The courses at the JMA site in Geneva explore the urban project through the notions of use and density, in changing, fragmented or unfinished urban settings in Switzerland or in Europe. Particular attention is paid to the search for the identity of the places studied and their potentialities, as well as to the resolution of questions of spatial relations that define the relationship between public and private, between living and production areas (pathways, transition, thresholds, spatiality, etc.). The collective public and private scales are addressed simultaneously.
The approaches and methods tested in these exploratory workshops contribute to the consolidation of new urban project practices capable of bringing real benefits and qualities to the design and realisation of our cities and neighbourhoods of tomorrow.
The Geneva JMA site frequently collaborates with different public and private institutions in order to anchor the project practice in reality and societal issues.