The city seal
Claudio Pedrotti, the Mayor of Pordenone, will present the City Seal to Luis Sepúlveda during an official ceremony.
The City Seal is a prestigious prize awarded to «persons who bring honour to the highest social, cultural and political ideals».
Before Luis Sepúlveda, other international protagonists of Dedica received 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 and Tahar Ben Jelloun.
At the end of the ceremony, the winners of the contest Parole e immagini per Luis Sepúlveda (reserved to High School students) will receive their prize.
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.
WORDS AND IMAGES FOR LUIS SEPÚLVEDA
Awarding ceremony for students
Wednesday 11 March, 11:00
Municipal Town Hall