Genius Loci, Audience Award and Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva 2023

Genius Loci, Public Prize and Gold medal at the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions 2023

The future of heritage is being written on Genius Loci

Project Genius Loci is participatory

Participatory

Project Genius Loci development

Sustainable

The medals Genius Loci are economical

Economic

For cities, towns or territories

Connected medals at an affordable cost, to promote local heritage by giving an active role to citizens

Genius Loci for communities

Create a regional network of Points of Interest

Genius Loci allows you to build an entire network of “Smart Medals” on a regional scale. The digitalization of heritage tourism starts here!

Preserve and valorize your local heritage with Genius Loci

Designed for over 200,000 towns and villages in Europe, our product is both physical and digital. It is a series of stainless steel medals 10 cm across, each uniquely engraved with the name of the town or region and a QR code in the center. With a simple phone scan, wanderers can discover a digital space that reveals the secrets of a place.

Digital space

  • Places management
  • Content co-creation
  • Statistics
Solution genius Loci en anglais

Stainless steel medal for each place

WebApp

  • Original and emotional content
  • Immediately accessible
  • Translations in 1 click

Preserve and valorize your local heritage with Genius Loci.

Designed for over 200,000 towns and villages in Europe, our product is both physical and digital. It is a series of stainless steel medals 10 cm across, each uniquely engraved with the name of the town or region and a QR code in the center. With a simple phone scan, wanderers can discover a digital space that reveals the secrets of a place.

Digital space

  • Places management
  • Content co-creation
  • Statistics

WebApp

  • Original and emotional content
  • Immediately accessible
  • Translations in 1 click
The AppThe Medals

Genius Loci in the press

Travel less far, but deeper

Genius Loci promotes slow tourism adapted to today’s world. Our generations are learning to travel differently. Spend more time in the same region and discover less touristy places.

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Genius Loci young generation mountains and sunset

Hidden gems that only locals know about

How does it work?

All prices are detailed in our booklet:

Pack

Medals

  • 20 medals & the digital solution
  • Custom Medals
  • Content hosting
  • Training videos
Pack

Support

  • 50 medals & the digital solution
  • Content hosting
  • Custom Medals
  • A face-to-face workshop with citizens in your municipality
  • 1 technical referent
  • Whatsapp group with support

Your citizens are “Genius”!

Usually funded by towns, villages or regions, the medals Genius Loci offer citizens who are passionate about history, architecture or culture, a simple and effective tool to share their knowledge, in context. They become the guardians of the memory of the place.

Our Genius are historians, photographers, teachers, travelers, architects, retirees, artists, passionate about heritage, culture and nature...

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Where to place the medals

The mission of Genius Loci is to promote places that are still hidden or little known. A natural curiosity, an old house, a bench, a statue, a grave, a village square, a remarkable tree…

The medals have been designed to fit in elegantly almost anywhere, including as close as possible to the object of attraction Geniuses should always ask permission before placing it. (See it Genius Charter)

AboutGenius Loci

2000 years ago, the Romans thought that every place was protected by a Genius Loci, - the spirit of the place.

Today, the “ genius loci » designates the particular atmosphere of a place, its character, its history. The term is particularly used in architecture.

Now we’ve taken up this notion to create a rewarding and easy-to-use tool for cities, community organizations and individual citizens, to promote and digitize their favorite hidden attractions and secrets, while preserving heritage for all to access.

Created in Switzerland by the brains behind Design Sprint Ltd, Genius Loci SA offers the possibility of making hyperlocal destinations finally attractive, at a very affordable cost for cities, associations and communities.

Statue Genius Loci up close