ON WATERS

An immersive exhibition on the relationship between #Venice, the #tide, and #climatechange as seen from the #community and the #web

11 November – 11 December
Tuesday – Sunday, 2 – 6 p.m.
Free admission
Church of Santa Maria delle Penitenti
Fondamenta Cannaregio, 910,
30121 Venezia VE
Accessibility by public transport: Actv lines 4.1 and 4.2 (stop: Crea); or 5.1 and 5.2 (stop: Tre Archi)

On Waters is an immersive exhibition born from the AquaGranda project launched by Ca' Foscari University Venice and the Venice Research and Innovation District

On Waters invites citizens and Venice visitors to remember the November 2019 flood together through an immersive experience that takes the public back to the heart of one of the most tangible socio-natural events related to climate change.

Exhibition concept

The AquaGranda exhibition is a living portrait of a socio-natural ecosystem that, despite its fragility, seeks a new balance for the future of the lagoon and its people. The exhibition offers a series of perspectives and overviews of a historically proactive and resilient coastal community threatened by increasing risk related to rising sea levels and the extremes of weather events that can affect tides.

The works, co-created by artists and researchers from the many testimonies of the citizens who provided the raw material for AquaGranda's digital memory, illustrate their reactions and relationships during the 2019 extreme event.

These reconstructions weave back the meanings embedded in the collected multimedia materials and highlight what these fragments of memories represent for the community that experienced the event firsthand.

The exhibition invites visitors to remember the November 2019 flood together in one of the most evocative places in Venice, the Church of Santa Maria delle Penitenti. The Pio Loco is one of the few buildings in the lagoon city where traces of the 2019 event have remained crystallized. Through this exhibition, we would like to bring the visitor back to the heart of one of the most tangible socio-natural events related to climate change.

With this exhibition, we aim to build an engaging and multifaceted narrative of an extreme event, to understand a story that intertwines environment and society.

Colophon

  • Costanza Sartoris
  • CURATOR
  • Erica Villa
  • CURATOR
  • Massimo Warglien
  • Scientific director
  • Luc Steels
  • Artistic director
  • Marco Cosmo
  • Executive director
  • Giulia Saya
  • Project manager
  • Carlo Santagiustina
  • Scientific supervisor and supervisor of the methods and digital technologies, co-ideator of aquagranda archive
  • Matteo Silverio
  • EXHIBITION STAGING MANAGER
  • Gabriella Traviglia
  • Co-ideator of aquagranda archive, co-developer of the platform and producer of the digital exhibition navigating aquagranda
  • Marco Paladini
  • Creator and coordinator of cultural outreach events
  • Michele Schiavinato
  • Co-creator and developer of the aquagranda archive database
  • Alessandro Descovi
  • Co-developer of the aquagranda platform
  • Joeri Bultheel
  • Virtual exhibition navigating aquagranda developer
  • Aldo Aliprandi
  • Exhibition set-up consultant
  • Vanessa Milan
  • AquaGranda image creator

Partners

ORGANIZED BY:
  • Distretto Veneziano della Ricerca e dell’Innovazione (DVRI)
  • Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
  • BlueNIGHTs
FROM A PROJECT BY:
  • ODYCCEUS
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF:
  • Comune di Venezia - Le Città in Festa
INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS:
  • Agenzia Spaziale Europea (ESA)
  • Istituto di scienze marine (CNR ISMAR)
  • Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA)
  • Centro Previsioni e Segnalazioni Maree
  • Protezione Civile Venezia
  • Vigili del Fuoco Corpo Nazionale, Comando di Venezia
  • VERITAS
TECHNICAL PARTNERS:
  • Sony CSL
  • UQIDO
  • C&C
MEDIA PARNTER:
  • Rai
WITH THE SUPPORT OF:
  • Fondazione Venezia- Servizi alla persona
  • Ca’ Foscari Alumni
  • I.P.A.V. – Istituzioni Pubbliche di Assistenza Veneziane
  • Gioielli Nascosti di Venezia
  • Venice International University (VIU)
  • MUHAI
  • Venywhere APS
  • Venice Calls

An initiative promoted by

A project cofunded by European Union

Navigating Aquagranda, a digital community memory

You can navigate the exhibition directly on your mobile

  • Visit the exhibition trough the Web.
  • Visit the exhibition trough the App iOS android

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