The special Prize dedicated to Art and Sustainability is part of the 13th International Arte Laguna Prize.
The prize is promoted and created in collaboration with Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and for this year it is realized with the support of Corepla (National Consortium for the Collection and Recycling of Plastic packages).
To participate, it is required the presentation of works, products and art projects including design, photography, video art and performance, etc. which enhance plastic and plastic packagings as part of the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).
The jurors of this special prize will be:
– Igor Zanti art curator and head of the Arte Laguna Prize jury
– one or more representatives of Corepla
– one representative of Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile
Corepla (National Consortium for the Collection and Recycling of Plastic packages)
Corepla is the national consortium for the collection, recycling and recovery of plastic packages, established in accordance with law decree 22/97 and currently regulated by Law Decree 152/06.
With approximately 2.600 member companies belonging to the plastic packaging supply chain (producers of plastic material, producers of plastic packaging, users who self-produce their packaging, companies that recycle or recover plastic packaging waste), Corepla guarantees that the plastic packagings collected in 7,000 Italian Municipalities are recycled and recovered with efficiency, effectiveness and economy.
Communication is part of the Consortium’s institutional aims, which is committed to foster a culture of responsibility and civic engagement concerning the management of plastic packaging waste. For this purpose, the creation of the Special Prize represents a moment of further awareness, as well as an opportunity for Corepla to turn to an art capable of enhancing the properties, energy and intelligence of plastic, stimulating the creation of networks and opportunities among artists, businesses, territories and citizens.
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Since 2010 Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, through the Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile program, has been promoting sustainability, including it as a perspective within all the University’s activities.
Every year Ca’ Foscari is committed to encourage actions and behaviors that reduce the impact of the university on the environment and natural resources, and to promote community welfare, social equity and economic development.
Moreover, the Venetian University creates engagement projects for internal stakeholders and for the entire community, involving diverse subjects – local, national and international – in order to promote the dissemination of a model of sustainable development, through the exchange of best practices and the union of different scientific and operational skills.
Since 2013 Ca’ Foscari develops the theme of Art and Sustainability, working with national and international institutions for the realization of projects that emphasize the connection between sustainability and art. Among these is the Arte Laguna Prize which, through art, aims to raise awareness within the local and international community to the issues of sustainability, specifically enhancing the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce) with a focus on the recovery and valorization of plastic.