The exhibition Territoire imaginaire is made up of five installations that show the Swiss living space from an unusual perspective. Visitors can discover a different Switzerland as tourists in their own country.
Territoire imaginaire sends visitors on a journey of discovery through another Switzerland. As soon as they enter the pavilion, they become tourists in their own country: they are greeted with postcard views of everyday life in Switzerland. The experience of seeing their own, actually well known habitat as a foreign country accompanies the audience on their further journey through the imagined country.
Switzerland as a group of islands in the sea
Territoire imaginaire presents the familiar in new packaging. Visitors learn about fictitious events, such as the decision by the Federal Council to cut all subsidies for agriculture. The travellers also discover how the military created a new landscape through its use of the land. They gain an insight into the everyday life of a typical Swiss city dweller in 2027 and experience a Switzerland that - due to the 1400-metre rise in sea level - lies as a group of islands in the sea.
Five different worlds, one habitat Switzerland
The visions, which form the Territoire imaginaire in five exhibition sections, play with our living space and demonstrate what it could look like under different conditions. Each of the visions of a different Switzerland is artistically realised by the respective project group: With short films, photographs, installations and a wide variety of multimedia installations, visitors are transported into five different worlds that nevertheless have a common point of reference: Switzerland as a living space.
Visitor capacity per day
Association of Swiss Cantonal Banks (ASCB), Basel www.kantonalbank.ch
Urs Rohde, Association of Swiss Cantonal Banks (ASCB), Basel
cultur prospectiv (Hans-Peter Meier), Zurich www.culturprospectiv.ch
Robert A. Huber, Hans Kloetti
Contents Der Bundersrat beschliesst
Christoph Wenger, Felix Haller, André Schneider, Felix Schaad
Contents Land schaffen
Franz Bucher, Gerold Kunz, Hilar Stadler
Contents Learning from Schrebergarten
Marion Zahnd, Daniel Furrer, John Wäfler, Jeanne Berthoud
Sara Bichiccio. Eric Emry, Frédéric Seydoux, Sebastian Rappaz, Manuel Borruat, Axel Jaccard, Cédric Decroux, Yves Fidalgo, Alexander Bettler
Outer cover digital print - photography Hochland
Guido Baselgia, Malans www.baselgia.ch
GXM Architekten (Alexandra Gübeli, Yves Milani), Zurich www.gxm.ch
Rossetti+Wyss Architekten (Nathalie Rossetti, Mark Aurel Wyss), Zurich www.rossetti-wyss.ch
gsg Projekt Partner AG (Marco Hablützel), Basel www.gsg.info
Media contact Verband Schweizerischer Kantonalbanken (VSKB)
Corinne Maeschli, Verband Schweizerischer Kantonalbanken (VSKB), Basel
Willy Knüsel, Nüssli Special Events AG, Hüttwilen www.nussli.com
Pidu Russek (Head)
Nüssli Special Events AG (Ivo Haldner, Sandra Preisig), Hüttwilen www.nussli.com
Photos: Press kit Territoire imaginaire; © Andreas Mosimann; © Guido Baselgia