Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Aware Migrants

Aware migrants” is an initiative that has been launched since July 2016, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Interior. Through this tool, the political will would be to raise the awareness of migrants to the difficulties they will face if they decide to leave their country.

The website  "info" page, lists the ways of entering in different European countries. If one can doubt the adequacy of such a website - considering the distress and the violence that lead families to leave their homes - its capacity to awaken the populations of Western countries, unarmed spectators vis-a-vis the media, in an increasingly and alarming passivity, must be highlighted.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

UN Library Talk - Geneva - Palais des Nations

A UN Library Talk 
The Role of the Arts and Cultural Institutions in the Contemporary World
Conference and launch of the book PARTICIPATION

Mr. Adam Szymczyk, Mr. Charles Beer, Mr. Barthélémy Toguo, Mrs. Adelina von Fürstenberg, Prof. Danilo Santos De Miranda

Friday 21 October 2016, 18:00 to 20:00 pm
UN Geneva
Palais des Nations, Avenue de la Paix, Geneva
Building A, 3rd Floor, Room 12
Welcome by Francesco Pisano, Chief, United Nations Office at Geneva Library
Opening by Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Introduction/ Moderation by Adelina von Fürstenberg, Director, ART for the World
Charles Beer, President of Pro Helvetia and  Former President of the State Council of the Canton of Geneva/ Head of Public Education, Culture and Sport, Switzerland
Danilo Santos de Miranda, Regional Director of SESC, São Paulo, Brazil
Adam Szymczyk, Artistic Director of documenta 14, 2017, Athens, Greece/ Kassel, Germany
Barthélémy Toguo, Artist and Founder of Bandjoun Station Project, Cameroon

In The Role of the Arts and Cultural Institutions in the Contemporary World, the founder of ART for The World, Adelina von Fürstenberg moderates a panel discussion of four distinguished speakers, each representing a unique perspective on the concept of participation in the arts; taking views from politics and patronage, economics and education as well the power of the arts and the individual initiative, Art and Culture will be explored as a pillar of sustainability in our contemporary world.