• Postcards from the Immediate Future

  • Expo 25° AMA - Accademia Mendrisio Alumni

On occasion of the 25th anniversary of USI-Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio, AMA presents Postcards from the Immediate Future: a large-scale exhibition featuring works from over 300 alumni which attended the Accademia during its formative years. The first ever attempt to provide a global overview of cultural legacy of the school, the exhibition wishes to provide an instant panoramic of the rich and diversified practices of accademia graduates working within the fields of architecture, design, theory, photography, curation, and more. In order to showcase the largest and most diversified amount of works, exhibitors were asked to contribute with a single, significant image - whether this be a photograph of a recently completed building, a piece of design, a drawing, the title page of a book, an image of a model - whatever they found relevant to illustrate their work, current preoccupations or more plainly their career trajectory since graduating. Finally the images are printed in postcard format and exhibited in a large-scale, purposely designed frame to form a kaleidoscopic array of ‘windows’ onto the lives and works of former student colleagues. The result comprises over 30.000 Postcards specimens that each visitor can read, pick-up and send in a letter box.

  • Curation: Fabrizio Ballabio and Giacomo Ortalli

  • Exhibition design: cortese/mazza

  • Visual identity: Lorenzo Mason Studio

  • Coordination: AMA with Silvia Cipelletti and Afra Costa

  • Photography: Luca Borlenghi