AlternaSuisse is a documentary about 10 DIY maker/art spaces in French-speaking Switzerland, “les lieux alternatives”. Run by art collectives, these spaces come in all shapes (abandoned factories, vintage train cars, empty homes) and sizes (12-300 artists each). They are adored by artists for their affordable studio space and their strong creative communities; at the same time, most struggle to survive in the face of financial hardship, bureaucratic and regulatory nightmares, or internal conflict. In AlternaSuisse we explore what makes each space unique, the indispensable role they play in driving positive social impact and the underlying ethos that binds them together.
Rough trailer available here.