Oct 02

Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection)

Quartier des Vergers (Meyrin)
Esplanade des Récréations, Meyrin, Switzerland

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To bring the (re)connecting.earth exhibition at Les Vergers to a festive close, the issue of trees in urban areas will be raised and a new cherry tree will be planted in the heart of the eco-district as a sign of reconnection with the 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 Christian von Düring, architect EPFL SIA and expert in sustainable building materials)

https://lm-architectes.ch/projets.php / http://www.vonduring.ch

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/

Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
planting of the cherry tree at the Finissage Geneva – Mikhail Rojkov
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
planting of the cherry tree at the Finissage Geneva – Mikhail Rojkov
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
planting of the cherry tree at the Finissage Geneva – Mikhail Rojkov
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
planting of the cherry tree at the Finissage Geneva – Mikhail Rojkov
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
Drawing of the name for the newly planted cherry tree – Mikhail Rojkov
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
Drawing of the name for the newly planted cherry tree – Mikhail Rojkov
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
Conference "How to build sustainably" – Mikhail Rojkov
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
Conference "How to build sustainably" – Mikhail Rojkov
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
Conference "How to build sustainably" – Mikhail Rojkov
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
Portrait Laura Mechkat
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
Portrait Daniela Liengme – Holger Jacob
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
Adrien Missika, Give Trees a Name, Copyright the artist
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
Le temps des forêts (François-Xavier Drouet, 2018)
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
Impressions from the Workshops with the schoolchildren of the Vergers school – Mikhail Rojkov
Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection) with Adrien Missika. 2. Oktober 2021
Exhibition View, Quartier des Vergers (Meyrin) – Mikhail Rojkov