Association Les Suites du Pantographe

We founded Les Suites du Pantographe in Crémines at the turn of 2020 to pursue philanthropic goals. We share a belief that the world is better off relying on networks of people who engage in caring and supportive relationships with one another. Here, whether heavily or lightly involved in the project, we do our best to share resources according to the saying: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

Crémines is a small village of 500 souls nestled against Jura mountains in the French speaking region of Canton Bern. On the site of a former sawmill, we try to establish a place of integrated family, work, cultural and associative life. We aim to create long-term interpersonal links at the local, regional and supra-regional level. We are also striving to gradually reduce our ecological footprint and increase our autonomy. We offer our members, whether living on site, staying for a while or passing by, the opportunity to make the place their own – i.e. share the use, maintenance and development of the infrastructure. We consider that the project as a whole does not have an ideal form, and we hope that it remains in motion and flexible, evolving according to the initiatives of the members involved at a given time.

The core group of people currently active on site on a daily basishave particular personal interest in jazz music, culture management, nature and visual art. But members of the association in the broader sense are active in all kinds of fields and we are genuinlyinterestedininteracting with people of all backgrounds, exchanging views, integrating ideas, resources and desires.

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We are named after the original Pantographe project that existed in Moutier until 2014. Indeed, Les Suites du Pantographe are also based on values and practices established at the Pantographe. The term Suites can also be understood as a nod to the rather more comfortable conditions in Crémines (essentially block of rented flats) compared to the somewhat chilly and roomier industrial building of the former Pantographe.



Each of us needs the memory of the other, because it does not include a virtue of compassion or charity, but a new lucidity in a proEach of us needs the memory of the Other, because it is, rather than compassion or charity, about a new lucidity in a process of Relationship. And if we want to share the beauty of the world, if we want to be in solidarity with its suffering, we must learn to remember together.

Edouard Glissant

Poetry is arguably the most advanced form of language. It alone has the capacity to account for the richness of the world in all its complexity. It alone can reflect the multiple and infinite relationships between each of its constituent elements. Through his work the poet (and in general the artist) constantly discovers these new links between words, sounds, objects, ideas, beings, and thus revealing what makes the essential fabric of reality, its fundamental substance.

At a time when fragmentation and division loom over our societies, and at a time where important changesset us upfor challenges before which we collectively stand, it becomes urgent to put relation, link, bonding intheir primary place and to make themthe main object of our attention, our care, our action.

Legal form, goals and seat

Art. 1

Under the name of Les Suites du Pantographe, a non-profit association was created governed by the present statutes and articles 60 and following of the Swiss Civil Code.

Art. 2

The Association aims to establish in Crémines a collective space dedicated to artistic activities in the broadest sense, that is, that are generating and revealing links: links between the objects of artistic work itself, links between the people involved in and through this work (artists between them, artists and the public, people of the public among themselves, etc.). In doing so, the association also ensures that it anchors its activities in the local social fabric, and promotes links and exchanges with its immediate environment.

To do this, the association focuses in particular on:

  • To provide and maintain spaces for living, research and artistic creation in the buildings located on The Industry Route 65 in Crémines. These spaces are intended for the use of active members of the association and are organized into residences, according to a charter of residents (annex to these statutes)
  • To propose in synergy with the activities of the resident artists a cultural offer intended for the public of Cremines and surrounding areas in the form of concerts, shows, screenings, exhibitions, conferences, internships etc.

Art. 3

The headquarters of the Association is in Crémines, Industry Road 65

Its duration is unlimited.


Art. 4

The Association’s bodies are:

The General Assembly;

The Committee;

The Accounts Control Board.

Art. 5

The Association’s resources are made up of ordinary or extraordinary contributions from its members, donations, or bequests, proceeds from the Association’s activities and, if necessary, government grants.

The fiscal year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31 of each year.

Its commitments are guaranteed by its assets, to the exclusion of any personal liability of its members.


Art. 6

All individuals or organizations interested in achieving the goals set by art may be members. 2.

Art. 7

The Association consists of:

  • Active members;
  • Support members;
  • Honorary members;

Active members are those who, residing (temporarily or permanently) at the association’s headquarters, contribute through their commitment and activity to the implementation and development of the association’s goals.

The support members show their support, especially through an annual fee, they are committed to the development of the project without benefiting themselves from the residences directly.

Honorary members are appointed by the Committee which proposes them to the General Assembly. They are free of contributions and support the association by their influence and influence and by being acquired to its cause.

Art. 8

Applications for admission are addressed to the Committee. The Committee admits the new members and informs the General Assembly.

Art. 9

Membership is lost:

(a) by resigning. In all cases the contribution of the year remains due.

b) exclusion for “just grounds.”

Exclusion is the responsibility of the Committee. The person concerned can appeal against this decision to the General Assembly. Repeated non-payment of dues (two years) results in exclusion from the Association.

General Assembly

Art. 10

The General Assembly is the supreme power of the Association. It includes all members of it.

Art. 11

The powers of the General Assembly are as follows. She:

Adopts and amends the statutes;

– eventually elects additional members of the Committee (see art. 20) and the Accounts Control Board;

Determines the direction of work and directs the activity of the Association;

Approves reports, adopts accounts and votes on the budget;

Gives discharge of their mandate to the Committee and the Accounts Control Board;

Sets the annual membership fee for individual and collective members;

Takes a stand on other projects on the agenda:

The General Assembly may seize or be seized of any object it has not entrusted to another body.

Art. 12

General meetings are convened at least 20 days in advance by the Committee. The Committee may convene extraordinary general meetings as often as the need arises.

Convocations are made by email.

Art. 13

The meeting is chaired by the President or another member of the Committee.

The Secretary of the Association or another member of the committee keeps the minutes of the Assembly; he signs it with the president.

Art. 14

The decisions of the General Assembly are taken by a simple majority of the members present. In the event of a tie, the President’s vote is preponderant.

Decisions on the amendment of the statutes can only be taken by a majority of two-thirds of the members present. 

Art. 15

Voting takes place by show of hands. At the request of at least 5 members, they will be held by secret ballot. There is no proxy vote.

Art. 16

The Assembly meets at least once a year on the convening of the Committee.

Art. 17

The agenda of this annual meeting (so-called ordinary) necessarily includes:

The Committee’s report on the Association’s activity over the past year;

An exchange of views/decisions on the development of the Association;

Cash reports and the Accounts Control Board;

The election and confirmation of the members of the Committee and the Accounts Control Board;

Individual proposals.

Art. 18

The Committee is required to put on the agenda of the General Assembly (ordinary or extraordinary) any proposal from a member submitted in writing at least 10 days in advance.

Art. 19

The Extraordinary General Assembly meets at the invitation of the Committee or at the request of one-fifth of the association’s members.


Art. 20

The Committee executes and enforces the decisions of the General Assembly. He leads the Association and takes all necessary measures to achieve the goal. The Committee decides on all points that are not expressly reserved for the General Assembly.

Art. 21

The Committee is made up of permanent resident members (c.f. Residents’ Charter). To these members may eventually be added members elected by the General Assembly.

Art. 22

The Committee is itself. It meets as many times as the Association’s business requires. The committee deliberates validly, as long as at least 3 of its members are present. It makes its decisions by a simple majority of the members present

Art. 23   

In the event of a vacancy during the term of office, the Committee may be co-opted until the next general meeting.

Art. 24

The Association is validly committed by the collective signature of at least two members of the Committee.

Art. 25

The Committee is responsible for:

Take the necessary steps to achieve the objectives;

Convening ordinary and extraordinary general meetings;

To make decisions on the admission and resignation of members as well as to

only to their eventual exclusion;

To ensure the application of the statutes, to draft the regulations and to administer the Association’s assets.

Art. 26

The Committee is responsible for the association’s accountability.

Art. 27

The Committee hires (licensed) the employees and volunteers of the Association. It may give any person in the Association or outside it a time-limited mandate.

Control body

Art. 28

The accounts watchdog verifies the financial management of the Association and submits a report to the General Assembly. It consists of two auditors elected by the General Assembly.


Art. 29

The dissolution of the Association is decided by the General Assembly by a two-thirds majority of the members present. The potential assets will be allocated to an organization proposing to achieve similar goals.

These statutes were adopted by the constituent assembly of 18 December 2019 in Crémines