Right to the earth

We grow new models of action

The earth rules our lives, the life we have together. The earth is the source of our food, shelter, wealth and social identity.

The earth has always been an asset that has been pilfered to determine private interests: it represents the tragedy of the commons, always poised between belonging to everyone or just a favoured few. The earth represents cultural identity, political power and involvement. Thus the first right that must be ensured in order to give shape to the very real chance of having an existence worth living is the right to the earth, in all its forms.

The earth ensures life by regenerating the products that are our food. An earth that is not free produces food that is not free. What mankind needs instead is real, delicious food that is not alienated, which is the result of a recognised and recognisable supply chain, as well as of the expert hands that grew it and artisans who have a name.

Because food is first and foremost a relationship.

The Diritti alla terra (Right to the heart) project grew out of these considerations: a series of events of differing lengths and types, aiming to bring us closer to the earth, to help us to recover its meaning and to promote fair and achievable change.

“Diritti alla Terra” Events

Salone del Mobile (The Milan Furniture Fair) 2014, Milan, Italy – Hackathon: Bibimbap, Let’s hack the food system!

3 and 4 October 2014, Internazionale Festival, Ferrara, Italy – Hackathon: Right to the Earth: we grow new models of action.

10 December 2015, Milan, ItalyThe Mediterranean, Food and Rights, a charity evening for Amnesty International Italia.

15 and 16 March 2015, Bologna, ItalyRight to the Earth, What We Sow and What We Grow. Alce Nero together with Libera.

18 June 2015, Expo Milano 2015Right to the Earth. Biodiversity and Conversion: The New Agricultural Manifesto. A series of conferences put on within the Biodiversity Park at Expo Milano 2015.

28 July 2015, Expo Milano 2015Right to the Earth. We Are Made of Wheat. A series of conferences put on within the Biodiversity Park at Expo Milano 2015.

2 October 2015, Expo Milano 2015Right to the Earth. Action for Change. A series of conferences put on within the Biodiversity Park at Expo Milano 2015.

2 October 2015, Bologna, ItalyRight to the Earth. The Women of the Earth. Event organised in collaboration with the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

3 October 2015, Internazionale Festival, Ferrara, ItalyRight to the Earth. (Organic) Farming that Changes the World. A day of dialogue set within the Internazionale Festival in Ferrara, Italy.

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