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Why the future of Venice depends on the Referendum

On 18 September 2019 the High Court in Rome reversed the decision by the Veneto Region Administrative Tribunal (TAR) to allow the Mayor of Venice to block the Referendum on re-articulation of territorial administration for Venice and Mestre Marghera. WahV…

Critical research on changes in lagoon circulation

In 2017 a new volume, edited by Luigi D’Alpaos, was released by the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti containing an important study produced with support from WahV. Analysis of historic tide gauge data from the lagoon-wide network of monitoring stations has…

Femminist Futures of Spatial Practice: materialisms, activisms, dialogues, pedagogies, projections

Femminist Futures of Spatial Practice: materialisms, activisms, dialogues, pedagogies, projections. Edited by Meike Schaller, Therese Kristansson & Ramia Mazé with a chapter by Liza Fior, Elke Krasny and Jane Da Mosto. Loosely based on the proceedings of a workshop at…

Venice’s visual database – Ongoing collection of signs of resistance against big cruise ships

WahV constantly maps widespread opposition to large cruiseships in Venice. There are many types of signal throughout the city in a wide variety of locations from anonymous lampposts and steps on bridges to people’s homes, there are subtle reminders as…

What happened to the Stadium of Close Looking? VILLA FRANKENSTEIN (2012 Architecture Biennale)

“Conversations of Resistance”, a forthcoming paper by Elke Krasny, Liza Fior and Jane da Mosto, talks about subtly invisible ways of furthering their respective professional practices. Centrepiece of the paper is this story of the model Olympic Stadium created by…

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