A special review of events on sustainability issues, in the unique setting of the Villa.
A different point of view on the 17 United Nations Goals associated with the sustainability agenda, through seminars and art, conferences and shows, to bring together in one place the experience of the relationship between nature and culture mediated by training.
2030 Agenda: learn more
The UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development is an action programme for people, the planet and prosperity, signed on 25 September 2015 by the governments of the 193 Member Countries of the United Nations, and approved by the UN General Assembly. It includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals – Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs – that refer to a set of important development issues that take account of the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and ecological – in a balanced way and aim to end poverty, fight against inequality, tackle climate change, and build peaceful societies that respect human rights.
What are the 17 Goals?
- Goal 1: No poverty
- Goal 2: Zero hunger
- Goal 3: Good health and well-being
- Goal 4: Quality education
- Goal 5: Gender equality
- Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
- Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
- Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
- Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
- Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
- Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
- Goal 13: Climate action
- Goal 14: Life below water
- Goal 15: Life on Land
- Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
- Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
Why at Villa Arconati-FAR?
A villa, a park, where Leonardo's Atlantic Code was kept, where the oldest Roman statue of the empire is located, will become - surrounded by nature and silence - the largest cultural hub on sustainability.
There is no place more representative than Villa Arconati-FAR with its 200 hectares of park and the architectural spaces of the 17th century.
What is our role?
Among the actions envisaged there is no word culture. There is the one about education. Hence the need to interpret and represent all the objectives of the 2030 agenda with cultural actions. An agenda that must be read first and then narrated, emotionally, scientifically.
The project of the Fondazione Augusto Rancilio together with the Artistic Direction of Massimiliano Finazzer Flory and the important contribution of the University of Milan is just that: to stage the Agenda 2030 between History and Nature in a place capable of representing a connection between minds to build the future. This was the motto of the expo in Dubai which is about to close. And we reopen.
At Villa Arconati FAR therefore a different expo of events on sustainability issues, between opportunities and mobility. Ideas.
The method and competences of the University of Milan
Each of the 17 meetings will be held by professors and experts from the University, who have welcomed and nurtured this project with passion and dedication.
We especially thank the Rector prof. Elio Franzini, Prof. Marina Carini Vice Rector for the Third Mission of the University of Milan and the professors Adani Fabrizio, Arconzo Giuseppe, Baldi Antonella, Biondi Francesca, Bocchi Stefano, Checchi Daniele, Chiesi Antonio, D’Amico Marilisa, Damiani Ernesto, Del Borgo Alice, Delle Fave Antonella, Fico Gelsomina, Gandini Alessandro, Inghilleri Paolo, Lucini Daniela, Mattei Paola, Maugeri Maurizio, Murgia Annalisa, Pilotti Luciano, Pitea Cesare, Raviglione Mario, Sali Guido, Simonetta Stefano, Sugni Michela, Viarengo Ilaria, Zanon Niccolò.
The artistic project
We will combine the skills of the professors with theater, cinema, literature, contemporary art, to stage our always unsatisfied need to know.
After all, Villa Arconati-FAR derives its name from Count Galeazzo Arconati, owner and donor of Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus. Leonardo will therefore once again be the reference model of our project: he, the first eco-designer in history.
This is our project: open to the networks of creativity, starting with training. However, we are convinced that art can still teach us to be amazed, intrigued, to pay attention to detail, to seek beauty in every place and time. Consequently we will need a circular culture that escapes the stupid contrast between the humanistic and scientific dimensions.
From April to December, a program that provides training and events of a different artistic genre declined on each of the 17 objectives of Agenda 2030. To make participants experience the inclusion of Nature through culture.
For sustainable development to become a system supported by education. As Leonardo would say, “all our knowledge is prone to feelings”.
Artistic director and actor: Massimiliano Finazzer Flory
Calendar of events and participation procedures
Individual events are available in the Calendar section; 2030 Agenda appointments are free admission with seat reservation on the Eventbrite portal, at this link.