Biography


David Colombini is a Swiss designer and artist based in Lausanne and passionate about videoarchitecturenew Media

Having graduated from ECAL (University of Art and Design Lausanne) in Media & Interaction Design he just gained a MA in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art in London.

Alongside his artistic practice, he has previously worked for renowned institutions and companies such as:

United Visual Artists
Herzog & De Meuron
Philippe Rahm architects
InSwiGO


Collective exhibitions


Polluted Selfie
07.07.2017 – Sun, 31.12.2017, at At ZKM, Karlsruhe

Attachment
April 17 - Commissioned by SID LEE, New York
15-16.10.16 - At Cinekid Festival, Amsterdam
13.07.16 - CLIPPA Poetry Award National Theatre, London
11.05.16 - At Bug & Play festival, Zurich
15-16.04.16 - At Mapping Festival, Geneva
02.03.16 - At Mirage Festival, Lyon
With the support of Pro Helvetia

Co-construction - Design Museum, London - november 2016
Accross RCA, a collective exhibition at the new Design Museum, documenting the wood pavilion we built together with architect Clementine Blakemore.

Memories of the future - London
19.12.15

Memories of the future is a collaborative exhibition by the History of Design and Information Experience Design students at the Royal College of Art.

Poetics and Politics of Data - HEK, Basel
29.05.2015 - 30.08.2015

Inhabiting & Interfacing the Cloud(s) A research project beetween Fabric ch, ECAL, HEAD, and EPFL-ECAL LAB. It formed part of the exhibition „Poetics and Politics of Data“ which addressed the paradigm of a data-driven society and life in an increasingly datified world.
I helped to set up the installation "Inhabiting & Interfacing the Cloud(s)".

The Swing Shelter - Basel
05.12.14 - 24.12.14

The Swing Shelter is a public space installation in front of Kaserne at Keck Kiosk In Basel. It was created and built with my architects friends Yannick Claessens and Niels Werner Hersmann.

ECAL - Fabric of Light - Lantal
27.10.2012 - 01.12.2012

Lantal opens its exhibition “Fabric of Light”consists of imaginative and interactive installations with an oneiric look on textiles tomorrow.

Hermes - ECAL at Design Fair - Milan
April 2011

An interactive installation and an ipad app for Hermes and Wallpaper at the Design Fair in Milan.


Statement


Western societies tend to use “smart technologies” to try to control every element of everyday life. In this context, David creates machines, digital or physical experiences that invite us to accept a loss of control by playing with the poetic aspect of the unexpected and the serendipitous.

Award / Grants


2017
- Attachment is nominated for the Swiss Design Prize 2017(category Rado Prize for young talents) - "Attachment" got longlisted for the Lumen Prize 2017 in category Interactive Art
- "Polluted Selfie" won the App Art Award in category AppARTivism, at ZKM, Karlsruhe
- The Weather Followers received the IKEA foundation project grant.
2016
- www.thelondonspace.com is nominated on www.awwward.com
2015
- IKEA foundation scholarship
2014
- Attachment won the Migros Culture Percentage Grant fund for Digital Culture


Writing


2016 - MA disseration passed with Merit: "Recycling data, a discussion around digital moderation".
(pdf available on demand)
2014 - BA dissertation: Fab(ulous)lab?


Publications


Online

Polluted Selfie
On Deutchland.de

Creative Applications
04/01/2017
Attachment – Balloon-Powered (In)direct Messaging Revisited

Arduino
07/01/2017
Attachment is like a modern-day message in a bottle

Interview for the Migros Culture Percentage
2015

Print

Article in Neural magazine
Issue 57. Summer 2017

Article in Resurgence
Summer 2017