Launch of the campaign 100 women and thousands more – Tuesday 10 March 2020 at 18.00 Theatre of Architecture in Campus Mendrisio (TI)

100 women and thousands more – Shapes, images and matter

In the framework of the interregional cooperative project 100 women and thousands more, supported by swissuniversities which aims to give visibility to women’s professional paths, USI proposes a thematic evening dedicated to architecture, art and engineering. Thanks to the interventions of three professionals with exceptional career paths, active in Italian-speaking Switzerland, it will reflect on the value that gender diversity brings to the sectors of architecture, art and engineering and why equality remains a difficult goal to achieve even today. The work in progress, the management of an artistic institution, the archistar’s model are just some of the issues that will be addressed and that will allow us to shed light on the difficulties, but also on the opportunities insists on a female career in a sector designed, represented and structured predominantly by men.

Program 6.00 p.m. Riccardo Blumer Director of the USI Academy of Architecture Institutional greetings 6.15 p.m. Brigitte Galliot Vice-director UNIGE Institutional greetings 6.30 p.m. Brigitte Mantilleri Service Egalité UNIGE Project presentation “100 women and a thousand others”. 6.45 p.m. Start of the round table with: Gianna Antonia Mina Art historian and Director of the Vincenzo Vela Museum Ludovica Molo Architect and President of the Federation of Swiss Architects Cristina Zanini Barzaghi Civil and Municipal Engineer of Lugano Moderation: Daniela Mondini Vice-Rector for Humanities Research and Equal Opportunities USI and Full Professor at the USI Academy of Architecture  

7.30 p.m. Conclusions and homage to the “10 women” of Italian-speaking Switzerland Followed by aperitif

Confirmation of participation : Equal opportunities service University of Italian Switzerland Via Buffi 13 6900 Lugano Office 257 Main stable +41 58 666 4612

With the support of Université de Genève swissuniversities Pile projet interrégional laboratoire de l’égalité Interreg France-Suisse Confederazione Svizzera

Published on 27 February 2020