“LABOR, Expérimentation urbaine” is an association in the sense of articles 60 and following of the Swiss Civil Code. Its aim is to develop and promote urban, artistic and territorial experimentation projects taking place in the Rasude district.

BIVOUAC is the first event of the association.

Its committee is composed of Mr. Cyril Veillon, director of Archizoom at the EPFL and founding member of the ‘Fondation pour la Culture du Bâti CUB’, (president), Mrs Léonore Porchet, art historian and national councillor (treasurer), Mrs Hélène Demont, art historian and head of communication at Mobimo, (secretary) and Mr Fabien Hohenauer, lawyer.

The association’s headquarters are in Lausanne (Avenue d’Ouchy 4, 1006 Lausanne).


The initiators and curators of the Labor project are:

The curator of the Bivouac project is:

Séverin Guelpa, artist, curator
and founder of Matza

Séverin Guelpa develops both individual and collective artistic work. In addition to regular exhibitions and interventions in Switzerland and abroad, he leads the Matza project and its various activities, mainly in Switzerland and the USA. He is at the origin of numerous cultural projects and teaches occasionally at universities (HEAD, EDHEA) and at the EPFL.

in collaboration with the architect

Pierre Cauderay, architect,
director of Azar architecture

Pierre Cauderay is an independent EPFL architect and director of the Azar architecture studio. Active in the traditional practice of architecture, but also in teaching, ephemeral and cultural projects, he cultivates an interest in prototypes, urban art objects and tactical urban planning.