Making Venice a new societal model at the heart of the Living

To bequeath a revitalized society to our children and to inspire other cities around the world.
Why Venice?
Because water is the source of Life
Because Venice has been a pioneer in all areas many times and it is universal!

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 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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After a second stage of renovation, the Forge du Futur will open its doors from April 2024 until the end of November 2024 and will have the pleasure of hosting San Marino pavilion for the Contemporary Art Biennial.


Sumus offers to welcome around fifteen young Venetians in an experimental summer center around the Circle of Small Lights.
This is 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 . An awareness day for this method will be 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.
Another training course in the Circle of Little Lights method will be offered at the start of the school year in September 2024 for around twenty volunteers.
This training is diplomatic 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: December 14 and 15 2024

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