Conceives and implements at the crossing of architecture and interaction design.
Favours meaningful goals, low-tech solutions, slow and partipative processes. 


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Conceives and implements conceptual, spatial and interactive interventions. Favours meaningful goals, slow and partipative processes, low-tech solutions.


Pavilion of Reflections


2016
The pavilion of cooperation
With Studio Tom Emerson
The Pavilion of Reflections was a collective and collaborative process: from conception and design process to prototyping and building in the public space. Alex was part of a self-organized group of 30 students which carried the project over 10 months.The floating island, which was commissioned by the art biennial Manifesta to the ETH Studio Tom Emerson, stood at a prominent location on Lake Zurich and was intended for public documentary film screenings. It was conceived as a public piazza and a place of encounter. It offered visitors a unique view of the city, the opportunity to swim and have a drink at the bar.
The cooperation and self-organisation needed to bring the project together was the real challenge. A long process of organising, designing, deciding, reorganising, testing, prefabricating and building. The final satisfaction lying more on the success of the design process itself: the pavilion of cooperation.
Photos: Studio Tom Emerson, Johan Dehlin, Claartje Vuurmans.

Pavilion of Reflections - Manifesta 11 from Tom Emerson on Vimeo.




Pop-up Forum


2016
Designing discussion in public space
With Nora Gailer 


More info: designactivism.ch
Designing participation and discussion in public space: the Pop-up Forum explores how the exchange between strangers can be facilitated through design. The Pop-up Forum creates space where strangers come together to exchange opinions and personal views on a socio-political topic. It aims to promote socially relevant dialogues and stimulates to explore thought experiments before votings, as well as exchange different perspectives and invites people to step out of their own social bubble.
The challenge was to create a space in which everyone feels invited to participate, to pursue a certain topic, while agreeing or disagreeing.