Basel - Exhibition

Swim City

S AM Swiss Architecture Museum

25 May 201929 Sep 2019

S AM Swiss Architecture Museum presents the exhibition Swim City, which draws attention to a particular contemporary phenomenon in urban space: river swimming as a mass movement – a 21st-century Swiss invention. Cities like Basel, Bern, Zurich and Geneva have been gradually making the river accessible as a natural public resource within the built environment for decades, which has turned the river into a place of leisure, located right on residents’ doorsteps and firmly anchored in everyday life.

The rest of the world looks on in awe at the bathing culture in the Rhine, Aare, Limmat and Rhone. Here, cities such as Paris, Berlin, London and New York see an example of how they can reclaim their rivers as a spatial resource, so as to sustainably improve the quality of people’s lives.

  • River swimming in Basel. Photo by Lucía de Mosteyrín.River swimming in Basel. Photo by Lucía de Mosteyrín.

Curators

Special Events

Destination: Basel
Where: S AM Swiss Architecture Museum
Type: Opening
Destination: Basel
Where: S AM Swiss Architecture Museum
Type: Guided Tour

Bring your Design Miami/ Basel Member, Collector, or VIP card for entry. Attendance is limited; to RSVP visit nvite.com/swimcity

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm; sat, sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
12.- CHF / red. 8.- CHF

ESTABLISHED:
1984

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Ruby Andreas


T: +41 61 261 1413 M: info@sam-basel.org W: S AM Swiss Architecture Museum
ADDRESS:
Steinenberg 7 Basel, CH-4051 Switzerland