The special Prize dedicated to Art and Sustainability is part of the 16th International Arte Laguna Prize.
The prize is promoted and created in collaboration with the support of NaturaSì with Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and for this year it is realized.
Submission of works, products and art projects which enhance the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce) in the context of preserving biodiversity as a strategy to use the resources of nature in a sustainable way. The prize is realized with the support of EcorNaturaSì and Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
Taking care of the Earth, but also of all the living beings that inhabit it: this is the vision that has accompanied NaturaSì for over 30 years, the main company active in the organic sector with 500 shops throughout Italy and 300 agricultural suppliers. That the planet is suffering, and its resources are threatened, is now an irrefutable fact. However, the Earth has always supported humanity with infinite, natural generosity and now this role belongs to man who with intelligence, conscience, technique and art can choose to defend the Earth.
This is why NaturaSì promotes organic and biodynamic agriculture with its activities and supports numerous projects aimed at contrasting waste from various points of view: food waste, the reduction of packaging, the reuse of bags and bottles for the purchase of bulk products, the reuse of clothing. All these actions represent a useful gesture to safeguard the environment.
With the Ars Special Prize, NaturaSì rewards projects that, with the universal artistic language, are able to convey the values of biodiversity, respect for the environment, care for the Earth and those who have chosen to create new forms of art by bringing seeds of beauty, creativity and harmony to a constantly threatened ecosystem.
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).