Support to the association OSA for their autumn semester 2022 activities

Student Corporation

27 October 2022

Decision No D-1022-03

At its last sitting on 26 October, the Student Council has decided to support with a total amount of 4500 CHF various proposals submitted by the student association OSA, the student association of the Academy of Architecture, for the Autumn Semester 2022 activities program:

OSA Lectures:

Selected lecturers are invited to share their work and research with USI students, among them contemporary architects or academics from other institutes and areas. The lectures will contribute to students' academic and future professional paths, offering them a broader perspective in an urbanistic, environmental, cultural, and political debate. The encounters are open to all USI faculties. The credit supports guests' food and transport expenses and post-conference aperitif.

Budget: CHF 2800

OSA Camera Obscura:

Camera Obscura is an analog photographic lab specialising in developing and printing processes created by students and based at the Academy of Architecture. The lab is open to all USI students interested in analog photography, ranging from film development to photographic paper printing. The lab aims at sharing with the most significant number of students from all USI faculties activities and fostering synergies between students and professionals through workshops, conferences, and photo exhibitions. The budget allocated will support the costs of developing and printing products and materials for organizing an exhibition.

Budget: CHF 800

OSA_VoceA (excluded from financing):

OSA_VoceA is the Academy of Architecture students' paper magazine and aims to give voice to students' lives and activities. The budget allocated will support the printing, binding and publication costs and the organization of a Workshop.

Budget: CHF 3000

OSA_riOSA

riOSA is a project that focuses on issues concerning the eco-sustainability of materials and their reuse. The goal is to raise awareness among students about the issues of waste, sustainability, and reuse of materials through the design and implementation of real projects.

The credit aims at supporting the costs of the materials processing tools.

Budget: CHF 1000

CineOSA

CineOSA is a collective of students active in the promotion of cinema and film culture. The proposal foresees the organising a series of screenings ranging from traditional cinema to short films and video art. The meetings are also intended to create synergies between students, amateurs, directors, and set designers. The credit is aimed at supporting the costs of quality and copyright-friendly screenings and those for room and board expenses for the guests.

Budget: CHF 1500

ExpOSA

ExpOSA is presented in the form of an exhibition event, in which students from the academic community exhibit the product of their passions, not necessarily strictly related to architecture studies. The exhibitions will be related to themes such as photography, painting, sculpture, and the design and construction of furniture, etc.

Budget: CHF 500

TerrOSA

The project aims to create a shared green space of biodiversity and farming of edible products at the Mendrisio Campus. The credit requested will be used to purchase plants and seeds, soil, construction timber, and work tools.

Budget: CHF 1650

OSA Orizzontale

Orizzontale aims to involve the students by organising, during the semester, a series of meetings on Friday afternoons to create an opportunity for common debate. The topics are chosen through an open call and a survey among all interested students. The goal of Orizzontale is to create a space for dialogue concerning the involvement of students in architectural practice. The credit requested will be used to cover the cost of accommodation and meals for the guests.

Budget: CHF 1500

Details of the Decision
The student council supports OSA proposals for their educational, expressive, cultural and sharing values. OSA's students are proposing various exciting projects to enrich the students' lives outside of the classrooms and academic laboratories. Therefore, the projects are in line with the Corporation's objectives of promoting the well-being and, thus, the intellectual and human growth of the student community.

Decision procedure
The Decision was taken by the Student Council with one abstention. The credit will be made available in the form defined in concert with the student council and the University when the actual expenses associated with the project are needed.

Deadline for Student Referendum
The deadline to launch a Student Referendum against this Decision is 10 November 2022.

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