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.

(M. MOLINARI)

 

 

Breeders from the Southern Regions of Italy protested in front of the Totem for Peace by Molinari during its inauguration at Pescasseroli.
Thanks to the action of President Michele Capasso, the breeders were named "Peacekeepers", so they could stop their protest thanking the Fondazione Mediterraneo for the opportunity received.

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On the 29th of September 2010 at 12.00 at the Rotonda Santa Lucia in Pescasseroli the Totem for Peace, the work by the sculptor Mario Molinari that the Fondazione Mediterraneo is spreading all over the world establishing the “Cities for Peace” network, was unveiled. 

The monumental work was inaugurated in the heart of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise, at the presence of delegates from European Countries participating at Europarc 2010.

The Totem in Pescasseroli was the last monumental work realized in the National Parks of Cilento, Vesuvio and Abruzzo Lazio and Molise.

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo, in cooperation with the United Nations, the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, the European Union, the “Anna Lindh” Foundation, the World Organization for Migrations and more international bodies is building in 200 towns of 165 countries of the World the “Totem for Peace” by the sculptor Mario Molinari. The cities implementing this initiative are part of the network “CITIES FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD”.

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A citizen delegation from the Cilento area and S. Maria di Castellabate partecipated in the unveiling of the Totem for Peace in San Sebastiano al Vesuvio.

The group, led by the President of the Leucosia Association, Giovanni Farace, attended the "symbolic handover” of the Totem for Peace from the President of the Cilento Park Amilcare Troiano and the mayor of Rutino Michele Voria to the President of the Vesuvio Park Ugo Leone and the mayor of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio Giuseppe Capasso, and, by then, to the mayor of Pescasseroli Nunzio Finamore, where the work will be unveiled on the 29th of September 2010.

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The Totem of Peace by Mario Molinari symbol for the Cilento and Vallo di Diano, Vesuvio and Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Parks.

On the 18th of September the Totem of Peace by the Turin sculptor Mario Molinari was handed “symbolically" from the President of the Cilento Park Amilcare Troiano and the mayor of Rutino Michele Voria to the President of the Vesuvio Park Ugo Leone and the mayor of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio Giuseppe Capasso during a solemn ceremony in the Council Room of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio

On this occasion, the unveiling of the monumental work Totem of Peace took place in San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, placed on a 40 ton molten rock in front of the Municipality Hall.

Symbolically, the Totem of Peace was given to the mayor of Pescasseroli Nunzio Finamore, where the work will be unveiled on the 29th of September in the presence of delegates from many countries participating in Europarc 2010.

On this occasion the ceremony for the Mediterranean Award "Raffaele Capasso" for Legality to the memory of Angelo Vassallo, mayor of Pollica brutally murdered on the 5th of September, took place and the award was given to the deputy-mayor Stefano Pisani.

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