We are a multidisciplinary group based in Geneva (Switzerland).
Our work is between action and research, individual and collective, theory and imagination, in order to participate to produce a public and radical city.
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Matthias is a geographer and political scientist. He is a researcher at the University of Geneva. He did a PhD thesis on the link between city and citizenship by studying participatory processes in urban projects. His research issue is the polis, and the roles of the inhabitant in the production of the city in the urban and digital environment. At the same time, he works in different fields to explore new ways of making the city (urbanism,
e-citizenship, urban ecology, community action). He has coordinated participatory urban planning projects and urban events in connection with public space in France, Switzerland and Spain.
IRENE GIL LOPEZ
She graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of A Coruña in Spain, 2007 and is currently working as a crossed disciplines artist. Her work explores the idea of the urban environment progression and relations with the past and the future in terms of emptiness and construction.
Her work has been exhibited in Santiago de Compostela (Espacio 48), Barcelona (Galeria Aquins, Pati Limona, Forum Balaguer), Geneva (Red-zone arts, Usine Kugler), London (PulseFilms) and Shanghai (BigSpace).
In 2011 she received "peintures rupestres du SXXI" sponsored by Fnac urban art Award, she also nominated for the “Biennial Young Painter” award sponsored by Caixa Penedés in 2009 and “International “Terras de Iria” Contest” Award in 2010. In 2015 she was invited to stay at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Residency in Shanghai during a six months period.In 2016 she received a prix «Hack Geneva, le futur de la ville» sponsored by La Ville de Genève, Startup Weekend Suisse.
Space designer, Valentin Dubois graduated from the Bachelor of Interior Architecture at HEAD - Geneva in 2017. He will also follow the teachings of Erick Larenbeek, Marietta De Vries and Nacho Carbonell during his exchange at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
His Bachelor's project entitled "Knock-knock . Territoire Occupé Convenablement" is awarded the Audience Prize of the HEAD Red Cross Artistic Prize - Geneva 2017. For his career at HEAD, he and his Bdm LAB project received the Excellence Award from the Hans-Wilsdorf Foundation 2017.
In the same year Valentin joined HEAD as an assistant in the interior design department.