Master of Arts
in Interaction Design

Master in Interaction Design SUPSI Open: How to Open Your Content and How to Re-Use Open Content


Open is what characterizes free and open software, collaborative projects such as Wikipedia, Wikidata and OpenStreetMap, open access, open data and open science. It is a way to release content, data, texts, videos, audio, images and software and to take advantage from them; it is an ethical and sustainable approach which guarantees sovereignty, privacy, legal certainty, standard formats and interoperability. A lecture about Creative Commons licenses and the why and how of open content.

Iolanda Pensa

Iolanda Pensa is senior researcher and head of the research area “Culture and Territory” at the Institute of Design of SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, where she is also board member and she contributes to Open Science. As volunteer she is an active member of the Wikimedia and Creative Commons movements, chair of Wikimedia Italia and chair of the international Wikimania Steering Committee. She is a member of the Sounding Board Researchers for the Swiss Open Research Data policy and in Italy she is a representative of citizen in the technical guiding committee of Repubblica Digitale. Art historian, she holds a Ph.D. in Social anthropology and ethnography at the EHESS in Paris and in Territorial government and planning at the Politecnico di Milano. Her research work focuses on contemporary African art, public art and biennials, systems of knowledge production and distribution, Wikipedia and open licenses.


Talk by Iolanda Pensa


Monday 9th October 2023
13:30pm - 14:30pm


Talk In-Presence

Registration and Presentation

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