Swim City, 25 May 2019 — 29 Sep 2019
Exhibitions

Swim City

S AM Swiss Architecture Museum, Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

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.

Contacts & Details
OPENING TIMES:
Tue – Wed, Fri 11am – 6pm
Thu 11am – 8:30pm
Sat – Sun 11am – 5pm

CLOSING DAYS:
Mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

T: +41 61 261 1413
M: info@sam-basel.org
W: Swim City

ADDRESS
S AM Swiss Architecture Museum, Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

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