Since 2013 one successful area of activity has been that concerning Art&Sustainability, realizing projects that stress the link between sustainability and the world of Art, which has close ties to both the City of Venice and some of the University’s main areas of research.
The projects engage a variety of actors - students, artists, professors and researches, local and international community - and help increase awareness of global change issues and disseminate scientific knowledge, sharing solutions and research fields.
Ca' Foscari University of Venice, in partnership with the artists Ornella Ricca and Pietro Spagnoli, will realize the cultural project "EARTH - two words on the future" to increase awareness and the attention on topics related to the earth planet, by encouraging, through an artistic installation, a dialogue and a reflaction on the past, the present and the future of our Planet, with the involvement of the university community and the territory.
The project will include public events and workshops for students.
Ca' Foscari University of Venice, in partnership with ArtVerona, set up the Sustainable Art Prize, a prize regarding sustainable topics, for artists who are taking part to ArtVerona. The aims of the project is to promote the sustainable development themes, by fostering a greater awareness and encouraging the commitment of the artists in this direction, trought the use of art as a potential instrument of diffusion and divulgation of the major global challenges themes, in line with the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The winning artist will realise an artistic project in the Ca' Foscari University, during the autumn 2018, involving actively the university students.
The project Participatory art against sex trafficking is an idea of Sara De Vido and Caludia Irti, professors in the Economic Department of Ca' Foscari University, to inform and increase awareness among the students and the community about sex trafficking, the human trafficking for sexual exploitation purposes.
The project involves students, who will realize a performance-conference, that will take place on 16 may 2017 in Aula Magna Trentin, in Ca' Dolfin. Students will work together to create the performance and will actively take part with actors and international speakers.
From october 2016 to january 2017 the Ca' Foscari University of Venice realized the project “Fifteen percent – dialogue on disability in the world”, in partnership with the artist Christian Tasso and the cultural association Equality. This exhibition was meant to increase awareness on the rights of persons with disabilities and the importance of inclusion for a society sustainable development.
A photography exhibition was set up with photographs and video installations regarding the lives of people with disabilities from all over the world.
The project included public seminars and workshops for students.
“Dancing Solar Flowers” by Alexandre Dang was displayed in the Cortile Grande of Ca' Foscari University from 7 May until 22 November.
The project was developed in collaboration with the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and falls within the Sustainable Ca' Foscari program.
The artwork connects the scientific and artistic approach to encourage renewable energy knowledge and to increase awareness about sustainable problems and solutions. Alexandre Dang has developed a pedagogic aspect to his sustainable art, using it to educate young people about the potential of eco-friendly technologies with a focus on renewable energy.
The project connected some of the main research and teaching fields of Ca' Foscari and the students were actively involved in the communication and setting-up areas.
The Garbage Patch State project, realized in 2013 in the Ca' Foscari University headquarters, was a reflection and a provocation on the huge garbage patches in the oceans, that are growing every year. Maria Cristina Finucci the artist, realized a complex project, with an installation that has been displayed in Ca' Foscari main courtyard, during the 55° Biennale Arte.
The artist, in collaboration with Sustainable Ca' Foscari, decided to actively engaged students from Ca' Foscari University.