The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) will take part in the Expo Milano 2015, a Universal Exhibition that has welcomed millions of visitors since its opening on May 1 2015. TASIS students, staff, and alumni will occupy the entire Swiss Pavilion on 10 October 2015 from 12:00-20:00, entertaining guests with a wide variety of performances, presentations, and workshops.
The TASIS Leadership Academy will lead a presentation about sustainable food, helping connect the School to the theme of this year’s Expo: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Switzerland is one of more than 140 countries to contribute to a six-month discussion of how the world can guarantee healthy, safe, and sufficient food for everyone while also respecting the planet and its equilibrium.
INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners (ICTP) member David Mayernik and TASIS Master Architect, who won a Palladio Award in 2004 for his design of the M. Crist Fleming Library, will provide an architectural history of the TASIS campus as part of a presentation centered on sustainable architecture and design. An artist, architect, urban designer, writer, and educator, Mayernik has won numerous other awards and competitions, including the Gabriel Prize for research in France and the Steedman Competition Fellowship to the American Academy in Rome.
David’s talk, titled ‘Room to Grow: TASIS and an Alternative to the Crisis of Sprawl’, will be on 10 October and is currently scheduled for 6:15pm.
For further information on Expo Milano, including how to purchase tickets you can visit their website here.