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The official logo of the Genfest 2024

1 March 2024   |   International, Genfest 2024, Y4UW
Genfest 2024
Genfest 2024
By Cibele Lana- Focolares Brasil Editorial Team

Truly inspired by fraternity, the official logo of the Focolare Movement youth event, to be held in Brazil next July, has been published.

Luana Gravina, a young Italian is the creator of the official logo of the Genfest 2024, chosen after a selection amongst several proposals. It is a logo that conveys with symbolic elements universal fraternity, in line with the theme of the event, “Together to Care”.

The Genfest is just around the corner! It is time to unveil the logo of the event, which will take place in Brazil, in Aparecida, from the 19th to the 21st of July 2024. More than 1,745 votes were collected from around the world, distributed amongst the six logos presented for selection.

I designed the logo to convey in a simple and efficient way. There are numerous meanings directly connected to the goals of the Genfest. This work conveys essential aspects of the charism of the Focolare Movement, such as communion, nature (the planet), unity, and the cross. All this is in line with the theme of this edition of the Genfest, which is ‘Together to Care'” – explains Luana.

Its meaning

The logo features elements that recall different cultures and intertwine to form a complex figure that suggests the connection between diverse points of view worldwide. The logo presents four lines that symbolize, in number and color, the four elements of nature (water, air, fire and earth). The peculiarity of this work is its possibility to become a “pattern”: this means that if these elements are replicated infinitely, they give life to the circles that represent unity. Ideally, the lines create a figure similar to a cross.

Thus, was born the logo of the Genfest 2024 edition, an all Brazilian edition, we could say. The sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, patroness of Brazil, was indeed chosen to welcome youth from all over the world.

The event takes place every six years on an international level and is a great celebration of the youth of the Focolare Movement, people from different countries, with different religious and non-religious beliefs, ethnicities, and cultures.