GENEVA Project Documentation

June 06-10 and August 11-17 2016

Research, Residency and Project Presentation @

UN Headquarters Geneva (UNOG) & FAR° Festival Nyon


Conception : Janina Janke et Maurice de Martin

Avec la participation des employés de l’Office des Nations Unies à Genève et d’habitants de Genève et Nyon.

En collaboration avec l’Office des Nations Unies à Genève.

Coproduction : far° Nyon

Avec le soutien de la Mission permanente de la Suisse auprès de l'Office des Nations Unies et des autres organisations internationales à Genève, Mission permanente de la République fédérale d'Allemagne auprès de l’Office des Nations Unies et des autres organisations internationales à Genève.

After having presented their artistic research UNKNOWN SPACES at the UN headquarters in Vienna, Nairobi, and New York City, Janina Janke and Maurice de Martin finally come to a full circle with their last stop at the „Palais des Nations“ in Geneva. 

From June 6th-10th 2016, the UKS-team visited the United Nations Office at Geneva and interacted with its staff members in more than 15 one-hour interviews. The findings of this fourth and final research-phase will be presented together with the outcomes of the investigations in and around the three other UN headquarters at the FAR°-Festival Nyon as well as directly on-site at UNOG.

During their one week festival-residency in August 2016 (Aug 11-17), you can visit the artists at “Nyon-headquarters”. Two guided tours through the UNOG compound (Aug 11 & 12) combined with a lecture performance at the Assembly Hall, a documentary exhibition, a movie night, and a participative workshop invite the audience to temporarily dive into an intriguing world between artistic research, political theater, and participatory artwork.

Espace (UN)connu @ United Nations Office at Geneva

Quartier général Nyon @ FAR°-Festival Nyon

Concept & realization : Janina Janke and Maurice de Martin

With the participation of UNOG staff members and inhabitants of Geneva and Nyon.

In collaboration with United Nations Offices at Geneva

Coproduction : far° Nyon

With the generous support of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland at the United Nations Offices at Geneva and other international organisations in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Germany at the United Nations Offices at Geneva and other international organisations in Geneva, and MIGROS Kulturprozent.