home zone

Traces 04

Using artistic approaches and scientific methods from the field of cognitive psychology, the Home Zone interdisciplinary research project uses Place Beaulieu in the small city of Sierre as a study example. It addresses the question of whether and how artistic practices can create non-hierarchical traffic areas, also known as shared space zones, and focuses on aspects of aesthetics and the perception of users within the space, as opposed to traffic planning.

Director : Sibylle Omlin
Texts : Martin Brucks, Hannes Brunner, Karin Frei Rappenecker, Katharina Hohmann, Robert Ireland, Petra Koehle, Jérôme Leuba, Laurence de Preux, Sibylle Omlin, Pascal Seiler et Rita Wagner, Jean-Henri Zambaz
Languages : french and english
Graphic design : Jérôme Lanon
Format : 20,6 x 16,4
Pages : 103
Edition : ECAV/EDHEA
Publication : 2017
ISBN : 978-2-9700770-3-9
With the support of : HES-SO, Canton of Valais, Loterie Romande
Price : CHF 15.-


The mission of the collection Traces is to make more visible the research carried out at the EDHEA. In an economic format, each issue sheds light on a recent project. Drawing on experiences and freshly acquired knowledge, the collection of publications retraces the intentions, aims and challenges of these adventurous enquiries, and looks at their provisional conclusions, unanswered questions and emerging issues.

In an era of conflicting goals, where preservation (heritage) cohabits with eradication (constant innovation), Traces has chosen the middle ground: to maintain the traces of paths taken whilst offering glimpses into yet unexplored territories.

Traces evokes unique journeys undertaken in the course of a history still in the making.

Editorial manager and concept :  Alain Antille