Totem for Peace
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The Fondazione Mediterraneo – an international non-profit Organisation of Social Utility (Onlus) created in 1994 by Michele Capasso with specialists and internationally recognised scholars on the Euro-Mediterranean area, politicians of international organisations and diplomats involved in peace-building – realised important initiatives in favour of peace and shared development: among these, the creation in Naples of the “Maison de la Paix – Casa Universale delle Culture”. Many Countries and international organisations such as the United Nations, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, the League of Arab States, the International Organisation for Migrations, the “Anna Lindh” Euro-Mediterranean Foundation joined this project.
The “Totem for Peace”, artwork by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari, is the symbol of the “Maison de la Paix – Casa Universale delle Culture” and it represents Peace in the World and, especially, in the Greater Mediterranean: the aim of the Fondazione Mediterraneo is to spread this universal symbol to constitute the network of the “Cities for Peace in the World”.
The sculptor Mario Molinari was a famous artist, sensitive to peace and dialogue among cultures, as it is witnessed in his works and life.
The cultural project "Totem for Peace" is carried out around the world by Michele Capasso: since 1990 he voted his life to the creation of a dialogue as an instrument for the resolution of conflicts, combining his internationally experience in social and intercultural fields with his professional carreer as architect and engineer.
31 May 2012
The Awards Ceremony for the “2012 Mediterranean Award for Institutions” was held on Thursday 31 May 2012, at 3:30 pm, at the NUNZIATELLA MILITARY ACADEMY.
On that occasion, the monumental work, “Totem for Peace” by sculptor Mario Molinari was placed in front of the Main Hall of the School
The Commander of the School, Colonel Bernardo Barbarotto, spoke at the ceremony expressing his personal appreciation for this initiative. The Academy considered it an honour to receive such a coveted award.
Michele Capasso, President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, dedicated the award to all the students attending the ceremony, reminding them of its ethical value at this moment in time.
Pia Molinari, board member of the Fondazione and director of the project “Totem for Peace” also attended the ceremony, together with Vittorio di Pace, senior member of the former pupils of the Nunziatella Academy and member of the Fondazione, and Claudio Azzolini, director of institutional relations for the Fondazione Mediterraneo.The students of the 222nd course, dressed in ceremonial uniform for the occasion, paid tribute to the “Totem for Peace” together with the former pupils led by Giuseppe Catenacci.