Vision

Building a sustainable future

Accademia UNIDEE was born of the experience of Fondazione Pistoletto and its educational programmes. Michelangelo Pistoletto, one of the most influential contemporary artists, is the inspiration behind it.

His work shaped a project and a proposal to build a sustainable future, the vision of a possible balance between nature and artifice. The symbol of Accademia UNIDEE is the Third Paradise, recognised all over the world, from Paris to Singapore via Cuba.

The term “paradise” comes from ancient Persian and means “protected garden”. The symbol of the Third Paradise is a reconfiguration of the mathematical infinity sign. The two external circles represent nature and artifice, the central circle is the conjunction of the two and represents the womb of rebirth.

The Accademia places among its guidelines the UN’s 17 Goals1, listed in their 2030 Agenda for a Sustainable Development:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequality
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life on Land
  16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal