Swiss Summer School ARAT 03
The third edition of the SwissSummerSchool will be held in Mendrisio and aims to realize a pictorial Atlas of the contemporary territory of Mendrisiotto. An area of lakes, beautiful landscapes and villages - also heavily affected by urban sprawl, large scale infrastructures, logistic centers and industry. This territory will be explored, documented and researched to reveal its hidden secrets and resources.
The SwissSummerSchool is organized by the Swiss Association of Schools of Architecture and represents a shared platform for discussion and research.
On extensive walks through the landscape 12 groups will each select a site, create a photographic essay– and a video about its characteristics and potentials. The students will discuss and edit the results of the photographic and cinematic „field work“ collectively. Their work is moderated and accompanied by 12 teachers - each representing one of the participating schools – and international experts from the fields of strollology, geography, photography, perception and story-telling.