A case for the urban. Public lectures Fall semester 2022/23


Academy of Architecture

12 September 2022

Public lectures 2022/23

A case for the urban
Lecture program curated by the Institute of Urban and Landscape Studies ISUP

The Academy of Architecture's public lecture series A Case of the Urban planned for the fall semester 2022/23, is curated together with the Institute of Urban and Landscape Studies - ISUP.

The series is useful in outlining the context in which the architect will operate in the various political and cultural, national and European (and other) changing contexts. Indeed, the transformations of society are in a very strong interdependent relationship with the changes of the physical city and territories, their spatial organization, and the formal and the functional aspects of buildings and public infrastructure. Understanding how this relationship transfers into design approaches is doubtless one of the central topics of the discourse on architecture today.

In fact, as introduced by Prof. Jonathan Sergison, director of ISUP and curator of this series of public lectures: '...if our school can be understood as one that positions itself within a humanist tradition, it follows that the social function of architecture should be seen in relation to cities, urban forms of responsibility and societal consciousness...'


  • 22.09.2022 Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Il progetto urbano come mestiere
  • 27.10.2022 Pier Vittorio Aureli, The Opposite Shore
  • 10.11.2022 Eva Prats, Emotional Heritage
  • 24.11.2022 Anne Lacaton, Transformation, no demolition

Lectures take place at Teatro dell'architettura mendrisio and are streamed live