Inaugurating Its First European Center of Activity, the Berggruen Institute Announces the 2021 Berggruen Prize Recipient at Its Newly Acquired Casa Dei Tre Oci in Venice.

The Institute intends to make Casa dei Tre Oci its center of European activity: a gathering place for global dialogue and new ideas, housing an international program of summits, workshops, symposia, and exhibitions in the visual arts and architecture.


In an inauguration ceremony at the Berggruen Institute’s new European Center for Activity, Casa dei Tre Oci, Nicolas Berggruen announces philosopher Peter Singer as the 2021 recipient of the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture. The $1 million Prize is given annually to thinkers whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world. Peter Singer will receive the Prize in the Spring of 2022 in a ceremony to be held in Los Angeles.