Happy City Lab explores collective spaces, creating situations and events that generate participative experiences. These invite you to break your routine and engage in the present moment.
From targeted interventions to events designed for audiences of over 90,000, Happy City Lab places social interaction at the heart of its projects. We transform shared spaces to bring new perspectives to our surroundings.
In Switzerland and abroad, our artistic projects are accessible to all and bearers of joy and emotion. Simple and innovative, they generate extraordinary collective experiences and encourage personal investment in communal spaces.
For more information on Happy City Lab’s mission, see Founder and Director Dan Acher’s recent TEDx talk.
Dan Acher, artivist – Founder and Creative Director
Catherine Armand, dedicated journalist and goldpanner – Fundraising, Press and Communications
Sylvia C, atypical urbanist – Development and Operations Management
Jean-Daniel Conus, stage magician – Head of Logistics
Gautier Fournier, geek extraordinaire – Logistics and Festivals Liaison
Margaux Bourigault, one-woman band – Project Support
Claudia Marcelloni de Oliveira, Curator and Organiser TEDx CERN
Happy City Lab comprises 4 sister organisations: the associations Tako France, Tako Propagande culturelle and CinéTransat and the limited company 42(prod) Sàrl.
We thank our fantastic volunteers, whose energy and dedication make our larger events the success they are.
Many of the great stills on this site are the work of the photographer Sébastien Puiatti. See more of his work here.
We collaborate with many talented artists, programmers, producers and designers, including :
Happy City Lab
50 rue Rothschild
+41 22 735 31 55