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Futurehere inaugurates through FESTIVAL + SUMMIT PROGRAMME in florence, italy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 2019 - Leading an antidisciplinary, borderless approach towards open innovation, new platform - FutureHere, works with multilateral stakeholders; takes on a pioneering role in incubating international projects at the intersection of art, science and technology; inaugurates through a weeklong festival programme in Florence, Italy, from 7 to 13 June 2019.

A summit will take place on 11 June at Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, themed 'Renaissance Futures: A Hyperimaginative Vision' in celebration of inventive ingenuity and progressive humanism of the 21st Century that will shape the future for good.

The summit programme will focus on communicating 3 SDGS (sustainable develop goals) to inspire and mobilise civil accountability and participation in social projects and initiatives:
GOAL 9 - INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
GOAL 10 - REDUCED INEQUALITIES
GOAL 17 - PARTNERSHIPS TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS

Partners of the initiative include One Young World, StartupItalia, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, START by Serge Tiroche, The International Arts and Culture (TIAC) Group and Academy, TheArtMBA, and SocialBoost’s 1991 Civic Centre – a technological innovation engine supported by the government of Ukraine.

The stellar lineup of speakers of artists, entrepreneurs and academics include:

  • Linda Falcone, Director, Advancing Women Artists Foundation

  • Taline Temizian, Transhumanist Artist

  • Alessandra Tempesti, Curator, Lottozero

  • Scott Breton, Artist; CoFounder TIAC Group

  • David Casalini, Founder & CEO, StartupItalia

  • Kuang-Yi Ku, Bioartist, Social Designer and Former Dentist

  • Miguel Mayher, Founder, TheArtMBA

  • Angelo Paratico, Author-Publisher-Historian

  • Michel Platnic, Multimedia Artist

  • Nicola Verlato, Artist

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 2019 - LEADING AN ANTIDISCIPLINARY, BORDERLESS APPROACH TOWARDS OPEN INNOVATION, NEW PLATFORM - FUTUREHERE, WORKS WITH MULTILATERAL STAKEHOLDERS; TAKES ON A PIONEERING ROLE IN INCUBATING INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; INAUGURATES THROUGH A WEEKLONG SUMMIT PROGRAM IN FLORENCE, ITALY, FROM 7 TO 13 JUNE 2019 AS A TRIBUTE TO 'LEONARDO DA VINCI 500'. THE THEME IS 'FUTURO DEL RINASCIMENTO/ RENAISSANCE FUTURES' in celebration of inventive ingenuity of the 21st century that will shape the future for good.

“WE OBSERVED A TREND IN THE EMERGENCE OF ART-TECH BUSINESSES AND PROJECTS, A GAP IN ART-TECH KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AND THE LACK OF LONG-TERM ENGAGEMENT FOR SOCIAL IMPACT. FUTUREHERE HAS BEEN CONCEIVED TO ADDRESS AFOREMENTIONED ISSUES AND TO REBALANCE HUMANITY IN THE DEEP TECHNOLOGICAL AGE," SHARES FUTUREHERE FOUNDER, VERONICA NEO.

PARTNERS OF THE INITIATIVE INCLUDE ONE YOUNG WORLD, START BY SERGE TIROCHE, THE INTERNATIONAL ARTS AND CULTURE (TIAC) GROUP AND ACADEMY, THEARTMBA, AND SOCIALBOOST’S 1991 CIVIC CENTRE – A TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION ENGINE SUPPORTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE.

“TECHNOLOGY IS A PALLET FOR ARTISTS TO EXPAND THEIR PRACTICE AND MAKE IT MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS. IT IS ALSO A MEANS TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY, AUTHENTICITY AND PROVENANCE. IT WILL IMPACT EVERY ASPECT OF ART PRODUCTION AND TRADE. FUTUREHERE WILL SPEED UP THE ADOPTION PROCESS AND SHARING BEST-IN-CLASS INNOVATIONS,” SHARES ART COLLECTOR AND FUND MANAGER, SERGE TIROCHE.

“IN A PERIOD WHERE THE DIZZYING TECHNOLOGY RACE TALKS ABOUT REPLACING OR AUGMENTING HUMANS, IT IS TIME FOR THINKERS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHERS AND ARTISTS TO JOIN THEIR FORCE TOGETHER IN ORDER TO CREATE A FUTURE WHERE TECHNOLOGY WILL FOCUS ON SERVING HUMAN BEINGS AND NOT HUMAN BEING SERVING TECHNOLOGY. "PROGRESS" MUST INCLUDE SOCIAL JUSTICE, SUSTAINABILITY AND HUMANIST VALUES,” COMMENTS ARTIST MICHEL PLATNIC.

FUTUREHERE WELCOMES THE PARTICIPATION OF INSTITUTIONS – CORPORATES, GOVERNMENTS AND NGOS, AND INDIVIDUALS - PHILOSOPHERS, WRITERS, SCIENTISTS, MATHEMATICIANS, SOCIOLOGISTS, ANTHROPOLOGISTS, ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, PROGRAMMERS AND ARTISTS TO RE-IMAGINE AND CO-CREATE OUR SHARED FUTURE.

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