Who we are

QI, rich in culture and leading innovative practices, is an indoor space of 1 000 sqm and a large garden. It first opened in 2013 and at its core is to help the city by aiding in the construction of the ecological and digital metropolis, implementing new models of sustainable development and experimenting with the most advanced form of art which is the byproduct of a stable relationship with the urban sphere. 

QI is a captivating space set on helping various socio-economic and design-based projects working towards a new urban ecological outlook. QI’s support is linked towards any effort which aims to improve the cultural and the ecological way of life of the city, generating a new economic eco- sustainable output. The thought behind QI was to transform a neglected corner of the city, yet instrumental and central, into a true asset for the future intelligent, inclusive and sustainable city. QI is the place where one can experiment with the various factors influencing ecological sustainability: working with citizens, helped by institutions, revealing a new cultural and technological environment, moved by the issue of recycling and of climate change, as well as the sharing economy, and defending the contemporary artistic wealth.


Located at the foot of San Martino hill, the gateway to the historic centre, the Montesanto district is very well serviced by many means of transport: less than a kilometre away there is the intersection between the Metropolitana, the Cumaná railway, the cable railway, and a few hundred metres away the new Line 1 with its Art stations. Nowadays thousands of people cross this space, coming from all over the region, to go to work, or to school, or to go shopping.

In this district rich in human and social diversity, with a continuous buzzing of activity around the market, with students and professors, with artisans and leisure activities, is situated QI.

A haven is hidden away between a grand monumental staircase and a curtain made of a few buildings, delimitating the edge of the neighbourhood. In this secret garden of sorts, can be found an old unused glove factory, remains of a traditional Neapolitan manufacturing enterprise. QI is here, where one can observe popular culture and customs mingle with people of various backgrounds and ethnicity, meeting each other as an incessant flow of goods and people pass through it daily. QI hidden around a forgotten corner, yet still at the centre of it all, is peaceful with its nearly 1 000 square metres of covered spaces and a wonderful garden. A promoter of ideas and of a convergence of people; the core values are ecological, cultural, inclusive.


Associazione Montesanto 3 is a non-profit organisation founded in 2013 which aims to educate, to offer formative opportunities, to inform and to promote certain events and values. In particular in the best interest of its citizens and of its associations, the Association Montesanto 3 promotes and protects the development and the implementation of projects aimed at raising community awareness on any form of ecological sustainability. 

adriana rispoli

Adriana Rispoli

Adriana Rispoli è una curatrice indipendente e storica dell'arte i cui interessi sono principalmente focalizzati sull'arte nello spazio pubblico, in progetti artistici site-specific e sulle tematiche green. Appassionata di linguaggi trasversali della cultura contemporanea sviluppa per Quartiere Intelligente progetti multidisciplinari ed immateriali dalla performance alla videoarte all’arte partecipativa. Dottoranda in metodi e metodologie della ricerca storico artistica con tesi in arte e sostenibilità presso l'università degli Studi di Salerno. Ha collaborato per la curatela di mostre e di progetti interdisciplinari con numerose istituzioni italiane ed internazionali tra cui Biennale di Venezia, Museo Madre, Real Bosco e Museo di Copodimonte, Fondazione Morra, Museo Pignatellli | Casa della Fotografia, Parco Archeologico di Paestum, Certosa di San Giacomo Capri, Palazzo Incontro Roma, Palazzo Ducale di Massa Carrara, Museo Ovartaci, Aahrus Danimarca, Palazzo Italia Belgrado, Serbia, MSU Museo d’Arte contemporanea di Zagabria, Croazia, Zoma Museum Addis Abeba, Etiopia, PiSt Istanbul, Town House Il Cairo, CCA Tel Aviv, State Museum Salonicco.