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BEYOND MEMORY | VR installation | HEAD – Genève | 2021


The project explores the potential of virtual environments created beyond the visual vocabulary of physical representation. With the use of state-of-the-art software and hardware, the VR installation BEYOND MEMORY creates entirely new typologies of places. These spaces are designed as working environments and might be described as “abstract”. They are easily identifiable as “virtual” and can therefore be accepted and appreciated for what they are.

Students taking part in the exhibition: Shana Bennett, Tania Bersier, Audrey Besanceney, Emma Birbaud, Juliette Colomb, Pauline Gueissaz, Gyeonghwan Hwang, Clémence Lablancherie, Tomislav Levak, Antoine Matta, Astrid Mayer, Thu Trang Nguyen, Etienne Poncet, Elioth Puthod, Nora Rhyner, Chloé Rouhling, Oxana Streit, Maya Louise Tjittes, Kirill Vinokurov.
Under the direction of Simon Husslein, with the assistance of Damien Greder


Images: HEAD – Genève

HEAD – Genève:
Director: Jean-Pierre Greff
Head of Department: Javier F. Contreras
Scientific Deputy: Valentina De Luigi
Visiting tutors: Kai Reaver, Isabella Pasqualini








SPACE DUALITY | exhibition | HEAD – Genève & USM | 2019


Entering the seven different VR projects of SPACE DUALITY while being placed inside or on top of custom built furnitures does transfer the viewer into an unseen environment full of surprises. While some of the projects have an enchanted charm about them, others challenge us on how we would define what ‘interior spaces’ are in general.

‘Space Duality’ as part of the USM Design Grant was set up as a semester project in the department of Interior Architecture at HEAD, Geneva School of Art and Design. A group of twelve students developed projects offering completely new space related experiences that are immersive and deeply emotional.

Students taking part in the exhibition: Mélissa Ferrara, Brian Grenier, Kanya-On Khurewathanakul, Julia Miclos Moura, Hyeryeon Nam, Johanna Picard, Rébecca Sanmartin, Caroline Savary, Sonia Schwerdtel, Ophélie Surchat, Lydia Campana, Aurélie Chêne.

In collaboration with the USM FONDATION.
Awards: FRAME AWARDS 2020 - innovation award, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2020

Under the direction of Simon Husslein, with the assistance of Lara Grandchamp

Photos: HEAD – Genève, Emily Bonnet

Video: Directed & Edited by Atelier Simon Husslein, Camera, Lighting & Sound Recording by Sophie Dascal


HEAD – Genève:
Director: Jean-Pierre Greff
Head of Department: Javier F. Contreras
Scientific Deputy: Valentina De Luigi
Unity teacher: Michaël Martin