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Fragile Venice, living Venice: the city and the lagoon as models for regeneration

In collaboration with UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe


Ocean Space
Admission fee
Free of charge

The event will take place as part of the celebrations for the 1600th anniversary of the foundation of the city of Venice, organized by Ocean Space and the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe. It will discuss how the climate crisis, and its impact on the city and the surrounding lagoon, can present an opportunity for reflection on models of environmental and social regeneration.

Initial institutional greetings will be carried out by Ana Luiza Thompson-Flores (Director, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe) and Markus Reymann (TBA21–Academy). The meeting will be moderated by IOC-UNESCO: Francesca Santoro (Programme Specialist Ocean Literacy) and Valentina Lovat (OL consultant). Presentations will be made by Francesca Bampa (Project officer, Science unit UNESCO Regional Bureau), Toto Bergamo Rossi (Venetian Heritage) Alberto Barausse (LIFE VIMINE) and Assessore Massimiliano De Martin (Municipality of Venice).

Photo: Fabio Carella


Participation is free of charge but reservation is mandatory via this link.

From 6 August, all visitors must present a valid EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass), either in digital or in paper format, to access Ocean Space. More information.

In line with the rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the capacity of Ocean Space has been reduced to guarantee a safe experience.

Masks must be worn inside Ocean Space (properly covering both nose and mouth) and hands must be sanitized with the provided sanitizer upon entrance. A temperature check will be carried out at the entrance.