Is it possible for economic actors to work in synergy for the greater good, the common good of cities, communities, countries? "The social, civil and communion economies allow us to hope so," explains Prof. Benedetto Gui, economist and professor of Political Economy at Sophia University Institute and promoter of "SCIC," the Social, Civil and Communion Economy Multimedia Exhibition that will be inaugurated on May 13 at the Lionello Bonfanti Pole (Burchio - Figline and Incisa Valdarno-FI) at 2:30 p.m.
"Today toward the economy there is a lot of distrust. It is seen as a machine that crushes people and gives benefits only to some. This is one part of the reality, but there is another that the exhibition wants to make known and highlight. The acronym "SCiC" brings together the Social Economy, with the cooperative tradition and the ferment of new initiatives, the so-called "Civil Economy," which also sees companies as partners in building the public interest, and the Economy of Communion, which was born to react to poverty and put the person at the center. What emerges is a vision of economic relations and welfare that can offer ways out of the problems of inequality, conflict and poverty of meaning."
"Thinking about an event that is based on economics is difficult in itself"-explain Chiara Ronconi and Massimo Innocenti, designers and visual designers of the exhibition-"and exhibiting numbers is perhaps more so. This is why we designed an experiential path aimed primarily at young people where we present conceptually different scenarios and economies. Through video contributions, graphics and images we wanted to give voice to the protagonists. By thus coming into direct contact with "the sources," the visitor will be able to acquire a wealth of information, knowledge, and unmediated ideas; the first step for future projects or for a sharing of innovative ideas and proposals."
Also speaking at the opening will be economists Carlo Borzaga, president of the EURICSE Center on Social Economy in Trento and Luigino Bruni, coordinator of the Economy of Communion project; Eva Gullo, entrepreneur and president EdiC spa; and exhibition designers Chiara Ronconi and Massimo Innocenti. Giulia Mugnai, mayor of Figline and Incisa Valdarno, will also be present.