In Geneva, Explore wants to imagine the city of tomorrow together

Until Sunday, June 19, Explore crosses debates, inspirations and games, so many threads to weave a collective fabric in the face of the challenges of the energy transition. The citizen festival condenses meetings and explorations, making the town hall of Plainpalais its headquarters. Throughout the festival, completely free, the public will be able to discover it Playgroundan installation dedicated to children and made in collaboration with EPFL, to play and think about playgrounds in the city of tomorrow.

On Wednesday afternoon, the children will be able to make signs, attend a radio workshop and participate in a public debate that will address the evolution that has led the child to gradually disinvest in outdoor urban space. Clément Rivière, a researcher at the University of Lille, will start from the observation that the presence of children alone in our streets has become rare enough to arouse curiosity, questioning and even disapproval.

There is also no age limit to participate in Utopia, which reserves 100 m² of free space to create a collective and experiential city, a simple rectangle drawn on the ground that will gradually come to life and expand over time. workshops conducted by both urban planners and activists.

Urban treks and festive moments

The event will wander on Saturday, June 18 with ten a la carte walks to discover Geneva and Greater Geneva, whether by boat, horseback or around the Lake Geneva Express. By reservation, some walks will be more akin to strolling, such as exploring stories and sounds with headphones, while “urban treks” will engage participants more actively as attentive explorers recounting their impressions. and their opinions at the end of the day.

This prolific program could not miss the festive moments, such as the music sets concocted every day by local DJs, with the exception of Saturday night which will see the participation of the Parisian musician Molecule. The electronic music composer likes to incorporate in his compositions recordings in often hostile natural environments, from Greenland, where he catches the cracks of icebergs, to Portugal, where he taps microphones on boards of surfers who attack the gigantic wave of Nazareth.


Explore Festival, June 14-18 in Geneva. Closing day on Sunday, June 19 at Onex.

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