Coming Up

The Other Side opens in Geneva in 19th June, 2019

The Cemetery of Kings is renowned for the famous individuals of Geneva that have been buried there for hundreds of years, among them Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. 

The Other Side artwork is invited by Utopiana collective to take part to the 1000 Ecologies biennal, curated by Anna Barsegian, and the 3rd edition of the audio space will be opened there in Wednesday 19th at 4 pm. The artwork will be installed to the cemetery until the 10th October, 2019.

This edition of the project is dedicated to the extraordinary naturalist François Huber, who was born in Geneva in 1750. In spite being blind, he made groundbreaking discoveries regarding the magical and mysterious life of the bee.

The comission is supported by Utopiana, Ville de Geneve, the Cemetery of Kings, Frame Foundation Finland and others.




The Other Side Barcelona

The Other Side / L´altre costat / El otro lado

by Ulla Taipale

The Othe Side audio space can be visited at the Poblenou cemetery in Barcelona city. The cemetery is open daily from 8-18.

The Other Side is a literary visit to the Poblenou cemetery exploring gravestones with angels and bee-related imagery. According to classical mythology, bees have the ability to travel between the realms of the living and the dead. A smartphone app allows participants to follow this itinerary and listen to excerpts of writings from different periods that contain references to these insects.

Melliferopolis – Collaborating with uncontrollable, flying, stinging insects

by Christina Stadlbauer

This article explores encounters between humans and insects, in the framework of a long term project around honeybees in urban contexts called Melliferopolis. The interventions proposed by Melliferopolis create shared spaces of encounters for Bees and Humans. The choice to work with these insects in an urban  and participatory setting creates situations that are surprising, unpredictable or challenge concepts of “safety”.