L - 2017/2018 ongoing

3. Prison signage project

Real project currently in development with a specific prison in Italy (not yet available for public domain expect the experimental images shown below). 
A project in collaboration with: Lorenzo Mazzali (designer), Yann Patrick Martins (artist/designer and creative coder), Kiné-Coop, and supervised by Yaggi Benedikt (designer from HGK FHNW).

CH / 2017
From The view of the prison in which the project is going to be realized

The prison for medium crimes “ Casa Circondariale “ in Trento (IT) has no signage system and is interested into experimental ideas in which space can be re-thought through visuals by interacting with the workers and prisoners. With the help of an Italian co-op Kinè, I decided to propose a signage system based on memories and modularity.

For two years I researched a new way of thinking about the issues of a signage system in a particular space like a prison, and also how it is possible to make prison a place with an interaction and not only a cold and institutional space.

With the help of educators, I figured out the need of working with landscapes, and by collecting the memories of prisoners and workers, a series of landscapes was created. What does it mean to create a signage system based on landscape memories? The doors of the prisons are the holders of the images which are created by combining real images with abstract shapes to recall places and not un-known landscapes any more. The project is still in development and should be realized at the beginning of 2019.

CH/2018 on going
Printed Book 17x21cm, 128 pag. silkprinted cover

All the experiments were collected in a book, which investigate the different printing possibilities and the images of the landscapes. 
The signage part will be uploaded after the realization of the project.


Ciao from me, Arianna! A Polish Italian designer and visual researcher with 3 lifes and personalities: coordinator of the education department of La Scuola Open Source, Senior Designer for Studio Fionda & part of the swiss italian art collective hypersecret.studio.

This website collect mainly projects from
the last 5 years, considered as an archive. 

The projects are organized by complexity,
the Extra – Large are the projects which
required few months of work &/ or are still
in development.
The smaller projects are as important
but are smaller in terms of production.

X - Extra Large
  1. In the process of liquefaction/
    video installation
  2. In the process of liquefaction/
    risograph booklet
  3. In the process of liquefaction/
    process book and theory
  4. A Transitory Collection 
  5. Spoglie publication 

L - Large
  1. A Prison’s Signage System
  2. Light & Heavy book 
  3. STROH GOLD/ Exhibition Catalogue 
  4. Not in my Planet Campain

M - Medium 
  1. Li Bai poetry a Chinese English Play
  2. Poster “Schrechlick Wunderbar”
  3. Icelandic book “Vinir Ferguson” 
  4. Teatro.off

S - Small
  1. FHNW Business illustrations
  2. Pattern&Patterns
  3. ”Der Tunnel” Film poster
  4. Waiting for 11:00
  5. Manta