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What I am interested in Edit

Communication campaign for Wikipedia. Alessandro Serravalle, concept of "Try the edit button / Prova il tasto modifica" by Iolanda Pensa

I focus on remote areas or areas which are perceived as remote, such as Esino Lario, Africa and Ticino.

I am a member of Wikimedia Italia and Wikimedia CH. Member of the Wikimania Committee as a representative of Wikimania 2016 and chair for 2017-2019. Member of itWikiCon 2020 (ItWikiCon/2020/Proposte/Invitare, ItWikiCon/2020/Poster/Wikipedia e la scuola italiana).

Projects related to Wikimedia and to my work as researcher at SUPSI (since February 2013) Edit

  • Culture and Safety in Africa (2011-2014), applied research project to document and assess the impact of public art on urban safety in Douala, Luanda and Johannesburg. The project is releasing all its background documentation under cc by-sa and it contributes to the Wikimedia projects. The project is not evaluated according to the contributions produced on the Wikimedia projects.
  • Open Science SUPSI - I am preparing the guidelines and implementing pilot projects.
  • CHEERS (2018-2022), Cultural HEritagE. Risks and Securing activities. An Alpine Space project about cultural heritage and natural risk management. I am contributing in increasing links between the research and the Wikimedia projects/OpenStreetMap.
  • SEADDA (2019), Saving European Archaeological from the Digital Dark Age.

Wikimedia-related activities in Switzerland

Information design Edit

In projects and research projects I have been commissions and producing information design used within the projects to evaluate them (as-is analysis, monitoring and evaluating impact), to report and to produce tools capable of interpreting data and allow changes. Visual information was produced by DensityDesign Research Lab Politecnico di Milano (a research laboratory contributing to WikiAfrica and Share Your Knowledge) and at SUPSI by Giovanni Profeta and Marco Lurati.

  • Climate Change Visualizations, 2022.
  • Wikipedia e scuola italiana, 2020-2021. A series of visualizations to analyse and monitor articles related to the Italian school. The visualizations has been used to organise quality festivals on Wikipedia to trigger the improvement of the articles. In 2020 the visualisations produced an overview of content. In 2021 the visualizations were available online, highlighting what changed between 2020 and 2021. Principal investigator Iolanda Pensa (volunteer, project promoted by Wikimedia Italia), visualizations by Giovanni Profeta.
  • GLAM visual tool, 2017. A visual tool to monitor the engagement and impact of galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) cooperating with Wikipedia, the Wikimedia projects and open licenses. Principal investigator Iolanda Pensa, visualizations by Giovanni Profeta. Supported by Wikimedia CH.
  • DensityDesign Research Lab for Share Your Knowledge, 2012. A series of visualization made to understand the impact of the project Share Your Knowledge in supporting the cooperation between galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) with Wikipedia, the Wikimedia projects and open licenses. Project lead Iolanda Pensa (affiliated by Moleskine Foundation, previously lettera27 Foundation).

Communication Edit

And I love designing and producing communication campaigns!

I support the WikiJournal and I appreciate to stay Under the hood of a cozy online conference :)