COLLIDE Geneva Award
The COLLIDE Geneva Award celebrates Geneva as an important place for art and science and the role of the city in the founding of CERN in the 1950s. The award marks CERN’s cultural partnership between The Republic and The Canton of Geneva, and the City of Geneva to fund, for the fourth time, the award founded to lead the exploration of new forms of creativity in the dynamic and diverse artistic scene of Geneva.
Cassandre worked at CERN for three months (Nov. 2016 - Jan. 2017), during which time she was supported with the guide and partnership of Maria Dimou/IT as CERN scientific partner. Also, during this period the ARTS AT CERN team curated and coordinated visits to experiments, encounters and conversations with scientists, engineers and staff at CERN.
See her COLLIDE Geneva Residency at CPS@CERN
After having graduated in Media Design at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) in 2012, Cassandre Poirier-Simon has developed a solid background and experience in the field of digital stories and experiences. She is specialised in hybrid narrative systems, between real and digital and at the crossroads of different media. As a freelancer, she tells stories dear to companies, those that give life to museums, and works with authors used to the traditional paper market to help them switch to the digital format.