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We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement.

70.8 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide - 41.3 million of them are displaced in their countries of origin; 25.9 million of them are refugees; while 3.5 million of them are asylum seekers - according to the UNHCR in 2018 - and these figures are increasing day by day.

The above data does not take into account the representation of us who are not only physically but also mentally displaced. We are not just referring to social or labour force participation rates at the international, national or state level but even more so - simply, how much we show up in our daily lives and how well we relate to people and our planet.

FutureHere aims not only to raise critical questions but also to find answers to the most important issues of our time. We do so by connecting all stakeholders, agents and actors across various background, culture and geography to inspire collective, collaborative action for People and Planet through Art - the democratiser and harbinger of communication. 

In our digital age, Emoji are changing the way we communicate. If emoji in relation to image in relation to art is something akin to a language even more so than a lexicon, why can’t we all agree on a singular interpretation of a work of art like Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa?

It is because art is multidimensional and everyone’s perspectives may be valid or invalid to different extents - depending on various factors. Yes, we are suggesting that the kindergarten child may have as much believability weight as an art historian, a politician, or a policymaker when it comes to certain topics. Therefore, we resonate with the UN SDGs’ universality and the call to leave no one behind - not the vulnerable,  not the marginalised, and especially not the children – to engage and elevate them at the top of our agenda in view of the 2030 Agenda as a roadmap to a world in which all human beings live free and equal in dignity and rights. 


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INAUGURAL #FUTUREHERESUMMIT on 11th June AT BIBLIOTECA MEDICEA LAURENZIANA, Firenze
Theme - Renaissance Futures: A hyperimaginative vision

AN #ARTFORGLOBALGOALS #ARTFORSDGS championing INITIATIVE WITH A FOCUS ON 3 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS:

GOAL 9 - INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities

GOAL 17 - PARTNERSHIPs TO ACHIEVE THE GOals

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Tiziana Chiappelli,   Academic and Researcher  Session time: 09:15 GMT/UTC+2  Tiziana is an adjunct professor at the Department of Science of Education of the University of Florence, is part of the research team of the UNESCO Chair on "Human Development and Peace Culture" coordinated by prof. Paolo Orefice.  Her research focuses on inclusion processes of minorities from a gender perspective, with particular attention to intercultural and inclusive education, international migration and bottom up democratic movements. She combines theoretical and field research in Italy and in various European and non-European countries, particularly in North Africa and Latin America (such as Tunisia, Morocco, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay). She has published various essays on her research topics with specific attention to the processes of educational inclusion and the role of women as agents of socio-cultural transformation.  She is engaged in her association "Progetto Arcobaleno" of Florence as activist for human rights, in particular social rights of minorities, intercultural education and communication, advocacy and community building.

Tiziana Chiappelli,

Academic and Researcher

Session time: 09:15 GMT/UTC+2

Tiziana is an adjunct professor at the Department of Science of Education of the University of Florence, is part of the research team of the UNESCO Chair on "Human Development and Peace Culture" coordinated by prof. Paolo Orefice.

Her research focuses on inclusion processes of minorities from a gender perspective, with particular attention to intercultural and inclusive education, international migration and bottom up democratic movements. She combines theoretical and field research in Italy and in various European and non-European countries, particularly in North Africa and Latin America (such as Tunisia, Morocco, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay). She has published various essays on her research topics with specific attention to the processes of educational inclusion and the role of women as agents of socio-cultural transformation.

She is engaged in her association "Progetto Arcobaleno" of Florence as activist for human rights, in particular social rights of minorities, intercultural education and communication, advocacy and community building.

Isabel Pérez Dobarro   Pianist; UN Focal, SDSN Youth  Session time: 16:30 GMT/UTC+2  Isabel Pérez Dobarro has appeared in solo recitals and chamber music concerts at venues including the Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Rachmaninoff Hall at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and Sala Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli in Bolzano, Italy.  She has taught masterclasses within NYU and has also given lectures and speeches at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, United Nations General Assembly, European Parliament within the European Arts Forum, Columbia University, Carnegie Hall, and Casina Pio IV at the Vatican. In addition, Isabel leads the project SDSN-Youth Arts Twenty Thirty which combines arts with sustainability in the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Isabel is also part of the UNWTO Honorary Committee for the Conference “The Way of Saint James and the SDGs,” along with their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, the Prince of Liechtenstein, among others  She has also a background in Law Studies and has completed courses in U.S Law and Methodologies courses at NYU SPS. She is currently a graduate in International Relations at Harvard University.

Isabel Pérez Dobarro

Pianist; UN Focal, SDSN Youth

Session time: 16:30 GMT/UTC+2

Isabel Pérez Dobarro has appeared in solo recitals and chamber music concerts at venues including the Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Rachmaninoff Hall at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and Sala Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli in Bolzano, Italy.

She has taught masterclasses within NYU and has also given lectures and speeches at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, United Nations General Assembly, European Parliament within the European Arts Forum, Columbia University, Carnegie Hall, and Casina Pio IV at the Vatican. In addition, Isabel leads the project SDSN-Youth Arts Twenty Thirty which combines arts with sustainability in the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Isabel is also part of the UNWTO Honorary Committee for the Conference “The Way of Saint James and the SDGs,” along with their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, the Prince of Liechtenstein, among others

She has also a background in Law Studies and has completed courses in U.S Law and Methodologies courses at NYU SPS. She is currently a graduate in International Relations at Harvard University.


Linda Falcone   Director, Advancing Women Artists Foundation  Session time: 09:30 GMT/UTC+2  Linda Falcon e  is director of the Advancing Women Artists Foundation in Italy. She is co-author with Jane Fortune of  Art by Women in Florence: A Guide through Five Hundred Years  and When the World Answered: Florence, Women Artists and the 1966 Flood.  She is also author of   two nonfiction books,  Italians Dance and I’m a Wallflower  and  If They Are Roses: The Italian Way   with Words , as well as the novel  Moving Days . Editor of  Santa Croce in Pink: Untold Stories of Women and their Monuments  and  Chaplin and Costa: Rediscovering Expat Women Painters in Tuscany , she has also co-authored several documentaries on women artists including  Félicie de Fauveau: A French Sculptor in Florence during the Grand Tour . She is also a lecturer of Italian Culture, Art History and Travel Writing for various American university programs in Florence.  In addition to appearing in  When the World Answered , Falcone has appeared in several for-television documentaries including BBC2’s  The Story of Women and Art  and the Emmy-winning PBS documentary  Invisible Women Forgotten Artists of Florence , for which she was a production consultant. Falcone has written a language and culture column for  The Florentine , Tuscany’s English-language newspaper, since its founding in 2005.

Linda Falcone

Director, Advancing Women Artists Foundation

Session time: 09:30 GMT/UTC+2

Linda Falcone is director of the Advancing Women Artists Foundation in Italy. She is co-author with Jane Fortune of Art by Women in Florence: A Guide through Five Hundred Years andWhen the World Answered: Florence, Women Artists and the 1966 Flood. She is also author of two nonfiction books, Italians Dance and I’m a Wallflower and If They Are Roses: The Italian Way with Words, as well as the novel Moving Days. Editor of Santa Croce in Pink: Untold Stories of Women and their Monuments and Chaplin and Costa: Rediscovering Expat Women Painters in Tuscany, she has also co-authored several documentaries on women artists including Félicie de Fauveau: A French Sculptor in Florence during the Grand Tour. She is also a lecturer of Italian Culture, Art History and Travel Writing for various American university programs in Florence.

In addition to appearing in When the World Answered, Falcone has appeared in several for-television documentaries including BBC2’s The Story of Women and Art and the Emmy-winning PBS documentary Invisible Women Forgotten Artists of Florence, for which she was a production consultant. Falcone has written a language and culture column for The Florentine, Tuscany’s English-language newspaper, since its founding in 2005.

Taline Temizian   Artist   Youtube live  session time 14:30 GMT/UTC+2  Taline Temizian(b. 1978, Fresno, USA), Armenian, London-based artist and transhumanist, works with multiple media using systems, and processes to explore the interplay between personal narrative, MEMORY and cultural history through science, technology, art and poetry.  Temizian’s practice explores trauma and mental health from the psychological and neuroscientific perspective. It is characterized by a wide range of influences, from painting, performance to contemporary medical imagery and code.  With Science baccalaureate and digital design background, performance and fine art, she also holds a degree in Literature & Linguistics sciences, Other studies in Visual communication and design, coding and other digital disciplines. Her work is featured on multiple platforms and project spaces, collective museum shows as well as collaborations.  Taline’s work is held internationally in private and public collections.

Taline Temizian

Artist

Youtube live session time 14:30 GMT/UTC+2

Taline Temizian(b. 1978, Fresno, USA), Armenian, London-based artist and transhumanist, works with multiple media using systems, and processes to explore the interplay between personal narrative, MEMORY and cultural history through science, technology, art and poetry.

Temizian’s practice explores trauma and mental health from the psychological and neuroscientific perspective. It is characterized by a wide range of influences, from painting, performance to contemporary medical imagery and code.

With Science baccalaureate and digital design background, performance and fine art, she also holds a degree in Literature & Linguistics sciences, Other studies in Visual communication and design, coding and other digital disciplines. Her work is featured on multiple platforms and project spaces, collective museum shows as well as collaborations.

Taline’s work is held internationally in private and public collections.

Alessandra Tempesti   Curator, Lottozero  Session time: 15:30 GMT/ UTC+2  Alessandra Tempesti (1979, Florence; lives in Prato) graduated from the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy at the University of Florence. From 2007 to 2011 she worked in the Educational Department of the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina in Florence. In parallel, she developed her own artistic research in the field of sound art, with the moniker Gea Brown she has exhibited at festivals of experimental music and cultural spaces related to contemporary art.  Since 2015 she has been working at Lottozero, center for textile design, art and culture based in Prato, as curator for artists residencies and contemporary art projects.

Alessandra Tempesti

Curator, Lottozero

Session time: 15:30 GMT/ UTC+2

Alessandra Tempesti (1979, Florence; lives in Prato) graduated from the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy at the University of Florence. From 2007 to 2011 she worked in the Educational Department of the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina in Florence. In parallel, she developed her own artistic research in the field of sound art, with the moniker Gea Brown she has exhibited at festivals of experimental music and cultural spaces related to contemporary art.

Since 2015 she has been working at Lottozero, center for textile design, art and culture based in Prato, as curator for artists residencies and contemporary art projects.

Sueyfer Velásquez de la Torre   Social Media & Partnerships  Session time: 10:30 GMT/UTC+2  Sueyfer is an international business manager specialised in international relations and digital communication for international organisations. She supported the mission of the United Nations Agency for Telecommunications (ITU) by contributing to the social media campaign for the World Summit on Information Society 2018 (WSIS).  She is currently the Social Media and Partnerships Director at Horyou the Social Network for Social Good where she promotes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focusing on the potential of new technologies to have a positive impact on social inclusion by spreading the community's messages across the web to inspire the world to be an agent of change.

Sueyfer Velásquez de la Torre

Social Media & Partnerships

Session time: 10:30 GMT/UTC+2

Sueyfer is an international business manager specialised in international relations and digital communication for international organisations. She supported the mission of the United Nations Agency for Telecommunications (ITU) by contributing to the social media campaign for the World Summit on Information Society 2018 (WSIS).

She is currently the Social Media and Partnerships Director at Horyou the Social Network for Social Good where she promotes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focusing on the potential of new technologies to have a positive impact on social inclusion by spreading the community's messages across the web to inspire the world to be an agent of change.

Idan Abrahamson   Co-Founder, Nyado  Session time: 12:30 GMT/UTC+2  Idan Abrahamson is an Israeli singer, violist, producer and entrepreneur. In the last few years Idan has worked with different projects in Israel, USA and Europe. In January 2018 Idan renounced a scholarship from a Jazz school in New York and went to Kenya to start NYADO. In 2019 he will be releasing his debut EP.  __   NYADO  is a social production house, devoted to driving positive global action through music and visual arts. NYADO connects influential artists with changemakers, creating an expanding network of partners joining forces to amplify social impact.  Mission To Earth is NYADO's first production - a global anthem for sustainability - featuring Kenyan R&B artist Phy and Italian solar water purifier Watly. Coming out this summer, the Mission To Earth was lunched on May 4 2019 with a world preview and performance at the closing ceremony of the UN Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany. Watch the official trailer  here .

Idan Abrahamson

Co-Founder, Nyado

Session time: 12:30 GMT/UTC+2

Idan Abrahamson is an Israeli singer, violist, producer and entrepreneur. In the last few years Idan has worked with different projects in Israel, USA and Europe. In January 2018 Idan renounced a scholarship from a Jazz school in New York and went to Kenya to start NYADO. In 2019 he will be releasing his debut EP.

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NYADO is a social production house, devoted to driving positive global action through music and visual arts. NYADO connects influential artists with changemakers, creating an expanding network of partners joining forces to amplify social impact.

Mission To Earth is NYADO's first production - a global anthem for sustainability - featuring Kenyan R&B artist Phy and Italian solar water purifier Watly. Coming out this summer, the Mission To Earth was lunched on May 4 2019 with a world preview and performance at the closing ceremony of the UN Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany. Watch the official trailer here.


David Casalini   Founder and CEO  Session time: 10:00 GMT/UTC+2  Leading StartupItalia, the largest platform dedicated to the entire ecosystem of startups and innovation in Italy, Casalini worked in the US and in Italy for Dada and Buongiorno - startups listed on the Italian Stock Exchange - at the time when nobody talked about startups! - leading teams in web & mobile community development. Then, he joined the Condé Nast Group, as Director of web, mobile planning & development for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wired and Glamour personal shopper.  Casalini taught social media at the Polytechnic in Milan and Mobile Marketing at the Academy of Communication. He contributed to the launch of Maker Faire in Italy and was Counsellor for the Ministry of Public Administration on Open Government and Digital Citizenship issues. He is also an appointed Executive Board Member for Italia Startup, the Italian Innovation Ecosystem Association.

David Casalini

Founder and CEO

Session time: 10:00 GMT/UTC+2

Leading StartupItalia, the largest platform dedicated to the entire ecosystem of startups and innovation in Italy, Casalini worked in the US and in Italy for Dada and Buongiorno - startups listed on the Italian Stock Exchange - at the time when nobody talked about startups! - leading teams in web & mobile community development. Then, he joined the Condé Nast Group, as Director of web, mobile planning & development for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wired and Glamour personal shopper.

Casalini taught social media at the Polytechnic in Milan and Mobile Marketing at the Academy of Communication. He contributed to the launch of Maker Faire in Italy and was Counsellor for the Ministry of Public Administration on Open Government and Digital Citizenship issues. He is also an appointed Executive Board Member for Italia Startup, the Italian Innovation Ecosystem Association.

Kuang-Yi Ku   Former Dentist; Bio-Artist   Youtube live  session time: 15:00 GMT/UTC+2  Born and raised in Taipei; based in the Netherlands, Kuang-Yi graduated with triple masters in social design from Design Academy Eindhoven, dentistry from National Yang-Ming University and communication design from Shih Chien University. He co-founded TW BioArt to stimulate the fields of BioArt and Science+Art in Taiwan. His works often deal with human body, sexuality, interspecies interaction and medical technology, aiming to investigate the relationships among technology, individual and environment.  Kuang-Yi is a recipient of awards including the Gijs Bakker Award 2018, an annual prize for the most outstanding work at Master’s level in Design Academy Eindhoven for “Tiger Penis Project”, among other international accolades.

Kuang-Yi Ku

Former Dentist; Bio-Artist

Youtube live session time: 15:00 GMT/UTC+2

Born and raised in Taipei; based in the Netherlands, Kuang-Yi graduated with triple masters in social design from Design Academy Eindhoven, dentistry from National Yang-Ming University and communication design from Shih Chien University. He co-founded TW BioArt to stimulate the fields of BioArt and Science+Art in Taiwan. His works often deal with human body, sexuality, interspecies interaction and medical technology, aiming to investigate the relationships among technology, individual and environment.

Kuang-Yi is a recipient of awards including the Gijs Bakker Award 2018, an annual prize for the most outstanding work at Master’s level in Design Academy Eindhoven for “Tiger Penis Project”, among other international accolades.

Miguel Mayher   Artist; Entrepreneur   Youtube live  session time: 11:00 GMT/UTC+2  At Google, Miguel strikes partnerships ( Arts & Culture , Startups & Olympics teams) and teaches mindfulness around the world through their flagship program  Search Inside Yourself . Outside Google he is focused on writing essays (on how to balance being & doing at  Mayher.org ) and interviewing world class artists for the launch of  FineArtSummit.com  in the fall of 2019.  He is a  Global Economic Symposium  Young Fellow and  One Young World  ambassador. He graduated in Computer Engineering at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, majoring in Information Systems Applied to Business Management at Paris Dauphine University; and obtained his postgraduate in Fine Arts (oil-painting) at London’s Central Saint Martins.  Miguel started Internet entrepreneurial businesses, and in 2013 undertook an MBA at  INSEAD .

Miguel Mayher

Artist; Entrepreneur

Youtube live session time: 11:00 GMT/UTC+2

At Google, Miguel strikes partnerships (Arts & Culture, Startups & Olympics teams) and teaches mindfulness around the world through their flagship program Search Inside Yourself. Outside Google he is focused on writing essays (on how to balance being & doing at Mayher.org) and interviewing world class artists for the launch of FineArtSummit.com in the fall of 2019.

He is a Global Economic Symposium Young Fellow and One Young World ambassador. He graduated in Computer Engineering at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, majoring in Information Systems Applied to Business Management at Paris Dauphine University; and obtained his postgraduate in Fine Arts (oil-painting) at London’s Central Saint Martins.

Miguel started Internet entrepreneurial businesses, and in 2013 undertook an MBA at INSEAD.

Angelo Paratico   Author; Publisher; Historian  Session time: 11:30 GMT/UTC+2  Born in Turbigo, Italy, on 23 May 1955, Paratico spent 40 years in Asia, Hong Kong, working for the textile industry. He now lives in Verona, Italy.  Since 1978, Paratico wrote for several print publications and authored books in Italian and English. Recently he contributes to a blog on Corriere della Sera, titled “Our History” on exploration and science. Paratico also took over a publishing company, Gingko Edizioni, and is now publishing books - novels, history, essays in Italian. His latest book about Leonardo Da Vinci, first published in Hong Kong, is available in English and Italian.  Soon to be published in London is a title on Giuseppe Salvago Raggi, Italian Ambassador to Peking during the Siege of the diplomatic Legations in 1900.

Angelo Paratico

Author; Publisher; Historian

Session time: 11:30 GMT/UTC+2

Born in Turbigo, Italy, on 23 May 1955, Paratico spent 40 years in Asia, Hong Kong, working for the textile industry. He now lives in Verona, Italy.

Since 1978, Paratico wrote for several print publications and authored books in Italian and English. Recently he contributes to a blog on Corriere della Sera, titled “Our History” on exploration and science. Paratico also took over a publishing company, Gingko Edizioni, and is now publishing books - novels, history, essays in Italian. His latest book about Leonardo Da Vinci, first published in Hong Kong, is available in English and Italian.

Soon to be published in London is a title on Giuseppe Salvago Raggi, Italian Ambassador to Peking during the Siege of the diplomatic Legations in 1900.

Michel Platnic   Artist   Youtube live  session time: 14:00 GMT/UTC+2   Michel Platnic  (1970), born in France, obtained a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1994. He obtained several patents and authored many publications when he worked as an Engineer for more than a decade.  He moved to Israel at 28 and found his artistic voice in his new place of residence and went on to study theatre, performance, martial arts, and dance. Realizing his inclination towards the Fine Arts, Platnic graduated in 2010 with honors in Fine Arts from the Midrasha School of Art in Israel. That very year, he received the Shpilman Grant for Excellence in Photography and was selected by ST-ART, an incubator project for young artists. In 2017, Platnic completed the Art&Media “Meisterschüler” program of the Universität der Künste (post-M.A.) in Berlin.  Platnic's works have been exhibited in galleries, institutions and museums in many countries.

Michel Platnic

Artist

Youtube live session time: 14:00 GMT/UTC+2

Michel Platnic (1970), born in France, obtained a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1994. He obtained several patents and authored many publications when he worked as an Engineer for more than a decade.
He moved to Israel at 28 and found his artistic voice in his new place of residence and went on to study theatre, performance, martial arts, and dance. Realizing his inclination towards the Fine Arts, Platnic graduated in 2010 with honors in Fine Arts from the Midrasha School of Art in Israel. That very year, he received the Shpilman Grant for Excellence in Photography and was selected by ST-ART, an incubator project for young artists. In 2017, Platnic completed the Art&Media “Meisterschüler” program of the Universität der Künste (post-M.A.) in Berlin.

Platnic's works have been exhibited in galleries, institutions and museums in many countries.

Edoardo Segato   Co-Founder, Nyado  Session time: 12:30 GMT/UTC+2  Edoardo Segato is an Italian writer, singer and artist. He works in popular science, music production, theater and CSR. Passionate and active in the interactive and interdisciplinary use of arts and technologies as new social tools.  __   NYADO  is a social production house, devoted to driving positive global action through music and visual arts. NYADO connects influential artists with changemakers, creating an expanding network of partners joining forces to amplify social impact.  Mission To Earth is NYADO's first production - a global anthem for sustainability - featuring Kenyan R&B artist Phy and Italian solar water purifier Watly. Coming out this summer, the Mission To Earth was lunched on May 4 2019 with a world preview and performance at the closing ceremony of the UN Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany. Watch the official trailer  here .

Edoardo Segato

Co-Founder, Nyado

Session time: 12:30 GMT/UTC+2

Edoardo Segato is an Italian writer, singer and artist. He works in popular science, music production, theater and CSR. Passionate and active in the interactive and interdisciplinary use of arts and technologies as new social tools.

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NYADO is a social production house, devoted to driving positive global action through music and visual arts. NYADO connects influential artists with changemakers, creating an expanding network of partners joining forces to amplify social impact.

Mission To Earth is NYADO's first production - a global anthem for sustainability - featuring Kenyan R&B artist Phy and Italian solar water purifier Watly. Coming out this summer, the Mission To Earth was lunched on May 4 2019 with a world preview and performance at the closing ceremony of the UN Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany. Watch the official trailer here.


Scott Breton   Artist & Cofounder, TIAC Group  Session time: 16:00 GMT/UTC+2  Scott Breton is a figurative fine artist from Brisbane, Australia. He has a Bachelor of Science (Genetics) and originally planned to work in biotech. His art practise revolves around a fascination with the visual and humanist values of traditional figurative art, but is also inspired by a wonder and concern for how technology both alters our potentialities and informs us about the human experience that is far older. Scott uses a range of digital tools supplementary to traditional ones, including digital modelling and 3D printing.   To continue his work in fine art education, Scott was a cofounder of TIAC in 2016. ( www.TIACacademy.com )

Scott Breton

Artist & Cofounder, TIAC Group

Session time: 16:00 GMT/UTC+2

Scott Breton is a figurative fine artist from Brisbane, Australia. He has a Bachelor of Science (Genetics) and originally planned to work in biotech. His art practise revolves around a fascination with the visual and humanist values of traditional figurative art, but is also inspired by a wonder and concern for how technology both alters our potentialities and informs us about the human experience that is far older. Scott uses a range of digital tools supplementary to traditional ones, including digital modelling and 3D printing.


To continue his work in fine art education, Scott was a cofounder of TIAC in 2016. (www.TIACacademy.com)

Nicola Verlato   Artist  Session time: 16:00 GMT/UTC+2  Nicola Verlato was born in 1965 in Verona, Italy, he lives and work in Rome, after spending14 years in New York and Los Angeles.  Verlato is known for his socially engaged paintings and sculptures which uses the strength and ability of classic art to deeply emotionally involve the audience. He further empowers his images by implementing the classic art process with the use of three dimensional models obtained through 3D CGI programs.  His works are characterised by a constant reference to media culture and its narratives, implicitly putting painting at the top of myth making collective processes.  Verlato attempts to re-order hierarchically the whole media system by considering painting itself as the final converging place of all the possible narratives. His ultimate objective is to overcome the ideological fragmentary of post-modernity toward a possible new humanistic determination of our cultural environment.  His works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and resides in important public and private collections.

Nicola Verlato

Artist

Session time: 16:00 GMT/UTC+2

Nicola Verlato was born in 1965 in Verona, Italy, he lives and work in Rome, after spending14 years in New York and Los Angeles.

Verlato is known for his socially engaged paintings and sculptures which uses the strength and ability of classic art to deeply emotionally involve the audience. He further empowers his images by implementing the classic art process with the use of three dimensional models obtained through 3D CGI programs.

His works are characterised by a constant reference to media culture and its narratives, implicitly putting painting at the top of myth making collective processes.

Verlato attempts to re-order hierarchically the whole media system by considering painting itself as the final converging place of all the possible narratives. His ultimate objective is to overcome the ideological fragmentary of post-modernity toward a possible new humanistic determination of our cultural environment.

His works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and resides in important public and private collections.


SDGS 1-17 WELCOME NOTE ON Human development and peace Building with TIZIANA CHIAPELLI,

ACADEMIC, UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE; UNESCO RESEARCHER in human development and peace

DOWNLOAD THE ILLUSTRATION OF UNITED NATIONs’ 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (NOT FOR REUSE,

MODIFICATION NOR REPUBLICATION)

SDGs 10, 17 KEYNOTE 1 ‘Art by Women in Florence - Restoring Art and Reclaiming History’ WITH LINDA

FALCONE, DIRECTOR, ADVANCING WOMEN ARTISTS FOUNDATION DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION

SDGs 9, 17 KEYNOTE 2 ‘GAME CHANGERS: Building an Inclusive Future’ with David Casalini,

Founder & CEO StartupItalia DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION

SGDs 9, 10, 17 Social Network for Social Good Empowering Change Makers with Sueyfer Velásquez de

la Torre, SOCIAL MEDIA & Partnerships, Horyou

SDGS 3,4 WISDOM AND INTELLIGENCE TOOLS: BeYOND TRENDS in Art+Technology’ WITH MIGUEL MAYHER,

Founder, THEARTMBA DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION

SDGS 3,4, 17 Reigniting Classical Humanism with Angelo Paratico, Author-Publisher-Historian READ THE SPEECH

SDGs 1-17 WORLD PREVIEW OF MISSION TO EARTH by nyado with founders idan abrahamson and

edoardo segato

SDGS 3,4,9,10,17 TRANSCENDING PROGRAMMED thinking, the continua of an existence broken into labels WITH MICHEL

PLATNIC, ARTIST REQUEST FOR THE PRESENTATION

SDGs 3,4,9,10,17 THE ARTIST IS NO LONGER PRESENT WITH TALINE TEMIZIAN, ARTIST

SDGs 12,13,14,15 Challenging Medical Paradigms Through Art and Design with Kuang-Yi Ku, Bioartist

SDGs 3,4 ‘ RECONCILING THE MATERIAL AND IMMATERIAL - AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE’ WITH ALESSANDRA

TEMPESTI, CURATOR, LOTTOZERO REQUEST FOR THE PRESENTATION

SDGS 3,4 Freeing the angel from the marble - SCOTT BRETON, ARTIST & Cofounder, TIAC GROUP

AND NICOLA VERLATO, ARTIST

SDGS 1-17 Closing + Call to Action WITH Isabel Pérez Dobarro, PIANIST;

UN Focal Point, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative


With just over 10 years left, time is ticking but human rights and humanities-based approaches can help boost the attainment of SDGs and we must act now.


We can drive the world onto a just and sustainable path for people, planet and prosperity if everyone (governments, institutions and individuals) is able to think and act beyond silos to take part in collective decisions affecting our lives.

What better way to communicate across perceived geographical, political, economic differences and break down barriers than through art as a common language to inspire empathy, understanding and connectedness?