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.



Michel Vauzelle, a great "Mediterraneanist", former Minister of Justice, Mayor of Arles and President of the PACA Region - Côte d' Azur, French parliamentarian and Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, paid homage in the Museum of Peace - MAMT to Mario Molinari's work, and looks forward to creating "emotions of colour" in his city, Arles, with the exhibition of Molinari and the realization of the following events.

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The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso - accompanied by Emanuele Cabras and Daniele Cocco of the association "Open Med" - met the councillor to the City Council of Cagliari Francesca Ghira and the lawyer. Francesco Lilliu of the metropolitan city to which he proposed the involvement of the Municipality of Cagliari in the project "THE SARDEGNA OF THE EMOTIONS" which, among other things, provides for the construction of the monumental work "Totem of Peace" by the sculptor Molinari dedicated to routes and routes.
On this occasion the video on the Museum of Peace - MAMT was presented.

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The "Totem for Peace" of Mario Molinari - which the Fondazione Mediterraneo is spreading throughout the world - becomes the symbol of "young people in colour": of all those who wish to abandon the greyness of life and devote themselves to real values that find creativity as a fundamental pillar.
The monumental work of the Turin artist will soon be realized in Tirana.

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Students of the "Mario Perrone" Institute of Higher Education in Castellaneta visited the monumental work "Totem of Peace" by the sculptor Molinari, expressing their appreciation for the initiative of "We want to live in colour".
The councillor of the Campania Region for youth policy Serena Angioli attended the meeting.

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The Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Don Ángel Fernández Artime, with representatives of the Salesian Family - from the Magnificent Rector of the Salesian Pontifical University Don Mauro Mantovani to the Inspector IME Don Pasquale Cristiani to the Daughters of Maria Ausiliatrice- gathered around the "Totem of Peace" by sculptor Mario Molinari: The symbol that the Fondazione Mediterraneo is spreading throughout the world.
On this occasion the Rector Major paid homage to the monumental work, symbol of migrants and solidarity.

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