A World of Potential

We believe no one should be held back from reaching their potential. This is the message we want to share through "A World of Potential", the interactive exhibition hosted on the third floor of the Procuratie Vecchie, Home of The Human Safety Net in St. Mark's Square, in Venice.

The interactive Exhibition, housed on the third floor of the Procuratie Vecchie, is open daily from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

On Thursdays the exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with access to the terraces.
Free entrance for residents of Venice and the Metropolitan City, visitors up to the age of 26 with a valid student card and Carta Venezia Unica holders.

Half of the ticket supports the programmes of The Human Safety Net, the Generali Foundation active in 24 countries to support vulnerable families with children aged 0-6 and refugees.

Join the movement and discover how you can have a concrete and positive impact on society!

Contacts: visit@thehumansafetynet.orgTel. +39 041 5037449


INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION
 

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Suitable for visitors of all ages and focused on personal awareness, "A World of Potential" offers visitors a fun and playful experience to understand and connect with their character strengths while also enabling them to see the best qualities in the people around them. 

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The Exhibition is conceived as a progression of experiences that lead visitors to discover their own potential starting from values such as creativity, perseverance, gratitude, curiosity, hope, social intelligence, and teamwork.

These concepts have been translated into 16 interactive installations, both analogue and digital, capable of engaging the most diverse audiences and generating reflection and self-analysis. 

The Exhibition is curated by Orna Cohen, co-founder of Dialogue Social Enterprise (DSE), a social enterprise based out of Hamburg, Germany, which has facilitated since 1988 the social inclusion of vulnerable people through exhibitions and workshops worldwide.

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"The human need and urgency to share time and experiences together are strong and vibrant. Therefore, I expect that "A World of Potential" interactive Exhibition will rapidly attract visitors precisely because of its innovative and interactive nature. Furthermore, its content is very timely, since we became aware of our vulnerability during the pandemic and had to rely on our strengths and solidarity. And that's exactly the point of The Human Safety Net." 

Orna Cohen, co-founder of Dialogue Social Enterprise and curator of the interactive exhibition "A World of Potential"

In the early 2000s, the American psychologists Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterson developed the VIA (Values in Action) method, which provides a list of 24-character strengths. VIA is universal and can be applied to all humans, anywhere in the world. It is based on the idea that character strengths are inherent to all of us and that they can be strengthened over time.
The 14 values featured in "A World of Potential" were selected with the help of experts from the Mayerson Academy, a nonprofit organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA), committed to using character science to create great places to learn and work. 

 

 

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Visitors explore the space in a progression of experiences that increase their self-awareness and perception of the world. It is something real, which acts on the senses and memory, and gives rise to 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 activities run by the Human Safety Net and will be able to join our global movement of people helping people by donating half of the ticket price to one of the two programmes. 

The Art Studio

Within the exhibition journey, a large open space is dedicated The Art Studio, where invited artists will display works interpreting the themes surrounding The Human Safety Net's work and the values and strengths represented in the permanent exhibition "A World of Potential". 

Atelier dell'Errore (AdE) BIG designed the first Exhibition hosted in The Art Studio: "CHUTZPAH - A tent that is not a tent, animals that are not animals", curated by Gabi Scardi.,

The Atelier dell'Errore project has been founded in 2002 by the visual artist Luca Santiago Mora with the aim of putting artistic practice at the child neuropsychiatry service of the Reggio Emilia and Bergamo Hospital.

In 2018 the collective Atelier dell’Errore BIG (AdE BIG) was established as a social enterprise dedicated to the visual arts. Housed in the Maramotti Collection of Reggio Emilia. “Chutzpah” is a Yiddish term meaning the boldness that allows you to get out of the box and perform unthinkable actions. Courage and boldness are certainly characteristics of the AdE BIG collective: their works are the result of a work on the verge of virtuosity, which arises from a form of obsession, and which allows the collective to reach levels of extreme technical perfectionism.

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