Fondazione Santagata collaborated with the Musei Reali di Torino to create an engagement programme for the exhibition “Focus on Future” with the purpose of amplifying the scope of the project and the reach of its message.

Context

The “Focus on Future” exhibition – featuring 200 photographs by international photographers – showcases the values of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, taking the viewers on a journey through the fragility of our planet, from Iraq to Poland, from Svalbard to the Amazon.

The exhibition was held at the Musei Reali di Torino from October 21, 2022, to February 19, 2023.

Objectives

Fondazione Santagata contributed to the development of a public program of collateral activities to promote the exhibition and amplify its crucial message.

Work Phases

To enrich the public program, a series of conferences on the challenges of sustainable development took place from November 2022 to January 2023.

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022 – 5:30 pm
    Sara Segantin, writer and scientific communicator, Geo – Rai3
    Educating for a climate of peace is the most difficult and important challenge of our time. Why are culture and information essential in the fight against the climate crisis? What is the relationship between wars and pollution? During the meeting, we will try to map out a path to navigate the difficult climate and social labyrinth of today.
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2022 – 5:30 pm
    Manuela Manera, linguist and author of the book “The Changing Language”
    The term ‘inclusive language’ refers to the attention given to constructing communication in a way that avoids asymmetries and stereotypes regarding people. How does inclusive language work, and why is it necessary today? Isn’t there anything else more important to focus on? Starting from these questions, the meeting proposes a reflection on the importance of linguistic choices to strengthen a culture of respect and equality among people.
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023 – 5:30 pm
    Marco Tavani, President of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF)
    “As a child, I was afraid of the sky”: this admission is the essence of a life devoted to astrophysics. The Principal Investigator of the AGILE space mission of the Italian Space Agency and a researcher with extensive international experience, will talk to us about the sky, the great repository of knowledge yet to be known and interpreted: about the sky as a gateway to the civilization of the near future.

Commissioned by

Musei Reali di Torino