Guided tour of Sculpture Garden

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08.23.2018

GVA2 invites its members to a guided tour of Sculpture Garden

On the eve of the new school year, GVA2 wanted to offer its members and their families a guided tour of the first edition of the contemporary art biennial "Sculpture Garden", to which the association gave its support. An event in a different format from our traditional dinners, since instead of the usual speakers, about thirty of our members were guided through the exhibition, set in our magnificent Parc des Eaux-Vives.

A cultural mediator as well as the director of the event allowed us to understand the artists creations in an enlightened way and to discover, among other things, Carsten Höller's work, which refers to a theory linking the evolution of man and the appearance of human consciousness to the consumption of hallucinogenic fungi... 

The whole team is looking forward to the 2020 edition and will certainly support it!

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Evening on artificial intelligence in partnership with Heidi.news

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06.24.2019

GVA2 has organized a conference on artificial intelligence in partnership with Heidi.news, the new digital media in French-speaking Switzerland.  

The association invited about fifty of its members to the Bateau Genève for a conference on artificial intelligence. We had the privilege of listening to Dr Sofia Vallecorsa, physicist and head of the CERN openlab, Dr Colin Barschel, project manager at armasuisse for the Cyber-defence Campus (DDPS), Professor David Rudrauf, director of the Multimodal Modelling Laboratory of Emotion and Feeling at the University of Geneva, and Mr Nicolas Capt, lawyer specialised in issues related to technologies, media, e-reputation and online data protection. 

The experts’ speeches were followed by a session dedicated to Swiss startups currently active in fields such as cybersecurity, finance, medicine and law,  which was animated by Fabrice Delaye, journalist at Heidi.news.  

The conference was moderated by Serge Michel, founder and editor-in-chief of the media. A report of the exchanges is available on the links below: 

We hope this evening will be the starting point of a collaboration that we wish to be long and fruitful with Heidi.news and which will undoubtedly offer high quality events to our members.

Luigia for Geneva

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12.18.2018

Support to the association Scène Active with Luigia restaurants 

In response of Luigia restaurants' request, GVA2 has selected a series of associations to provide financial support and visibility. At the end of the process, the Scène Active association was awarded the prize by a committee composed of representatives of the Luigia restaurants and the GVA2 association. A communication campaign was also conducted in Geneva restaurants and on social networks to give maximum visibility to Scène Active's action. 

This association allows young people who have dropped out of school or professional life to be reintegrated into working life by participating in intensive training in the performing arts. At the end of the yearly program, 75% of young people hang up on full-time or part-time work, apprenticeship (CFC) or training in a higher school (ECG, applied arts, etc.). 

GVA2 is pleased to have supported this initiative and looks forward to continuing the collaboration with Luigia next year. 

Meet the Makers on the Blockchain with Alp ICT

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06.25.2018

Second Meet the Makers session organised with our partner Alp ICT on the Geneva Boat

For this second session of “Meet the Makers” organized with Alp ICT, we have chosen to meet actors from the Blockchain field.

We had the opportunity to discover the different cases of application of this technology on the Geneva State, thanks to the presentation of Vincent Pignon, CEO of WeCan.Fund and digital advisor to the State of Geneva. A demonstration of the solution developed at SICPA, by Philippe Thévoz, Executive Vice-President eGovernment Systems, offered the participants a concrete visualization of the advantages offered by the blockchain. A demystification of ICO's by Emilie Raffo, Business Manager at Torus Solutions, helped to understand the full potential offered by this new financing solution. A presentation of the numerous cases of applications developed in Geneva within the Fongit, by its director Antonio Gambardella. And finally, a prospective vision of the societal and human responsibilities induced by the blockchain thanks to Jean-Henri Morin, professor at the University of Geneva.

This event took place on the Bateau Genève in the magnificent setting of La Rade and was attended by nearly 60 people. 

Watch the video of this event by Alp ICT 

GVA2 supports Sculpture Garden

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06.08.2018

"Sculpture Garden", support for the contemporary art biennale at Parc des Eaux-Vives

A partnership was concluded between artgenève/sculptures and GVA2 to support the organization of a large-scale contemporary art biennale that will be part of Geneva's other major contemporary art summer fairs in Europe. The first edition takes place from June to September 2018 at Parc des Eaux-Vives.

To give the event a local and international influence, our association supports the organizers for the fundraising part with the help of our collaborator Renate Cornu. We have raised almost all the necessary funds and are waiting for confirmation from other potential sponsors. 

A vernissage in the presence of Sami Kanaan, Mayor of Geneva, Lionel Bovier, director of the Mamco and curator of the exhibition, as well as officials of the FMAC, partner of the event, took place on 8 June, bringing together more than 200 people. On this occasion we had the opportunity to witness Roman Signer's performance on Le Jet d'eau. A video of the highlights of this event is visible by clicking on this link.

Collaboration GVA2 - HEAD Geneva

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02.09.2018

HEAD and GVA2 collaborated in a competition for an artistic intervention in the parks of Geneva

GVA2 approached HEAD's Bureau d' Intervention Publique (BIP) to organize a student competition to improve the experience of park walkers. The goal was to make the parks attractive and increase visitation as well as the popularity of the parks.

Guiding principles were drafted to frame the approach, and GVA2 trusted the teachers to specify the pedagogical aspects of the approach, leaving a great freedom for students.

In the end, no fewer than eight projects were presented to a jury composed of teachers, a representative of the Service des espaces verts, a teacher from HEPIA and members of our association's committee. The projects presented surprised us very pleasantly by their originality, their degree of achievement as well as by the intellectual and creative approach that guided the students.

The winning project, entitled "L'autre bout du monde", proposes to install a sculpture depicting the island of Chatham, located on the opposite side of Geneva in the New Zealand archipelago. Located not far from our "Bout-du-monde", in Bertrand Park, it will be made of a material containing phosphorescent crystals that glow in the dark. It will therefore be visible day and night, thanks to the crystals that store daylight. At both ends of the globe, the two islands of Chatham - the true and the sculpture - can be illuminated at the same time.

Now all we have to do is to go to the end of this project and make it a happen with the help of the authorities. To be continued...