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Equal Times 29.06.2020: Emptied of tourists, Venice is full of ideas

These days when I take a walk after sunset, I notice how many windows don’t have lights on. People say Venice has been left without tourists, but it is actually lacking residents. The Equal Times asked We are here Venice…

Belgian, Danish and Polish media get in touch for post Covid-19 insight

Image by Annie Drew. Danish national newspaper Information, along with Belgian De Standaard and Polish Rzeczpospolita got in touch with We are here Venice to explore the city’s changed outlook after Covid-19 brought drastic changes to the way the city…

CNN 19.06.2020: For some Venice residents, reopening after lockdown is bittersweet

We are here Venice’s Jane da Mosto spoke to CNN about the return of tourism to Venice post-lockdown. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Deutsche Welle 16.06.2020: What will be the future of tourism in Venice?

Image by Annie Drew. Very few people are still want — or are able — to live in the city itself. Many landlords find it far more lucrative to rent their properties to tourists than to a family with an…

RAI 08.06.2020: we must protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030

Image by Annie Drew. Our campaign to restructure Venice’s relationship with cruise tourism has been featured in Italian national television network RAI and national newspaper Il Messaggero. For World Ocean Day 2020, We are here Venice co-hosted a virtual  rally…

The Guardian 03.06.2020: ‘It’s an exciting beginning’: Venice opens to tourists

Image by Annie Drew. As the world looks to Venice to see how the city will cope with the return (or lack thereof) of tourism, The Guardian featured We are here Venice in an article detailing the re-opening of the…

The Art Newspaper 29.05.2020: The Green debate: How can the international art market recover sustainably?

Image by Eleonora Sovrani. WahV contributed to an article in The Art Newspaper, exploring how the art world can get back to business sustainably after the Covid-19 lockdown. Europe needs to reduce its emissions by 15% per year to equitably…

CityLab 20.05.2020: When the Cruise Ships Stop Coming

Image by Anna Zemella. The cruise industry has featured frequently in headlines due to its mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic. As restrictions are eased, CityLab explores the unsustainability of the cruise sector and the problems it causes in port cities,…

The LA Times 18.05.2020: European hot spots like Venice, Italy, are reopening, but without many tourists

Venice is predicted to be one of the last places to which travelers return, because social distancing measures are so difficult in the city’s winding streets and narrow alleyways. “Nothing is going to bounce back,” Da Mosto said. “We can’t…

CNN 18.05.2020: Deserted Venice contemplates a future without tourist hordes after Covid-19

The problem for Venice isn’t the lack of tourists, it’s the lack of permanent residents. And with more residents, the city will reflect more the Venetian culture and the wonderful lifestyle that this extraordinary city offers and future visitors to…

The New York Times 16.05.2020: Virus Lockdown Gives Venice a Shot at Reimagining Tourism

Visions for Venice’s future include calls to offer tax breaks to bring traditional manufacturing back to the historic centre. Civic groups have suggested incentives to restore traditional ways of Venetian life, like the standing rowboats used for centuries by residents…

The Guardian 19.04.2020: Is the Cruise Industry Finally out of its Depth?

Cruises should adapt to cities, not the other way round. – Eleonora Sovrani We are here Venice contributed to an article by The Guardian exposing the failings of the cruise ship industry in light of the Covid-19 crisis, but also…

The Sydney Herald 28.02.2020: Venice, birthplace of quarantine, paralysed by disaster that can’t be seen

At WahV, we hope that the situation with coronavirus will lead to radical changes in development of diversified economic activity in Venice. We were contacted by the Sydney Morning Herald to give our viewpoint on the impact of the outbreak.…

The Guardian 29.02.2020: ‘It’s the last nail in the coffin’: Venice Empties as Coronavirus Spreads

If this is a wake-up call, who is listening? The Guardian‘s Hannah Roberts got in touch with We are here Venice to explore the impact of coronavirus on tourism in Venice – the city’s main industry. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Financial Times 26.02.2020: Coronavirus Stirs the Waters of Venice

In light of the recent restrictions placed on the city of Venice as a result of a number of coronavirus cases in the city, We are here Venice’s Jane da Mosto provided the Financial Times with insight into what needs…

France Inter 18.02.2020: Inside MOSE, the dam that’s supposed to save Venice from sinking

Not everyone understands that Venice is a complex collection of islands within a very special and delicate lagoon system. France Inter got in touch with We are here Venice for some insight on the ongoing issues with the dysfunctional MOSE…

CNN 04.02.2020: Is Venice at War with Itself?

The fundamental problem is that Venice is completely different from the rest of the municipality…We need a mayor that can think of Venice 100% of their time. CNN untangles the conflicts arising in Venice due to cruise ships and mass-tourism.…

Bloomberg Environment 30.01.2020: Venice Lagoon’s Carbon Sink Eyed as Living Climate Lab

Bloomberg environment reports on a developing project which would see the Venetian salt marshes restored under a carbon offsetting scheme. The initiative is being developed in partnership between We are here Venice and Laguna B. Image: Eleonora Sovrani. Facebook Twitter…

BBC World Service 18.01.2020: Hydrogen – the Answer to Climate Change?

The BBC World Service reports on the potential of hydrogen fuel as a clean energy source, with Jane da Mosto providing insight on how it could improve transport within the Venice lagoon. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

RAI 16.12.2019 High Tide – Report

Italian national broadcaster RAI has explored the causes and impact of high tides in Venice, featuring an interview with Jane da Mosto.   Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Associated Press 07.12.2019: Venice tide barriers pass another test but sceptics remain

“One has to realize the kind of existential question that that serious flooding has given rise to. People are asking: will Venice be defendable against these kinds of episodes?’’ The Associated Press have shone a light on the apparently never-ending…

Culture Trip 11.12.2019: Venice Might Be Overcrowded, But You Can Still Be a Responsible Tourist

Culture Trip got in touch with us to explore the ways in which tourists can best support Venice when they visit. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Le Devoir 30.11.2019: “Is Venice Doomed?”

Canadian journal Le Devoir has featured our work in a special series on rising water levels, with the first issue focusing on the disastrous flooding in Venice. The article, written in French, has been translated into English below. “I’d love…

La Nuova Venezia 01.12.2019: Change is needed to avoid certain doom

An open letter by WahV co-founder Jane da Mosto was published in local newspaper La Nuova Venezia ahead of the referendum on autonomy for Venice and nearby Mestre. All cities, any city, must be built and administered according to the…

The Independent 22.11.2019: ‘Fears for Venice run far deeper than the flood waters’ and further coverage of ongoing flooding

‘A mayor looking after just Venice would have more time to dedicate to the things that really matter to the city…we can’t change natural phenomena but we can change what we do about them.’ Further flooding in Venice has attracted…

RAI 26.11.2019: We are here Venice: the Science of Looking After the City

WahV co-founder Jane da Mosto was interviewed by Italian national broadcaster RAI about the causes of the floods of November 2019 and our campaign to raise awareness about the degradation of the city’s ecosystem.   Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

CBC radio 14.11.2019: Venice needs new governance system to prevent future floods and other coverage of the disastrous flooding of November 2019

“There’s no local administration that just thinks about the specificities of Venice and how best to look after it.” We are here Venice has been featured by the Canadian broadcaster CBC , as extreme flooding in Venice makes headlines around the…

The Times 05.11.2019: “Venetians win right to vote on autonomy from the mainland”

“Only a mayor totally focused on this city can save it from over-tourism and consequent depopulation” – Jane da Mosto, WahV Co-Founder and Executive Director. British national newspaper The Times has reported on the upcoming referendum on refining the administration…

Poll shows that Venetian citizens want to vote in the referendum on 01/12/2019

On 1/11/2019 we released the findings of an opinion poll conducted by GPF that revealed a strong tendency for Venetian citizens to vote in the forthcoming referendum to change the way the cities of Mestre (incl. Marghera) and Venice (incl.…

La Nuova Venezia 07.10.19 Tide Forecast and Warning Center of Venice adapts models and signs agreements with two bodies

The collaboration between WahV and the Tide Forecast and Warning Center has been made official. The aim of this cooperation is to facilitate the spread of the Center’s services and the communication of the inevitable uncertainty of forecasts, exacerbated by…

La Nuova Venezia 03.10.2019 “Cruise passengers more polluting than the Venetians” Campaign against passengers on large cruise ships

As a cruise passenger your energy consumption and waste production are several times higher than those of a resident The new poster of the WahV campaign is reported on the front page of La Nuova Venezia, drawing attention to the…

The Local 27.09.2019 ‘Venice is dying’: Residents to vote on whether to split city in half

On December 1st Venetians will head to the polls to decide whether they want the historic and ‘floating’ centre of the city to literally break away from its more populated boroughs on the mainland, a vote brought on by the…

Ceramic rewiew 08/09.2019 Ceramics and environmental activism: Laguna Viva

Colin Martin visits the permanent encaustic tile installation at the V-A-C Foundation in Venice, to discover more about the background of the tiles and their manufacture in Liverpool The article speaks about the collaboration between Assemble and WahV and the…

Skift 19.08.2019 Venice’s Big Money Conundrum to Solving Its Cruise Ship Crisis

Venice’s struggle to deal with oversize cruise ships is constantly in the headlines, but beware of anyone claiming a solution has been reached — the situation is beset with complications of almost every kind. Jane da Mosto pointed out that…

CNN Travel 16.08.2019 Is the cruise industry responsible for overtourism?

At each spot, you spend anywhere from a few hours to a day. Sometimes you don’t even get off the boat. When you do, you’re part of crowds of tourists, battling to see the views, scrambling to admire the sites.…

Der Spiegel 11.08.2019 Umweltexpertin zu Venedig “Die Schiffe müssen kleiner werden”

“The ships must become smaller” New ideas on a scientific basis: The environmental expert Jane da Mosto fights for the protection of Venice. She criticises that the old town is being squeezed out “like a lemon” for ship tourism. There…

The Local 10.08.2019 No, Venice hasn’t just banned cruise ships from its lagoon

It’s been widely reported that Venice will be “banning” cruise ships starting next month. Here’s why that’s not actually happening – and why it wouldn’t solve Venice’s problems. There is no official ban for cruise ships, yet; anyway to move…

Financial Times 08.08.2019 Venice to give cruise ships a wide berth

Moving the traffic of large cruise ships out of the Giudecca Canal is not a sufficient solution to safeguard Venice and the lagoon ecosystem. The only possible alternative is to admit only smaller, cleaner and more sustainable ships to the…

Monopol 09.07.2019 Nearly accident in Venice – Collateral event

Once again, the catastrophe in Venice was nearly reached because of a cruise ship. Even more than the Art Biennale, in the lagoon city the gigantic cruise ships are the symbol of man’s insatiable and destructive greed. We are here…

XLSemanal 30.06.2019 Donna Leon “Lo de Venecia es grotesco”

Interview with the writer Donna Leon about the situation in Venice, threatened by cruise ships and mass tourism. An analysis of the problems to be solved urgently to safeguard the city by Jane Da Mosto, who also describes the activity…

ELLE France 27.06.2019 Mort à Venise ?

Will its beauty mark its end? Cruise ships and mass tourism are increasingly threatening the lagoon ecosystem. The Venetians are trying to resist to protect their jewel. Jane da Mosto describes the particularity of the Venetian lagoon system and explains…

Il fatto quotidiano 24.06.2019 Large ships and small ideas: Venice 5 years for the stop

“After the collision of June 2 Toninelli had promised: “Stop the giants of the sea within the month.” That’s why it will take years. Meanwhile, the cruise business flies, but the number of crimes on board increases. Jane da Mosto…

Daily Mail 20.06.2019 Is this the death of Venice?

“IS THIS THE DEATH OF VENICE” by David Jones appeared in the UK newspaper The Daily Mail on 20.6.2019. It prompted a massive response which we have distilled here, based on the most-rated online comments. There is overwhelming support for…

The Art Newspaper 10.06.2019 How the art world is going green

Those within the art world who advocate for environmentally friendly practices are finding a sector willing to do its part. Jane da Mosto intervenes on the limits of material recycling after the Biennale because of the absence of dedicated spaces.…

Associated Press 03.06.2019 Venice, Budapest crashes renew debate on cruise ship safety

Cruise industry officials long insisted that ship accidents wouldn’t happen in Venice’s busy Giudecca Canal, saying guiding tugboats and technology ensured safety. The 65,500-ton cruise ship that crashed into a much smaller riverboat docked along the canal on Sunday proved…

New York Post 02.06.2019 American among injured in Venice cruise ship crash

Shocking video shows tourists toppling from a sightseeing boat after it was rammed by a runaway cruise ship trying to dock in Italy’s Venice canal Sunday — with one of the victims an American. The MSC Opera cruise liner repeatedly…

The National 12.06.2019 Scotland and Venice: How Scottish art became a key part of the international festival.

The Biennale by itself attracts more than 615,000 people to the city, and in a new report, We Are Here Venice say: “While the Biennale might draw the world’s gaze to Venice, it is of vital importance to investigate how…

Vogue 10.05.2019 An Insider’s Guide To The Venice Biennale

A jewel in the crown of the international art scene, the Venice Biennale runs from early May until late November. Here, seven Biennale experts share their insider tips with Vogue – from what to see to where to eat. “So…

artnet news 06.05.2019 There’s a Flood of Climate Change-Related Art at the Venice Biennale. Can It Make a Difference—Or Is It Adding to the Problem?

Local advocates say they wish more exhibitors would ask them how to minimize their environmental impact instead of simply asking them to participate in panel discussions. Read the article here. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Financial Times 03.05.2019 A step forward for Venice’s Accademia Gallery — with its first living artist

Read here the article on the Financial Times. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Artribune 20.04.2019 What the viewers say. The Venetian artist’s residence of Claudio Beorchia

On April 12 the first artist’s residence of the Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia was completed, in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti and We Are Here Venice, giving life to Aurale. Claudio Beorchia (Vercelli, 1979), the selected artist, played…

Artribune 18.03.2019 The first art residency at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice. The project by Claudio Beorchia

WahV supports the first art residency at the Gallerie dell’Accademia Read the article. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Is the M9 ‘micro smart city’ the future for Venice?

WahV speaks about the recent opening in Mestre of the M9 museum, the first digital one in Italy. Will this museum connect Venice and Mestre and offer takeaways for other European cities too? Read the article here. Facebook Twitter Pinterest…

La Nuova Venezia 25.10.2018 A “guardian” at the museum to spy on visitors’ reactions

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Architecture New Zealand 1.9.2018

The September/October issue of Architecture New Zealand featured Laguna Viva in their review of the Biennale here: Architecture New Zealand: Up on the roof in Venice Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Financial Times 4.8.2018

Rachel Spence’s article on the Financial Times; read here the entire article. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

La Nuova Venezia 28.5.2018

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Evening Standard 29.5.2018

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Wallpaper magazine 24.5.2018

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The Times 21.5.2018 WahV and Laguna Viva in the coverage of the Biennale

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Katharina’s Italy, 12.03.2018: High water in Venice

In a post about Acqua Alta in Venice, Katharina Allès Trauttmansdorff stumbles across our book, Acqua in Piazza and refers to its beautiful design and “gripping information about the physics, history and future of the Venetian acqua alta”. View the post…

The Guardian 26.5.2017 “Venice world heritage status under threat” Lisa Gerard Sharp

While the local population dwindles, passengers from giant cruise ships continue to flood into La Serenissima. So how are locals trying to save the city? A monster cruise ship meets a giant octopus and crashes into the Rialto bridge, provoking…

La Nuova Venezia 17.5.2017 “Big ships like monsters” Enrico Tantucci

To coincide with the Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini’s visit to Venice for the 57th Biennale, all the main environmental associations and community groups have come together to express their shared and deep concern for yet another preposterous proposal for…

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