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FAI SWISS PROGRAMME
January - June 2014

The annual programme (of activities) reflects the cultural purpose of the FAI SWISS Foundation, which aims to stimulate reciprocal knowledge about cultural assets located both in Switzerland and Italy, thus creating awareness of the profound artistic and cultural exchange which has always existed between these two realities.
In particular, the proposed programme includes visits to museums, monuments, permanent sites, visits to temporary exhibitions, visits to houses of historical-cultural importance which are not generally open to the public*, Giornata di Primavera (Spring Days), courses and conferences.

January

CULTURAL VISIT
Thursday, 16 January 2014, 11.00 am
Guided visit by Matteo Lampertico of the House-Museum Boschi Di Stefano, Via Giorgio Jan n. 15, Milan, Italy
The House-Museum Boschi Di Stefano displays – in the rooms lived in by husband and wife Antonio Boschi (1896-1988) and Marieda Di Stefano (1901-1968) – a selection of around three hundred of the more than two thousand works of art from their collection, which was donated to the City of Milan in 1974.
Contribution: 25 chf per person
Reservations:  www.faiswissprenotazioni.ch

COURSE ON THE HISTORY OF DESIGN
Tuesday 21 January, 8 – 10 pm
First lesson in the series on the History of Design with Liliana Bonforte and Federica Locatelli, architects:
Bauhaus:  the design school
The Course will take place at the Biblioteca Dei Frati, Salita dei Frati, 6900 Lugano, CH
The lessons will be divided into five modules which, in chronological order, will survey the most important steps in the history of design, examine the present and look forward to the future.
For more information:  Corso sulla storia del Design
Course (five lessons):  CHF 160 Individual lessons CHF 40 each
Reservations:  www.faiswissprenotazioni.ch

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February

COURSE ON THE HISTORY OF DESIGN
Tuesday 18 February, 8-10 pm
Second lesson in the series on the History of Design with Liliana Bonforte and Federica Locatelli, architects:
The Modernist Movement:  the masters of design
Course:  CHF 160 Individual lessons CHF 40 each
Reservations:  www.faiswissprenotazioni.ch

CULTURAL VISIT
Tuesday 25 February, 11.00 am
Triennale Design Museum, Viale Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milano, It - Guided visit by Demetrio Zanetti
The Triennale di Milano is an international cultural institution which creates exhibitions, conferences and events related to art, design, architecture, fashion, cinema, communication and society.
The Triennale organises exhibitions on the themes of contemporary art, the work of architects of national and international renown, famous dress designers who have changed taste and fashion as well as on social issues.
The Triennale is also a museum which researches, studies and displays Italian design from constantly changing points of view; the Triennale Design Museum is the first museum about Italian design, and its location in the historic headquarters of the Triennale of Milan offers the visitor the possibility of discovering the excellence of Italian design from little-known points of view.
Contribution:  25 CFH per person
Reservations:  www.faiswissprenotazioni.ch

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March

CULTURAL VISITS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Sunday 16 March, 3 pm
Museo delle Culture, Heleneum, Via Cortivo 24-28, 6976 Lugano-Castagnola, CH
Guided visit to the collections of the Museo delle Culture for young people from 8 to 14 years old, with a museum curator.
Contribution:   20 chf per person
Reservations:  www.faiswissprenotazioni.ch

COURSE ON THE HISTORY OF DESIGN
Tuesday 18 March, 8-10 pm
Third lesson in the series on the History of Design with Liliana Bonforte and Federica Locatelli, architects:
Organic design:  the Scandinavian experience
Course:  CHF 160 Individual lessons CHF 40 each
Reservations:  www.faiswissprenotazioni.ch

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* The properties of historical-cultural importance which we visit are usually closed to the public, but the owners or institutions which manage them have kindly opened them exclusively to FAI members.

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