User:Iopensa

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I love the edit button: you click it and you write for the world. I wish you could edit the world in the same way: just a click to correct mistakes, add something meaningful, improve the existing with the knowledge you can offer.

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iopensa is Iolanda Pensa, http://iopensa.ch.

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 contribute to increase the quality and quantity of African content on Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects since 2006. Scientific director of WikiAfrica from 2007 and founding member of Wiki in Africa.
  • I lead Wikimania Esino Lario in 2016 and TEDxEsinoLario in 2018 with some talks in dialect, and I am interested in general in developing experimental projects in Esino Lario and in the Alps (we just included a session on Wikimania in the museum). I am the coordinator of the Ecomuseum delle Grigne.
  • I am working on bringing Ticino to Wikipedia Prova il tasto modifica in Ticino, linking culture (including WP) and territories (WikiTerritories)

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.

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

Get the background knowledge on Wikipedia and move on:.

  • 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.

Research data available for Wikipedia, the Wikimedia projects and OpenStreetMap

  • 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.

Triggering synergies with GLAMs and Heritage.


I always include information design in what I do (as a research tool, as an evaluation tool and because it's really cool. sic.).

And I love producing communication campaigns!

I support the WikiJournal :)

Conflict of interest, What I have being doing, notes.