Valeria Schwarz in collaboration with Zuloark
Urban biotopes 2018

Competition for an artistic intervention on the perimeter of the new Eaux-Vives station in Geneva
Fonds municipal d’art contemporain (FMAC). Geneva.

The Garden of Encounters that we proposed for the art intervention competition in Eaux-Vives train station is a system of 9 connected biotopes situated behind Lot BC and in the Place Basse. While the first urban biotope is a temporary intervention that accompanies the construction process of the second half of the perimeter, the following eight biotopes will remain on site permanently. Each biotope creates a different space for citizens' interactions with other people and/or with the natural environment. Like all living beings, the Garden of Encounters will change over the years due to its natural elements. The temporal dimension is thus very relevant in our proposal.