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GLAM on Tour 16. – 19. November 2017

GLAM-on-Tour («GLAM» acronym for Gallery, Library, Archive, Museum) at Monte Verità, Ticino

They rejected convention in marriage and dress, party politics and dogmas: they were tolerantly intolerant.

— Colin Ward: WALTER SEGAL - Community Architect. Diggers and Dreamers: A Directory of Alternative Living (2008).

Project information[edit]

  • Organisation Lantus (WMCH), Hadi, Ilario (WMCH)
  • Date Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th of November 2017
  • Location Monte Verità uphill Ascona, Ticino (Coordinates: 46.15860°, 8.76283°)
  • Accommodation simple, ancient rooms in the former sanatorium
  • Commons get a glance of the area at commons:Monte Verità
  • Entrance fee The entrance is free. You can move all over the area. The accommodation complex will be opened exclusively for wikipedians.
  • Arriving track preferably by train to Locarno. The bus stop for line 314 up to Losone, Posta is right across the train station. From Losone, Posta, you will have to walk on a foot path for about 20 min. Furthermore, we are trying to organize a bus shuttle. Please mention your arriving date & time.

The event is aimed for Wikipedians who understand German or Italian. Articles can be written in any language.

This event is optimized for 20 participants, at least 8 persons. The chapters WMCH, WMDE and WMAT will reimburse your travel costs on behalf of CH-Halbtax, D-Bahncard25 and A-VORTEILScard. All other lodging expenses will be paid by WMCH.

All articles about the environment of Monte Verità are to be critically reviewed and improved. In this area, there are lots of memorabilia, and relics of the former inhabitants 100 years ago. At the turn of the 20th Century the hill became the heart of a movement dedicated to spiritual search and life renewal, which involved intellectuals, academics and artists.


The Tea Ceremony in the Tea Pavilion unfortunately will be canceled. They have already closed.

Time Item responsable Location Note
Thursday, November, 16th
until 7 PM / 19:00 Uhr Individual getting there. The hotel is part of the area and in the same building as the other rooms we will use for writing. Hotel and houses
7.30 PM / 19:30 Uhr Check-in and Welcome to the participants by a member of the Wikimedia board Switzerland. Introduction to the topic followed by an aperitif Lantus
Friday, November, 17th
8.30 AM / 8:30 Uhr breakfast together
9.30 AM / 9:30 Uhr Guided tour through the area and the museum. Afterwards presentation of the archives and library stock made available to us. Lorenzo Sonognini
in between Lunch break Main house
2.00 PM / 14:00 Uhr Edit-a-thon Main house optionaly (from 3PM a small group can join to visit Centro Elisarion in Minusio)
7.00 PM / 19:00 Uhr Dinner Main house
8.00 PM / 20:00 Uhr Pyjama editing Main house open-end. The last one will please shut all lights.
Saturday, November, 18th
8.30 AM / 8:30 Uhr breakfast Main house
9.30 AM / 9:30 Uhr breakfast Main house go off at main entrance. The whole day you will be carried by car from one destination to the next. All entry fees are included and will be paid by WMCH.
10.00 AM / 10:00 Uhr Visit to the museum with guided tour Ilario Museo Castello San Materno, before: Short glance at the Bauhaus-Theater Teatro San Materno and to the cemetery (with the graves of the artists) just in front of the Castello please take your computer equiment with you
1.00 PM / 13:00 Uhr open-air Lunch Lunch at Falconeria Locarno (Menu: Lasagna bolognese, drinks are not included)
3.00 PM / 15:00 Uhr open-air Visit Show and visit at Falconeria Locarno The location has several caged birds of prey
5.00 PM / 17:00 Uhr walk through the city of Locarno one-hour-guided tour
7.00 PM / 19:00 Uhr Dinner Osteria Grotto Contrattempi We will reserve a place for every participant and eat à la carte. Please charge for the own payment of your bill.
Sunday, November, 19th
8.30 AM / 8:30 Uhr breakfast and official discharge Main house for all participants who have to leave for their early train
9.30 AM / 9:30 Uhr Edit-a-thon Main house
12.30 AM / 12:30 Uhr Snack, some soup or sandwich. Bye-bye for all the others.