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Maja Lunde in conversation with Sara Culeddu and Boris Ondreicka

Incroci di civiltà – International Literature Festival


Ocean Space
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Sara Culeddu, Maja Lunde, Boris Ondreička.


Booking at www.incrocidicivilta.org is required for all events, and will be available from Thursday 21 March at 12.00 pm. Bookings will close two days prior to each event.

As part of Incroci di civiltà, the International Literature Festival, Norwegian writer Maja Lunde presents her most recent book Blue (2017), the second novel in her planned four-part series on climate change. The story is set in Europe in 2041, when a shortage of water has become the main source of extensive conflict and despair. A short reading is followed by a conversation with TBA21–Academy curator Boris Ondreička and Sara Culeddu from Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

Incroci di civiltà is an International Literature Festival. Initiated by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, the festival is in its twelfth annual edition and 247 writers have from every part of the world have participated to date.

Prior to the conversation, Ocean Space welcomes visitors at 1pm with a guided tour of the Joan Jonas’s exhibition Moving Off the Land II. Light refreshments will be served.

This conversation is organised in collaboration with the Center for the Humanities and Social Change at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.


Maja Lunde lives in Oslo. A novelist and TV-screenplay writer, after numerous children’s books she became internationally known with her first novel The History of Bees (2015), which has been published in 32 countries. An international best-seller, The History of Bees won the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize, becoming the first debut novel to receive the prize. Blue (2017) is the second book in the writer’s planned quartet of novels on climate change.

Boris Ondreička is a curator, artist, author, and singer based in Bratislava, SK, and Vienna, AT. Since 2012 he has worked as curator at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (Vienna, AT), where he has (co-) curated Rare Earth, Supper Club, Tomorrow Morning Line, Ephemeropteræ (ongoing since 2012) and recently Olafur Eliasson Green light—An Artistic Workshop. Amongst that he has co/curated Poetry Department at National Gallery Prague, European Biennial Manifesta 8 (Murcia and Cartagena, ES) and other individual projects. In 2010 he co-founded the Július Koller Society.