The transdisciplinary and transcultural project Platform elop* has just been launched in Finhaut mid-October 2014- on the topic Alpine Mutations. For 4 months, 50 students from 8 universities from 3 continents will develop a vision for sustainable development for the region Finhaut in the area of Espace Martigny-Mont Blanc.
Traditionally, this program starts with a two days “Training the Trainers” gathering about 20 Professors. This year, Geneviève Morand, a « reflexive entrepreneur », has been chosen to give this training. Christoph Holliger, founder of elop Project, kindly said : « Geneviève is not merely a facilitator, she is THE Source of Creativity ».
For this year 7th edition, Nathalie Mongé suggested Finhaut as case study. Last year, the elop*6 Project took place at Stanford University, USA! And the “Coaching the Coaches” seminar took place at the D School, Stanford’s Institute of design. In 2013, the Project elop*6 – Standford / Palo Alto organized by Prof. John Barton from Stanford University USA focused on Crossroads / Crossfunctions.
elop receives Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching. The project was awarded due to the project’s outstanding didactical and innovative teach-learn-scenario. Kathrin Merz and Key Portilla Kawamura receive the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching for the project «elop* – environment-focused learning and operative platform».
Elop Alliance : Les 8 universités qui font partie de ce projet lancé il y a 7 ans par Christoph Holliger sont : Bern University of Applied Sciences (CH) , Bangor University (UK), Bauhaus Weimar University (DE), Cologne University of Applied Sciences (DE), Haute Ecole du Paysage, d‘Ingénierie et d‘Architecture (hepia) Geneva (CH), Politecnico di Milano (IT), Stanford University (US) and Tecnologico de Monterrey, Quéretaro (MX).
Voici le générique de cette 7ème édition :
Project Fall 2014/15
Haute École du Paysage, d‘Ingénierie et d‘Architecture, Geneva
Lead & Coordination
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)
Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering / elop*
Pestalozzistrasse 20, CH-3401 Burgdorf – Switzerland
P +41 34 426 41 74
elop* lead and coordination
Kathrin Merz BFH-AHB
Key Portilla-Kawamura BFH-AHB
Nathalie Mongé, Haute École du Paysage, d‘Ingénierie et d‘Architecture, hepia
with the support of University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland,