux", projet lauréat.
collaborators
Bastian Marzoli, 280 boats and their crew, a lot of helping friends.
credits
Photo-videographers: Julien Dagniaux, Lucas Balet, Steve Maibach, Michael Maccabez, Mathis Pochat, Samuel Buntschu, Julien Friedli, Anna Mirkovitch, Claire Logoz, Adrian Wetherell.
intro

In a time when we know that exponential growth can only lead to a global disaster, what should architecture become?

How can architects cope with a profession that, by serving the population, is at the core of one of the most waste-producing and polluting industries, thus hurting the population?

detritus. is a multiple practice which – through texts, drawings, models, installations,performances, competitions, objects, education & more – playfully navigates this challenging context while seriously investigating the following themes:

moratorium. the only sustainable architecture is the one that solely reuses thepre-existing urban fabric - both physical and social. To be truly resilient, the city of tomorrow must develop within the buildings of yesterday.



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12.4.24
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detritus. was happy to be invited by collectif vendredi and ressources urbaines for the first event of the ex-materia series. The future of a rationalist building within the industrial carouge district was discussed around 3 small installations, questionning standard domestic spaces VS industrial generosity.

12.4.24
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detritus. answered a short Q&A for the latest PROVENCE newsletter !

24.10.23
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detritus. is happy to be invited by the F'AR (Le Forum d'architectures Lausanne) to speak about temporary empty spaces in the city, and how to mediate their use. Join us on Tuesday 24.10 for a roundtable, together with Marie Trossat (LASUR, EPFL), Matteo Rezzonico et Marion Stucky (ALJF), Lorette Coen (FICA).

15.9.23
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Education
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Bastian Marzoli and Claire Logoz are happy to both be leading a bachelor year 1 studio in this year's RESONANCE PLANES program, within ALICE Laboratory.

12.6.23
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Distinction
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detritus. has been awarded the 2023 Swiss Art Award in the architecture category ! Congratulations to all inspiring fellow finalists and laureates.

23.5.23
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Bastian Marzoli will be moderating a discussion about collective practices for SIA Vaud, together with Fabien Oulevay. Guests: la-clique, Offset, Constructlab.

16.6.21
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Bastian Marzoli was invited as a speaker for the roundtable "Matière grise - matière première" moderated by Séverin Guelpa.

12.4.23
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Claire Logoz is invited by the CHO (Centre Chorégraphique Ouvert à tous.x.tes) to take part to the GRAVITY, INERTIA, IMPULSION performance at the FLUX LABORATORY in Geneva !

12.4.23
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Claire Logoz was invited by RECYCLART (Brussels) to take part to the table ronde STADPLURAAL: Deux chambres, cuisine, salle de bain !

13.3.23
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Distinction
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detritus. is excited to be 1 of 5 finalists for the 2024 Swiss Art Awards, in the architecture category.

31.1.23
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detritus. is happy to design the exhibition "DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE TO TALK ABOUT SCIENCE?"

17.10.22
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Education
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detritus. was happy to be invited as guests for Alice's "Measures" review,

20.10.22
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detritus. is exhibiting its installation "THANKSSS" in the Vitrines du Petit-Saint-Jean in Lausanne. Open 24/7 until January 2023,

15.10.22
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"Catalogue non exhaustif d'altérations performatives" is featured in the "Des corps dans la ville : architectures, féminismes et espaces construits" exhibition at the Maison de l'architecture in Paris.

20.9.22
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The semester has started for SUPERSTUDIO LATENT FUTURES, in which detritus. is grateful to participate as studio leaders.

31.8.22
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detritus. is happy to take part in "Planète Limite, l'urbanisme de la quinzaine avec les acteurs de demain". Join us for a movie night, September 30th at 8.00 pm!

22.6.22
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Bastian Marzoli was a finalist for the artistic intervention on the future ACPC campus in Villaz-St-Pierre, with the project "ONE MUST ADAPT ONESELF AT THE TOOLS AT HAND".

30.5.22
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Claire Logoz was invited to present her research at the symposium "Lecture queer/féministe de l'espace" that took place at the University of Chicago Center in Paris.

20.5.22
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Claire Logoz took part to the "Musterhaus" table ronde on the limits between public and private space at Le Cabanon with Céline Masson, Julie Lang and Alexandra Ecclesia.

21.7.22
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detritus. was awarded the fifth prize for its entry to the EMS Boissonnet competition.

30.5.22
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detritus. was happy to be included in apropå X HEAD MAIA exhibition "RE-PENSER".

2.10.21
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Distinction
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The Mita Krafft-Gloria prize was awarded to Claire Logoz.

21.3.22
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Education
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detritus. was happy to take part in ALICE's "Rooms" review.

31.3.22
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detritus. will design and build an on-site intervention for Artichoke Festival, together with Simon Deppierraz and Hugo Pachoud.

3.3.21
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Exhibition
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"Mambo Minigolf" was selected as 1 of 11 projects to be exhibited during the group show and urban exploration.

1.2.21
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Competition
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"Bref Alignement" was awarded the first prize in the "Frontières et Eau" competition.

7.7.21
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Competition
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"Escamotages" was awarded a mention in the Project Room Competition.

2.10.21
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Distinction
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The Orlando Lauti Prize was awarded to Claire Logoz.

2.10.21
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Distinction
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"Moratorium." was awarded one of 4 Prix SIA Vaud 2021.

press
17.6.24
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il giornale dell'ARCHITETTURA
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Art Basel 2024: architettura in fiera e fuori
12.4.24
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PROVENCE
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10 Questions to detritus.
15.6.23
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Espaces Contemporains
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"Quatre lauréats des prix suisses de l’Office fédéral de la culture"
13.6.23
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Tages-Anzeiger
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"Es brummt in den Hallen der Kunst"
12.6.23
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Le Temps
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"A Bâle, la Suisse met en valeur une belle diversité créatrice"
1.10.22
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Tracés
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"(...)ar­tistes et ar­chi­tectes en bi­vouac"
4.11.21
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Le Temps
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"Une architecte de l'EPFL défie les stéréotypes de genre dans la construction"
1.5.21
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La Liberté
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"Mener les bateaux"
2.5.21
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France 3
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"270 bateaux marquent sur le Léman la frontière..."
11.3.21
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RTS, Forum des Idées
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"Des bateaux sur la frontière lémanique"
2.5.21
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RTS / Le 19:30
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"Plus de 280 bateaux pour dessiner la frontière franco-suisse"
30.10.21
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Le Nouvelliste
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"Habitat: déconstruire l'hétéronormativité"
14.6.21
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RTS, Vertigo
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"Bivouac exploratoire"
2.5.21
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24 Heures
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"Avis de vent fort et brassée d’ondes positives sur le Léman"
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