“The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture – The Landscape Architecture in Switzerland” is an educational exhibition by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, curated by Michael Jakob and hosted at musil - the Hydroelectricity Museum in Cedegolo. The exhibition’s aim is to underline the great relevance of landscape policies.
From June 11 until September 11, the exhibition will tour to musil in Cedegolo inviting visitors to discover the richness and beauty of its landscape, showing how a traditional urban environment can be transformed into a different, more ecological living wellness space.
“The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture”
June 11 – September 11, 2016
Museo dell’industria e del lavoro di Brescia
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Landscape architecture deals with the planning of public spaces, urban and suburban projects, the management of the green areas in cities, the design of parks and gardens, post-industrial landscaping, as well as the integration of agricultural areas in the territory. The relationship between the artistic and historical fabric and the environment has become the focus of many international initiatives dedicated to culture and the protection of cultural heritage.
“The traveling exhibition wishes to summarize a retrospective of the Swiss landscape “touch” through art and architecture”, explain Maura Bianchi and Ugo Spiazzi, the architects who coordinated the exhibition. “The idea is very simple and effective: this exhibition, added to the recent creation of the Gotthard tunnel, identifies a series of activities that can overcome political and social barriers -related to territorial borders- disseminating culture better than any other political and economic agreement signed by various countries.
For example, the European Union is based on the free movement of people, goods and culture: a lesson learned from Swiss friends. The museum of Cedegolo is hoping to be able to compete in quality and interest in a futures exhibition dedicated to the “Italian touch” in the landscape.
Pier Paolo Poggio, director of musil, stressed that “the hydropower museum interacts strongly with the content of the exhibition, since it is already a very stimulating case study of the relationship between architecture and environment, industry and landscape “.
The exhibition “The swiss touch in landscape architecture – The Landscape Architecture in Switzerland”, has been presented in museums of architecture and design, in art galleries and research centers of the gardens present in the landscape biennial event. Many renowned institutional venues around the world have been host to the exhibition: Santiago de Chile (PUC), Kiev (House of Architects), Atlanta (Georgia Tech), Singapore (Nus), Bangalore (Ranguli Art Center), Shanghai (China Tech Center PSA) , New York (Center for Architecture), Rovereto (MART), Ottawa (Architecture Week), Buenos Aires (UBA-FADA).
The creator of the exhibition is the renowned historian and landscape theorist Michael Jakob, professor at major universities and academies, author of numerous texts on landscape -11 of which are related to hydroelectric plants. The exhibition was sponsored by the Lombardy Region, the Province of Brescia, the City of Cedegolo and the Mountain Community Valle Camonica, the Valley of the signs, Association of Brescia and Arca Architects.