Current Positions

  • Senior researcher at SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Department for Environment Constructions and Design, Institute of Design, since 2013.
  • Chair of the international committee of the Wikipedia world conferences, since 2017. Volunteer.
  • Coordinator of Ecomuseo delle Grigne Grigne, since 2008. Volunteer.

Institutional Responsibilities

  • Board member, SUPSI, 2020-2024.
  • Head of research for “Culture and Territory” area at the Laboratory of visual culture, SUPSI, since 2017.
  • Consultant for Open Science, Reseach and innovation Services, since 2019.
  • Member of the research axe 7 “The role of arts in life and well-being of citizens and their communities”.
  • Member of the Competence centre for Cooperation and Development.

Past Affiliations

  • Scientific director WikiAfrica/Share Your Knowledge, lettera27 Foundation (2007-).
  • Strategic consultant, Africa Centre, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa, 2006-2008.
  • Founder and board member, iStrike Foundation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2005-2008.
  • Consultant, doual’art, Douala, Cameroon, January 2005 – April 2007. Volunteer.
  • Collaborator, Multiplicity Research Agency, Milan, Italy, June 2004 – 2005. Volunteer.
  • Researcher, Africa e Mediterraneo, Sasso Marconi, Bologna, Italy, 2002-2006.

Membership in panels and boards

  • Scientific committee, Africa e Mediterraneo, Bologna, Italy, January 2007 – ongoing.
  • International Jury, Wiki Loves Monuments, 2014.
  • Consultant, Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Amsterdam, 2008-2013.
  • Advisory Board, Kunstverein Foundation of contemporary art, Amsterdam and Milano, 2009-2011.
  • Consultant, Curry Stone Design Prize, USA, 2008.
  • Advisory Board member (2007-2008) and board member (2008-2012), Moleskine Foundation (previously lettera27 Foundation), 2007-2012.
  • Technical Committee for the participation of Africa at the Venice Biennale, EDnet, Venice, Italy, 2006-2008.