ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE
Tony Fretton arrives in Mendrisio
In a year dedicated to London - the investigation area for Academy of Architecture students in their final year of graduate studies - it is fitting that the guest speakers in the public events are British. Following the architectural and landscape photography of Hélène Binet, Tony Fretton now arrives in Mendrisio. Fretton is a key figure on the international architecture scene. Of the many awards he has received during the course of his successful career, he recently was conferred the "Detail Prize 2011" (Special Award for Glass) for the new British Embassy in Varsavia, completed in 2009.
lecture on Thursday, April 7 in Mendrisio, is entitled, "Buildings and their Territories".
DISASTER RELIEF FOR JAPAN EARTHQUAKE
students take action to help
Japan - fundraising initiatives in Mendrisio and Lugano
Five Japanese students at the Academy of Architecture are working for their motherland. They will make a small presentation after the Tony Fretton lecture on 7 April to let you know about the actual situation in the afflicted area and to introduce how to provide assistance from Switzerland. After the presentation, a donation box will be placed at the lobby on the ground floor in Palazzo Canavée. The donation box will then move to the reception desk in Villa Argentina from 8 April. The donations can be routed to your choice of charities: the Red Cross, UNICEF, or the Voluntary Architects' Network organization.
On the Lugano Campus, the United Students association has organised a fundraising bake sale for Wednesday, April 6, called "Cakes 4 Japan - a sweets bank". The proceeds
will be donanted to the Catena della Solidarietà of Switzerland. Tables will be outside of the Red Building during the morning break and outside the cafeteria at lunchtime.
More information on the initiatives in Medrisio and in Lugano.
AGIRE Foundation: Dr. Lorenzo Leoni appointed Director
The Agency for Regional Innovation of the Canton Ticino (AGIRE) is the cantonal platform for knowledge and technology transfer. AGIRE promotes the culture of innovation at Ticino businesses and encourages the transfer of entrepreneurial, innovative projects in the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland. The profile and the professional experience of Dr. Leoni - owing
to his curriculum that ranges from university-level instruction to
scientific research and the creation of highly-innovative companies - puts Leoni in a position to facilitate reaching the objectives of the Foundation. The founding members of AGIRE are the Canton Ticino, USI, SUPSI, The Industrial Association of Ticino and the Camera di commercio, dell'industria, dell'artigianato e dei servizi of Ticino.
More information on Dr. Leoni and on the AGIRE Foundation.
PERFORMANCE IN THE "FOR ONE VOICE" SERIES
Mimmo Cuticchio, the greatest puppeteer and Sicilian storyteller of our time, stages "Il cunto della morte di Orlando" (The Tale of the Death of Orlando)
The syncopated rhythm of Sicilian storytelling, of ancient and mysterious origins, punctuates the solo performances that Mimmo Cuticchio has carried out for years in the squares of Sicilian villages and
in theatres worldwide. This performance will be the last taking place in Lugano of the "For One Voice" series; it will be held Friday evening, at 8.30pm, at Il Foce Theatre in Lugano.
Prior to the show, you are also invited to participate in a conversation with the artist, entitled "How to Storytell". This special opportunity is offered by RSI, together with the USI Institute of Italian Studies and the Lugano Department for Youth and Events, and will also be held on Friday the 8th, at 2pm (Studio 2 of RSI, Besso). The dialogue between Mimmo Cuticchio, moderated by Sabrina Faller and Prof. Corrado Bologna, will be broadcast by radio within several days of the live event.
More information on the performance and on the event at RSI.
Informatics immersion for Liceo Lugano 2 students
of Informatics will host 12 students from the Liceo Lugano 2 from April 4 to 8 as part of a study week on information technology organised by the high school. The objective of the initiative is to to provide students the opportunity to dive into the many informatics applications that characterise everyday life, thanks to the knowledge of PhD's and researchers at the faculty. They will explore research on the hottest topics in the discipline, namely on new mobile web and the third generation of eBooks.
Monday, April 4, 5pm
Freedom of the press and of expression: what is the future? Public lecture organised by the
Universo student association
Room A31, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, April 5, 3.30pm
Presentation by ASG, the Swiss Association of Asset Managers
Organised by the Career Service
Room A24, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, April 5, 6.30pm
Printed books and the diffusion of visual culture in China from 1500 to 1600. Event part of the "CHINA: Altr'Arti". Spring Art Encounters" series
Auditorium, Lugano Campus
Wednesday, April 6, 10:15am and 12pm
United Students' Cakes 4 Japan - fundraiser bake sale
Red Building and
Cafeteria Entrance, Lugano Campus
Thursday, April 7, 9am - 5pm
Teamwork: finding one's own identity. Event (in Italian) organised as part of the 10-year anniversary of the Equal Opportunities Service. Registration required.
Room A13, Lugano Campus
Thursday, April 7, 8pm
Public lecture by Tony Fretton: "Buildings and their Territories" (in English)
Aula Magna, Palazzo Canavée, Mendrisio Campus
Friday, April 8, 2pm
How to storytell - a conversation with Mimmo Cuticchio, Sabrina Faller and Prof. Corrado Bologna
RSI – Studio 2 (Besso)
Friday, April 8, 8.30pm
Il cunto della morte di Orlando (The Tale of the Death of Orlando)
by Mimmo Cuticchio, performance in the "For One Voice" series
Il Foce Theatre, Lugano