Summer School Ticino 2024

Summer School Ticino 2024

from Saturday 24 August to Saturday 31 August
Valle di Blenio

Summer School

Reactivate common spaces!

Summer School Ticino is an annual workshop organized by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) in collaboration with the Istituto Internazionale di Architettura (i2a) that brings together international students from different disciplines in the alpine region of Valle di Blenio, Switzerland, for a week in late summer. 

We will work on real projects, on-site and in direct collaboration with local communities. Students will have the opportunity to be actively involved in participatory design processes and in the implementation and construction of their projects at 1:1 scale.

The goal is to reactivate common spaces through a range of interventions spanning from architecture to public space, from landscape to design.
This interdisciplinary approach allows the integration of socio-economic and environmental learning related to the specific territorial conditions.

Summer School Ticino challenges the participants to confront multiple facets of reality in a comprehensive and coherent way, with punctual but significant changes that can contribute to the development of local communities.

APPLICATION until 15.06.2024 BOOK NOW!

WHO everybody is welcome!

ELIGIBILITY Students of architecture and related fields, such as landscape architecture, urban planning, design, scenography, art, anthropology, craftsman and young professionals with an interest and sensibility towards the topics of the workshop.

TUTORS Camilla De Camilli / Daniel Fuchs from Bach-Müle-Fuchs / Matthew Howell / Alessio De Gottardi from Squadra

+ other contributions from Ludovica Molo / Franco Bezzola / Achille Patà  + other guests and lecturers related to the projects > to be revealed soon!

WHERE Valle di Blenio, Ticino, Switzerland 

ACCOMODATION Ostello Adula al riale - Dangio The youth hostel is housed in a historic building overlooking the waterfall, full of atmosphere and comfortable, is entirely booked for the students of the Summer School. A typical restaurant at the ground floor and a cozy big common room with ping pong, tables and sofa at the first floor are at your disposal. Strada Vecchia 110, 6717 Dangio, Switzerland 

WORKPLACE Fondazione Fabbrica del cioccolato Workshops take place in one of the big industrial spaces of the art deco factory right in front of the hostel. 

WHAT here the three projects we are delighted to share with you!

1.     Design process and improvement of the public spaces in front of the ethnographic museum of Olivone - to be built in 2025 An ancient typical construction of the valley in front of the church, whose relationship with the surroundings is ruled by the beautiful presence of the stone walls that generate communicating open-air rooms; then the road appeared, the levels changed and a way has to be found to reconnect and create a space of peace.

2.     Designing models and prototypes for the layout, furniture and equipment alongside several paths in the valley - to be realised in spring 2025 Development of the concept starting with the pear tree path related to an ongoing cataloguing and planting project to safeguard biodiversity. The prototypes will then be the subject of a moment of discussion and choice by the population, which will be followed by the refinement phase before the production on a larger scale 

3.     Connecting spaces - Hands-on strategies for a mountain pasture in peril. The Ancient village of Germanionico, 1’470 m.a.s.l, is already undertaking a process of consolidation for what concern the conservation of the buildings. Communal outdoor spaces, once organized by stone walls and other small elements are now blurred by the passage of time. The group will try to recompose and give new meanings to this realm in between constructions


FEES CHF 550.- (incl. lectures, workshop, accommodation, one-day tour, meal plan)

CREDITS 3ECTS awarded by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU). It is the responsibility of every prospective student to confirm the recognition of the credits with her or his own university before signing up for the summer school. 

VISA All necessary visas or other immigration requirements are the sole responsibility of participants.

CONTACT general info / application / payment terms & conditions / cancelation policy

APPLICATION > introduce yourself ! / personal + academic information

Summer School Ticino is supported by and in collaboration with ERSBV Ente Regionale di Sviluppo Bellinzona e Valli / Municipio di Acquarossa / Municipio di Olivone / Municipio di Serravalle / Scheitlin Syfrig Architekten / La Fabbrica del Cioccolato

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