The Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (DGAAP) is proud to announce the call “periferiA Intelligente” (Intelligent Peripheries) for projects promoting experimentation and innovation in contemporary creativity as a tool for regenerating peripheral or dysfunctional urban areas using artificial intelligence technologies.



The call is open to not for profit public or private subjects operating in the sector of new technologies, eventually in association with others working to promote and valorise contemporary creativity and urban renewal, in collaboration with artists, designers, architects or creative professionals in the technology sector.
The programme focuses on the requalification of peripheral or dysfunctional areas using artificial intelligence technologies to understand the needs of communities and design creative alternative adaptive solutions. The involvement of artists and qualified creatives is essential to the realisation of a cultural project that on the one hand absorbs creativity within processes of automatic learning and, on the other hand, produces output capable of interfacing in an original, innovative and user-sensitive manner, contributing to the development of new models for quality living.  

The project must be translated into a concrete action for a specific urban area in the territories of 14 metropolitan cities in Italy, constituting an exemplary model to be exported to other contexts.  
The DGAAP will provide a total of 50 thousand Euro to finance the project. 
Anyone interested in participating must register online at: no later that 12:00 noon (CET) on 14 September 2018.


Anyone interested in participating must register online at: beginning on 22 June 2018. Submissions can be forwarded following completion of the registration procedure, including all requested documents, and must be received no later that 12:00 noon (CET) on 14 September 2018.

For more information about the call, questions may be forwarded to the following email address:, no later than 12:00 noon on 16 July 2018.

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