Creativity as people’s tool to transform society

This spring I have been working with Cittadellarte, the foundation of the (world-) famous arte povera artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, on bringing more clarity to its identity and mission, allowing them to inspire a more people-centred and responsible impact on society.

Wired News has now published a long story discussing these ideas in detail, based on the foundation’s presentation at the Venice Biennial and on interviews with Pistoletto, Paolo Naldini, the foundation’s administrator, and Francesco Bernabei, its economics expert.

In the words of Michelangelo Pistoletto: “Creativity can outline the parameters, the ways in which we can think about the relationship between people and the planet.”. To which Naldini adds: “The creative mind is the mind that wants to take responsibility for what’s happening.”

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