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Trailer MOOC Mario Botta from USI Recording on Vimeo.

Information about the course

Welcome to the course “Mario Botta. To be an architect” offered by USI Università della Svizzera italiana. This is the fourth run of this online course; the three previous runs were published on FutureLearn.
The course was born as a conversation with Mario Botta, one of the most famous and influential contemporary architects: in this conversation, the Swiss architect will guide you in a reflection about what does it mean to be an architect.
The main objective of this course is to help you develop critical thinking about Architecture: in a continuous dialogue between you and the famous Swiss architect, you will be guided to build your own approach to architecture.
The course is divided into four sections. In each section, different activities are proposed, such as watching videos, joining discussions, reading articles, and others. Additional readings and resources will be available for those who want to deepen their knowledge. A course map will help you in your journey through the course.

Special thanks to all those who contributed to the creation of this course:

  • Giorgia Mora and Stefano Tardini - The course editors
  • Lorenzo Cantoni - The interviewer
  • Gabriele Neri - The expert
  • Shondel Bervini - The video maker
  • Dimitri Loringett - The translator
  • Laura Peter - The instructional designer
  • Kelly Dos Santos Monteiro - The assistant instructional designer
  • Mattia Pera - The assistant video maker

How to enroll in the course

To enrol in the course, you have to log in using your SWITCH edu-ID account:

  • Click on the button "Sign in" on the top right.
  • Click on the button "SWITCH edu-ID":
  • >If you already have a SWITCH edu-ID account, insert your credentials and click on "Login";
  • If you don't have a SWITCH edu-ID account, you can create one by clicking on the button "Create account" and following the required steps.