Unveiling of the artwork "L'orientamento nel cortile"


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Date: 10 November 2022 / 10:30 - 12:30

Corte Campus Est Lugano

The artwork will be inaugurated on Thursday, 10 November, from 10:30 am at the East Campus, room C1.02.  A dedicated booklet in the Quaderni series will be presented for the occasion. Refreshments will follow. The unveiling is open to members of the East Campus academic community with mandatory registration, by 10/31/2022, through this form https://usi.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9BK82XIfUnYqOsm (limited places).

The event will feature:

Manuele Bertoli, State Councilor, Director of the Department of Education, Culture and Sport (DECS)

Lorenzo Cantoni, Deputy Rector of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

Milena Properzi, Director of the Department of Innovative Technologies at SUPSI

Manuela Kahn-Rossi, President of the Cultural Consultative Commission (CCC)

Round table with Adriana Beretta, author of the work and Simone Tocchetti, architect co-author of the USI-SUPSI campus project, moderated by Annalisa Viati Navone, full professor of history and culture of architecture.

The call for artwork for the East Campus, coordinated by the Office of Cultural Support (USC) under the mandate of DCSU, was a great success in the area, with more than 80 submissions. The selection committee, composed of experts in the field and representatives of institutions, chose Adriana Beretta's work "L'orientamento nel cortile". An essential work, unobtrusive but of great symbolic power. The committee recognised the strength of the artistic gesture, respectful of the architectural concept, sublimated thanks to the insertion on the ground of the inner plaza of a 65-meter-long brass line, symbolising the needle of a compass that marks the orientation of the building and the research taking place in the building complex.