Saturday 26th September

A liveable present for an intelligent future



  • Roundtable

    Round table in Italian with English simultaneous translation

    How to build an intelligent future with better living conditions for all humanity and for our planet? In an historical context defined by insecurity and a sense of crisis, what are the prerequisites to hope for liveable future for everyone, and for a universally recognised common good?

    USI Università della Svizzera italiana will bring to you next Saturday, September 26th at the Swiss Pavilion of EXPO 2015 a talk-show to reflect on our civilization and our future starting from the imaginary offered by the EXPO’s leitmotif.

    Mario Botta, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Antonietta Mira, Lorenzo Cantoni, Mauro Pezzè and Carlo Ossola, will share thoughts and ideas with the public on the means that architecture, biomedicine, communication, big data economy, informatics and literature can provide to aid the search for innovative solutions to today’s problems and contradictions. It will be the chance to discuss the urge for a new humanism, and for a new concept of citizenship, to deal with the complexity of today’s fields of science, medicine and technology, leading the way to a real understanding of humankind and its progress. The panel will be moderated by Maurizio Canetta, director of the Radio televisione delle Svizzera italiana.

    To have the young crowd embrace the challenge, USI decided to encourage interaction among the public and the speakers by offering the chance to write questions or thoughts at the following email, or on our USI’s official Facebook and Twitter profiles (#USIEXPO2015). The event will broadcast in live streaming from our USI YouTube profile.

    During the round table, the exercise “Hovering City” directed by the Academy’s architect Riccardo Blumer and some of his students will take place on the Swiss Pavilion stage. Over 20 building models, some of them designed by world-renowned architects, will take off, floating in an ideal dance between new technologies and the need for new relationship dynamics in the city of the future.

Maurizio Canetta

Direttore della Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana

Mario Botta

Architetto e fondatore dell’Accademia di architettura

Lorenzo Cantoni

già Decano della Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione

Carlo Ossola

Direttore dell’Istituto di studi italiani

Mira Antonietta

Co-direttrice dell’Istituto interfacoltà di Data Science

Antonio Lanzavecchia

Direttore dell’Istituto di ricerche biomediche IRB

Mauro Pezzè

già Decano della Facoltà di scienze informatiche