“CAMMINIAMO” - Let’s walk.
An “art game”, is how was defined the work by the sculptor from Cortina Andrea Gaspari, realized at an altitude of 2732 m on Mount Lagazuoi.
The work of art is a kind of "path" dug into a mass of snow from last winter and is intended to convey a message of peace and selflessness in one of the places where during WW1 the Italian and Austro-Hungarian soldiers fought against each other.
The sculpture, which is clearly visible from the panoramic terrace of the mountain station of the Lagazuoi cable car and can be reached on foot in a few minutes, is intended to collect funds for the SCHOOLisLIFE project of the Ethiopian association Emma's Children Onlus and to give the street children of Addis Ababa new hope.
Alessandro Zardini, the founder of the Facebook group CORTINA_LINK, came up with this idea. “I got the idea during my last visit to the Lagazuoi open-air museum, which attracts thousands of visitors every year. When I saw the mass of snow just below the terrace of the top station of the cable car, I thought it could be used for something beautiful and useful and provide a message of hope in a place that was the theatre of a terrible war. So I got in touch with an internationally known artist from Cortina, Andrea Gaspari, who immediately accepted the idea with enthusiasm."
The title of the initiative was inspired by this famous sentence by Mahatma Gandhi: “If we are to reach real peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children.”
The opening ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 8th, at 11.00 a.m. with the artist Andrea Gaspari.