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Visualizing Venice: the City and the Lagoon. Digital Visualization Workshop

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Visualizing Venice is an inter-disciplinary project initiated in 2009 by IUAV University of Venice, Venice International University (VIU) and Duke University that uses documents and archival sources to map the evolution of urban space in the city of Venice.

Participants will be provided with the technical skills necessary to map the changing urban landscape in Venice and its lagoon, using modern technological instruments to gain insight into the history of urban development. The course structure includes a historical introduction (and site visit) as well as classes in image processing, photogrammetry, laser scanning, geo-referencing of historical maps, data visualization and presentation, 3D modelling and augmented reality.

At the end of the course, students will have learned to engage with a range of digital tools that have useful applications in many different fields of research. More specifically, in the context of Venice, participants with an interest in art history, architecture and urban conservation will be able to observe how economic and social circumstances have conspired, over the centuries, to shape material space in the city.


Type of Event Working group
Start 03.06.2014 09:00 local time
End 13.06.2014 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point ROSATI, Matteo
Organizer Duke University, IUAV University of Venice and Venice International University (VIU)
Contact Matteo Rosati at
Country Italy
City Venice, San Servolo
Venue Venice International University
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website UNESCO Venice Office
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