Meneghetti Award 2017 is presented in international universities. Each presentation is free and open to all, it is held by a teacher or by a delegate of the Foundation Antonio Meneghetti, who will illustrate the conditions for participation and a base of the concepts to develope in the research.
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15 February 2018
THE FUNCTION OF BEAUTY IN ART
Exibition of the finalist artists of the 1st MIAP edition
On 15 February, 2018, the exhibition of the finalists of the first edition of the Meneghetti International Art Prize (M.I.A.P) was inaugurated at the Museo del Segno e della Scrittura (Museum of Sign and Writing) in Turin. The exhibition, promoted by the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation, is curated by artistic director Ermanno Tedeschi and will continue till 21 March, to then move to the Medieval hamlet of Lizori next June. On this occasion, the M.I.A.P. jury, that includes artists, curators, museum directors and teachers, will announce the winners of the four sections of the prize: painting, sculpture, design and fashion.
The opening was attended by a numerous crowd, who could admire the collective exhibition of the selected finalists, both young talents and affirmed artists. The 37 selected finalists were chosen among 341 participants from Italy, Brasil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, India, Iran, Israel, Latvia, Malesia, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland. At the end of the inauguration ceremony, the 2nd edition of the prize was announced, which will be titled “Man and his art as life harmony” and will feature three sections: painting, sculpture and photography. The competition announcement for this new edition will be posted on 30 April, 2018 on www.antoniomeneghetti.ch.
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7 December 2017
LIZORI as a GLOCAL example: a peaceful and inclusive hamlet that promotes equitable quality education at every level.
Architects and engineers at LIZORI to talk of: know-how, the topicality of traditional architecture.
The initiative was promoted by the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation – Switzerland, and by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and International Laboratory of Landscape Research of the University of Perugia. The event received recognition by the Professional Orders of Engineers and of Architects of the Province of Perugia, by the Umbrian Professions Network, INTBAU Italy, the City of Campello sul Clitunno, the Order of Engineers Foundation, and by the G. Alessi Architecture Foundation of Umbria. Welcome greetings were provided by the mayor of Campello sul Clitunno Domizio Natali, who emphasised the modernity of past architecture and how Lizori is a splendid example of this. The presentation of the initiative was left to president of the Antonio Meneghetti Foundation (Switzerland) Pamela Bernabei, who in the last years has continued and supported the requalification processes at Lizori, place of the meeting, pearl of Umbria of rare beauty for the care profused.Works were introduced by professor Marco Filippucci of the Perugia Civil and Environmental Engineering Department who, along with architect Michela Meschini and engineer Elisa Bettollini, winners of the Foundation’s fellowships, have presented the researches performed at Campello and Lizori and a graduation thesis that will be discussed next at the Faculty of Engineering.
The centrality of the value of signs of the tradition was analysed in a confrontation at European level. The presence of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) was pivotal; endorsed by HRH the Prince of Wales, it deals with training and promotes traditions through architecture, town planning, applied arts and culture of the local areas. In Italy it is represented by Professor Giuseppe Amoruso of the Politecnico di Milano - Milan Institute of Technology, who illustrated, together with architect Herriet Wennberg, the projects of recovery, the urban documentation and the promotion of workshops on local building techniques. International guest at the centre of the seminar was architect Helmut Rudolf Peuker, designer from Munich, Germany, well known for his extraordinary capacity to interpret the long-standing classical tradition in architecture in modern style. Professor Fabio Bianconi from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Perugia offered the conclusions to the seminar. Participants – architects, engineers, students at the faculties of architecture and engineering – received formative credits. The works of this seminar are the living witness that the path undertaken forty years ago at Lizori is going on, and its best fruits are yet to come! See the gallery
The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit (21 September, New York) brings together an international community of leaders from business, civil society, academia, Government and the United Nations to accelerate business action and partnerships to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Climate Agreement.
With less than 5,000 days to meet these Global Goals by the 2030 deadline, the Leaders Summit seeks to challenge the status quo and the business-as-usual mindset. Featuring progressive and exciting plenary speakers alongside SDG-themed networking opportunities, the Summit will focus on how the UN Global Compact community can deliver measurable impacts for sustainable development.Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation Antonio Meneghetti intends to focus its activities on:
The Swiss Foundation Antonio Meneghetti at UNESCO in Paris
From the 24th to the 28th July 2017, the 8th World Congress of Psychotherapy “Life and Love in the 21st Century” (http://wcp2017.org/) was held at the UNESCO's headquarters in Paris. The Swiss Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation Antonio Meneghetti and the International Ontopsychology Association (NGOs in the Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations) attended the Congress and presented four works as part of the scientific programme of the WCP, under the patronage of UNESCO. This is one the most important conferences in the field of psychotherapy and takes place every three years.
After the events led by the Founder Professor Antonio Meneghetti on the “Leader” theme in 2000, and “Pedagogy” in 2006 and 2007, coming back to Paris at UNESCO was very exciting, especially because we had the chance to deliver some of our presentations in the same rooms where Professor Meneghetti presented his own!
The participation at the 8th World Congress of Psychotherapy was coordinated by Dr. Gabriella Palumbo, President of the International Ontopsychology Association.
Awarded the prizes for the international competition for short films “LIVE TO BE” first edition
On 23rd July in Lizori, during the XXIX Summer University of Ontopsychology, the prizes of the international competition for short films “Live To Be” were awarded.
Young Section Winner:
“Phoenix” by Rodolfo Gusmeroli - Arona (Novara)
Adults Section Winner:
“I leave you a blade of grass” by Francesco Madonna - Castel Sant' Elia (VT)
Adults Section Finalists:
“The Big Picture” by Gianluca Lasaracina - Rome
“Live to Be” by Amerigo Fusco - Marino (RM)
“Genres” by Francesco Filippi (supervisor of the school work) - Bologna
From the 20th to the 23rd of July, in Lizori, the XXIX Summer Session of Ontopsychology CINEMA AND UNCONSCIOUS
From the 20th to the 23rd of July, the XXIX Summer Session of Ontopsychology was held in Lizori, organised by the Swiss Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation Antonio Meneghetti, in collaboration with the International Ontopsychology Association, the International School of OntoArte, the European Ontopsychology Association, and the Baltic Ontopsychology Association.
Intense days of study and meetings. We believe that this XXIX Summer edition is the first of a new course, which we have firmly started with the intention to broaden the range of experiences from different views in comparison. We are determined to multiply the plurality of voices and points of view, to seek maximum interdisciplinarity, and promote new connections and collaborations.
The Swiss Foundation Antonio Meneghetti in Amsterdam for the 15th European Congress of Psychology - "A new education tool to gain human insights: psychothea"
From 11 to 14 July 2017, the European Congress of Psychology (ECP) was held in Amsterdam. Organized by the Fédération Belge des Psychologues, by the Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP) and with the auspices of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Association (EFPA), the Congress, which is held every two years, has gathered the participation of more than 2000 scholars from all over the world. Dr. Floriana De Angelis, on behalf of the International Ontopsychology Association and the Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation Antonio Meneghetti CH), presented a work entitled “A new educational tool to gain human insights: the psychothea”. The work, described in poster session, attracted many scholars interested in knowing more about psychothea and ontopsychological method. The ECP 2017 has been a further opportunity of comparison and research, where once again ontopsychology, with its interdisciplinarity, has been able to give its contribution to the ambitious theme of the congress: "Psychology addressing the society's greatest challenges".
Annual Awards Luncheon of United Nations Women for Peace, New York, 10-11 March 2017
At the UN headquarters, on the occasion of the United Nations Women for Peace Annual Awards Luncheon, three hundred invited guests have received a gift from Lizori, at the presence of H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization. The friendship between H.E. and the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation started with the conference that took place in Lizori on 22 March, 2013, that focused on the importance of education for future young leaders
It was therefore a pleasure for the Foundation to be the guest of H.E. when he was meeting 700 aspiring diplomats from high schools from all over Italy at the UN General Assembly.
9 March, 2017
Exhibition of the sculpture created by the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation – CH.
A tribute for Professor Meneghetti’s 81st birthday.
The day starts with a convention organized by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Perugia, titled "The Next Landscape: Invention or Narration", in collaboration with the Foundation and the City of Campello sul Clitunno. Open-air lectures followed, as well as the inauguration of the Foundation’s new hall in Lizori, a spacious hall built through ancient techniques, but reinterpreting the spaces for a modern usage, such as conferences, seminars and conventions.
At 14.00 started the projection of Professor Meneghetti’s conferences, that lasted four days.Inauguration of the new you tube channel dedicated to the lectures: Antonio Meneghetti Swiss Foundation - Lectures
ART EXHIBITION - OFFICINA DELLA SCRITTURA in Turin
From 24 February to 23 July at the Officina della Scrittura arrives Antonio Meneghetti, a joyful, generous and vital artist whose works (paintings, sculptures and design objects) feature colours and signs in which the very essence of existence can be caught. Splendid Murano works are on display, that aim at capturing light and at drawing through it. Curator Ermanno Tedeschi, catalogue published by Gli Ori.
UNIVERITIES OF PERUGIA, HARVARD, LA SAPIENZA AND BOCCONI AT LIZORI!
On 7 December 2016, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Perugia organized and held a lecture for students at their first year at Lizori (Borgo San Benedetto); the lecture “Landscape, a common value”, included in the program of the Course of Engineering and Architecture, featured interventions by professors from various universities. At the end of the lecture, two young researchers were awarded two scholarships by the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation (Switzerland).
Riga, Latvian Academy of Sciences - The Swiss Foundation Antonio Meneghetti invited to the international round table on "The Social-Economic Development in Contemporary Society"
The Institute of Economy of the Latvian Academy of Sciences has invited the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation, Switzerland, to join the Round Table “International for the social-economic development in contemporary society”. The Round Table was held on 17 November, 2016 at the Senate meeting hall of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.
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ANTONIO MENEGHETTI FOR ALBED
From 11 to 25 November, ALBED will show Antonio Meneghetti’s works at the Flagship Store in Milan. The exhibition features furniture elements that interpret the works by the Maestro.
Presentation of the book “Psychotherapy for Ischemic Heart Disease. An Evidence-based Clinical Approach”
Saturday 29 October, the book “Psychotherapy for Ischemic Heart Disease. An Evidence-based Clinical Approach” was presented at the Palazzo Ducale in the Medieval hamlet of Lizori, in Borgo San Benedetto, Campello sul Clitunno.The event was supported by the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation and by AIO - Associazione Internazionale Ontopsicologia and the round table was conducted by Ms. Adriana Roncella, who also curated the book along with Mr. Christian Pristipino.The presentation was attended by numerous guests, including a number of medicine and psychology experts. In 2014 Ms. Roncella was awarded the Meneghetti Medicine Prize for her project “One-year results of the randomized, controlled, short-term psychotherapy in acute myocardial infarction (STEP-IN-AMI) trial, Roncella A., Pristipino C., et al. International Journal of Cardiology, 2013”; following two years of work and thanks to the collaboration of a number of colleagues from all over the world, this book represents their fruitful outcome; it shows how the methodological aspect related to the ontopsychological approach, along with scientific evidences, is used for the first time in cardiology. Numerous speeches added to the presentation, each one through the lens of its lecturer, all presenting further evidences of such fertile integration between medicine and psychology in Cardiology.After the conclusions of this meeting, guests were able to visit the hamlet and taste the delicacies of Lizori’s Bottega del Gusto.
2016: ONTOPSYCHOLOGY IN CHINA FOR A GLOBAL FUTURE
Three-day seminar on “Image and unconscious”
Scholars, teachers and students from all over the country, experienced psychotherapists as well as young people and entrepreneurs have attended the August 2016 seminar in China on the Ontopsychology therapeutic model organised by the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation, a three-day, interactive seminar which disclosed interesting perspectives of multicultural exchange.
The therapeutic setting and the tools for individual psychotherapy were at the core of the seminar, as shaped in Ontopsychology. The topics of pedagogy and of human dynamics that this School has focused on were examined in detail, in relation to the solution of social issues that China is facing in this period of deep changes.
The 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2016), organised by the Japanese Psychological Society and by the Science Council of Japan under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), took place from 24 to 29 July 2016 in Yokohama, Japan, at the Pacifico Yokohama, one among the most illustrious Japanese convention centres.
The theme “Diversity in Harmony: Insights from Psychology” issued the challenge, said IUPsyS chairman prof. Saths Cooper in his Welcome Address, “for a better understanding of the human condition in all its facets and the research of a universal harmony that characterises us as a species”. A theme that, as expressed by the convention chairman professor Kazuo Shigemasu, “expresses the hope for a further development of psychology in further areas, to better contribute to give harmonious solutions to the cogent problems of contemporary society”. The Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation (CH) and the International Ontopsychology Association have promoted two international symposia in the frame of the convention: Education and General Health - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Young Generation and Towards social well-being - The challenge of the psychology of the leader. Besides, participation in the convention was completed by contributions in the shape of posters: in the “Clinical Psychology” session, a poster on the theme “Post Natal Depression: Early Intervention and Promotion of Wellbeing” was presented, while the “Media and Psychology” session offered the frame for a poster on the theme “Cinema and Unconscious: Cinelogy”. All abstracts of the studies presented were published on the International Journal of Psychological Science, Special Issue: 31st International Congress of Psychology, 24-29 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan. Volume 51, Issue Supplement S1.
More than 100 works by the artist on display at an exhibition from 20 May to 26 June, 2016
MARVEL AT THE VITTORIANO
A project by the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation
Undertaking a journey whose destination is spreading the works and values of Antonio Meneghetti as an artist who meant art as the road toward one's criteria of nature. This is the aim that the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation had while producing the exhibition reserved to the author from 20 May to 26 June, 2016 in the Ala Brasini, inside the national museum of the Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome. The exhibition had the endorsement of Regione Lazio and of the City of Rome. A round table was organised on 13 June, 2016, in which the first edition of the Meneghetti International Art Prize (M.I.A.P.) was announced.
9 March, 16 - Lizori "A Bridge for civilizations"
University of Perugia. Academy of Fine Arts "Pietro Vannucci". Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. The Umbria Region and the Municipality of Assisi. The UNESCO World Heritage Association. The International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC): The first forty years of the Renaissance of Lizori and the eighteenth anniversary of the birth of Professor Antonio Meneghetti Were greeted on March 9 in Lizori by the most qualified cultural institutions in the area and by the most prestigious international organizations in the world who preside over the material and immaterial cultural assets and the alliance between civilizations.
XIV EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF PSYCHOLOGY (ECP2015):
In 2015, ECP reached its XIVth edition, and it was Italy and her dynamic city Milan to host the event at the Università Milano Bicocca from 7 to 10 July, under the auspices of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA). The Foundation organised a symposium on the theme “Improving social well-being and sustainable development: the United Nation Agenda beyond 2015”, where an evidence of a tangible form of implementation of the Millennium Goals (MDGs) was brought in the Centres wanted and created by the founder of Ontopsychology, Professor Antonio Meneghetti.
The experiences at Lizori and Marudo in Italy, as well as other experiences in Russia and Latvia, showed the attendees that ecosustainability is not just a need of our society, it is also a request that can be tangibly responded to. Lizori, Marudo, Diostan, Lizari were all derelict and neglected places which turned into marvelous cultural centres, true examples to follow, shaped following the highest humanistic values, created and lived under the sign of those values of ecobiology and sustainability, interculturality and integration, support of private endeavour, of art and interdisciplinarity, of young people and innovation, all coinciding with the UN's goals. A formative model to replicate.
The symposium “The educative function between family and social responsibility” treated the role of educators and the need to promote a responsible pedagogy. Pedagogy is the art of assisting or leading the child toward self-realization and must therefore push toward the promotion of an education that can help and stimulate the individual to the knowledge and to develop one's identity, to be functional to him/herself and consequently be able to contribute to the social context in which s/he lives and works.
Besides the two symposia, AIO, in collaboration with AEO, has presented seven individual works, four of which were spoken presentations, while the other three were posters. Each of the seven works illustrated diverse aspects of the scientific model expressed by Professor Meneghetti; some of them included some applications of ontopsychological science.
Bali, 28-30 August, 2014 The Antonio Meneghetti Foundation at the 6th UNOAC Global Forum
It was in Bali, from 28 to 30 August 2014, that the Sixth United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum took place: after Madrid, Istanbul, Doha, Rio de Janeiro and finally Vienna, this time the venue chosen for the important Forum organized every other year was Indonesia: the biggest archipelago state in the world, composed by more than 17 000 islands, a country which officially recognizes up to 6 religions and consists of several hundreds of ethnical groups, each one with its own culture features, embedded mainly in contacts with the Indian, Arab, Chinese, Malaysian and European world. What could be a better place to gather distinguished guests - politicians at the highest level, representatives from the world of diplomacy, presidents of the most important civil society associations, academics, economists, experts in international finance, researchers from the most divers sectors of human activity from all over the world - around the two main topics of the Congress - that is, "Unity in Diversity: Celebrating Diversity for Common and Shared Values" and "Knowing One Another: Urgent Need to Foster Dialogue and Understanding between Eastern and Western Civilizations"?
The highest UN authorities attended the Forum's opening: from the Secretary General H.E. Ban Ki-moon to the President of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly John W. Ashe and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) High Representative H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser. Officially invited to the event - the Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation Antonio Meneghetti. The distinguished representatives recalled several times the round table which took place in Lizori on 22 March 2013 together with the Professor Antonio Meneghetti: a meeting that left a mark in hearts and minds, but that, above all, paved the way and gave momentum to new initiatives for the development of the human being and the society.
The Lizori project, with its contribution to 8 Millennium Goals achievement as well as to the future 15 SDGs, with its ultimate approach to the social responsibility concept, with its very original and successful experience precisely in the field of living together and cooperation between different cultures (one of the thematic pillars of the Congress), was presented by Mrs Pamela Bernabei. Her presentation raised an extraordinary, deep interest in the public: questions, points of interest, requests for contact details as well as materials on both the project and the Foundation's activities were indeed many. During the Forum, there was also an occasion to talk about the Lizori project to the UNESCO President Mrs Irina Bukova.
The Forum, with its rich content proposal and the surprising diversity of nations and races taking part at it, represented therefore a precious opportunity to look beyond the habitual geo-political horizon and to try to catch sight of one's activity also in a more complex culture context, employing as a tuning fork - allowing even the most colourful orchestras to harmonize around the elementary shared key - those humanistic values of which Lizori is the most beautiful and the most successful expression in the world
Monaco, 22-24 April, 2014
The Foundation attended the XII CIFA Forum round table: “Addressing ongoing and emerging challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future”
“Leaving No-One Behind - The Way Forward: Meritocracy”
Under the High level Segment of ECOSOC of United Nations and the Annual Ministerial Review of 2014 theme
"Addressing ongoing and challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for Sustainable Development Goals in the Future
On 16 and 17 February, 2014 in Recanto Maestro, Brasil, the international conference "Leaving No-One Behind - The Way Forward: Meritocracy" took place. Experts like Hanifa Mezoui representing AICESIS, Andrej Abramov, chief of the NGOs' section of the ECOSOC – UN, and Hasan Ferdous, vice chief of Academic Impact, took part in the discussion dedicated to the problems that the world society has in reaching the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to the prosecution of this work after 2015. The event was organised thanks to the contribution of the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation.
Lizori, Italy. 22-26 April 2013 - Cultural diversity as a driving force for all mankind"
The 2013 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review presents to the Foundation an occasion to introduce our symposium on “Cultural diversity as a driving force for all Mankind” held in Lizori, Assisi, and Marudo, (Italy) from 22 -26 April 2013. This event celebrated ECOSOC’s High Level Segment Theme and confirmed the role of Science, Technology and Innovation in Foundation’s global work. The UN Alliance of Civilizations attended our symposium and supports our vision of harnessing traditional art together with culture, and maintaining an ever-expanding scientific and artistic vitality. Additionally, the Alliance of Civilizations travelled with Foundation to Lizori and Marudo, Italy, two restored villages, which constitute a new model for environmental education, aiming to harmonize urbanization and innovation together with civilized human development.
The Foundation collaborated with three important Chinese museums: the Hubei Province Museum, the Anhui Province Museum, and the Pechino World Art Museum, for the organization of three important monographic exhbitions on OntoArt, the artistic trend that aims at promoting beauty as social function. The theme of the exhibition "Eidos oflife" intends to promote inter-cultural dialogue and understanding
Geneva, 20 June 2011 - Youth BRICS generation: future in half of world . Inspired by the International Year of Youth, Dialogue and Mutual Understanding
BRICS Youth Generation Inspired by the International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding and by the related themes of the high-level segments of the Economic and Social Council, an international conference was organized by the International Association of Ontopsychology in collaboration with the Bar Association for International Governmental Organizations, the Association Internationale des Formateurs en Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement, the International Association for Humanitarian Medicine Brock Chisholm, the Institute of International Social Development, the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions, and the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation. Pedagogical approach Four delegations of young people from Brazil, China, India and the Russian Federation participated in a conference on the young generations in those countries and their future social responsibility in the globalized world, It provided an opportunity for young people to interact across cultures, empowering them to become socially responsible young leaders employed in decent work.
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