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Borealis

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ON DEMAND /// The Northern Lights experience. Anywhere and anytime. This brand new piece brings the experience of the Northern Lights to cities [...]

monumental

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Digital Neuron

AUGMENTED REALITY /// For the first time in Geneva, a monumental work of augmented reality. Unveiled at the inauguration of the Centre médical Universitaire CMU [...]

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Pop-up Village

RECLAIMING PUBLIC SPACES /// A participative pop-up village designed to encourage citizens of all walks to reclaim public spaces. Playing and dancing with friends and strangers while supporting local artists [...]

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Street Light Orchestra

SON ET LUMIERE DELIGHTS /// Imagine a philharmonic orchestra in front of you... You dream of stepping onto the stage and drifting amongst the musicians, listening to [...]

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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 [...]

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Urban Boombox

SPONTANEOUS MUSIC /// A giant 80’s-style boombox allowing anyone to become a DJ for a few minutes or more. Passers-by plug in their own MP3 device and share [...]

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Touch 'n' Dance!

DANCE GENERATOR /// Contact creates dance! Touch ’n’ Dance sees complete strangers call out to each other in the middle of the city - Hey, we need you, [...]

participative

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CinéTransat

OPENAIR PARTICIPATIVE CINEMA /// With CinéTransat you go from an individual classic cinema situation - where you'll be told to be quiet at your first crunch of [...]

participative

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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, [...]

participative

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Play Me, I'm Yours

MUSICAL SITUATION /// Play Me, I'm Yours is a social and artistic project by Luke Jerram (www.lukejerram.com) which we've been organising in Switzerland since 2011 under the [...]

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Life Upside Down

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE /// Life Upside Down invites you to explore a fake apartment, furnished and decorated like a sitcom set, wearing prism glasses that invert [...]

immersive

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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 [...]

In development

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Genome

MONUMENTAL ARTWORK /// GENOME is composed of four parallel lines traced in the sky by high power lasers. Each laser is associated with one of the [...]

In development

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Luminescence

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 [...]

In development

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Secrets

MONUMENTAL EPHEMERAL INSTALLATION /// How can we create new rituals and powerful shared experiences in our cities? Memories full of emotion bringing people together regardless of origin, age or status? [...]

Our projects

2017

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#thisisimportant

PARTICIPATIVE EXPLORATION /// What is the most important image on your smartphone? Nowadays, we all can shoot, work on and share our photos instantly. Over 95 millions photos…

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Teenage Suicide Art Installation

ART INSTALLATION WITH A MESSAGE /// It's not easy to talk about suicide. For the week leading to the World Suicide Prevention Day we created for Children Action…

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Play me, I'm yours 2017

MUSICAL SITUATION /// From Wednesday 14 to Tuesday 27 June 2017, 53 freely accessible pianos have been installed in the streets of 17 communes in Geneva canton + Nyon…

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The Mansion @Salon du Livre 2017

LITERARY CREATION /// For the third year running, The Geneva International Book and Press Fair invited Happy City Lab to design a 100% interactive and participative space. The…

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Immersive "Spaghetti Western" Night

IMMERSIVE CINEMA /// Come in costume and prepare for a new cinema experience. From the meeting point you will move in procession, disguised and on foot, to the…

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Street Light Orchestra - Morat Light Festival

SON ET LUMIERE DELIGHTS /// The old Town of Morat (FR) is transformed from January 11 to January 22 2017 into a great Sound and Light Show. The illuminated streets,…

2016

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Borealis

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ON DEMAND /// The Northern Lights experience. Anywhere and anytime. This brand new piece brings the experience of the Northern Lights to cities the world over.…

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Digital Neuron

AUGMENTED REALITY /// For the first time in Geneva, a monumental work of augmented reality. Unveiled at the inauguration of the Centre médical Universitaire CMU 5-6, it’s an…

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Urban Exercise Course

SPORT & FUN /// To celebrate Geneva's 2016 edition of No Car Day we designed a 10-step musical Urban Exercise Circuit around one of the city's most beautiful spots. The…

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L'Escale

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…

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Elementary schools promotion party 2016

CELEBRATION FOR KIDS /// Happy City Lab organized the animations in the context of the elementary schools promotion party for the City of Geneva. Almost 6000 kids were able…

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Video: Geneva shows some heart!

MUTUAL AID /// For the 125 anniversary of Pharmacie Populaire, Happy City Lab has created a short movie to showcase the generosity and mutual aid spirit of the…

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Euro 2016: Swiss Reflections

SWISS IMMERSION /// This summer we were invited to design a piece to represent Switzerland in Paris during the Euro 2016. At the height of football fever we took…

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Urban Rodeo - Nyon

HORSEBACK FOLLIES /// Urban Rodeo, a participative installation created by Happy City Lab, took place in the city of Nyon for two weeks in June 2016. Urban Rodeo is…

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Play me, I'm yours 2016

MUSICAL SITUATION /// From Wednesday 8 to Tuesday 21 June 2016, 54 freely accessible pianos have be installed in the streets of 20 Grand Genève communes (Geneva canton, Nyon district,…

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CinéTransat 2016

FREE OPENAIR CINEMA /// The 8th edition of CinéTransat took place from July 14 to August 21 in the Perle du Lac Park in Geneva. With CinéTransat you go…

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Messages for Earth

TALKING WALL /// High point of the 2016 edition of the Earth Festival (Festival de la Terre), Happy City Lab presented an evolving and participative work. Throughout the…

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The 7-Room Factory

LITERARY CREATION /// For the second year running, The Geneva International Book and Press Fair invited Happy City Lab to design a 100% interactive and participative space. The…

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In Bed With a Book

EPHEMERAL URBAN ARTWORK /// 7 beds have been spread in Lausanne around the town centre, giving books a prime spot in our daily lives. A good occasion to…

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Inspiring Office

POST-IT ARTWORK /// Happy City Lab suggested papering several walls in the P&G Oral Care division office with multicolored Post-its to create pixelated Star Wars heroes. This temporary and…

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