In the rain ink

This project aims to transform the representations of rainwater seen as a nuisance, using poetically the urban environment in which we live.


The idea

The idea is based on the simple principle of placing on the sidewalks painted poems that appear only in case of rain in 8 key locations of the city Geneva.

We give you an appointment on these sites when it rains, or in good weather, equipped with a bottle of water to make appear and share the poems discovered.

We would especially like to thank the AmStramGram Theater for offering us the poems presented and our partners in the Agenda 21 - Sustainable City of Geneva and Loterie Romande for their financial support.

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We talk about it

"A wonderful initiative taking place in Geneva: 8 Poems Gold Poetry Founded in Different Areas of Geneva that appear when the pavement gets wet (by rainwater or water poured on it). Raining Poetry, with all its implications - Geneva Families Diaries

"Wooww! Nooo! very cool! but how does it work? (passers-by in the street) ». Many of you have testified to your enthusiasm for this project ...

"Hello, I find your initiative superb! Until when can we see poems, do you have an agenda? Is there still an opportunity to participate by offering a poem or part of a poem?"


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In the rain ink

The aim of this "In the rain ink" project is to transform the representations of rainwater seen as a nuisance, poetically using the urban environment in which we live.

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International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA)

International Environment House 2
Chemin de Balexert, 9
1219 Châtelaine, Geneva CH

T: +41 22 797 41 57

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Account: 17-198970-3
IBAN: CH15 0900 0000 1719 8970 3