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.



Students of the Institute of Higher Education "Europa Unita" of Chivasso visited the section of the Museum of Peace - MAMT dedicated to Mario Molinari, the sculptor of color who created a monumental work in the square of Chivasso.
Students and teachers have retraced the life and works of the Turin sculptor: the "House-Museum" of Turin, the monumental works, the emotional videos, the “Totem for Peace”.
The conclusion of the visit was the choir "We want to live in color", before the Totem for Peace.

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The participants in World Water Day visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT and, in particular, the Totem for Peace and the section dedicated to Mario Molinari, a sculptor of color.
The speakers prof. András Szöllősi-Nagy, Dr. Michela Miletto and prof. Lucio Ubertini expressed admiration for the sculptor of color.

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Representatives of the Fiji Islands visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT expressing appreciation for this unique initiative.
Welcomed by President Capasso, it was agreed to host the Fiji Islands at the Museum with emotional videos and other illustrative material.

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