Create and grow a new societal model at the heart of the Living with Venice as a pilot city 

What is the Living?
It is everything that carries life, humans, animals, plants, minerals. It is an intelligence that has been developing for more than 4 billion years. Why Venice? Because Venice has repeatedly been a pioneer in all areas and because it is universal and because water is the source of Life.

A humanist and regenerative societal model to bequeath a revitalized society to our children and to inspire other cities around the world.

Never doubt that a small number of willing and thoughtful citizens can change the world; in fact, it always happens that way. » Margaret Mead

Venice, pilot city of a future Eden

In an increasingly degraded international context, many people understand that it is time to undertake systemic change and reinvent a more harmonious world. SUMus has chosen Venice as the “laboratory of the future” to initiate this movement of renewal around the Living , this regeneration necessary to repair the damage caused by our current lifestyles and to propose a new ideal of life that new generations expect.

A “Venetian Do tank” and “International Think tank”

SUMus considers that tomorrow's society will be organized more and more around the places of life that are cities and villages and that the most important thing will be experimentation and the strength of example . This is why SUMus is both a “ Think tank ” and a “ Do tank ”.

Co-constructing a new paradigm in harmony with the Living

It's time for our consciousness to rise, it's time to put the intelligence of nature at the heart of a humanist renaissance and to join forces to co-create new healthy, regenerative, prosperous, inclusive lifestyles , benevolent and cheerful.



Launch of the We Care We Dare We Share campaign

The exhibition of Mille Donne di Venezia and Women of the World which was held at the end of 2023 in Venice was an opportunity to bring 150 pioneers of the Living to Venice for the 1st forum of possibilities entitled We Care We Dare a Heartful, Peaceful and Regenerative Future . These personalities from all over the world came to illustrate through their testimonies and experiences that a new societal model is possible to leave a better world to future generations. Sumus took the opportunity to interview them. We Care We Dare We Share communications campaign will make it possible to broadcast these interviews as well as extracts from the 1st Forum of Possibilities.
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The experimental method of the Circle of Little Lights has demonstrated numerous advantages promoting greater behavioral maturity in children, as well as better speaking and critical expression allowing for better living together .
An awareness day for this method was organized on May 11 and 12, 2024 by the creator Chiara Pastorini for Venetians wishing to deploy Circles of Small Lights in different educational establishments or cultural centers.
For those who wish to lead Circles of Small Lights in the future, training in this method is offered at the start of the September 2024 school year for around twenty volunteers and will be led by Chiara Pastorini . This training is a diploma course and consists of 3 training weekends for a total of 36 hours of training:
1st Weekend: September 28 and 29, 2024
2nd Weekend: October 12 and 13, 2024
3rd Weekend: 14 and 15 December 2024

If you would like to register, please contact us directly.


SUMus will welcome around fifteen young Venetians in an experimental summer center around the Circle of Small Lights.
It will be a two-week program that will allow children to discover a different activity every day: creative workshop, cooking workshop, discovery of the lagoon, discovery of the vegetable gardens of Sant Erasmo, discovery of art exhibitions and much more. others. Each day will end with a philosophical circle following the Little Lights methodology in order to allow children to express their emotions, their sensations, their points of view and to encourage listening between them. This method has demonstrated new advantages promoting greater behavioral maturity in children, as well as better speaking and critical expression and allowing for better living together .
The summer camp will be held from July 17 to 28, 2024 for children aged 9 to 11.

If you would like to register, please contact us directly.


The 2nd Forum of Possibilities will take place on November 20, 2024 on the theme of water treasures. This forum is an opportunity to share the knowledge of living pioneers who have experimented with promising innovative initiatives with the Venetian and international public in order to raise awareness of the range of possibilities available to us for a better future.

If you would like to register, please contact us directly.


After a second stage of renovation, the Forge du Futur opened its doors in April 2024 and will remain open until the end of November 2024 and has the pleasure of hosting the official San Marino for the Contemporary Art Biennial.

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