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Despite being culturally and linguistically really similar, Ticino, the southernmost region of Switzerland, and Lombardia, its Italian neighbour to the south, have been part of two different political entities for five hundred years. Today, as a consequence of the free movement of persons' agreement with EU members, the physical structures of the border are slowly disappearing. What remains is a sense of insecurity and diffidence, especially on the Swiss side, where I was born. This project aims to explore how the presence of the border has affected the landscape and the way Swiss-Italians perceive their identity in relation to a territory delineated by boundaries that are neither geographical nor linguistic, but purely political.
Janica Candolin • Ella Dickinson • Denise Felkin • Carrie Hitchcock • Corinna Kern • Adriana Monsalve • Daniel Norwood • Monica Pedraja • Luca Piffaretti • Caterina Ragg • Mubeen Siddiqui • Naomi Soto • Giorgia Tobiolo • Elizabeth Waight • Nadja Wohlleben •