A World of Potential: an interactive journey to discover your strengths

All of us have potential and the right to express it. Visit the interactive “A World of Potential” exhibition to discover your strengths and learn how to see the best in yourself and in those around you

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A World of Potential is hosted at the Home of The Human Safety Net, on the third floor of the Procuratie Vecchie, at 105 St. Mark’s Square, Venice. This iconic building, whose history is inextricably linked with that of St. Mark’s Square and the city of Venice, was recently brought back to its former glory through restoration work by 2023 Pritzker Prize winner David Chipperfield and is now open to the public for the first time in its 500-year history. 

The exhibition is open daily, except Tuesdays, with the following opening times:

•    10 a.m. - 7 p.m. from 1 April to 31 October (last admission at 6.10 p.m.)
•    10 a.m. - 6 p.m. from 1 November to 31 March (last admission at 5.10 p.m.)

On Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays admission is free with a voluntary donation for residents of Venice and the Metropolitan City, students of the city's universities up to the age of 26 with a valid student card and holders of Carta Venezia Unica. 

On the last Sunday of the month admission is free for all with a voluntary donation. 

The terraces are open on Sundays
For school and university groups admission is always free.
 

For information, guided tours and tickets

 

A World of Potential: a playful and interactive experience, leading us on a surprising journey to discover our strengths. Suitable for all, A World of Potential is designed as a progression of experiences that lead visitors to explore their own potential in terms of creativity, perseverance, gratitude, curiosity, hope, social intelligence, and teamwork. These strengths, which can be trained like a muscle, have been translated into 16 multilingual interactive installations, both analogue and digital, which engage the most diverse audiences in a journey of discovery, growth, and sharing with others. 

This journey offers visitors the opportunity to increase awareness of their potential and expand their perception of the world. It is an experience that acts on the senses and memory, and which generates positive emotions. But it is also an experience that creates a shift from “me” to “we”; in the final part, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about The Human Safety Net Foundation. Visitors will also have the opportunity to donate half of their ticket price to our programmes for vulnerable families with children up to six years old and for refugees. 

The exhibition is curated by Orna Cohen, founder of Dialogue Social Enterprise (DSE), a social enterprise based in Hamburg, Germany, which has been promoting the social inclusion of vulnerable people through exhibitions and workshops worldwide since 1988.

About Us. Tracey Snelling for The Human Safety Net

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A surprising city teeming with life, where inhabited spaces contain stories, images and voices. A vibrant microcosm to explore, made up of people within their communities, which speaks of each person's strengths and how we can grow and bring about change. "About Us. Tracey Snelling for The Human Safety Net", curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, is the installation that until 28 April 2025 will integrate the interactive exhibition 'A World of Potential' in the Art Studio, the place inside the Home of The Human Safety Net where social issues are told through the lens of art.

With this installation, the American artist Tracey Snelling leads us to discover how home is an expression of our identity and gives us the freedom to develop our strengths in a safe place while also giving us the chance to improve our living conditions and those of our loved ones.

Tracey Snelling's works represent urban conglomerates, realised with craft materials and techniques and simple technological insertions, such as images, sounds and lights. They are articulated, small-scale sculptures through which the artist captures the essence of everyday life, from the most banal moments to the most intimate narratives behind closed windows, recreating environments and buildings inspired by places she has actually known and investigated during her travels around the world. The visitor is thus stimulated to confront the challenges of society and, through sociological observations, to discover different cultures and experiences that unite human beings even behind apparent disparities.

Discover your strengths with "A World of Potential"
to understand yourself and others better!