Connection_Import Ticino. Architecture and Territory
Irma Arribas, Nicola Regusci, Xavier Bustos.

The Connection_ project was born with the desire to establish a cultural connection between the city of Barcelona and other European cities. It seeks to create a network of cultural links between cities to share and confront strategies on urbanism and architecture. A series of architecture exhibitions are the focus of this project that also offers other events such as conferences and meetings between universities. Each new connection will offer a new theme that will always take into account the idiosyncrasy and the cultural and architectural background of the invited city or region.

The theme chosen for this first confrontation with Barcelona is "Architecture and Territory." The first set of connections will take place in Ticino, Switzerland. This Canton, with great cultural tradition, is a mainly mountainous territory which has, however, many other geographical conformations such as hilly areas and plains, valleys and lakes. This particular geography, the gradual population increase and the difficulty of finding accommodation within the larger centers, have generated a particular low-density growth. The Connection_Import Ticino exhibition tracks a series of singular works from this particular territory. To better represent this relationship between architecture and territory – starting from the south and up the canton to the valleys of the far north – it has been chosen a series of combinations between works and geographical context:

• Architecture in lowland areas
• Architecture in the urban context
• Architecture in the vicinity of lakes
• Architecture in low hills
• Architecture in mountainous areas

Edited by: Irma Arribas, Nicola Regusci, Xavier Bustos.
Design: Alex Orlich
Translations: Stephen Thorne, Graham Thomson
Size: 25 x 18 cm.
Date: May 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-4245-8
Publisher: dpr-barcelona

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The Connection_ Project is promoted by the Agencia de Apoyo a la Arquitectura de Barcelona [AAAB]

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