“While working on the sustainable development roadmap of the Opéra National de Paris, I realized that cultural institutions in the broadest sense of the word are now taking responsibility for mitigating their negative impact. However, I think that all cultural institutions have a “super power” that is still very little exploited: I’m talking about their power to influence society towards a new paradigm, through dreams, pleasure, entertainment and emulation! Culture must seize this opportunity to assert its essential role as an influencer in society and make the ecological transition irresistible.”

Valentina will be one of the panelists in the Green is the Only Color panel on Wednesday, together with Anne Puolanne (Ekosetti/APFI), Urs Dierker (Circular Costume Design) and Edilia Gänz (FEDORA).

Photo credit: Claudia Guido