In order to continue our exploration of environmental issues, Ms. Scapolan’s Environmental Systems and Society class will take part in this year’s Festival for the Earth, which will take place in Venice on December 3rd and 4th.
The Festival, in its 3rd edition, is an international meeting that lasts two days and presents to its wide range of attendants various possibilities for transformation, reflection and alternative models that address environmental issues. The Festival will include participation by prestigious associations and international guests, such as HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Mr. Youba Sokona,
UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Vice-Chair, Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners Nigel Trapper, who contributed to the IPCC study, and Daniel Fagin.
The Festival for the Earth was conceived by the artist Maria Rebecca Ballestra as an art project for social transformation that aims to instigate creativeness directed at positive transformation processes in science, humanities, economy, ecology and art.
The conference’s location is alternating between Venice and the Principality of Monaco, two cities that are already linked by strong historical ties, two symbolic places where the relationship between “water” and land (characterized by its scarcity) has shaped both the minds of their citizens and their history.