Tatiana Mazali

Associate Professor (L. 240)
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST)

  • Academic Advisor Bachelor's / Master's degree programme in Cinema and Media Engineering
  • Permanent member Equality Committee


Research interests

Cinema immersivo
Creatività digitale
Cultural and creative industries
Digital arts
Digital creativity
Digital media
Digital work
Industria 4.0
Industrie creative e culturali
Industry 4.0
Lavoro digitale
Media digitali


Tatiana Mazali is a sociologist interested in communication and media studies, at Politecnico di Torino. She has been teaching since 2004 at Cinema and Media Engineering. She was visiting researcher at the IN3-Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (UOC, Spain) and at the i-DAT Digital Art & Technology of the University of Plymouth (UK). His research topics include: languages and aesthetics of digital media, creative and cultural industries (and professions) (ICC), contemporary transformations of work. Since 2016 she has been studying the new industrial paradigm "Industry 4.0". Since 2007 she has co-directed the platform for digital creativity Officine Sintetiche. She is the author of numerous articles in national and international journals, four books (with translations in French, English and Japanese). She is a member of the editorial board of the international journal "WOLG-Work Organization, Labor and Globalization"

Scientific branch

GSPS-06/A - Sociology of Cultural and Communication Processes
(Area 0014 - Political and social sciences)

Research topics

  • Digital creativity, languages and aesthetics. Study and analysis of digital media languages applied to cultural and creative production, in some domains: digital arts, digital cultural heritage, immersive cinema.
  • Digital culture and work transformations. Socio-cultural analysis of the impacts of digital innovation on production and work processes (some empirical research conducted: Digital Workers, digital creativity professionals, Lagrange fellowship; Industry 4.0 - 2016, 2018, 2020).


ERC sectors

SH3_11 - Communication and information, networks, media
SH5_13 - Computational Modelling and Digitisation in the Cultural Sphere
SH5_8 - Cultural studies, cultural identities and memories, cultural heritage
SH3_12 - Digital social research
SH3_13 - Science and technology studies
SH5_4 - Visual and performing arts, film, design and architecture


Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Open badges

Awards and Honors

  • Staff Mobility Teaching Programm Erasmus+ conferred by European Commission (2017)


  • Advisory Board member - ICOM Italia - International Council of museums / gruppo di lavoro su ”Diritto d'autore, copyright e licenze libere per la cultura, Italia (2020-)
  • Advisory Board member - IMT Atlantique / ITII Pays de la Loire, Francia (2019-)
  • Steering Committe member - Sociology of Communications and Media Research Network / European Sociological Association-ESA, Francia (2017-)
  • Effective member - Associazione Italiana di Sociologia (AIS) / sezione PIC (Processi e istituzioni culturali), Italia (2010-)

Editorial boards

  • WORK ORGANISATION, LABOUR & GLOBALISATION (2019-), Scientific Committee member
  • @ DIGITCULT (2016-), Director
  • MEDIASCAPES JOURNAL (2012-2015), Editorial board member


  • 15th Conference of the European Sociological Association “SOCIOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGES FOR ALTERNATIVE FUTURES” (31/8/2021-3/9/2021), Program committee
  • 6th World Conference on MEDIA & MASS COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE (MEDCOM) (17/6/2021-19/6/2021), Program committee
  • 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association “Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging” (20/8/2019-23/8/2019), Program committee
  • Decent work, equity and inclusion (5/10/2017-7/10/2017), Program committee

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Incarico di insegnamento (art.1 comma 10 L. 230/05), presso Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO (1/9/2009-30/4/2012)
  • Ricercatore a t.d. (art.1 comma 14 L. 230/05), presso Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO (4/5/2009-3/5/2012)


Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO

Collegi of the degree programmes



MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Master of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Bachelor of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Teaching and training projects

Projects funded by commercial contracts

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Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

Projects funded by commercial contracts


Publications by type

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