Fumettibrutti signs the manifesto of the Popular Digital Festival

23 Sep 2022


In Turin the first edition from 7 to 9 October 2022: three days of meetings, debates and performances
to celebrate new digital languages as a form of popular culture

The programme is online at festivaldigitalepopolare.it, bookings open, free admission

It is Josephine Yole Signorelli, in art Fumettibrutti – one of the best authors on the Italian comics scene – to create the poster for the first Popular Digital Festival, thanks to her collaboration with Etna Comics. Born in Catania in 1991, she has won the admiration of the public and the acclaim of comic and, more generally, literary critics with texts and drawings that tell her and her generation’s stories in an original and unsettling way.

In the poster created for the Festival, we see a female figure leaning against the Mole Antonelliana, Turin’s symbolic monument, holding a smartphone and a virtual reality visor. Her gaze, however, is turned towards us, almost inquisitive. The green colour of the background tells of fluidity, the sense of blending: yellow and blue are in fact the colours of the city, which together create green.

“We are proud that a sensitive and innovative artist like Yole has presented us with this manifesto,” commented Francesco Di Costanzo, President of the Fondazione Italia Digitale. “Identity, culture, rights, digital within everyone’s reach are the basis of the work of the Foundation and the Festival, because digital is popular when it is truly understood by all and represents progress for all. This is the Festival’s challenge and having such a talented author at our side to tell it is a prerequisite for success’.”.

The author

Josephine Yole Signorelli, a.k.a. Fumettibrutti, published for Feltrinelli Comics the trilogy Romanzo esplicito (2018), P. La mia adolescenza trans (2019) and Anestesia (2020) She also participated in the anthology Post Pink. An Anthology of Feminist Comics (2019) and edited Dirty and Now (2020). His works have won several awards, including the Micheluzzi Prize for Best First Work at Napoli Comicon, the Cecchetto Prize for Best Emerging Talent at the Treviso Comic Book Festival, and the Gran Guinigi as Best Newcomer at Lucca Comics & Games.


The first Italian event dedicated to digital culture and policy, organised by the Fondazione Italia Digitale, is scheduled to take place in Turin from 7 to 9 October 2022 (La Centrale in Nuvola Lavazza and Cap10100). Info and programme are available on the website festivaldigitalepopolare.it and on the Foundation’s social channels. Free entrance, booking recommended via the website.

The event provides credits for journalists, information on formazionegiornalisti.it

Among the guests

Claudio Marchisio, La Rappresentante di Lista, Giorgio Chiellini, Makkox, Sara Gama, Cristiana Capotondi, Francesco Giorgino, Roberto Giacobbo, Santo Versace, Mario Calabresi, Agnese Pini, Luca Argentero, Paolo Ruffini, Samuel dj set.

The Partners

Under the patronage of the Municipality of Turin, MITD Ministry for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition, Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces, Anci Piemonte, Ordine dei Giornalisti del Piemonte, Consulta Innovazione Anci Piemonte

Main partners pagoPA, Amazon Web Services, Meta, Google, Next Code Academy, Municipia

Founders PA Social Association, PerCorso Association, Nuova Comunicazione, DataMagazine, L’Eco della Stampa, Istituto Piepoli, Lievito Consulting, Open Comunicazione, Mediaddress

Partners CSI Piemonte, Affidea, Arci Torino, Best Western, Bird, Campus Biomedico, Canva, Colossus, Confimi Industria Piemonte, Corvallis, Etna Comics, Flixbus, Grandi Stazioni Retail, HT&T Consulting, INWIT, Karma Metrix, Link, Nuovi Sogni, Onda, Osservatorio Digitale, Papalini, Sicurtransport, Synesthesia, Takeda, TikTok, TOP-IX, Torelli – Hanzo, Torino Wireless, UTOPIA, Valmora, VOI

Organisational and communication support To Be Events, Mate Agency

The Festival supports 1Caffé