Quartier Libre,
a cultural venue in the heart of Geneva

This iconic Geneva building on the Pont de la Machine has borne witness to the early industrialisation of the city and is the oldest of the Geneva industrial works on the Rhone in urban areas. It regulated the level of the river for a long time, prior to Seujet plant taking over. Now completely transformed, the building hosts Quartier Libre SIG.

Quartier Libre, the SIG exhibition space


Quartier Libre is a space dedicated to culture, with diverse, interactive and educational exhibitions on:

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    The environment

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    Heritage

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    Humanitarian topics

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    Visual arts

The featured exhibitions reflect SIG's commitments with respect to the promotion of heritage, accessibility to culture, and awareness of the challenges facing society.

Ongoing exhibition

Exhibition
Expo

Global Happiness - What do we need to be happy?

From 6 May to 17 October 2021

 

 

The Helvetas travelling exhibition "GLOBAL HAPPINESS: What do we need to be happy?" follows in the footsteps of happiness, here in Switzerland but also around the world, and explores the link between happiness and sustainability.

GLOBAL HAPPINESS is designed as a garden landscape. Six pavilions of happiness make up the exhibition: from personal well-being to global happiness. The public will be able to visit the apartment of a young minimalist, walk through a visionary district of Santiago de Chile and discover the Gross National Happiness, an index measuring the happiness of the population in Bhutan.

The exhibition also includes a wall of objects of happiness from people living in Geneva, Switzerland and other countries around the world.

A rich programme of events with conferences, participatory workshops and debates is planned in parallel with GLOBAL HAPPINESS.

Guided tours, offers for schools and families complete the programme accompanying the exhibition: www.bonheurglobal.ch/evenements

 

 

 

Useful information

Open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free entry

Quartier Libre SIG
Pont de la Machine 1
1204 Geneva


Tél. 022 420 75 75
exposition@sig-ge.ch

 

Accessibility

 

The site is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Our receptionists and guides have received training in communicating with people who have impaired hearing.
There is a range of tours and workshops suitable for people with disabilities.
A magnetic loop for people with impaired hearing is being installed.
 

Learn more about accessibility commitments

School and youth visits

Registration required: +41 (0)22 420 75 75 or exposition@sig-ge.ch
Days and times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Groups: 10 minimum - 25 maximum
Age: from 10 years old
Free guided tour and entry
Educational material on www.bonheurglobal.ch/ecoles

Public guided tours

The number of participants is limited to 10 people.
Registration is required: exposition@sig-ge.ch or on +41 (0)22 420 75 75.
Free guided tour and entry.

Sunday 16 May, 2 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
Special tour linked to International Museum Day 2021 on the theme "Museums, sources of inspiration for the future". With Nadja R. Buser, Helvetas, exhibition curator (in English) and Marion Petrocchi, Helvetas, exhibition manager in French-speaking Switzerland (in French).

Saturday 29 May, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Tour of the exhibition with a SIG guide

Saturday 19 June, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Tour of the exhibition with Marion Petrocchi, Helvetas, exhibition manager in French-speaking Switzerland

Thursday 1 July, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tour focused on personal happiness with a SIG Guide

Tuesday 20 July, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tour focused on global happiness(in English) with Nadja R. Buser, Helvetas, exhibition curator

Saturday 21 August, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Tour of the exhibition with a SIG guide

Thursday 16 September, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tour focused on personal happiness with Marion Petrocchi, Helvetas, exhibition manager in French-speaking Switzerland

Tuesday 28 September, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tour of the exhibition (in English) with Nadja R. Buser, Helvetas, exhibition curator

Saturday 9 October, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Tour focused on global happiness with a SIG guide

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