PRESENTATION OF THE CITY SEAL TO GIOCONDA BELLI
WORDS AND IMAGES FOR GIOCONDA BELLI
In an official ceremony, the protagonist of Dedica 2019 receives the City Seal, prestigious honour awarded to "persons who bring honour to the highest social, cultural and political ideals".
Before Gioconda Belli, other international protagonists of Dedica have been awarded the City Seal: Amin Maalouf, Vassilis Vassilikos, Assja Djebar, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Anita Desai, Amos Oz, Nadine Gordimer, Paul Auster, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Cees Nooteboom, Wole Soyinka, Javier Cercas, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Luis Sepúlveda, Yasmina Khadra, Björn Larsson and Atiq Rahimi.
After the ceremony, prizes will be awarded for the works submitted by High-school students as part of the Words and Images for Gioconda Belli project, addressed to the students of the Higher Schools of Pordenone and of the territory.
THE CITY SEAL
Features an open door showing the river Noncello, with twin golden crowns overlooking it. The door symbolises the town's importance as a harbour that guaranteed connection and trade with Venice and the Adriatic sea. The twin golden crowns point at the total judiciary sovereignty of the town.
The open door has now become the symbol of an open-minded town, eager to take part to cultural exchanges with the consideration and curiosity that every citizen must possess when approaching different cultures.
Thursday 14 March - 11.00 a.m.
Pordenone - Municipal Town Hall