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From Monday 17 to Friday 21 July

10.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 17.00


Primary school (room 1)





Iolanda Pensa:   Wikimania Esino Lario 2016 was Iolanda’s brainchild. Since 2001 she has been involved in devising, producing and managing complex international projects. She has a degree in art history and has two master’s degrees, in social anthropology from the Paris EHESS and in territorial planning and governance from the Milan Politecnico. She is a researcher at the Visual culture laboratory of the Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI) and her focus is on knowledge production and distribution systems, with particular attention to international festivals and biennial events, contemporary African art, public art, innovative interfaces and information geography.

Other members of the Wikimania Esino Lario organizing team will be involved in the course.


Take the example of Wikimania Esino Lario and learn how to create and organize a crazy, visionary project like the world Wikipedia gathering in Esino Lario. The course is designed to tackle the key issues involved in devising and managing a project (feasibility study, executive project, budget, analysis of financing sources and stakeholders, context analysis, activity development, communication plan, calendar and monitoring). This highly interactive training, course challenges attendees to constantly exchange and compare ideas and to focus on how they can be applied in practice.

The course is designed for people working in cultural, environmental and no profit organizations or for neo-graduates wishing to work in creating and managing projects and events. We are particularly keen to encourage the participation of anyone who already has an idea that they want to realize or who is already working on a project.

The course is selective. If you wish to apply, send in your CV and a letter of motivation describing the project you would like to work on during the training course. Preferably, you should bring your own laptop.