Creating connection in shared spaces


On tour

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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, [...]

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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 [...]


Borealis on tour : US premiere at Boston's MIT

Borealis continues its spellbinding tour around the globe! The installation has most recently been to Australia, the UAE and several cities in France, Belgium a [...]

New *SECRETS* city ritual

Sharing what makes us human and finding a ritual peace through fire - January premiere for the new SECRETS installation in Rennes at Les Tombées de la Nuit. Rel [...]

#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 [...]

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SECRETS /// Sharing what makes us human and finding a ritual peace through fire; a participative art installation bringing communities together. SECRETS creates a space where people can process their personal experiences [...]


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Hopeless / Hopeful

We have the choice between collective action or collective suicide. The Hopeless/Hopeful artivist action took place following the removal by the local government of a tree that had secretly been [...]




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!) [...]


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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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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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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 [...]



Borealis - Adelaide Fringe Festival

AUSTRALIA HOSTS THE NORTHERN LIGHTS /// A big success for Dan Acher's installation BOREALIS at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2018 with over 500 000 visitors. “In the best possible way, there was a lot [...]



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 [...]




EXTRAORDINARY IMMERSION /// Luminescence proposes an urban journey to an imaginary ocean world, a way to touch the hearts and make a mark on people’s minds. Luminescence is a bridge [...]

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