A journey through history, everyday life, and infrastructures

The “Decoding Wireless” project retraces the history of wireless technologies (summed up with the term wireless), highlights their importance in everyday life, and shows their material dimension. It is an immersive experience, structured by urban walks, silent events, a series of installations, a magazine and a number of other activities

DWkit it's online!

29 August –
2 October 2020

The installation of the project #DecodingWireless is moving and, for the first time, it will be available in Mendrisio! In the square in front of LaFilanda, the timeline with some of the key events in the history of “wireless” will be visible for the first time in Mendrisio. Follow us on social channels and check our website to get updates.

September 11, 2020
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Speaker Prof. dr. Gabriele Balbi
Understanding wireless, History and omnipresence in everyday life.
Wireless technology is now crucial in many of our daily activities. Apparently ethereal and immaterial, it is actually made up of ubiquitous, though often hidden, cables, networks and antennas. Similarly, wireless literally connects contemporary cultures, but its social role is largely underestimated. Why is it important to understand wireless? When and how was it born and how did it develop and spread? What daily rituals and habits has it imposed? After answering these questions, the installation “Decoding wireless” displayed on the forecourt will be described and commented on.

Past events