PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTEST Lugano in one image. Gestures of care for the territory, the environment, the community

When: from May 15th until June 30th
Where: Lugano, Switzerland
Website: Istituto Internazionale di Architettura

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Announcement and participation form

Registration is open for the photographic competition promoted by the International Institute of Architecture in collaboration with the City of Lugano. Anyone is invited to participate with a smartphone or camera: there will be time until Friday 30 June to submit the proposals that will have to interpret the Lugano theme in an image. Gestures of care for the territory, the environment, the community

The photographic competition open to all, organized by the International Institute of Architecture of Lugano in collaboration with the City of Lugano, Culture Division, is underway. The chosen theme, Lugano in an image. Gestures of care for the territory, the environment, the community. it can be interpreted by anyone, through any photographic medium, in the most open way: the aim is to nurture a culture of caring that passes through dialogue. The competition aims to be an open moment to develop reflections and proposals around Lugano and its territory, a place in search of a new identity. A jury will select the proposals which will then be exhibited in a central public space in Lugano in the summer of 2023, among which a winner or a winner will be decreed, who will win a prize of chf 1’000.-.

The theme. Attention, respect, listening: actions performed by anyone, small and large gestures that make up and feed the story of the place in which we live. It is in these gestures of care that the sense of citizenship, of community, of commitment to the common good is captured.

Commitment to the common good to be sought, as in the photograph by Luigi Ghirri, in “Our relationship with everyday life”.

Let’s capture in an image the moments of hope amid the crises that are changing our society, in a Lugano in transformation: fragments that show the dedication that all of us, inhabitants, travellers, stationed, passing through, workers, users, professionals put into towards our city.

The jury. Paolo Abate, photographer and influencer (President), Shondel Bervini, videomaker, Vanni Bianconi, Head of the CSR culture sector, Luigi Di Corato, Director of the Culture Division of the City of Lugano, Andrea Felicioni, Planning, Environment and Mobility Division of the City of Lugano, Silvia Misiti, IBSA Foundation, Anna Positano, photographer (Genoa fragile city), Ira Piattini, architect FAS.

The competition is promoted in collaboration with the Artphilein Foundation, Chiasso Image Biennale, EOC Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano Photo Days with the support of the IBSA Foundation and Securiton. The fourteen images selected by a jury will be exhibited this summer in the setting of Parco Ciani.

Photo contest
Lugano in one image.
Gestures of care for the territory, the environment, the community.
Organized in collaboration with the City of Lugano, Culture Division.
Sending documents with documentation requested in the call to info@i2a.ch
Competition closing: 30 June 2023