We collect data
to produce quality information useful to the community.
A public and open repository, enriched and updated daily.
We created the openpolis foundation to put all of this in
the hands of the community, institutions, journalists
and researchers, as well as political and civic activists.
We intend it as a collective, independent and non profit journey.
We live in the era of
Every aspect of life is transformed into data
Every aspect of life is transformed by data
The way this data is produced, stored, analyzed, interpreted and used determines in a decisive way our consumptions, the news, as well as our jobs, incomes, safety, relations, affections, rights and liberties.
The fields of action expand, the possibilities to intervene multiply.
Everything moves at such a speed that it becomes impossible to control the direction, know what is happening and how.
We are the source of data.
As individuals and as a collectivity, we are the ones producing data.
Therefore in some ways we are the data.
And the same time, this data is ours.
We follow the entire data-chain
We extract data from different sources
Gathering it into a single infrastructure
We connect the data, and update it
We analyze and monitor social and political phenomena
We produce and distribute articles and investigations
We foster democratic and civic participation
We are interested in critical thinking and non orthodox observations.
More than anything we need to meet people, share competencies, mix experiences, plan future journeys and weave new communities together.
We see technology and data as digital commons.
The promoters Vittorio Alvino, Guglielmo Celata, Ettore Di Cesare, Vincenzo Smaldore continue the 10 year long journey of the openpolis Association, by bringing along its heritage of projects and collected data. The openpolis foundation is the continuation of this journey.
The other founders are:
EtiPublica, Fondazione per il Cambiamento, Gran Sasso Science Institute e Matteo Fago..