Upon the arrival at the Geneva airport, one is confronted with the popular image of Switzerland: luxurious and expensive watches. In most advertisements the high-end horlogerie is being worn by successful, independent and classy women. Is it a true representation of the female citizens of Geneva?
The starting point for the research was the diversity of the female representation in Pâquis, a district in Geneva full of contrasts. It is located between train station and Lake Léman. The bank of the lake represents the stereotypical, cliché ambiance of Geneva — international, luxurious and elegant. At the same time it diverges from the very centre of Pâquis — a multiethnic district mixing with the red light district, hidden from the public eye. Space Oddity aimed at discovering invisible borders within Geneva.
With Shu-Hua Chang
→ Part of "Border Atlas," curated by Joost Grootens