Architekturrat der Schweiz
Conseil suisse de l'architecture
Consiglio svizzero dell'architettura
Architectural Council of Switzerland
Cussegl svizzer d'architectura
E heike.biechteler@architekturrat.ch
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Mendrisio Atlas

The SwissSummerSchool is organized by the Swiss Association of Schools of Architecture and represents a shared platform for discussion and research. The third edition of the SwissSummerSchool will be held in Mendrisio and aims to realize a pictoral Atlas of the contemporary territory of Mendrisiotto: an area of lakes, beautiful landscapes and villages but also urban sprawl, large scale infrastructures, logistic centers and industry. This territory will be explored, researched and documented to reveal its hidden secrets and resources. On extensive walks through the landscape, 7 groups will each select a site, create a photographic essay and finally produce a short video about its characteristics and potentials. The students will discuss and edit the results of the photographic and cinematic „field work“ collectively. Their work will be moderated and accompanied by teachers representing the participating schools – and international experts from the fields of strollology, geography, photography, perception and story-telling. The principal language of exchange will be English.

04–10 September 2022


Marco Bakker, EPFL Lausanne

Luca Conti & Marta Monti, SUPSI Mendrisio

Emma Fuller, HEPIA Genève

Matthew Howell, HSLU Luzern

Tim Kammasch, BFH Burgdorf/Biel

Manuel Montenegro, ETH Zurich

Muck Petzet, USI-ARC Mendrisio

Daniel A. Walser, FHGR Chur


Erica Overmeer

Erica Overmeer (Amserdam, NL) is an artist and photographer living and working between Amsetrdam, Berlin and Mexcico City. Her work explores social spatial progresses through photographic imagesand architecture with a close relation to a specific context and location.

Claudio Ferrata

Claudio Ferrata is a memmer of the steering commitee of GEA association od geographers, of which he was one of the founders. His research and his activities revolve around the themes of the landscape and the culture of the territory, specialized in the area of the Canton Ticino.