From 11am to 8pm in Romainmôtier

Free admission

Gender differently!

Roc, Espace dAM and Arc – an Institution of Migros Culture Percentage, invite you to an artistic and participatory project: 1 day, 3 spaces, 3 unique projects: 

In a tradition of openness towards others and driven by a thirst for knowledge, the formerly masculine monastery of Romainmôtier hosts a participatory experience: Women-friendly. This three-part event tackles the burning issue of gender identities – one of the most pivotal in modern society – in a highly innovative way looking at it from various perspectives.

Women-friendly goes beyond a feminist framework in addressing gender-related questions. It adopts a forward-looking and experimental spirit that assumes the heterogeneity and complexity of positions. Bringing to bear a critical eye and an intersectional approach, the event explores the tensions between inclusive and exclusive standpoints encompassing gender, class, culture, ethnicity, generation, education, custom, sexual orientation, language and more.

Come along to the event in Romainmôtier! You can consult a living book in the “Maison des Moines”, which will be transformed into a human library, complete a giant puzzle in the Espace dAM and enjoy a cine-concert at Arc.



Maison des Moines, Cour du Cloître 26, from 11am to 5pm

A human library

One-on-one dialogues with specialists (in French) about gender issues

Don’t judge a book by its cover – here, the books are people! In the former library of the monastery, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in 30-minute, one-on-one dialogues with 30 or so experts from various fields on specific subjects related to gender in the broader sense, such as art, linguistics, law, fashion, advertising, journalism, politics, anarchism, beer, etc. 

With Sylvan Berrut, Zoé Blanc-ScuderiCaroline Dayer, Laura DromptSeraina Dür, Nicolas Etienne, Elizabeth Fischer, Jonas Gillmann, Dinah GrossDaniel HellmannAntje HorschMuriel ImbachCaroline Imhof, Agata Jaxa, Bréhima KoumareElisabeth LLach, Isabelle Lucas, Soeur MadeleineEva Marzi, Stéphane Morey, Pamela Ohene-NyakoAlicia Parel, Léonore PorchetLavinia RaccanelloEva Saro, Monika Saxer, Pascal Singy, Anna Sokol, Jeanne Tonnabel and Fred Valet.

Women-friendly: Catalogue des dialogues (FR) (pdf)


Espace dAM, place du Bourg 5, from 11am to 6pm.

Lavinia Raccanello, Anarchistes


Exhibition opening: 1.9.2018, 5pm

Discover resistance and solidarity networks of antifascist women in Spain, Switzerland and Italy during and after the Spanish Civil War in an installation presented in the form of a giant puzzle and based on archival documents.


Arc, Cour du Cloître 22, from 6pm to 8pm 

Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Loulou (1929)

Cinema-concert, with Big Eyes Trio (Laure Betris, Sara Oswald and Emilie Zoé)

Caroline Fournier and Miguel Alarcón from the Cine-club Croy invite you to discover Loulou, a feminist ahead of her time, in the renowned film by Georg Wilhelm Pabst. On this extraordinary evening, the heroine will be accompanied by three inspiring women, the musicians Laure Betris, Emilie Zoé and Sara Oswald. 

Artistic direction Alberto de Andrés, Sally De Kunst

Production Alberto de AndrésSally De KunstSarah Frund

Coaching Sylviane Tille

Technical Julien Babel 

Assistance Bernhard Zitz

Women-friendly is supported by the municipality of Romainmôtier-Envy, the Canton of Vaud, the Loterie Romande, the Nestlé Fondation pour l’art, the Oertli Foundation, the Ernst and Olga Gubler-Hablützel Foundation, and the Migros Culture Percentage.