Trees of Geneva
A project which marries Art and Science in a playful, sensory, political, and scientific way.
An ecosystem of events connected to the trees of Geneva.
« L’arbre est le lien entre les mondes souterrain et céleste.
Arbres, éternels efforts de la terre pour parler au ciel qui
We will follow the health guidelines and recommendations of the Geneva federal and cantonal governments.
English officially spoken activities: Didactic information of the Ingrid Kaufmann exhibition, Theater & Projection of the film “Flying Rivers”.
Spectators will be invited to discover the beauty and faculties of Geneva’s trees through some twenty works presented by Ingrid Kaufmann, an artist who works to promote Switzerland’s tree heritage.
Thanks to the guidance of the specialists, Ingrid went to meet these remarkable Geneva trees. She identified them, photographed them, and visited them every season for three years. Then, in her studio, Ingrid selected the best takes to paint them afterward with a technique she developed herself.
Each painting with a tree will be accompanied by technical sheets produced by the Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva, as well as informative panels on trees through various approaches, biological, historical, economic, mythological, social, environmental, etc., this thanks to the participation of the director of research at the CNRS in Paris, Andrée Corvol-Dessert.
Educational panels of the association La Libellule
They allow us to better understand the importance of trees in the local flora, the basis of our ecosystems.
A guide to day-to-day actions to protect the environment
With the participation of Pro Natura.
All texts are in French and English
A library consultation space
Creating a friendly, educational and welcoming space for the visitor.
A provision of bibliographies and press articles encouraging further information on the topic related to the importance of the plant.
Audio will also allow you to listen to the vibrations of the Geneva trees depicted on the canvases but also a host of sensory experiences, conferences, round tables, workshops, animations, film screenings, happenings, and many other surprises.
At Villa Dutoit, address: Chemin Gilbert-Trolliet 5, 1209 Petit-Saconnex-Geneva, Switzerland
Bus 3 – stop: Trembley
Bus 10 – stop: Bouchet
Bus 22, 51 & 53 – stop: Mervelet
Tram 14 – stop: Bouchet
Av. du Bouchet / Trembley / Mervelet
Parking prohibited at Villa Dutoit
From Wednesday to Sunday from 15h to 19h.
Presence of the artiste on weekends.
Film projection thanks to the participation of the “Festival de Film Vert”
Saturday 5th at 9.45 pm at the Villa Dutoit projection of the film “Flying Rivers”
Weather permitting, in the park of the Villa, otherwise indoors. V. Ang
Saturday, June 12 at 9.45 pm at Villa Dutoit projection of the film “The power of the tree” by Ernst Zurcher.
Weather permitting, in the park of the Villa, otherwise indoors. VF.
Find out what trees you have around your house.
Projection of the dynamic SITG – ICA map of Geneva to interact with the inventory of trees in the canton.
Get to know the “our trees” project, which made it possible to identify needs and make proposals.
Get familiar with “Our trees” project.
Projection of the project entitled “Our trees” supported by the GE-21 expert group coordinated by four institutions (HEPIA, UNIGE, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva, Republic and Canton of Geneva) and bringing together more than 80 participants from academics, private offices, and civil society helped identify needs and make proposals.
At Villa Dutoit.
Listen to the “music” of the trees depicted in the artist’s paintings at Villa Dutoit. For this, the nurseryman Jean Thoby uses sensors placed in the roots, branches, and leaves of trees, to transform the vibrations emitted by the venerable woodpeckers into musical notes. Jean Thoby will bring from the south of France, where he lives, the necessary material to record our trees. He will also give us a conference based on his research at the Center Nature La Libellule.
Come and record the vibrations of the trees of Geneva by Jean Thoby on Saturday 15 May
Meet at 10 a.m. at the foot of the Cedar of Lebanon in Parc Beaulieu. See on the map.
Meet at 11:30 am at the foot of the Plane trees of the Château de Penthes. See on the map.
Meet at 2:00 p.m. at the foot of the Himalayan cedars at the St. George Cemetery. See on the map.
Conference and Botanical Concerts by Jean Thoby, Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at the Center de la Nature Libellule
When nature inspired composers
Sunday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Villa Dutoit.
Learn to discover native tree species through their scents.
Olfactory workshop through the specialized nose, Marcelo Grimaux.
An olfactory experience will allow you to discover the species of native trees through their scents. Can you find them in perfumes? A fun activity will educate your nose. Wednesday, June 9 at 4:30 p.m. at Villa Dutoit.
Reduce stress, strengthen your immune system, relax your body and mind with the beneficial effects of forest baths.“The Forest Bath “is a meditative and sensory walk to meet the physical and psychological benefits of Nature.
Accompanied by a guide, participants are invited to an experience of contemplative immersion to meet the beings of the forest and nature.
Coming from Japan, the practice of Forest Bath, Shinrin-Yoku in Japanese, is a gentle activity of mindfulness and dialogue with the living, in oneself, and around oneself.
The Forest Bath has proven its beneficial effects for humans (reduction of stress, strengthening of the immune system, relaxation of body and mind) and nature (ecological awareness, awareness of other forms of life).
It is an accompaniment to listening to the perceptions of each one, a time of connection to oneself and others, framed with gentleness and benevolence, in the opening of the senses, the presence on the moment and the dialogue with the trees and the ‘elementary. beings of the undergrowth.
This active meditation in Nature does not require any particular physical condition and is open to all. The activity lasts about 2.5 hours, between a walk and time for group discussions and creativity. “
Two outings in the Geneva woods will be organized by Carine Roth, Shamanic Fss Practitioner, Rite of Passage and Nature Therapy GuideSaturday.
Attention: Only registered participants will be allowed, as space is limited due to restrictions.
Please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 26 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – COMPLETE –
Location: Avenue du Cimetière et Chemin de la Bâtie, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Sunday, June 27 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – COMPLETE –
Location: Center Nature du Vallon de l’Allondon, Route de l’Allondon 150, 1283 Dardagny, Switzerland
Awareness and discovery workshops
Nature awareness workshop. Parents and children from 5 to 10 years old by Camille Chanson (La coccinelle-animations). In continuous with the participants who can join the workshop whenever they want.
Sunday, May 30 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Villa Dutoit.
Connection games to oneself and nature by Vanessa Beauverd (School and well-being). For everyone. Ongoing with participants who can join the workshop whenever they want.
Sunday, June 6 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Villa Dutoit.
Body expression workshops
A bodily expression workshop will be offered by Sandy Monney, responsible for cultural mediation. The workshop is designed from the analogy between the tree and the man to feel and become aware of the verticality, of the energies and interior flows that cross the body, the trunk, the branches, the need for sun and d ‘oxygen. What does it mean to be in a network, to communicate, to transmit? To experience living in oneself through the senses, interior, and exterior movement, placement in space, relationship to others. Where are our roots? To be born, to breathe, to grow, to grow, to develop, to live, to experience the seasons, etc. This is the concept of this workshop for young and old.
Like a real dendrologist, date wood in a dendrochronology lab.
The dendrochronology laboratory with the participation of the archaeologist, the dendrochronologist Fabien Langenegger, will provide both scientific explanations on how to date a tree precisely according to the morphology of its growth rings, as well as specific equipment so that the public can carry out a dating experiment on wood like a real laboratory.
The workshop will be presented on Sunday, June 6 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Villa Dutoit. Ongoing with participants who can join the workshop whenever they want.
Presented by the cartoonist Fiami, “Tell me La Fontaine” is a joyful and explanatory animation around a fable of La Fontaine on the trees (duration 45 minutes / all audiences).
Sunday, June 13 at 3 p.m. at Villa Dutoit.
Theatrical show and theater workshop with the public.
The BELOE Theater Studio was founded in November 2011 by Maria Rakotonarivo. After having played at the Rath Museum and the Museum of Art and History, the troop of 10 actors prepares the show of “The soul of the trees” which will take place at the Villa (duration 25 min.).
With the BELOE troupe and the exhibition audience after the performance (duration 30 min.)
The show and drama class will take place at Villa Dutoit at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 30, and Sunday, June 13.
Street art with passers-by!
Street Art on the Pont des Machines known as “Forest of citizens”. The realization of a collective artistic experience carried out in parallel with the exhibition. Fingerprint illustrations overlaid on cross-sections of trees will be printed on giant stickers. The size of each sticker will match the circumferences of our remarkable trees.
These will be glued on the Pont de la Machine. The roots that communicate with each other will be painted by special guests and passers-by. This experience will be brought by artist Ingrid Kaufmann and special guests such as other artists, scientists, politicians, children and adolescents, and passers-by.
At the Pont de la Machine from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m on Wednesday, June 2, 9 and 16.
Understand and find solutions – Fully booked for presencial – Participate via ZOOM
Round table with Alfonso Gomez, Administrative Councillor in charge of the Department of Finance, Environment and Housing of the City of Geneva; Mr. André Baud, head of the tree sector of the Cantonal Office for Agriculture and Nature (OCAN); Professor Ernst Zurcher, Doctor in natural sciences, forest engineer EPFZ and Yannos Ioannides – Architect EPFL, member of the SIA, vice-president of the Association des Promoteurs Constructeurs Genevois (APCG) and head of the CI Conseil du Comptoir Immobilier. Moderation : Ms. Aurélie Coulon, science journalist at RTS Radio Télévision Suisse.
At the History of Science Museum on Thursday, May 27 at 6 p.m.- COMPLETE
Conference and botanical concert at the Libellule Nature Center.
“The music of plants” by Jean Thoby, nurseryman, landscaper, and researcher in the study of electrical vibrations emitted by plants.
Sunday May 16 at 2 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:15 pm at the Center de la Nature Libellule. (Duration 30 minutes / all audiences).
Conferences at Villa Dutoit.
“Where do we stand in Geneva?” by Mr. Roger Beer, former head of the “Forestry and isolated trees sector” of the canton of Geneva.
At Villa Dutoit on Wednesday, June 2 at 6 p.m.
“Dendrochronology” by Fabien Langenegger, archaeologist, dendrochronologist, head of the dendrochronology laboratory in Neuchâtel.
At Villa Dutoit on Wednesday, June 9 at 6 p.m.
“Trees in Latin American Culture” In the historical, artistic, and literary context by cultural journalist Adriana Bianco, who has lived in various Latin American countries.
At Villa Dutoit on Sunday, June 13 at 6 p.m
“Geneva’s trees” by Pascal Martin, Doctor of Science in plant ecology, Caroline Paquet Vannier, dendrologist at the Green spaces service, and Benjamin Guinaudeau, scientific collaborator, geomatician at the University of Geneva.
At Villa Dutoit on Wednesday, June 16 at 6 p.m.
Vibrations des arbres de Genève par Jean Thoby À 10h le Cèdre du Liban au Parc Beaulieu, 11h30 les Platanes du Château de Penthes et à 14h le Cèdre de l’Himalaya au cimentière St. George.Find out more »
Jeudi 27 mai à 18:30h au Musée d’Histoire des Sciences. Table ronde avec les secteurs politiques, scientifique et privé.Find out more »
A la Villa Dutoit exposition peinture d’Ingrid Kaufmannn. "Portraits des Géants – Arbres de Genève" est une expo qu’unit l'art, la science et l'éducation. (Des mercredis aux dimanches de 15 à 19h)Find out more »
Conférence « Où on est à Genève ? » par l’ancien chef du Secteur des forêts et des arbres isolés du Canton de Genève, Monsieur Roger Beer.Find out more »
Jeux de connexion à soi et à la nature par Vanessa Beauverd ( École et Bien-être ). Tout public.Find out more »
Conférence sur La dendrochronologie par Fabien LangeneggerFind out more »
Samedi 12 juin à 21h30 à la Villa Dutoit projection du film « La puissance de l’arbre» par Ernst Zurcher. Si le temps le permet dans le parc de la Villa, autrement à l’intérieur.Find out more »
Performances et cours par le groupe de théâtre BELOEFind out more »
Conférence « Les arbres dans la culture Latino-Américaine » par Adriana BiancoFind out more »
Concert - Quand la nature a inspiré les compositeursFind out more »
« Les arbres genevois » par Caroline Paquet-Vannier, Pascal Martin et Benjamin GuinaudeauFind out more »
Modératrice Table ronde. Aurélie Coulon est docteur en biologie et journaliste scientifique. Après avoir travaillé à la rubrique Science & Environnement du journal Le Temps, elle rejoint la Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) en 2017.
Architect EPFL, member of the SIA, vice-president of the Association des Promoteurs Constructeurs Genevois (APCG) and head of the CI Conseil du Comptoir Immobilier.
Ingénieur Forestier epfz/sia, chef du secteur des forêts et des arbres isolés, à l’office cantonal de l’agriculture et de la nature
Membre de l’Association des Critiques d’Art Journaliste et auteur.
Réalisatrice du texte qui couvre l’aspect artistique
Directrice groupe de theatre Beloe.
Réalisatrice d’ateliers et performances théâtrales
Collaborateur scientifique, Géomaticien à l’université de Genève
Biologiste et pédagogue par la nature.
Réalisatrice des ateliers de sensibilisation à la nature.
Directrice de recherche au CNRS.
Réalisatrice des textes informatifs.
Réalisateur de l’animation « Récite-moi La Fontaine »
Laboratoire De Dendrochronologie.
Réalisateur de l’atelier de dendrochronologie
Dr és sciences en écologie végétale, adjoint scientifique des Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la ville de Genève.
Chargée En Médiation Culturelle Et Ateliers Corporels.
Réalisatrice de l’atelier d’expression corporelle
Dendrologue Au Service Des Espaces Verts
Praticienne En Soins Chamaniques
Dr En Sciences Naturelles Epfz/Ingénieur Forestier, Chercheur Et Chargé De Cours En Sciences Du Bois À L’Epfl, Epfz, Unil
Artiste invité participant à l’art urbain « forêt des citoyens »
Michael Tchamper – percussions, accessoires
Mauricio Salamanca – flûtes, voix, saxophones
Avec le soutien du Département du territoire – État de Genève