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THE EYES OF THE WORLD ON CLIMATE ACTION /// We Are Watching is a flag the size of a 10-storey building. On it is a colossal eye, made up of thousands of [...]


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TAKING A STAND AGAINST EXCLUSION /// The Inclusive City Project is a simple call to action against exclusion. It started with a single flag flying in Geneva, Switzerland and is now growing into [...]


#WeAreWatching at Madrid march for climate

On Friday 6th December the #WeAreWatching flag was extended and held up by the crowd at the end of the march for climate in Madrid, where the COP25 UN Climate C [...]

#WeAreWatching flag en route to Madrid COP25

The #WeAreWatching flag, measuring 20m x 30m and featuring thousands of faces from 190 countries, has been printed and is on its way to the COP25. We look forwa [...]

BOREALIS hits Surfers Paradise, Australia

BOREALIS is lighting up Surfers Paradise! After Adelaide, Sydney and Perth we're back in Australia 1-3 of August for the exciting GLOW Light Festival organised [...]




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, here [...]


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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

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ON DEMAND /// After travelling to Japan and Australia, BOREALIS lit up the Tower of London. On 4th - 6th April, from nightfall, people in the city experienced [...]


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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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