Collegium Helveticum
Fellow Project 2021–2022

Architecture and Broadcasting in Berlin

During his fellowship at the Collegium, Alfredo has been involved in two projects. The first of these was Radio-Activities, a historical investigation of the entangled relationships between architecture, the city, and electronic technical media designed for mass communication. With a historical focus on radio technology in the city of Berlin, he completed a book manuscript and produced an exhibition, showcasing the status and agency of the built environment with regards to our increasingly hyper-connected, ubiquitous, and apparently invisible modes of co-existence with media technology. The second was the project Turba Tol, a multidisciplinary investigation of the peatlands in Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago between Chile and Argentina. The preservation of peatlands is linked to the resurgence of the Selk’nam people in Patagonia. In collaboration with a filmmaker, a sound artist, an environmentalist, and an indigenous (Selk’nam) poet, the project was exhibited at the 59th Venice Art Biennale.