The Festival for the Earth
When: 12/03/2018 - 12/04/2018
An intense two days between art and science dedicated to a more sustainable future.
These are the main features of the third edition of The Festival for the Earth, which will take place on 3 and 4 December 2018 in Venice. The initiative is organized by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and MrB Art, in collaboration with Prince Albert II Foundation and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC).
The Festival will be opened by Prince Albert of Monaco and the Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Youba Sokona.
The opening ceremony, to be held in Aula Baratto at Ca’ Foscari University on 3 December at 10:30, will be followed by a speech by world-renowned climatologist Nigel Tapper on the importance of building cooler and healthier global cities as a means to adapt to climate change.
The programme features the screening of the documentary An inconvenient sequel by Al Gore, to which Nigel Tapper himself contributed, and Before the Flood, an important documentary film produced by National Geographic starring Leonardo Di Caprio, which will help understand the environmental issues we face today. The discussion on the documentary will be attended by Marco Cattaneo, director of the National Geographic Italia magazine.
Meteorologist Luca Mercalli, Goldman Prize winner Rossano Ercolini and Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Fagin will also take part in the Festival. Venice University Professors Carlo Barbante, Silvia Burini and Fabio Pranovi will attend conversations and presentations on the relationship between art and science. In addition to Ca’ Foscari University, the Festival includes meetings at the CFZ-Cultural Flow Zone (Zattere) library, Scientific Campus in Mestre, Natural History Museum of Venice, Ateneo Veneto and at the Botanical Garden of Padua.