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Brainstorming and time mana…what?

Zhu Zhu
November 12, 2018

Dear readers, Last Friday night we had our first meeting with the team. 📝💡 To better understand everyone's motivations, we all introduced our personal project portfolio and interests. After self-introductions, [...]

Workshop #2 / 1st team meeting

T-Ψ
November 9, 2018

[embed]https://vimeo.com/299935574[/embed] Hi everyone! Last weekend we had a workshop at EPFL that was about team working and we focused on the difficulties of collaborating with different persons on the same [...]

Workshop 2+

Unum+Solum
November 9, 2018

Hi Everyone! It is only the beginning of our CHIC journey and we already have a lot to manage and to do! Last weekend, we had a workshop on team-building, [...]

First meeting with mentors

Snooze
November 8, 2018

Hello everyone, On Monday this week, after our brainstorming session reflecting on the information gathered by each member of the team, we held our first meeting with our two mentors: [...]

Re-START again: pitching, pitching, pitching…

ToyGether
November 7, 2018

Hello dear friends, during this third semester of our CHIC-experience you received less constant updates from your team Toygether. However, when you do, you already know it's only for positive news! [...]

Entering the matrix

Zhu Zhu
November 6, 2018

My dear readers, What a pleasure to write you about last CHIC friday night and last CHIC saturday. For our second kick-off meeting, we spent this Saturday in our, now [...]

Looking for the Holy Opportunity Spacez

VUKOVI (вукови)
November 4, 2018

Hi guys!   Conflict. Coordination. Communication.   These are only a few of the keywords of an intensive workshop on the topic of teamwork. We set up the basis of [...]

The first week after kickoff!

Snooze
November 4, 2018

  Hi everyone! This Saturday (3rd November) we all gathered to attend the team working workshop which was really productive and was a fun way for all of us to [...]

Another busy Saturday

ecal, EPFL, HEAD, HEG-GE, HEPIA, UNIL, Workshop
November 3, 2018

Only a handful of days have gone by since the CHIC 2018-2019 kick-off. This time, teams gathered for one day to explore teamwork. On the agenda, leadership, decision-making, conflict management [...]

A wonderful first week

T-Ψ
November 3, 2018

Hi everybody! This week, on Thursday, we could develop the team spirit needed for a successful (we’re confident) CHIC-project! We went out, mentors included, to try an initial Chinese culinary [...]

Brainstorming 1+

Unum+Solum
October 31, 2018

A few days after the kick-off weekend of CHIC, and having the time to reflect all the new information we received, we met to organize our work for the coming [...]

Energy footprints

VUKOVI (вукови)
October 29, 2018

  Our opportunity space is  energy footprints which results of a combination of several different spaces. Data spaces. Pretending to be the target of your data collect can help you to gather [...]

Team Presentation

Zhu Zhu
October 29, 2018

Dear CHIC community, Kick-off weekend is done! After 2 days of meetings new people and brainstorming, we now have a team : Zhu Zhu. Zhū Zhú (zhū which means “pig”, [...]

CHIC 2018-2019 on its way!

ecal, EPFL, HEAD, HEG-GE, T-Ψ, UNIL, Zhu Zhu, вукови
October 28, 2018

Exhausted from a very intensive week-end but very glad to have launched a new edition of CHIC full of promises and with very motivated participants. While the kick-off gave us [...]

Consumption

VUKOVI (вукови)
October 28, 2018

Hi! For some reason, we've identified ourselves as Vukovi - a pack of good intentioned wolves. Antoni, Tomas, Vuk. Engineers. Antoine, Ethan. Designers. Alicia. Economist. This is the structure of [...]

Project kick-off

Snooze
October 28, 2018

Hi CHIC community! Team Snooze is composed of 6 members from really different backgrounds : 3 engineers, 2 designers, and 1 business student. Jonathan Robotics student @EPFL interested in product development [...]

Let’s start!

Unum+Solum
October 28, 2018

  1st step Done ! The kickoff weeekend of the CHIC was really intense and full of thinking, ideation, brainstorming and of course fun! We started the kickoff weekend working [...]

T-PSY is born

T-Ψ
October 28, 2018

Hi everybody! We are the T-Ψ team... The 28th of October, six students from different fields met up and came up with the idea to help people yo deal with [...]

Let’s all go “toygether” at Forum EPFL

ToyGether
October 8, 2018

Dear CHIC followers, if you recall the last couple of posts from this summer, we left our story hanging between pitches, prototyping and culture-exploring activities in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. We [...]

Behind the scenes of “Lost in construction”

ecal, Media
September 28, 2018

Thanks to the support from the Canton de Vaud two students from ECAL's movie school joined us for the trip to Shenzhen and Hong Kong. A few words from Korlei Rochat [...]

Border ecologies – Innovation Parks

Guido
August 2, 2018

First of all what is an innovation park ? According to the EPFL an Innovation Park is devoted to housing start-ups, SMEs, research teams and innovation cells from major companies [...]

Border Ecologies – Migration

Flowlin
July 30, 2018

The border between mainland China and Hong Kong is unique in the world. They were once one country and after a century of separation they are one again, but only [...]

Border ecologies – Middle Class

Flowlin
July 27, 2018

The idiom “middle class” has only specific definitions, no outwright meaning is linked with the term even though it is used by most. Actually cities or countries can have their [...]

Border Ecologies – Media & Press

Guido
July 26, 2018

China or more specifically the Chinese government puts a lot of effort into making sure that access to press and Internet in the mainland is limited. This is different in [...]

Border Ecologies – Architecture

CORE
July 26, 2018

Our trip in China takes place in two differents cities: first Shenzhen and then Hong Kong. And as one is located at the border of main China and the other [...]

Border Ecologies : Food safety

Flowlin
July 26, 2018

Hello everyone, for this border ecology, let's talk a bit about the food safety around this two wonderful lands. The first thing you have to know when you go to [...]

Border Ecologies: Makerspaces

ToyGether
July 26, 2018

Introduction During the whole CHIC experience we were working in or visiting places called Makerspaces. Makerspaces are places where people are allowed to make a bit of mess, it’s a [...]

Border Ecologies – Social Media

CORE
July 26, 2018

Social media was pretty much everywhere during our stay here in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, but it took multiple forms, some of which were expected before leaving Switzerland, some not [...]

Two days of work in HongKong

Flowlin
July 26, 2018

Monday Back to work! Monday was a very packed day. We started with a presentation at HKinvest in the morning where we got to understand better the HongKong market which [...]

Consumption in Shenzhen and Hong Kong

FLUID
July 26, 2018

Hello CHIC community, Today is the last day of our CHIC trip. We had a scavenger hunt and enjoyed the time at the beach together. These days were unforgettable memories [...]

Education system: Shenzhen & Hong Kong

Flowlin
July 25, 2018

One country, two systems does it also count for education? The aim of this article is to highlight the differences and similarities between the education systems of Shenzhen (China) and [...]

Public spaces in China

ToyGether
July 25, 2018

Hi everyone, Here we are again, for another “Border ecologies” blog post. The text that is following will describe some of the differences Amandine Gini & Simone Sanso spotted during [...]

Border ecologies: Tourism

CORE
July 25, 2018

Dear readers, In this article, we will analyse the differences we can find about the theme « tourism » between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Indeed, we have found a lot of disparities [...]

Border Ecologies: Sharing economy

FLUID
July 25, 2018

Dear chic community, As our trip to China comes to an end, it is time for some reflection in this special blog post. This post will be centered around the [...]

Happy ending in Hong Kong

FLUID
July 25, 2018

Welcome back CHIC community, On the 24th our designers started the day with a special design review on the trip. They were working on a creating a booklet with all the [...]

Border ecologies: Public transportation

CORE
July 25, 2018

After spending more than 10 days in Shenzhen and 5 days in Hong Kong, we were able to compare the differences and similarities between the two systems of the same [...]

Last pitches @ Brinc

CORE
July 24, 2018

This morning, we had the freedom to choose what we wanted to do. While some enjoyed a bit of sleep or relaxation, most of the teams were making final adjustments [...]