Lupo Burtscher is made up of a group of people who reflect on, examine and plan projects of design and visual communication for public and private space, as well as virtual, editorial, urban and exhibition space. The studio places itself as mediator between the client’s ideas and contextual necessity, starting from the understanding that every line drawn is the origin of change.

Lupo Burtscher creates communication campaigns and visual identities, urban interventions and exhibition designs, as well as the development of publishing and web projects. Lupo Burtscher collaborates with private bodies, public administrations, theatres, museums, associations and publishing houses. In their work, taking only their own point of view is not sufficient. Lupo Burtscher looks rather to the vision of artists, adopting participative processes, working in teams with other experts, designers and craftspeople, making use of the involvement of clients themselves, because different experiences and areas of interest complement each other.

In practice, the final mark is only the last of the design elements that combines form and content, combining practical value and poetic strength. Each project is born from research into an initial situation with creative reference to the society in which knowledge, signs and material are placed in relationship to each other. Each project is the inheritance of a specific story, a unique link between a before and an after.

Visual communication and design can nourish a person’s gaze, making them a participant of their surroundings. Lupo Burtscher works by trying not to take anything for granted, believing that by doing so they are able to have an influence on the time and space in which we live, on relationships, visions and everyday opportunities, seeping into existence in order to amplify its meaning.

The Lupo Burtscher studio was founded in 2004 in Bolzano, close to the actuality of life, and with the time to amass and settle. Here there is space, the space that is required to think, act, experiment. The offices are equipped with an exhibition space, a kitchen, a terrace and a large garden. The studio of Lupo Burtscher, located outside the centre of the city, can be reached by walking along the river.

Within the same space is since 2003 Lungomare, the cultural association with which Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo, together with Lisa Mazza and Roberto Gigliotti, experiment projects that bring together design, architecture, art and urban planning, creating lines of connection and challenging points of divergence. Here, in 2016, Cosmo was founded. Cosmo is a range of objects produced by designers and artisans who have fled their countries of origin. Here les cerises was also created, a publishing project founded together with Cecilia and Agnese Canziani, where artists, designers, architects and illustrators, not specialised in the topic of childhood, are put to the test for the first time by telling children’s stories through images.

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Angelika Burtscher, Partner
Daniele Lupo, Partner
Irene Sgarro, Designer
Victoria Preuer, Designer

Collaborators (since 2003)
Nike Auer
Sofia Bresciani
Donat Caduff
Lara Catalani
Giuliano Chimenti
Federico Conti Picamus
Davide Giorgetta
Larissa Keller
Martin Kerschbaumer
Lissa Lobis
Elena Meneghini
Claudia Polizzi
Antonino Rizzo
Benedikt Roiger
Giulia Semprini
Tino Seubert
Peter Torjai
Andreas Trenker
Adeline Vieira

Clients (selection)
Accademia Carrara di Bergamo
AIAP – Associazione Italiana Design della Comunicazione Visiva
Archivio Storico Città di Bolzano
Archivio Storico delle Donne Bolzano
ar/ge kunst
Business Location Südtirol (BLS)
Centro Audiovisivi Bolzano
Christian Mittendorfer Holzwerkstatt
Comune di Bergamo
Comune di Bolzano
Comune di Merano
Comunità Comprensoriale Oltradige-Bassa Atesina
Cooperativa 19
Echo Film
Edition Raetia
Elisabeth Hölzl
EURAC – Accademia Europea di Bolzano
Fedrigoni
Folio Verlag
Fondazione Alexander Langer
Fondazione Galleria Civica Trento
Fondazione Pistoletto
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Fondazione Zegna
Institut für Kunstgeschichte, LMU München
Libera Università di Bolzano
Literatur Lana
Luis Agostini
MAXXI, Roma
Merano Arte
Miramonte Film
Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor
NIDS – Neues Institut für Dramatisches Schreiben
Niederstätter
Nosadella.Due
paesesaggio workgroup
Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano-Alto Adige
Provincia Autonoma di Trento
Sternberg Press
Südtiroler Künstlerbund
Susanne Waiz
Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen
Verlag für moderne Kunst
Weigh Station

Lectures and workshops (selection)

Vivaio della Biodiversità

Casa delle Agriculture, Lecce

workshop

2018

Cultiver la convivialité

EnsAD, Paris

lecture

2018

Identità culturali

IUAV, Venice

lecture

2017

AIAP Community

Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Rome

lecture

2017

Entrevue(s)

EnsAD, Paris

lecture

2017

Sacrima

Institut für Kunstgeschichte, LMU, Munich

lecture

2017

Where are you from?

Careof, Milan

workshop

2017

Cosmo

Faculty of Design and Art, unibz, Bolzano

lecture

2017

Acting the In-between

Faculty of Design and Art, unibz, Bolzano

lecture

2016

Austrian Picture Books Illustration

Bibiana, Bratislava

exhibition

2016

Africa e Design

Centro Piemontese Studi Africani, Turin

lecture

2015

Rethinking Tourism 01

Technische Universität (TU), Vienna

lecture

2015

Le forme del libro

Faculty of Design and Art, unibz, Bolzano

workshop

2014

Story of things

Istanbul Biennale

lecture

2014

ri e voco

ISIA, Urbino

workshop

2013

In between

Scuola politecnica di design, Milan

lecture

2013

Premio Nazionale delle Arti

ISIA, Urbino

lecture

2012

Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating

Faculty of Design and Art, unibz, Bolzano

lecture

2012

The New Public

Museion, Bolzano

exhibition

2012

Hockermeister

Museion, Bolzano

workshop

2011

Graphic Design Worlds

Triennale di Milano

exhibition

2011

Design

Lupo Burtscher

Project team

Sofia Bresciani, Giulia Semprini, Irene Sgarro

Web development

Elvio Carini

Texts

Margareth Kaserer (German)
Elisa Del Prete (Italian)

Translations

Hilary Solly (English)
Susanne Piccoli (Italian)