Urbanology is a creative research program exploring the themes of habitat, culture and diversity in Geneva, Switzerland a unique international city, home to more than half a million people representing 189 nationalities.

Residencies, talks and informal exchanges are hosted in Geneva's international quarters - Le Jardin des Nations - at the Villa Boccard, a listed heritage building and garden designed by renowned Genevan architect Maurice Braillard in 1937.

urbanology @ the Villa Boccard is a collaboration between urbz and the Terra et Casa Foundation.

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Text by Andreas Ruby following his urbanology residency


An evening with Matias Echanove, Amin Khosravi, Rahul Srivastava (urbz Geneva and Mumbai co-founders) and Yehuda Safran (art and architecture critic; itinerant philosopher) for a talk exploring the theme of hospitality and what it means for Geneva. The talk will be followed by a garden party and BBQ.

07.07.2022 @18h30

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An evening with Khensani de Klerk, Cape Town and Zurich based architect and founder of Matri-Archi, during her residency at urbanology where she explores the meaning of safe space in Geneva through "Carpet Conversations" with a diversity of local and international actors.

13.09.2022 @18h30

Places are limited