Inspired by the Manifesto’s first thesis “a relationship with the earth also includes responsibilities and duties”, Maria Rebbecca Ballestra and the video-artist Luca Coclite have investigate the role of politics in the global interconnected world of today.
Can we still consider politics just a system of administration and organisation of society, as expression of one country or another’s national interests? Or can we imagine a new political approach, able to discuss the interests of man as a species to preserve its continuity and safety?
Since the Swiss Confederation has a long history of neutrality and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world, for this reason was the perfect place to start a discussion about our planet as a common good of the human being.
Ballestra and Coclite have realised a series of interviews to artists and politicians, looking for a dialogue to build for a new social model for the future.
A special thanks to Mr Martin Dahinden, Director General -Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA – Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC and Mr Hans-Peter Egler – Head Trade Promotion – Federal Department of Economic Affairs FDEA- State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO who have granted interview and to Mr Thomas Kalau and to his Platform for Contemporary Art , Kalart, for all the support who gave to the project.
Thanks also to all those who follow and support Journey into Fragility
See you at the next step!
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