Biennale PIPAS

15.05 — 26.05.2024

Vernissage: 14.05.2024 18:00

Centre de la photographie Genève hosts the second edition of the biennale PIPAS (Photo et Image Pour l'Apprentissage Scolaire), produced for and by students from the canton of Geneva, from primary to upper secondary school. Accompanied by their teachers and a dozen Geneva-based photographers, some forty classes will each conceptualise and produce a photographic project, which will then be exhibited at the Centre de la photographie Genève and in the eco-neighbourhood La Jonction. The project aims to showcase the school as a creative and cultural player in the area in which it is based, and to offer pupils a space in which to approach the image in an active, creative and thoughtful way, in a society where it is more ubiquitous than ever. The theme of this second edition of PIPAS is Everyday Life is Elsewhere, a deliberately enigmatic and poetic phrase that everyone is free to interpret and appropriate. Everyday, elsewhere, two words designed to guide or open up horizons.

The PIPAS steering committee is a multidisciplinary team of teachers from all levels of the Canton’s public schools (DIP) and its media department (SEM), in collaboration with the teaching and evaluation department (SEE) and the Geneva-based association Freeze.

More information about this education project can be found on the biennale's website (in French).