HOW TO BE PART OF REBIRTH-DAY

What will be your action for change?
What will be your action for the Rebirth-day 2016?
21 December 2016: Worldwide Day of Change to celebrate the Rebirth.
Join the worldwide day of change with your action.

 


Think of a collective action to celebrate the Rebirth-day.
We can all participate, with personal or group initiatives featuring proposals, actions and activities consistent with the process of responsible social change.
The Rebirth-day project is low-impact, sustainable and sensitive to environmental issues; it promotes a development model appropriate to a practice of containment and it uses the free collaboration of individuals and communities throughout the world.
Participation in the Rebirth-day represents a personal commitment to the process of change.
We have the extraordinary opportunity to joyfully and eagerly create our future destiny together: we can participate, with whatever form of expression (performance, music, flash-mob, installations, meetings, food events…) in creating a great common artwork.

"On the occasion of the 2016 Rebirth-day, I suggest we should adopt a word on which to develop an understanding aiming at containing as much as possible the huge social dysfunction pervading the whole world.
The word I propose is: respect."
Michelangelo Pistoletto

How to participate:

Propose actions, activities and interventions that celebrate the change, the renovation, more sustainable social relations and different relations between human beings and nature Inspired by rebirth—starting, for instance, from the sign/symbol of the Third Paradise, which can be presented in different forms in different languages and materials or take inspiration from events realized in 2012, 2013, 2014 and in 2015.

Upload your action in the "activities"section on this website: login or register

Request the official logo by writing to rebirth-day@cittadellarte.it

Document and share your interventions, actions and activities also on Facebook and Youtube.

Spread the invitation: tell your friends and acquaintances about it.

Happy Rebirth-day... 2016!

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The "Rebirth" for the United Nations' 70th Anniversary
Organized by: UNOG, UNECE, Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in Geneva, Cittadellarte, Art for the
In collaboration with: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, State and City of Geneva, CERN, Fondation pour Genève, International School of Geneva
Where: CH / Switzerland / Geneva
When: 2015-10-24
The "Rebirth", a sculpture by Michelangelo Pistoletto for the United Nations' 70th anniversary, at Ariana Park - Palais des Nations, Geneva
GOALS: For the 70th anniversary of the United Nations the "Rebirth" is in the sign of a new beginning.
The Rebirth Symbol embodies the purpose and mission of the UN: finding a balance between diverging ideas, creating a new world of harmony through a dialogue of opposites, inspiring alternative ways of governance and politics, and promoting inclusive and sustainable development.
The Palais des Nations, home of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), opens its doors to the public on Saturday, 24 October 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.

A highlight of the day is the inauguration, at twelve noon in the United Nations Park, of a new work of art by renowned Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto.
The sculpture "Rebirth" based on the infinity symbol, is composed of 193 stones representing the United Nations’ current Member States.
The ceremony will see the participation of Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, and representatives from all the Member States and the civil society.

For the 70th anniversary of the United Nations the "Rebirth" is in the sign of a new beginning. The Rebirth Symbol embodies the purpose and mission of the UN: finding a balance between diverging ideas, creating a new world of harmony through a dialogue of opposites, inspiring alternative ways of governance and politics, and promoting inclusive and sustainable development.

For 70 years the United Nations have been committed to facing the challenges related to the development of a constantly changing globalized world in the most effective ways, remaining faithful to their ideas and principles. Hence the idea of using a symbol of “rebirth” to convey the intention of starting a new journey for peace, human rights and well being.

A Symbol for the UN’s 70th Anniversary: a news start
The symbol, elaborated by Michelangelo Pistoletto, represents the “rebirth” of society, a new world in which a dialogue between the opposites is fostered, and balance and harmony are reached.
It stems from a reconfiguration of the mathematical symbol of infinity. In this instance, three circles are drawn: the two opposite circles represent the world of nature and the world of technology, developed by humans through a process that has now reached global proportions; the middle circle is the conjunction of the two and represents the generative womb of a new world, the “rebirth”. This new world is the ideal place where technology and nature meet in harmony, and it is reached through the efforts of humans working together to bridge differences, find sustainable development, promote peace and create dialogue.

The installation "Rebirth" will be permanently positioned in the Ariana Park at the Palais des Nations to represent all the UN Member States and will mark an important and symbolic moment of rebirth of the Palace and of what it represents for global diplomacy, peace and development.

193 stones representing the 193 Member States of the United Nations.
The sculpture is made of 193 stones, representing the UN Member States. The stones, coming from the various different countries, have been selected for their natural characteristics and vary, depending on their provenance, in appearance and colour.
Each stone carries the name of the country it represents engraved.
Michelangelo Pistoletto has relied on the Apuan workshop Laboratori Artistici Nicoli to gather the 193 varieties of marbles, granites, onyxes composing his 55 metres installation.

The work realized by Michelangelo Pistoletto has been donated through the mediation of the Italian Government; a few Ambassadors from the five regions of the United Nations will be promoting the diffusion of its message throughout the world.

The organizers
The project is an initiative of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in Geneva.
It is being organized by Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto and Art for the World.

The partners
Partners in the event are: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, State and City of Geneva, CERN, Fondation pour Genève, International School of Geneva, and private sponsors.

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