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EPFL students envision the 2039 edition of the Fête des Vignerons

The Fête des Vignerons is a snapshot in time. The 2019 edition was no different. Its centerpiece was a purpose-built arena and a show featuring the latest technology. Second-year Bachelor’s students from ENAC School spent a week in interdisciplinary teams to develop seven concepts for the next edition of the festival of 2039, taking their cues from the cultural heritage of Lavaux, a renowned winegrowing region of Switzerland. The students worked under the guidance of five EPFL professors, with different research interests and from two separate EPFL schools, who collected and assessed their ideas. The proposals echoed the values their generation holds dear and offered a very different take on the festival. The teams envisioned a sustainable, sociable event dispersed across a much larger area – in Vevey and the wider Lake Geneva region.