10 Years of Design and Art at the Free University of Bolzano




September 20 – December 31, 2012 / buildings C and F
Exhibition curated and designed by Roberto Gigliotti, Jonathan Pierini, Simone Simonelli


Founded in 2002, the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano has then imposed itself as one of the most interesting design schools in Italy, while also gaining international recognition.
More than 900 people from different countries and cultures have gone through the Faculty in these 10 years.

The exhibition 10 Years of Design and Art at the Free University of Bolzano tells stories about these people. 
The voices of all who have walked and lived the spaces of the school – students, teachers, researchers, technicians and administrative staff – have been collected and transcribed. Displayed in 10 different stages within the Faculty, these voices tell who these people are today and what their relationship with the school is.

For each year the collected thoughts are set against a background made of scattered chairs. Amidst these seats, which symbolise the presence and passage of the people who have participated in building the Faculty, a significant degree project is shown, selected among the undergraduate degrees which, through the years, have contributed to the definition of the cross-disciplinary and heterogeneous identity of the school.

The 10 stages, spread in the buildings of the Faculty, offer the visitor the chance to pause, observe and interact with the life of the school, as done by the many actors from the Faculty’s history who are presented in the exhibition.



The exhibition is organised with the support of