Exhibition on suicide: «Leben, was geht!»

Nachdenkliche Frau sitzt am Seeufer

until 2023


Sarnen, Zurich, Schwyz, Lucerne, Altdorf


Free entry

In the coming months, the «Leben, was geht!» exhibition  will be on display at various locations around Switzerland. The exhibition raises awareness about life crises and suicide and comprises a six-part interactive tour, a dialogue room, video and audio installations. 

The centrepiece is a so-called «living library», in which 25 people – relatives, survivors and helpers – explain how they coped with these difficult situations. They include a mother, a father, a girlfriend, a daughter, a husband, undertakers, a priest, a police officer and a philosopher.

The projects of Lucerne-based exhibition organiser Martin Steiner (b. 1976) always focus on people, observation and dialogue as well as socially relevant issues.

The exhibition is supported by the Migros Culture Percentage.


Venues and dates:

  • Kantonsschule Obwalden (KSOW), Sarnen: 12 to 27 March 2022
  • Pestalozzi Library, Zähringerstrasse, Zurich: 26 April to 25 May 2022
  • Ital-Reding Hofstatt, Schwyz: 4 to 26 June 2022
  • Lucerne: 29 August to 24 September 2022
  • Uri Theatre, Altdorf: 15 May to 4 June 2023

Photo/stage: Paola Chaaya, Unsplash


Sarnen, Zurich, Schwyz, Lucerne, Altdorf

Phone +41 79 665 32 25

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