Sabato, 28 Maggio 2022
ore: 14:30
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12th ISARER e 8th YYRT

Fusio, Switzerland


International School Awareness and Responsibility of Environmental Risk

Switzerland — for its majestic, picture-perfect beauty as much as for cheese and chocolate or neutral status and solid banks — has traditionally been known as the paradise on earth. This perfect image, however, if captured up close, tarnishes on the margins. Switzerland has issues of its own, and one of these issues is depopulation of peripheral areas of the Alps.

Fusio, a small picturesque village in the district of Vallemaggia in the canton of Ticino. At the dawn of the 20th century, such quiet and secluded places were sought-after summer destinations and Fusio became popular among tourists from both Ticino and other Swiss regions. This is when along with agricultural and cattle and goat farming development came the one in the fields of tourism and hospitality.
In comparison to other communities, Fusies (the people of Fusio in Italian) lived rather comfortably due to the presence of many alpi in the area. There were few emigrants from Fusio for a reason, while several families bought land in the area of Locarno, the nearby town located at the foot of the Alps on the shore of Lago Maggiore where sheep were taken to their winter range. In the 1950’, with the construction of a dam up the Sambuco Valley, a significant change occurred. At first, it seemed the hydroelectric plant had brought new opportunities. Unfortunately, as in many other alpine villages, an unstoppable demographic decline started nevertheless. Now there is a new proposal to increase the dam of 10 mt. what could be the effects on the territory and villages?

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28th May, 14.30-17.00 (CEST)

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8th Young Researcher’s Round Table

A cycle of international conferences and seminars on Awareness and Responsibility of Environmental Risk is an idea of a sharing space involving various academics and researchers from different scientific domains across the world. This event is regarded as a closure event of annual conferences and roundtables that we have started since 2014. This time we would like to address urban and environmental management related to natural and man-made disasters, build infrastructure for the better quality of life, cultural heritages, equity and inclusive society. The concurrence of climate changes and the long-lasting pandemic crisis result in the construction of different local precautionary measures around the world and reveal the resilience of academia in response to the consequences. We have entered a “global risk era” where people are facing similar kinds of risk, but have different ways of coping with them in regards to/ in accordance with the cultural practices, beliefs, society, and physical environment.

The roundtable theme came up as our reflection towards “Global risk - local resilience: different perspectives from researchers across disciplines”, in order to question how academics and academic institutions handle with or overcome these challenges. We motivate young researchers and graduate students from various disciplines to share ideas with others.

The 8th Young Researchers’ Round Table on Global risk – local resilience
29th May 2022, 9.00- 13.00 (CEST)
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