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.



The president Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari carried out a last inspection to verify the last details of the work "Totem of Peace" put as a redevelopment of the courtyard of the oratory of FMA "Mother Mazzarello" in Torre Annunziata.
Welcomed by Sister Marianna and Sister Angela, they had the opportunity to place the "Totem of Peace" by Mario Molinari and to define the criteria for the intervention of the sugnizzi "Peace Carriers" hut on the side panels of the work itself.

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Totem of peace" of Molinari symbol of refugees and human rights. Together with the "Euromed Award", the winner of the 2017 edition - the "International Band" association - a copy of the "Totem of Peace", which represents migrants from all over the world, has been consigned. President Capasso recalled the monumental work present in the port of Naples and inaugurated on March 21, 2015 with the visit of Pope Francis. Big party to the winner by the leaders of the national networks of the FAL of Spain, France, Mauritania and other countries, of prof. Caterina Arcidiacono and Giusy Nicolini (former mayor of Lampedusa and member of the Euromed Award jury).

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Apostolos Katsifaras, President of the Dytiki Ellada Region and President of the CPMR- Intermediterranean Commission, welcomed the proposal by President Michele Capasso and members of the Scientific Committee of the Museum of Peace - MAMT to build a branch office of the Museum in Patras and Olympia.
Katsifaras expressed beautiful words about the Museum, defining it as "A unique place, a set of emotions that nourish the different identities of the Mediterranean" and assured its maximum willingness to ensure that his region can enjoy this unique opportunity by also realizing the monumental work of the "Totem of Peace" by sculptor Mario Molinari: the proposed site is the port of Patras.

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Guy Escoplé, regional counselor of the Occitania region, accepted the proposal of the President Michele Capasso and members of the scientific committee of the Museum of Peace - MAMT to create a branch of the Museum in this region with the realization of the monumental work "Totem of Peace" "By Mario Molinari.
Escoplé viewed some of the emotional videos of the Museum and expressed appreciation for this place full of visions and positivity.

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