Global Campus of Human Rights Magazine is a promotional publication with the intent to make the various activities of the Global Campus of Human Rights better known to our partners and the public at large. In order to increase the visibility of our activities in Italy, and in particular in Venice and the Region of Veneto, we publish our Magazine in both English and Italian.
It is structured in the following sections:
Press Office Interviews with donors, partners and speakers of the online Global Campus of Human Rights Conversations;
Updates on News & Events of the Global Campus of Human Rights at local and international level;
Main Campaigns to raise awareness of our impact and attract more supporters.
Global Campus of Human Rights Magazine è una pubblicazione promozionale il cui intento è far conoscere meglio ai nostri partner e al grande pubblico le varie attività del Global Campus of Human Rights. Al fine di aumentare la visibilità delle nostre attività in Italia, ed in particolare a Venezia e nella Regione Veneto, la Rivista viene pubblicata sia in inglese che in italiano.
E' strutturata come segue:
Press Office Interviews con sostenitori, partner e alcuni fra i partecipanti alla Global Campus of Human Rights Conversation;
Aggiornamenti riguardanti News & Eventi del Global Campus of Human Rights, sul piano locale e internazionale;
Le principali Campagne per sensibilizzare il pubblico sul nostro impatto e attirare più sostenitori.
Browsing Global Campus of Human Rights Magazine by Author "Della Vedova, Benedetto"
(Global Campus of Human Rights, 2021-08)
Nowak, Manfred; Aquino, Elisa; Ballarin, Giulia; Esposito, Isotta; Della Vedova, Benedetto; Molinari, Luca; Danziger, Nick; Vanmechelen, Koen; Ursich, Emma
We are living in a period of severe global crises, but also at a time
of transformation. Scientists have been telling us for decades - and
politicians slowly seem to be starting to grasp the concept that
global warming will make our planet uninhabitable if we do not take
swift and decisive action to address the root causes of our global
environmental crisis, including the deliberate destruction of our
rainforests, the emission of greenhouse gases that contribute to
accelerated climate change, and a rapid loss of biodiversity etc. The
COVID-19 Pandemic has contributed to strengthening our belief
and opening even the eyes of the most sceptical politicians that
we can no longer leave the solution of our global problems simply
to market forces, as was the mantra of neoliberal economists and
politicians for almost half a century. Most people realise today that
we need robust and well-functioning democratic states, regions
and cities with accountable politicians willing to take responsibility
for protecting our human rights to life, health and a sustainable
environment as well as the same rights for our children and future
generations, if necessary against powerful business interests.
Since the voices of human rights defenders and academics are
usually not loud enough and often overheard by politicians and
business corporations, human rights need to join forces with the
arts in order to reach out to a broader public. I do not know any place
which would be better suited to combining the arts with human rights
as Venice! For 1,600 years, Venice has established itself as one of
the most fascinating cities of arts in the world. Wherever you walk in
Venice, you see, feel and breathe the beauty of arts: in architecture,
sculptures, paintings, music and many other forms.
With the Global Campus of Human Rights, Venice also hosts the
Headquarters of the largest institution worldwide in the field of human
rights education. As Senator Orietta Vanin and others advocate, the
City of Venice should declare itself as an official human rights city,
and the Global Campus stands ready to support it on this journey.
Koen Vanmechelen and Nick Danziger are two world famous
artists with whom we have been cooperating for many years, with
the common aim of bringing human rights closer to photography,
cinema, the fine arts, architecture and action-related applied arts.
The annual Summer School on Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy,
which Nick has been organising together with Claudia Modonesi
for many years, in cooperation with the Venice Film Festival, is a big
success and has empowered generations of participants to express their human rights messages by means of documentaries or feature
films. In addition to donating his well-known sculpture of Collective
Memory to the Global Campus , a sculpture that catches the eye
of every visitor when entering our cloister, Koen Vanmechelen
has organised Cosmocafés in many parts of the world, where we
discussed human rights-related topics from an artistic perspective.
The ultimate aim of all these events is to create a Human Rights
Pavilion for the future Art Biennale. I fully agree with Nick and Koen
that we need to join forces with like-minded artists and policy makers
to use empty spaces and transfer Venice into a city of human rights
We recently signed a Partnership Agreement with the Fondazione
Venezia and started a close cooperation with the magnificent and
innovative M9 Museum in Mestre, directed by Luca Molinari. This
is a multi-media museum about the development of the Italian
people, life and culture throughout the 20th century, full of human
rights related aspects. I am sure that the Global Campus and our
students will both benefit from this partnership but also contribute
to enriching the human rights approach of this remarkable museum.
We also would like to strengthen our cooperation with the Human
Safety Net of the Generali Group to assist them in their aim of
transforming Venice into a “world capital of sustainability”, as
Emma Ursich explained. By renovating and opening the magnificent
Procuratie Vecchie at St Mark’s Square to the public for the first
time after almost five centuries, new and vibrant spaces will be
made available for debates that could centre around the arts, human
rights and the future path of Venice transforming from a UNESCO
supported, but fragile World Cultural Heritage threatened by global
warming and the rise of the sea level, towards a sustainable human
rights city. As the Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Development Cooperation, Benedetto Della Vedova, so eloquently
said: “Venice is the most ancient city of the future”! With the recent
decision of the Italian Government to deny cruise ships as from 1
August 2021 any passage through the city, an important first step
towards the future has been taken, away from mass tourism towards
a city, where native Venetian citizens, artists, students, academics
and intellectuals feel home and inspired again. The Global Campus
of Human Rights is happy to become one of the drivers for this