Our Offices & Partners Abroad

For detailed information please click on the offices and cultural centres below. For further information on the headquarters in Zurich please go to: www.prohelvetia.ch


Thabiso Nkoana & Pule Welch | Research Trip

Col.Aboration is an interdisciplinary, multimedia collaboration between South African artists Thabiso Nkoana (poet/musicologist), Pule Welch (linguist/rapper) and Thabiso Phepeng (artist/graphic designer) who is currently based in Zurich. The project, which explores ideas of connectivity, lineage and Afrocentricity through a process-oriented approach, began with a three-piece series titled Black Lines Matter which debuted at Black Art …


Quentin Clémence & Alice Weil | Research Trip

Studio ICAI (Interdisciplinary and Caring Architecture – For the Inhabitants) was founded by Quentin Clémence and Alice Weil in 2022 with the main objective of linking practice and research in the framework of interdisciplinary projects. The two architects will undertake a research trip in Madagascar from 15 December 2022 to 1 January 2023 in preparation …


Jolie Ngemi | Research Trip

Geneva based, Kinshasa born dancer and choreographer Jolie Ngemi is preparing a new solo choreographic project titled “Nkisi” which will premiere in March 2023 at the Arsenic in Lausanne. Jolie will undertake a research trip in two parts in the DRC and South Africa to improve her knowledge of traditional ritual and the magical practices …


Elisabeth Stoudmann | Research Trip

Swiss journalist and cultural project manager Elisabeth Stoudmann has been invited to participating in Music in Africa’s Annual Conference for Collaboration, Exchange and Showcase (ACCES) this year hosted in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania from 24-26 November 2022. She will join a panel discussion titled “Breaking Boundaries: Platforms for African Sounds”, together with Ghita Khaldi …


Yann Marussich | Research Trip

Yann Marussich is a Swiss performance and contemporary artist with a self-taught education of the body. Since 2001 he has been exploring living immobility in his work. In a research trip in Mozambique from 4-16 December 2022, Yann will travel to Maputo, Nampula and Ilha de Mozambique for professional meetings with actors and to visit …


Company MEK | Research Trip

Founded in 2017, Company MEK is a Swiss contemporary dance company that champions diversity of dance styles and cultures. The team is activist, young, provocative and ambitious. Company MEK aims to offer dancers working at a professional level from various backgrounds opportunities for further development and to establish dance as a serious career perspective. Three …


Gavin Krastin & Alan Parker | Research Trip

Gavin Krastin and Alan Parker are a South African creative duo who have been working together for over a decade. As multidisciplinary artists working predominantly in live art performance, Gavin and Alan’s interests lie in the body’s representation in alternative and layered spaces. Their practice straddles theatre, dance, visual arts and curatorship, resulting in artworks …


Jessie Cox | Research Trip

Experimental Swiss drummer and composer Jessie Cox will be in Dakar, Senegal for a research trip from 19-25 November 2022 to collaborate with local musicians and record new material. The research trip emerges from a project Jessie developed with the Frankfurt-based Ensemble Modern and visit to Dakar in 2021 to work with the local five-piece …


Alessandro Schiattarella | Research Trip

Swiss choreographer and dancer Alessandro Schiattarella will be in Cape Town, South Africa from 13 November – 9 December 2022 to continue his work with Unmute Dance Company exploring shared interests in ideas and themes relating to disability. Unmute Dance Theatre, founded in 2013, is a company of artists with mixed abilities/disabilities using physical theatre, …


Lost+Found | Research Trip

The East African Soul Train (EAST) is an artist-led initiative that brings artists from across disciplines and geographies together to experiment artistically and critically explore entangled histories and futures. EAST started as a 7-day pop-up residency centred around a journey on East Africa’s historic railways. Rendered impossible during the pandemic, EAST launched Lost+Found, a hybrid …