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La Nuova Venezia 14.1.20: “Smog in Venice: Something must be done to limit water traffic”

An article written by Jack Wright And Jane da Mosto has been published in local Venetian newspaper La Nuova Venezia. The piece underlines the link between local air pollution and global climate change, as well as signalling the irony of…

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

Polpo London: Christmas Campaign for Venice

The Polpo restaurants in London have chosen We are here Venice as the charity to benefit from their Christmas fundraising campaign and will be generously collecting money from their diners to support our work here in Venice throughout December. Please…

Pellestrina Appeal

We are here Venice is collaborating with Palazzo Polignac to raise funds for the community of Pellestrina. Palazzo Polignac, which hosts cultural and musical events, held a fundraising concert on the 8th of December. You can help the people of…

BBC World Service report 13.11.2019: Extreme Flooding in Venice

Interviewed on the BBC World Service on 13.11.2019 about the dramatic flooding of the city. Water levels reached 1.87cm, the highest level since the devastating flood of 1966. The above image shows how quickly water levels rose up and fell again, measured…

Ethics and Digitalisation Conference 28.10.2019

Jane da Mosto spoke at a conference on Ethics and Digitalisation, held on the island of San Servolo in Venice. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Presentation of the book “SOS Laguna” by Luigi D’Alpaos at the Church of San Lorenzo

We are here Venice, in collaboration with Mare di Carta, organizes the presentation of the book SOS Laguna by Luigi D’Alpaos, Professor Emeritus of Hydraulics at the University of Padua, which will be held Monday, October 21 at 6pm at…

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…

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…

Clear communication around the cruise ships problem in Venice

WahV is satisfied with all the media contacts that have been coming through since the events of the Summer 2019, triggered by evident incapability of the authorities and governing bodies not just in Venice but nationally and globally, to reign…

The culture sector cannot ignore the underlying need for radical change

In the run-up to the 56th Venice Film Festival, the Director of the Venice Film Festival Alberto Barbera has joined the movement “Let the Mediterranean Breathe”, coordinated by Cittadini per l’aria ONLUS, to signal the urgency of effective policies to reduce the…

How was it for you? (2019)

La Biennale di Venezia is a global cultural event which draws the world’s gaze to Venice. How Was It For You? is an investigation into the ways in which the institution serves the interests of the city and its residents.…

Collettivo Barena Bianca

In 2018 WahV began a collaboration with the artist collective Barena Bianca, following their meeting during a workshop at IUAV Visual Arts dept. Barena Primavera-Estate Barena Primavera-Estate was a workshop produced by We are here Venice and curated by the…

Critical care: Architecture and urbanism for a broken planet (2019)

Critical Care. Architecture and urbanism for a broken planet” is a book published by MIT Press and was an exhibition at  Architekturzentrum Wien edited and  curated by Elke Krasny and  Angelika Fitz. The book was reviewed in Architectural Digest. The book contains 21 case studies as well…

Do we know where Venice is going? a conference organized by Confartigianato, Ateneo Veneto, 15.02.2019

At a conference in February 2019 organised by Confartigianato Venezia on the future for artisan activities, the talented oar maker Saverio Pastor (president of the El Felze association) presented a particularly eloquent paper framing the identity and vocation of Venice as a…

Anchoring the debate about cruise ships

Actions are needed now Coincidentally preceding the crash of the large cruise ship MSC Opera against the dock at San Basilio on June 2, 2019 and the relative worldwide attention to the excesses of tourism, exemplified by the large ships…

The first Artist Residency at the Accademia Galleries, Venice

As conclusion of the artist’s residency, the presentation of Aurale, Brusii per audioguide After three months of his artist residency, Claudio Beorchia presented his works at the Gallerie dell’Accademia on Friday, April 12, and they will be available to the…

Why Venice?

6th December 2018, WahV speaks out regarding the OECD Conference in Venice and appeals to participating institutions to help Venice get a voice as a community. The great and the good have come together today under the auspices of the…

Venezia H20: WahV’s exciting new collaboration with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

WahV is especially delighted to be collaborating with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection under the umbrella of the Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile. We have devised a set of six family workshops with the Guggenheim’s team of educators on the theme…

London restaurant POLPO support We are here Venice

Polpo, the popular London restaurants inspired by Venetian bacari, are hosting an evening of cocktails and cicchetti at their Notting Hill restaurant on 3rd October, with all proceeds from the event going to We are here Venice. London-based supporters can…

Implications and information gaps of the One Belt One Road project

A telephone interview for the Dutch news-site De Correspondent about the giant Chinese infrastructural project One Belt One Road and the implications for Europe brought to mind the work of Saskia Sassen on the concept of The Global City: Introducing…

Video showing the water displacement from a cruise ship prompts widespread reaction

This video, taken in the small harbour behind the Island of San Giorgio, shows the wide-reaching water displacement of a cruise ship leaving Venice as it passes Sant’Elena:   The video was immediately shared over 180 times on Facebook, provoking widespread…

NBC Today filming at the Arsenale

This morning started with NBC Today in the Galleazze Ovest of the Arsenale. An opportunity to show how Venice’s glorious past can mark the way for the future IF the city authorities open the huge redundant spaces for new productive…

Laguna Viva at the V-A-C Foundation

Laguna Viva opens at the V-A-C Foundation’s Palazzo delle Zattere Laguna Viva is integral to the long-term strategy whereby Palazzo delle Zattere engage with the complexities of everyday life in Venice. V-A-C Foundation commissioned London based collective Assemble, who work across the…

Opening of Antigua & Barbuda’s National Pavilion

Students officially thanked by the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda’s inaugural National Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale explores environmental justice as a civil right through an investigation into the acute crisis of climate change.…

Connected – A documentary project on sea level rise

The trailer for Connected, a documentary project on sea level rise, has been released featuring substantial interview material from We are here Venice’s co-founder and Executive Director, Jane da Mosto. Watch the full trailer below: Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

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Explore our Venice Resource on the Royal Geographical Society Website

The Royal Geographical Society partnered with We are here Venice to produce a Venice module which has now been launched on the Royal Geographical Society’s new website. The resource features videos, fact sheets, podcasts, interviews, activities and lesson plans and…

Beyond artistic display: Art and Law in practice

Moving beyond the sphere of artistic display and exhibition, Venice returns to the forefront of professional development, as illustrated by the series of meetings, ART AND LAW, organised by the Venice Arbitration Chamber. With talks from collectors, museum directors, lawyers and…

Book Launch: Donne come noi

WOMEN LIKE US: 100 STORIES OF ITALIANS WHO HAVE DONE SOMETHING EXCEPTIONAL Donna Moderna, one of Italy’s most popular weekly magazines, are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a book collecting stories of 100 Italian women who, tenaciously, have done something…

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…

Let the Mediterranean Breathe

Nitrogen oxide monitoring pilot study Air quality in port cities is a major cause for concern, especially as more evidence emerges from epidemiological studies that show a direct correlation between illnesses associated with air pollution and proximity of homes to…

Outcome of the long-awaited Government decision on the future for cruiseships (Comitatone 7.11.2017)

It has been a long wait since the last Comitatone (the inter-ministerial committee for planning, coordinating and monitoring Safeguarding of the Venice Lagoon) in August 2014, and yet a definite solution is as elusive as ever, even though the Minister…

European meeting of the movements for the defense of territories, environmental justice and democracy

We are here Venice, together with the author Amitav Ghosh quoted here, endorses this call by the Comitato No Grandi Navi – Laguna Bene Comune, for the meeting of 23rd September at the Magazzini del Sale, Venice: Here in Venice,…

The mayor of Civitavecchia invites the Government and the mayors of other port cities to intervene for limiting atmospheric emissions

We are here Venice fully shares the following request expressed by Cittadini per l’aria and asks to the local institutions in Venice, like the Port Authority, the Venice Passengers Terminal, the mayor, how they intend to proceed. In this case…

Italianicious, May-June 2016: Saving Venice

Isobel Lee writes: "With mass tourism, enormous cruise ships and rising waters threatening Venice, the likes of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and local action group We Are Here Venice are doing their part in campaigning to save the lagoon city…

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World Bank Symposium Understanding Risk 2016

World Bank Symposium: Understanding Risk 2016, Arsenale di Venezia 19 May 2016 5x15: 5 outstanding individuals have 15 minutes to tell stories about ‘risk’ Speech “Threats to Venice” by Jane da Mosto UR2016 Other speakers: Marcus du Sautoy, Charles Simonyi Professor…

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2016 Forum Futuro Arsenale

The movement that began in 2012 to monitor and contribute to the revitalisation of the enormous Arsenale compendium has now formalised its existence as a non-profit organisation. The interests of over 30 local groups are represented by this coordinating body.…

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Eton College Venice Fieldtrip and the Royal Geographical Society

wahv will host a fieldwork expedition to the Lagoon to understand the implications of climate change for Venice. The output will be used not only by the Eton students but also promoted and shared with other schools in the UK…

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The Irish Mail on Sunday, 14.02.2016: Truth Behind the Mask of the Carnevale

Article by Roslyn Dee covering the Venice Carnevale 2016, yet amongst all the tourist attractions, notes the efforts to highlight the work of local artisans. Read the article here

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2015 Appeal to UNESCO for Venice and its Lagoon to be added to the list of Endangered World Heritage Sites

Local branches of nationally recognised NGOs - Italia Nostra, FAI and WWF - together with other Venetian associations, and with support from independent and authoritative experts, appeal to UNESCO to put Venice and the Lagoon on the Danger List of…

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2015 Victoria & Albert Museum: ALL OF THIS BELONGS TO YOU

WahV carried out background research for muf art/architecture’s installation in the Medieval Galleries. The idea was to re-unite the objects originally taken from Venice that have been at the Museum for decades, centuries even, with the history of the places…

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Vogliamo Venezia (2015)

Booklet following the flash-mob “Vogliamo Venezia” in September 2015 to show the Venetians view of the cruiseship problem and demonstrate the need for greater public participation in the decisions affecting Venice’s future. The booklet was prepared specially for the UNESCO…

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Jane Da Mosto at the LSE Literary Festival

The Stones of Venice: foundations and future On Saturday 28th February 2015, Jane Da Mosto took part in a discussion at the LSE Literary Festival, hosted by Theatrum Mundi and LSE. Alongside speakers Polly Coles, Liza Fior (co-founder of We are here Venice)…

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Mirabilia Vbne

2015 Mirabilia Venezia

wahv helped with PR during the launch of Mirabilia and continues to look for funding and partnership opportunities. Mirabilia combines art and creativity, manual skills and top quality artisan work with offering work opportunities for men and women in difficulty.…

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Architectural Association Seminar

We introduced the Architectural Association unit 7 students and Samantha Hardingham to the challenges and opportunities of the Arsenale, specifically the northern area. The interests of the unit were grounded in an appreciation and a delight in the proximities between…

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2014 “Gruppo Spontaneo Ca’ Tron – Contorta”

WahV coordinated a working group of independent experts to review the Port Authority’s plan to dredge a new navigation channel for cruise ships to come into Venice. Working in concert with various professionals, a collection of technical reports was produced…

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2014 Venezia è Laguna and the Regata Storica

In concert with various other local groups fighting the plan to dredge a new navigation channel in the Lagoon for cruiseships, WahV chose to use the occasion to re-affirm a crucial dimension of Venetian governance: to save the city, the…

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2014 Swiss Pavilion at the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale

Jane da Mosto for wahv was one of the interpreters for the Tino Sehgal and Asad Raza intervention to bring the archives of Cedric Price and Lucius Burkhardt to life. Close and extended contact with these powerful thinkers yielded ideas…

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Villa Frankestein

The seeds that grew into wahv were planted in 2010 during the collaboration with muf art/architecture for the XII Architecture Biennale. What began as a techno-scientific brief to develop a system for portraying the characteristics of the salt marsh and a commitment…

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Villa Frankenstein – The Venice Lagoon

Life in the Lagoon – a General Outline Amidst the splendour and magic, it is difficult to remember that Venice was founded in adversity, on tiny islands amidst swamps, out of reach of the marauding barbarians from northern Europe. These…

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The Economist 1843 Magazine, 07.08.2012: When in… Venice

The Economist's 1843 magazine interviewed Jane da Mosto, in her previous position as Scientific Advisor to Venice in Peril, on what to do - and perhaps more importantly what not to do! - when visiting Venice.  The suggestions are just…

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Villa Frankenstein Vol. #2 (2010)

Villa Frankenstein – The Journal of the British Pavilion Vol. #2 now available for download   Volume #2 – LA LAGUNA DI VENEZIA takes a closer look at the Venice lagoon and the issues surrounding it including step by steps…

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2010 Villa Frankenstein – British Pavilion

2010 Villa Frankenstein - British Pavilion, XIII Venice Architecture Biennale muf art/architecture Magazine of the Pavilion, Villa Frankenstein Vol. 2 LAGOON EDITION http://www.muf.co.uk/venice-biennale-since-2010 See the Villa Frankenstein section of this website.

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2010 Why the health of the Venice Lagoon has Implications for the City’s Heritage

International Discussion Meeting organised by the Cambridge University Coastal Research Unit (Department of Geography), Unesco Venice Office This project was put forward in response to an observed widespread ignorance concerning the delicate state of the lagoon and the implications for…

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The Venice Report (2009)

Venice is at a crossroads: choices now could be decisive, for good or for very bad We can’t lobby effectively for Venice without better information. Sound information is vital if there is to be worthwhile long-term planning for the city…

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2006 The Science of Saving Venice (The Venice in Peril Fund)

  Available online from various ebook websites.

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