Festival for the Earth brings together experts and activists, open to public

Artists Ryuichi Sakamoto and Giuseppe La Spada. Photo: Facebook Festival for the Earth
Artists Ryuichi Sakamoto and Giuseppe La Spada. Photo: Facebook Festival for the Earth

The Oceanographic Museum will host the second edition of the Festival for the Earth, an international conference free to the public on November 9 and 10.

After a successful first edition held at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, the 2017 Festival for the Earth will be held in partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and benefit from global contributions by environmental scientists and economists, green entrepreneurs, as well as from communications specialists committed to increasing general awareness on climate change issues.

Pulitzer Prize winner Kenneth Weiss will give the keynote speech on Altered Oceans and Professor Carlo Carraro, an Environmental Economics specialist at Ca’ Foscari University and member of the Bureau of the Nobel Laureate Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, will explain the size of investments necessary to govern the transition to a low carbon economy.

As part of her vision to find achievable models for responsible living, Festival of the Earth Founder and Curator Maria Rebecca Ballestra includes in this edition art-based projects for social transformation on the subject of water, which will show a video message from award-winning Japanese musician and artist Ryuichi Sakamoto, and an interactive water installation by Italy’s Giuseppe La Spada.

Other artistic contributions include a projection of the short film “Amazonia” written by UK eco-poet Mario Petrucci and the documentary “Iriria: Nina Tierra” by Carmelo Camilli of Italy, both of which will be presented during a special event organised by the associatiohn Dante Alighieri Monaco.

The conference starts at 11 am on Thursday. For more on free ticket information and speakers bio, visit Festival of the Earth’s website.


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