The Peggy Guggenheim Collection supports ASviS, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development that promotes the 17 sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations. Therefore the museum joins international organizations, national governments, business and civil associations that mobilize tougether to implement policies and strategies aimed at achieving the 17 Objectives and the 169 targets on which all countries have express their committement.
In particular, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection supports the Sustainable Development Festival that ASviS organizes together with its members every year. The Festival begins on May 22 and represents the main Italian contribution to the European Week of Sustainable Development (Esdw – European Sustainable Development Week). The museum takes the opportunity to organize, in addition to a series of free guided tours, a workshop for children “In froma di natura”, organized by REMIDA, a Creative Recycling Center of Reggio Emilia. The workshop touches two of the 17 objectives: Goal 4 – for quality education and Goal 12 – for responsible consumption and production.
“My grandmother Peggy created a space of freedom in Venice,” recalls director Karole Vail. And such today must be. A meeting and exchange space so that we can understand and interpret our present from the knowledge of art and the catalyst force of the avant-garde creative process. As Peggy collected the art of her time, today the museum converses with the public of our time. And in this commitment to raise awareness of the present also includes the collaboration between the Collection and ASviS, to address the urgent issues of the contemporary world through the lens of art.