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:
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
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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
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?