Rooted in Water

November 02, 2023

Rooted in Water

Monday, November 13, 2023, 10 AM - 1 PM
Live Zoom Conference - Prenota
Talk with Armin Linke, Giulia Bruno, Lorenzo Mason, Costanza Sartoris, and Carlo Santagiustina. Moderated by Emiliano Guaraglio. (The event will bel held in English)

Climate change is gradually transforming the global landscape, particularly the relationships between humans and nature, coastal communities, and aquatic ecosystems. Following the extraordinary high tide event that afflicted Venice in 2019, artists Armin Linke, Giulia Bruno, and Lorenzo Mason collaborated with the AquaGranda project to collect and annotate photographs and materials provided by local organizations and entities operating in Venice during and after this extreme event: to assist the community, mitigate the damage caused by the tide, and make the city and the lagoon livable again.

These materials and operational photographs convey tacit local knowledge, which, once made explicit through a participatory annotation process, becomes indispensable in understanding and addressing extreme climate events, both present and future. Along with the creators of the Operational Stratigraphies work, AquaGranda researchers, and a series of expert guests, we will explore the use of annotated operational photography as a form of participatory research, aimed at documenting and activating memory. We will also highlight the challenges that climate change poses to human activity and the livability of coastal areas.

Event organized by DVRI in collaboration with NICHE - New Institute Center for Environmental Humanities.

Rooted in water | public program
Roots in the Water is the public program of the third edition of AquaGranda 2023 - Incontri e dialoghi sulle maree, a cultural and educational moment that focuses on the memory of climatic events and their impact on the lagoon ecosystem.
We aim to delve into the aquatic roots of Venice and explore the potential future scenarios of the city through a rich public program of events, talks, workshops, and educational activities that will fill the city with a tide of extraordinary energy.

An initiative promoted by

Winner of the Honorary Mention 2023

A project cofunded by European Union

Navigating Aquagranda, a digital community memory

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