Tiziana Conte, Canton of Ticino
Muriel Constantin, Canton of Valais
Benedetta Sevi, Region of Lombardy
Lisa Pedicino, Pro Helvetia
With our «Viavai – Contrabbando culturale Svizzera-Lombardia» programme running from 2013 to 2015, we initiated closer cooperation between cultural practitioners in the border regions between Italy and Switzerland. In Lombardy, Ticino, Valais, Val Poschiavo and along the Gotthard route up to Zurich, 18 bi-national projects were carried out, offering audiences a total of 160 cultural events across the entire range of arts disciplines.
What was set in motion by «Viavai» is intended to continue. The partners involved in the programme are planning to intensify the cultural dialogue between Switzerland and Lombardy. In the course of 2016, a work group with representatives of the institutions that participated in «Viavai» will be looking at various forms of cultural links to find out which can best lead to sustainable collaboration between the regions concerned.
|Budget||CHF 1,45 millionen|
|Period||Autumn 2014 to autumn 2015|
18 binationale projects covering all disciplines
Various locations in Switzerland and Lombardy
- Canton of Ticino
- Canton of Valais
- City of Zurich
- Ernst Göhner Stiftung
The cultural exchange is held under the patronage of the Region of Lombardy and the City of Milano.