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On the flip side of Venice: contemporary Giudecca

Walking (The) Trajectories: Venice as a model for the future?


Sacca Fisola
Admission fee
Free of charge

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Organized as part of the Ocean Fellowship 2020, by Barbara Casavecchia (mentor) and Pietro Consolandi (fellow) in particular, "Walking (the) trajectories: Venice as a model for the future?" is a program of touring talks aimed at visualizing some of the themes that shape the “Oceans in Transformation” exhibition by Territorial Agency, within the context of Venice itself.


The meeting point for this walk will not be at Ocean Space, but instead at the Sacca Fisola vaporetto stop at 6pm.

* The Sacca Fisola stop can be reached on lines 2 / 4.1 / 4.2

** The walk will go ahead even in the event of bad weather.

On the flip side of Venice: contemporary Giudecca

Giudecca is the site and the subject of the latest touring conversation in the “Walking (the) trajectories: Venice as a model for the future?” series, led by Angela Vettese. We will be making our way across the island which, isolated from the flow of tourists and located “on the other side” Venice, has in many ways become the most contemporary district of the city. Since the 1960s it has been an architectural laboratory, focusing on imagining a possible evolution of the lagoon city, which is often rendered immobile by its conservation efforts. From Gino Valle's public housing to Cino Zucchi's project for the former Junghans factory, we will touch upon places that host the area’s residents, but also its culture: spaces that have been re-imagined, both for the future and the present, and designed to integrate with Venice’s history and everyday life.

Image: Building D of the former Junghans area, CZA Cino Zucchi Architetti. Photo by Fiona Middleton.

Angela Vettese

Angela Vettese is an art historian, historian of philosophy, curator, and teacher. Over the past few decades she has held numerous roles and curated various exhibitions. In 2001 she helped found the Faculty of Visual Arts at the IUAV University of Venice, a degree course of which she is still the director. She is the author of several books, not just in the field of contemporary art, including “Venezia Vive” (Il Mulino, 2017).