<< Datapoiesis uses data and Artificial Intelligence to create objects and experiences that help human beings and their societies to perceive and comprehend the complex phenomena of our globalized world, and to use these understandings to promote positive change >>

What is Datapoiesis?

DataPoiesis is the process in which data brings something into being that did not exist before.

Data Poietic Objects are objects (things, furniture, appliances… ) whose essence and character depends on Data and Computation. They are not only technical artifacts, but also cultural and existential ones, as they dive deep into contemporary culture and in human perception and understanding, creating new opportunities for social imagination.

The first Datapoietic object will be a work of art, to inspire the design and business modeling process which will bring at the creation of a startup which will create Datapoietic producs and services.

OBIETTIVO: the first datapoietic artwork

OBIETTIVO – the first datapoietic artwork

OBIETTIVO is a data-sculpture. A lamp for public illumination that emits light continuously, and that will keep doing so until extreme poverty on the planet comes to an end.


>> Datapoiesis Fall School: REGISTRATION OPEN by Aug. 12th 2019!

Ivrea, 25th/30rd November 2019

The DATAPOIESIS FALL SCHOOL is an innovative education, training, design and production program to collaboratively shape the first start-up entirely dedicated to the phenomenon of DATAPOIESIS, and its first design line. The school is open up to 25 participants willing to put their skills and imagination at work to reinvent the way in which data and people can interact in the public space to address the great societal challenges of our time. And to create a sustainable, inclusive, visionary business model of it, mixing art, design, research and innovation.

The Fall School will take place from 25th to 30rd November 2019 in Ivrea (Torino, Italy), at “Fabbriche ex Olivetti“, now part of the UNESCO Patrimony.

Early registration will be open until September 15th 2019: in this form you will find all the information you need to register.

>> FILL the form to register Datapoiesis Fall School, Ivrea – Fabbriche ex Olivetti


OBIETTIVO joins Collezione Farnesina

Farnesina Collection: the contemporary art collection of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

For its twenty years of life, Farnesina Collection, the contemporary art collection of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, acquired 20 new masterpieces: OBBIETTIVO among the selected artwork.

Created in 2000 and composed of over 470 masterpieces from the XX and the early XXI centuries, the collection is a unique experiment to promote italian culture and fostering international through art.

>> Learn more on Esteri.it “La Collezione Farnesina compie venti anni”

>> Learn more on Ansa.it “La Farnesina e la collezione d’arte”

Datapoiesis was launched at art+b=love(?) Festival, which took place in Ancona (Italy) from may 16th to May 19th 2019.

>> Read a complete report about the exhibit, the workshop and the first talk of the project

>> Read the reportage “Questa lampada non si spegnerà mai – ed è un problema by Riccardo Coluccini on Vice.com

>> Read the reportage “Ivrea. La vita nella fabbrica dei mattoni rossi ricomincia da oggetti per spiegare il mondo” by Rita Cola on La Sentinella del Canavese

Datapoiesis at art+b=love(?) Festival

Datapoiesis on stage: from the left, Alberto Zambolina (ICONA), Salvatore Iaconesi (HER/AOS), Elena Zambolin (ICONA), Fiorenza Lipparini (PlusValue);

Datapoiesis is supported by:

The Datapoiesis project is made with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, in its programme Bando ORA! Produzioni di Cultura Contemporanea. Visit ora.compagniadisanpaolo.it

The partners of the Datapoiesis project