Marco Lurati

Casa di progetto

Video installation for urban project's communication

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The pavilion "Casa di progetto", build around a naval container, collects many insights and media content about the evolution of the construction of the new "SUPSI Campus Est" in Viganello (Lugano, Switzerland). It represents a new way for Ticino to accompany the development of such relevant urban projects through constructive communication with the population and future users. The USI and SUPSI universities and the city of Lugano have promoted the project.

The project has been curated by Studio It's.





SUPSI LCV, multimedia installation


Studio it's



The project consists of a small interactive installation based on the reproduction of video content projected on a wall of the structure. For each video, an arcade button allows you to start and pause the video.

The installation is based on an Intel NUC PC with Linux that runs a Processing sketch connected to a projector and an audio speaker. The interface is controlled by an Arduino that communicates with the PC to select and play the videos.

The communication between Arduino and Processing is bidirectional to read and set the buttons light according to the sketch status (play, pause, loop as standby).

The challenges have been ensuring the projector and the PC were kept safe in this installation with public access. A sealed box designed for using projectors at the exterior has been adopted, with an extra fan to ensure enough airflow for the projector.

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