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THE EYES OF THE WORLD ON CLIMATE ACTION /// #WeAreWatching is a monumental eye, made up of thousands of portraits contributed from 190 countries. It flies high above cities on a [...]


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THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ON DEMAND /// This mesmerising installation brings the experience of the Northern Lights to cities the world over. Time slows down as eyes look up. An aurora, [...]


#WeAreWatching in Edinburgh skies ahead of COP26

Edinburgh's Dynamic Earth hosts ‘eyes of the world’ climate flag in the lead-up to COP26  We Are Watching comes to Scotland, and Scotland’s Capital City, for [...]

#WeAreWatching UK tour launches in London

The #WeAreWatching flag flew high in London to open the 2021 GDIF at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Flying the flag close to the line of zero degrees l [...]

#WeAreWatching flies over Geneva

Today We Are Watching flew high above Geneva - home of the Human Rights Council - to mark the opening of the FIFDH, International Human Rights Film Festival. Af [...]


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TAKE A STAND AGAINST EXCLUSION! /// The Inclusive City Project is a global movement - powered by you - to spread messages and acts of welcome in our crowded cities. It [...]


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Play me, I'm Yours 2019

MUSICAL SITUATION /// Touring internationally since 2008, Play Me, I’m Yours is an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram. More than 1800 pianos have now been installed in over 60 [...]


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Barcelona Zone @ Salon du Livre 2019

CATALAN CREATIONS /// In collaboration with the Geneva International Book and Press Fair, our creative zone La Fabrique 2019 was Barcelona-themed. The space hosted various artistic and participative events: Writing workshop on paper strips, [...]


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Huawei brings the Northern Lights to London to celebrate the launch of the Huawei P30 Pro. Overlooking the iconic Tower of London, The Aurora Borealis was staged to showcase the superior photographic capabilities of the new handset, which allows users to capture incredible detail and colour in even low light. (installation created by Immersive artist Dan Acher)

Borealis - London

A TOWERING INSTALLATION /// After Japan and Australia, BOREALIS lights up the mythical Tower of London. THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ON DEMAND /// This mesmerising installation brings the experience of the Northern Lights to [...]


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Street Light Orchestra - OSR

THE OSR CELEBRATES ITS FIRST CENTURY //// To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande stepped out of its concert halls and took to the streets of Geneva and the Festival Lumières [...]


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New York Pavilion @ Salon du Livre 2018

THE BIG APPLE IN GENEVA /// For the fourth year running, The Geneva International Book and Press Fair invited us to design a creative zone in which everyone can express themselves - and this time it had a [...]


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Little Teachers

TURNING THE TABLES /// The current paradigm is that education should be transmitted from adults to children - a one-way transfer of knowledge. What if we turned the tables and [...]




RECLAIM THE WATERFRONT /// In June 2016 Happy City Lab designed a new lakeside space for the City of Geneva : L’Escale. A participative pop-up village designed to encourage people of all walks to reclaim Geneva's (lake!) [...]



Exchange Boxes

ART AND SWAPS /// Generate spontaneous encounters : locals and passers-by, or colleagues sharing a building, can put any object into the box or take anything they want from it. Books, CDs, DVDs, toys, snow chains... A simple [...]


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Turn Me ON

MONUMENTAL TRANSFORMATION /// A twilight urban safari where passers-by press giant switches, launching monumental eyes and mouths on building façades. Ephemeral on the walls, these images live long in the imagination. As you [...]



The Lost Piano

SHARED MUSIC ON THE EDGE OF TOWN /// The Lost Piano is a new way of pushing back the boundaries, both physical - of the city - and psychological, and a [...]


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Teenage Suicide

THE ART OF SAVING LIVES /// It's not easy to talk about suicide. For Children Action in the week leading to World Suicide Prevention Day we created an art installation comprising of 7 phone [...]

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