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Method

wahv is a non-profit association that addresses Venice’s challenges as a living city and advocates evidence-based approaches to policy making.

We operate both as a think tank and activist platform, strengthening connections between the best available information and stakeholders. We collaborate with universities, businesses, cultural institutions and public authorities to deliver projects and recommendations based on rigorous research to bring about real changes according to social, economic, physical and ecological indicators.

The city and the lagoon are considered inseparable elements of a single system, highlighting the importance of negotiations between the natural environment and human intervention. Venice’s singular circumstances offer huge potential as a laboratory for exploring innovative approaches to community resiliency.

Our initiatives range from self-contained projects and exhibitions often with the aim of raising awareness, to other more substantial ongoing campaigns, research and PhD programmes.

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Structure

MANAGEMENT BOARD

Jane da Mosto – Executive Director

Liza Fior – Non-executive Director

Flora Pedulla – Treasurer

Adrian Smith – Director

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Nell Butler – TV executive (London)

Lilli Doriguzzi – artist (Venice)

Elke Krasny – cultural theorist (Vienna)

Barbara Pastor – architect (Venice)

Dalia Salaam Rishani – philanthropist (London/Beiruit)

Samantha Weinberg – writer (Devizes, UK)

Cynthia Wu – entrepreneur (Taipei)

Anna Zemella – photographer (Venice)

 

ASSOCIATES

Gabriella Gilmour – Operations Manager

Eleonora Sovrani – Artist Activist

So Young Han – Architecture Collaborator

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FOUNDERS:

Jane da Mosto

Liza Fior

Michela Scibilia

INTERNS

Lydia Allegretto

Dizzy Dalton

Diana Juris

Stefano Morosinato

Molly Strauss

Eugenia Zabar

Olimpia Loredan

Carolyn Smith

 

PARTNERSHIPS / COLLABORATIONS

CITTADINI PER L’ARIA

COMUNE DI VENEZIA

CPSM

ETON COLLEGE

GALLERIE DELL’ACCADEMIA

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL CHANGE, CA’FOSCARI

LICEO EUROPEO CLASSICO MARCO FOSCARINI

ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

SOPRINTENDENZA ARCHEOLOGIA, BELLE ARTI E PAESAGGIO PER IL 

VENICE CLIMATE LAB/CMCC