Maison de la Paix || Casa Universale delle Culture (EN)


The Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture is a place strongly representative, in which will convey the knowledge of the different identities and cultures, structuring permanently initiatives aimed at the spreading of peace, necessary for the shared development.

The Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture (MdP) is a project conceived by Michele Capasso, approved by many Countries and international organizations. It is an architecture that keeps the memory of many Peace activities which created history, often more than the wars, but it is – above all – a space "to build” Peace.

The architectonical complex has an important symbolic worth: it represents the Countries of the World engaged in the Peace process and the Countries victim of the conflicts.

Proposed by the Fondazione Mediterraneo with the Maison des Alliances – together with the main adherent organizations, such as the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, the League of Arab States, the "Anna Lindh" Euro-Mediterranean Foundation and others, the MdP represents a referent point for all the ones who dedicate their lives to peace.

The symbol of the MdP is the "Totem for Peace", an artwork by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari which the Fondazione Mediterraneo is promoting all around the world, creating the network of the "Cities for Peace".

The first seat of the MdP was inaugurated on the 14th of June 2010 (Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture) in the historical building of the Grand Hotel de Londres in Naples.

The action of the Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture aims at improving the main activities of the "Universal Forum of Cultures" in: Barcelona (2004), Monterrey (2007), Valparaiso (2010) and Naples (2013).

The Maison de la Paix performs most of the initiatives jointly with the Maison de la Méditerranée.


On the occasion of the celebration of the "52nd WORLD DAY OF PEACE", the Holy Father Francis sent a message on the theme "Good politics is at the service of peace".
The president of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella sent a message.
On the same theme, the president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso expressed his message for the new year.

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The "Predrag Matvejevic" meeting on the subject of the Mediterranean took place during the "Welcome" event promoted by "Infiniti Mondi".
Giacomo Scotti, Tommaso Di Francesco, Francesco Soverina, Massimiliano Amato and Michele Capasso intervened.
Capasso recalling the thirty-year friendship with Matvejevic’, with whom he founded the Fondazione Mediterraneo.
On this occasion the book "Diary of a War" published by the Fondazione Mediterraneo has been commented and dedicated a poem to the great intellectual who died on 2 February 2017.

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At the end of a meeting dedicated to the late Predrag Matvejevic', Giacomo Scotti with Michele Capasso dedicates a poem to the fraternal friend.
On this occasion Michele Capasso recalls the quarter of a century spent with the "brother Predrag": with whom he constituted, thirty years ago, the Fondazione Mediterraneo.

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