Freedom to create: a work of street art for the neighborhood
Institutional Communication Service
2 October 2017
On Monday, October 2, at the special event for the laying of the cornerstone of the new USI-SUPSI campus in Lugano-Viganello, a 160-meter-long work of street art, commissioned by USI and SUPSI, was officially inaugurated, presenting thus to citizens the activities that will populate the new infrastructure.
The new campus will be inaugurated in the fall of 2020 and will be home to the USI Faculties of Informatics and of Biomedical Sciences, the SUPSI Department of Innovative Technologies, and the USI-SUPSI Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA).
A dozen artists have painted on the campus building site fence (on the riverside) their own personal interpretation of the themes related to education and research in the scientific areas that will be present in the new infrastructure: a collective view on the scientific future of our Canton, and a unique opportunity to foster creativity and offer visibility to young artists.
The artists come from all over the country: Meyk & Sibz from Lausanne, Rips1 from Lucerne, Daniel Zeltner and Raphael Roth from Basel, Pollo 7 from Aargau, the Chiara and Sofia Frei sisters from Cevio, Big Tato from Cadenazzo, Mr. Plustik from Bellinzona, and Han Sessions and Yumi Ferretti from Lugano.
The work of art is part of the Arte Urbana Lugano (AUL) project and was produced in joint coordination with the Urbanova association (Bellinzona) and DifART Studio (Lausanne).
In the coming weeks, the USI news portal will present each of the works that make up this unique and impressive "canvas".