Embodying Infrastructures

Online Workshop

ISIA, Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche di Urbino, Italy.
Coordinator Matteo Guidi

Oct 13 — 16. 2020

Embodying Infrastructures. Internet Tour
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Looking For The Internet
By Francesco Mazzerioli, Klajdi Ribaj, Martina Andaḷ, Daniele Pala and Alice Giordano

An internet tour throughout the city of Urbino.

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Urbino Esposta

By Felipe Minicucci, Carlo Andrea Schlatter and Benedetta Stefani

Project developed around the idea of a tour guide book that exposes the telecommunication infrastructure of the historical centre of Urbino.
The title suggests an irreverent attitude towards the classic concept of a tourist travelling experience: in this case it's not the“hidden”city to be discovered, but the most exposed feature of its urban landscape. We’re talking about the physical infrastructure that permits all kinds of telecommunications, such as phone cables and internet access points, spread all across the streets and buildings. For the project we mapped the city centre, taking pictures and notes of the addresses of each relevant point, creating a dense network that adds an extra layer to the Renaissance and Medieval roots of Urbino. The final output is a book that mocks usual tour guides, inheriting their format while reinventing the medium itself. Even though it begins as a classic guide — with historical facts, monuments, sightseeings… — it soon reveals itself for what it is: a somewhat cynical, yet humorous, new take on tourism in the 21st Century as a Digital Age.

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By Micol Ganzerli, Leonora Gelli and Teresa Pettini

Bologna's underground cables and wi-fi map

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app underground cables and wifi map

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Web Infrastructure Tour of Via Emilia
By Angelini Jan, Bettini Alessandro and Ceccaroni Emma

the project started as a journey to discover and organize a tour of the enternet infrastructure of our surroundings: a dense and intricate intertwining of cables, antennas and cabinets which our eyes are not used to see. this led us to discover that the majority of this network runs along the same road that, during the roman empire, was built to connect all the major cyties that now make up the region of Emilia Romagna. Inspiration for this project came strongly from looking into “Lepida”, the organization that in 2002 started building the ethernet cables and the web infrastructures along the Via Emilia, named after “Marco Emilio Lepido”, the Roman politician who had it built.
The surprisign correlation between the new and the old system of communication between the cities of our region is what made us think about structurig our web tour around the Via emilia. We tried to reveal the modern side of this historycal landmark and, at the same time. keep an aye on the roman roots that made this network possible.

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infrastructures monuments Internet telecomunications

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By Alessio Carboni, Alessandra Comparetto, Luca Galvani and Alice Nascimbe

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internet telecomunications infrastructures Italy

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By Bucci Simone, Buttaroni Lisa, Huqi Daniela, Narcisi Francesca

An alternative tour in Urbino, which distances itself from all the classic and historical tours around the internet.

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mapping infrstructures tourism urbino