Journey into Fragility is an itinerant project conceived by the artist Maria Rebecca Ballestra, and inspired by “Carta per la Terra e per l’Uomo” – the “Manifesto for the Earth and the Human Being” – by Massimo Morasso. The Manifesto’s twelve thesis have inspired twelve different projects in as many countries around the world (February 2012 – December 2013), with the aim of developing an active dialogue on the environment and on the value of life on Earth.

The project’s ninth step, curated by Leo Lecci, taked place – following Ghana, Switzerland, Madagascar, Abu Dhabi, China, Singapore, Costa Rica and Wales – in Iceland and It was inspired by the second thesis of the Manifesto, « The Earth is a necessary for man as are all the other things that he appreciates for their intrinsic value: art, philosophy, music, poetry, religion, science, theatre », and the themes for this step iwere the global warming and the melting of the glaciers.

Vatnajökull, Snæfellsjökull e Mýrdalsjökull are some glaciers met in our trip. Like so many other glaciers around the world, rising temperatures and reduced snowfall mean that this glaciers are melting. In one of the most recent reports from the Icelandic government’s Committee on Climate Change, it warns that by the next century, Iceland’s glaciers will no longer exist. Continued climate change could quicken its fate.

The report is attached.


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