The title chosen for Euromediterranea 2018 is Una terra in dialogo. Umwelt und Menschlichkeit (A world in dialogue. Environment and humanity). Contributions to this Alexander Langer Foundation conference address issues such as respect for other people and for the environment.
The image developed for Euromediterranea 2018 refers to the subject of the conference. The hands, as a symbol of human action, are depicted on a colossal scale in relation to our planet, suggesting the enormous power and influence we have over the world. The social and ecological challenges arising from the way we live our lives will be hard to meet. Populism flourishes in times of uncertainty, stoking people’s fears by spreading untruths and hate speech, so the conference was programmed to focus on respectful interaction and dialogue. The illustrations also endeavour to communicate this message. Those who look closely will notice that the hands spell out the word ‘love’ in the manual alphabet. The viewer is reminded that peaceful coexistence depends on mutual respect.