Saturday's special finissage Geneva.(re)connecting.earth

Auberge des Vergers, Esplanade des Récréations 21, 1217 Meyrin

Special day "When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest" organised as part of the Fête des Vergers for the finissage of the exhibition (re)connecting.earth in Geneva.

Saturday's special finissage Geneva.(re)connecting.earth

To bring the (re)connecting.earth exhibition at Les Vergers to a festive close, a new tree will be planted as a sign of reconnection with the earth. We have asked students and residents of the neighbourhood to write down the name they would like to give to the new tree. One name from the list will be elected at the end of the process and will be revealed on 2 October.

Program

15:00 - 16:00 Guided tour by curator Bernard Vienat with guest Olivier Chatelain (expert in urban biodiversity)

16:00 - 17:00 Conference "How to build sustainably" (with Daniela Liengme and Laura Mechkat, housing architects for the Equilibre cooperative and Dominique Von During, expert in sustainable building materials)

https://lm-architectes.ch/projets.php

17:00 - 18:00 Planting and naming of the new (cherry) tree as a memory of the exhibition. Following the instructions of the artist Adrien Missika, the schoolchildren of the Vergers school who took part in the workshops gave the new tree a name as a symbol of a lasting reconnection with the earth.

18:00 - 19:45 Screening of the film Le temps des forêts (François-Xavier Drouet, 2018)

A symbol of authentic nature in the eyes of urban dwellers, the French forest is undergoing an unprecedented phase of industrialisation. Heavy mechanisation, monocultures, fertilisers and pesticides, forest management is following the intensive agricultural model at an accelerated pace. From the Limousin to the Landes, from the Morvan to the Vosges, Le Temps des forêts offers a journey to the heart of industrial forestry and its alternatives. Living forest or wooded desert, today's choices will shape tomorrow's landscape.

Trailer: https://greenpeacefilmfestival.org/en/film/le-temps-des-forets/

Le temps des forêts (François-Xavier Drouet, 2018)
Le temps des forêts (François-Xavier Drouet, 2018)
Exhibition View, Quartier des Vergers (Meyrin) – Mikhail Rojkov
Ausstellungsansicht, Quartier des Vergers (Meyrin) – Mikhail Rojkov
Impressions from the Workshops with the schoolchildren of the Vergers school – Mikhail Rojkov
Impressions from the Workshops with the schoolchildren of the Vergers school – Mikhail Rojkov