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.

The sail represents the travel, the sea. Our Sea which has been the cradle of civilisation, not only theatre of clashes and battles among peoples but also theatre of exchanges of goods and knowledge. A sea, celebrated in the myth, where Ulysses got lost, wandering in his desperate research of a way back. The sail tainted in red, at dawn and sunset, at leaving and return, following the constant rhythm of the Universe.




After the opening ceremony wich took place at the Ossario di Forno, the Tricolored Totem for Peace by sculptor Mario Molinari, 7 meters high, has been placed on the Terrace of the Municipality of Coazze.

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The Tricolored Totem for Peace by Molinari was inaugurated in Coazze on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unity and the celebrations for the Martyrs of the Resistance.

The Tricolored Totem for Peace was inaugurated at the presence of the President of the Committee for the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unity Giuliano Amato and the President of the Committee for the Ossario di Coazze Piero Fassino.
"It was a touching moment - said President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso - for the celebrationsof the Martyrs of the Resistance, but also for the opening of the Tricolored Totem for Peace: artwork by sculptor Mario Molinari, who was born in Coazze and who in 1961, on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Italian Unity, realized the monumental work Forno di Coazze".


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On the occasion of the inaugural opening in Forno di Coazze of the Tricolored Totem for Pace by sculptor Mario Molinari, the President of the Committee for the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unity Giuliano Amato and the President of the Committee for the Ossario di Coazze Piero Fassino were nominated "Peace-keepers".

"It is with deep emotion that I give to my friends Amato and Fassino - said President Capasso - this award consisting of two slabs made of Vesuvius rocks: a place where my father, Mayor of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, was one of the architect of the Moti di via Medina, expression of the Resistance in Naples. The commitment of all of us must befor freedom and against all forms of violence and abuse".



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