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Edition

Team Fribourg 2017/18 on board as well!

December 10, 2017

Today marked the start for the 5th team of this year's CHIC edition: Team Fribourg. Composed of 4 students from the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg, HEIA-FR, as [...]

THE GATHERING

FLUID
December 9, 2017

HELLO CHIC,   It's been a while!   We are still processing the milestone, trying to come up with a new idea, and what better way to do this than [...]

Here we are! Milestone 1 is over

NAPaC
December 5, 2017

Days became weeks and weeks became... time for Milestone 1 ! As we mentioned in previous posts, nobody realised how fast time could fly. It seems yesterday we all met, [...]

How to get things done?

CHIRCLE
December 3, 2017

With the milestone coming up, many things came through for team CHIRCLE this week. The “Problem exploration” Milestone happened on the 1st of December and the three teams participating (Chircle, [...]

First milestone done!

FLUID
December 3, 2017

Hello CHIC community! On Friday, we had the opportunity to present our work for the first milestone in front of the CHIC staffs and some professors. That represented the accomplishment [...]

Houston we have a problem…exploration

CHIRCLE, FLUID, Milestone, NAPaC
December 2, 2017

Great first milestone in Lausanne on December 1. The teams' job was to present their problem exploration both in the form of a report and of a live presentation, followed [...]

On your marks… 3…2… 0 !

NAPaC
November 27, 2017

“Time flies” is not just an expression, but a reality. It looks like the CHIC adventure just started… Still in less than a week, NAPaC will already present an idea [...]

First convergence steps

CHIRCLE
November 25, 2017

On Tuesday, we all met at the EPFL Rolex Center to discuss the survey and let all team members present fresh ideas for the project. Our brainstorm session yielded a [...]

Third Week !

NAPaC
November 19, 2017

Hello CHIC community Three weeks already that we’ve started this adventure and NAPaC seems to be on good track ! After our first pitching class where Luca totally blew our [...]

What’s up? #1

FLUID
November 18, 2017

Hi CHIC community! So a lot has been going on since our last post. We had our first meeting during which we discussed about how desperate on ideas we were [...]

A Blank Sheet of Paper

Ikare
November 18, 2017

We are team Ikare! Joanne & Romain from the Haute Ecole d'Arts et Design, Pierre, Mehmed & Gabriel from the Haute Ecole du Paysage, d'Ingénierie et d'Architecture and Vignesh from the [...]

Second week !

NAPaC
November 15, 2017

Hello CHIC community Here is what happened during this adventurous second week ! We continue to make our appointments at epfl and we started by saying hi to everyone, very [...]

Brace for the brainstorm

NAPaC
November 8, 2017

Here we are. Lost in the immensity of the possibility offered by the Urban Communities. A universe so vast that everything seems to go with it, and yet nothing has [...]

First meeting!

CHIRCLE
November 8, 2017

Hello CHIC community!   Yesterday evening we finally had the chance to proceed with our first meeting! After a great dinner together, where each one of us contributed in bringing various [...]

Team building Workshop

FLUID
November 5, 2017

Hello CHIC community! It’s been a week since the ideation week-end where we formed the team and chose the topic. We have not accomplished much tangible progress since then, but [...]

Teamwork 101

Workshop
November 4, 2017

While only one week has gone by since the ideation week-end, the participants of the CHIC 2017-2018 edition are already back for a workshop on teamwork led by Prof. Jack [...]

Ready, Steady, Go!

CHIRCLE
November 2, 2017

After our first weekend during the ideation workshop, all participants of the CHIC-2017-2018 edition have finally had a proper introduction. The workshop has given us the opportunity to get to [...]

The birth of NAPaC

NAPaC
October 31, 2017

Hi everyone! We had our first CHIC workshop last week-end... and now the adventure begins! The NAPaC team is formed of (from left to right, top to bottom on the [...]

START OF PROJECT

FLUID
October 29, 2017

Hello, CHIC. Nice to meet you! We are FLUID: Siqi, Victor, Tamara, Thomas and Alex. We are interested in solving water management related issues, aiming towards ecological, adaptable and simple [...]

3 teams, 3 universes

Workshop
October 29, 2017

3 teams have emerged from an ideation week-end packed with a lot of exercises and teamwork. Sunday started with a graphic jam warm-up (see below). It was followed by the [...]

CHIC 2017-2018 onto a great start

Workshop
October 28, 2017

The Minor STAS/CHIC 2017-2018 is now officially underway. Participants of the new edition met on Friday evening at the EPFL-ECAL Lab (thanks to Cédric, Marius and Nicolas for hosting us). [...]

Flashback

Airaware, Pɘggy, ShuQi
October 10, 2017

As we get closer to the start of a new CHIC edition we felt it was the perfect time to take a look at the journey of one team. Have [...]

DemoDay@ECAL

Ilanga, Livelo, Todoo, Trobak
September 30, 2017

Great turnout for CHIC's 2016-2017 first DemoDay at ECAL! The floor was given to the designers who, each in their own style, related their CHIC experience. Todoo told the audience about their [...]

The end of the china trip

ShuQi
August 15, 2017

31/07 and 01/08 Hello everybody, We are almost at the end of our CHIC program and we are very sad about that. By the way it’s time to complete our [...]

X factory public event

Todoo
August 5, 2017

Better late than never ! We finally managed to upload our video so that we can  share it with you ! Here is finally the blogpost we made for the [...]

FOOD SAFETY – border ecologies

Airaware
August 3, 2017

As the population of this country is big and its food culture widely diversified, food safety is a huge subject in china. As for many other topics, Hong Kong and [...]

Migrant workers in Shenzhen and Hong-Kong

Trobak, give value to your waste
August 2, 2017

Chinese population is a well-known immigrating population. There are Chinese immigrants all around the world, from Europe to North America and more recently to Africa where China is taking the [...]

Goodbye China

Pɘggy
August 1, 2017

Yesterday was our last day were we worked on our prototype. After a rocky start and some further issues along the way we were proud to present an almost functioning [...]

time to say goodbye

ShuQi
August 1, 2017

Our days in China are counted and soon we will finish CHIP. Axel, Adrien and Loïc will travel around in China and Julia and Tabea will go back to Switzerland. [...]

Border Ecologies: Innovation Park

Trobak, give value to your waste
July 30, 2017

Honk Kong Science and Technology Park We had the great opportunity to visit the Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Park that gather several enterprises, start-ups and research center in [...]

Border Ecologies: Makerspace

Todoo
July 30, 2017

As part of the CHIC project, we are multidisciplinary students that travelled one week in Hong Kong and ten days in Shenzhen. During this trip, we had the occasion to [...]

Border ecologies: Food safety

Todoo
July 30, 2017

Hong Kong posses a really special status within the world but also regarding Mainland China. It is clearly separated from the nearest Chinese cities, like Shenzhen, by customs. In fact, [...]

We see light at the end of the tunnel

Pɘggy
July 30, 2017

After facing multiple initial problems we finally had an overall successful day. We dispose over three functioning PCB, a nice looking 3D Peggy model, a finished poster and an almost [...]

Border Ecologies: Tourism

Trobak, give value to your waste
July 30, 2017

This text is an attempt to compare the touristic experience in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The World Tourism Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go "beyond the common [...]

Border Ecologies: Social Media

Todoo
July 29, 2017

As the CHIC students crossed the border between Hong Kong and Mainland China onto Shenzhen, we experienced firsthand China’s online policy regarding Social Media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, among others, [...]

Last and busy day

Trobak, give value to your waste
July 29, 2017

What a last day! Tuesday was the last day in Shenzhen, the last of this great adventure. We started the day with a couple of hours catching up on our [...]

Border Ecologies: News/Media

Ilanga
July 29, 2017

Media is defined as the means of communication used to reach a large number of people. It includes some standard means such as television and newspapers, but also some more [...]