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)

 

On the occasion of the "Napoli Porto Aperto" event, the "Totem of Peace" (Molinari sculptor) with the urn of the Unknown Migrant becomes the symbol of the refugees who launch an appeal against the closure of ports, for a reception and integration policy of all those escaping from wars.
The "Totem of Peace" - which the Fondazione Mediterraneo is spreading all over the world - increasingly represents refugees, the weak, the poor and those who are victims of injustice and illegality.
In particular, the monumental work carried out in front of the Maritime Station of the Port of Naples - donated to the Coast Guard Corps on the occasion of the 150th anniversary - contains the relics of the Unknown Migrant, brought by the officers of the Coast Guard of Lampedusa the March 21, 2015 in the presence of Pope Francis.

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On the occasion of the 26th Anti-Mafia Summit and the 6th Summit on the Mediterranean, the "Totem for Peace" (Molinari - sculptor) becomes the symbol of the struggle against the Mafia.
The main exponents of the “Lotta alla Mafia” in Italy gathered around the monumental work: from magistrates Catello Maresca and Cesare Sirignano to parliamentarians Lumia, Aiello and Giarrusso; from the commander ROS general Pasquale Angelosanto to Giuseppe Antoci; from the journalists Dania Mondini and Francesco Borrelli to presidents Michele Capasso and Salvatore Calleri.

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On the occasion of the European day and the 69th anniversary of the declaration of Robert Schuman (9 May 1950 - 9 May 2019) the Fondazione Mediterraneo, the Circolo  Città Unite of Abruzzo, the Torino Group 8 April, the Union of European journalists and communicators and the MANN Foundation organized the conference on "The United States of Europe for a Mediterranean of Peace": preparatory event for the WORLD PEACE FORUM that the Fondazione Mediterraneo is carrying out during this year 2019.
The conference took place at the G. B: Vico European Classical High School and was attended by a Belgian delegation and the students of the Olvhemelvart College of Belgium.
On this occasion, President Capasso presented the section Mario Molinari of the Museum of Peace – MAMT and the Totem of Peace.
Among the interventions the prefect of Chieti Giacomo Barbato.

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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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