03.04.2013 - UNESCO Office in Venice

Visualizing Venice, exploring the city’s past


Visualizing Venice, new technologies for urban history is the title of the new exhibition opening Friday 5 April at the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice). It presents a cross-section of the studies by Visualizing Venice, an international, multidisciplinary research team focused on exploring new ways of “making” history using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and on testing the effectiveness of highly innovative communication systems in narrating urban change over time.

The exhibition will be on show at Palazzo Zorzi (Castello 4930) in Venice, Italy, from 8-26 April 2013. It reconstructs the last 3 years of Visualizing Venice’s research through a series of construction sites (“cantieri”). Moving through these case studies, visitors can trace the history of the islands of San Giovanni e Paolo and the Accademia or the areas of the Giardini della Biennale and the Ar­senale. The changes in these parts of Venice’s historical building fabric are staged at an urban and a building scale, making it possible to experience urban transformation in both space and time.

The exhibition is curated by Alessandra Ferrighi, an adjunct professor of Urban Conservation at the University Iuav of Venice, where she has been a researcher since 1998 and has coordinated and/or cooperated on projects financed by the National Research Council (CNR), Consorzio Venezia Nuova (Ministry of Public Works), Consortium for Co-ordination of Research Activities Concerning the Venice Lagoon System (CORILA), and the Veneto Region. The steering committee is composed of Donatella Calabi and Andrea Giordano. The research team includes: Caterina Balletti, Francesca Castellani, Eleonora Charans, Isabella di Lenardo, Chiara Di Stefano, Isabella Friso, Ludovica Galeazzo, Mattia Grosso, Cristiano Guarneri, Gianmario Guidarelli, Marlene Klein, Alessio Miatto, Cosimo Monte­leone, Marco Pedron, Mauro Perosin, Erica Sherman, Elena Svalduz, and Ines Tolic.

The event is organized with the support of the UNESCO Venice Office and in partnership with University Iuav of Venice, Duke University (Durham-NC, U.S.A.), Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (ICEA) of the University of Padua, Venice-based company Nesting scrl.

Contact: Michela De Faveri m.de-faveri(at)unesco.org tel.: 041-260.15.17

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