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Nelson Mandela Forum, Firenze

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The project

The Forum

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Events

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Gli obiettivi

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Mandela Forum keeps growing, step by step, through targets we plan to give continuity to our daily engagement.
Following the goals we achieved, the works in progress, the road still to go. The first outcome of our engagement to promote and to spread the values that Mandela represents.

Monday, January 3rd 2005: we form a partnership with LILA Tuscany to establish common projects on a local level, so that LILA may have a stronger visibility in the occasion of shows and activities inside the Mandela Forum.
? achieved

Thursday, April 7th 2005: in coincidence with the Queen concert, we begin the collection of Mater-Bi made containers, a highly biodegradable material used inside the venue to serve food and beverage during the shows. At the snack bar today you will find glasses made of Pla, or Polilattide, which is an evolution of Mater-Bi, obtained by corn starch and produced through an environmental friendly processing.
? achieved

We accomplished an exhibition called “Apartheidmuseum; from apartheid to democracy, South Africa’s struggle for freedom”, a photo exhibition that opened from Saturday 9th through Thursday 21st of April 2005, coming directly by the Johannesburg Apartheid Museum (South Africa). We also produced the catalogue of the photo exhibition, translated into Italian by the South African Embassy in Italy-
? achieved

Friday, May 27th 2005: we awarded the winner of the competition announced by the Palasport Association for the Mandela Forum logos.
The winner of the competition is a young designer, Alex Weste, presented by the senior designer Beppe Chia from the “Chialab” studio.
? achieved

Sunday, June 12 2005: starts the collection of bottle plastic caps so they can be differently recycled. Being made of a harder type of plastic that the one of the bottles, they cannot go through the same processing.
? achieved

We started to issue water coming from the public aqueduct for free to the public gathering for the shows at the Mandela Forum.
? achieved

Mandela Forum is open to the people of the city, fully integrated within the strategy of welfare through the sports, making sport actively part of social strategies and of the gathering of different generations.
? achieved

On the occasion of the 55 Human Rights Day, we opened the exhibition “The Wall of Rights”, a permanent exposition in the corridor near the main entrance. Professor Marcello Flores, promoter of the Human Rights and Humanitarian Action Master of the University of Siena, organized the exhibition.
? achieved

The Mandela Forum renovation project provides special attention to the renewing of all the venue. The areas of intervention concern the acoustic adjustment (always so difficult), increasing the capability accomplished through a new telescopic gallery, increasing the number of toilettes by recovering the already existing ones, besides increasing the number of toilettes for handicapped people; recovering of some areas by redrawing others; upgrading trimmings by redoing almost all pavements and placing theatrical lights in the corridors adding to the ones already existing.
? achieved

Mandela Forum gives hospitality inside the venue to many classrooms that don’t have an appropriate space for physical education.
? achieved

On the occasion of “Freedom Day”, on April 27th 2006, day in which South Africa celebrates its first democratic election (April 27th 1994), Mandela Forum hosted the youth orchestra of the Roedean Music School in South Africa for a free entrance concert, with two guest orchestras from the Fiesole Music School and Sesto Fiorentino Music School.
? achieved

The 1st of December 2006, on the occasion of the World Aids Day, we opened the second permanent exhibition "Mandela - Il ritratto di un uomo" (Contrasto, Milano 2006): many beautiful pictures explaining Madiba’s life.
? achieved

The Tuscan Region Headquarters, Office of the “Memory Day”, on the occasion of the Memory Day, the past 27th January 2007, opened a permanent exhibition at the Mandela Forum on the subject of the Shoah, with professor Marcello Flores as curator.
? achieved

In addition of the three permanent exhibition, on the occasion of the Africa Day, Friday 25th of May 2007, we opened the office’s corridor with a new exhibition called “A testa in Sud” created by Marco Quinti, a Florentine photo reporter freelance.
? achieved

Inside the Focardi room, our press room in the Mandela Forum, now we can show a stamp collection regarding Nelson Mandela, kindly donated by Mr. Mario Masella, resident in Casa Serena in Johannesburg.
? achieved

Started the partnership with the social service of the prison of Sollicciano in Florence, in order to offer an alternative measures of external work.
? achieved

The 24th May 2008 the Forum was given by the Special Mention of the “Toscana Ecoefficiente 2007-2008 Prize”, due to its relevant experience in good environmental behaviour.
? achieved

The 1st December 2008, on the occasione of the World AIDS Day, has been inaugurated the new exhibition “Positive Faces – South Africa, a trip to rethink about AIDS” by the reporter Silvia Amodio.
? achieved

Since September 2008 the two snack-bars inside the Mandela Forum are managed in partnership with Trisomia 21, a cooperative of people with different abilities.
? achieved

Between the 27th of September and October the 3rd five panels have been painted at the main entrance of the Forum by 7 South African artists: the artistic work was guided by Esther Mahlangu, an artist belonging to the Ndebele Community and the painting has been donated to the Mandela Forum by the South African Ministry of Arts and Culture.
? achieved

Working with the City Council and the Province of Florence is starting the “Cammino dei Diritti” (the Rights’ Path), an educational project, involving the students of Florence, who could visit the exhibitions inside the Forum.
? work in progress



Nelson Mandela Forum, Firenze


Nelson Mandela Forum
V.le Paoli 3
tel.+39 055.67 88 41