Rialto Market: public assembly Friday on the future of Pescheria and Tribunale – a project for renewal or more speculation in the heart of Venice?

On Friday there will be a public assembly under the Loggia delle Pescherie, called by the Municipality of Venice in concert with Progetto Rialto and the market operators, who are asking for a redevelopment project. The Tribunale building will also soon be empty, raising the specter of tourism speculation placing another public landmark in the … More Rialto Market: public assembly Friday on the future of Pescheria and Tribunale – a project for renewal or more speculation in the heart of Venice?

Flashmob by Gruppo 25 Aprile: “SOS Venezia” on white sheets across the city

Flashmob today by activists from the group in symbolic locations of the economic and political institutions: City, Region, former Magistrate of Waters, the ex gasometri and viale San Marco. “A response to yet another postponed decision by UNESCO, which seems to focus only on cruise ships, while there are many more unresolved problems” 22 July … More Flashmob by Gruppo 25 Aprile: “SOS Venezia” on white sheets across the city

SUMus: a new organization arrives in Venice

On 2 June 2021 a new international organization called SUMus, with a vision of Venice as an International Laboratory for a new era, and an impressive array of philosophy, ideas, allies and technology, held a press conference in Venice to introduce itself. SUMus is so committed to listening to and involving Venetians of all sorts … More SUMus: a new organization arrives in Venice

Venice is alive, but asks for help. A new book by Calabi for Rialto

Venice is alive, but asks for help. A new book by Calabi for Rialto By Vera Mantengoli 4 June 2021 VENEZIA French publisher Liana Levi, Italian by birth, knows Venice very well. But the last time she visited she was struck by a banner hanging at the Rialto Market. A large white sign with writing … More Venice is alive, but asks for help. A new book by Calabi for Rialto

Venice? Here! A View from the Sestiere, by Giovanni Leone

Venice? Here! 30 November 2020 By Giovanni Leone VENICE. I write as an inhabitant of Venice, but also as President of the Social Promotion Association Do.VE (Dorsoduro Venezia), which is made up of shopkeepers (not only of glass objects or other items for tourists but starting from those in the neighborhood such as the baker, … More Venice? Here! A View from the Sestiere, by Giovanni Leone

The “portale in saor”: Venetian artisans launch e-commerce portal on the web

New web e-commerce portal eBotteghe is launched for Venetian producers. The city is empty, but on 4 December there will be the tree lighting and other initiatives. The commissioner to the deputies: “We are building projects with the artisans. Support us.” By Antonella Gasparini 27 November 2020 One can breathe more of the Christmas atmosphere  … More The “portale in saor”: Venetian artisans launch e-commerce portal on the web

SerenDPT, creating a future economy for Venice

Venice tech developer SerenDPT aims to provide an alternative to Venice’s unsustainable economic dependence on tourism, thrown into crisis by Covid, by creating a high-tech economy – made in Venice, by Venetians – that can be a sustainable alternative and model for the city and beyond. By Paul Rosenberg                       October 29, 2020 Take the #2 … More SerenDPT, creating a future economy for Venice

International Summer School announced for Padua and Venice

[Ed. Note: I’m happy to help announce another excellent initiative connected to Progetto Rialto. This is open to international students – the brochure is linked below, so please share if you know anyone who might be interested.] MARKET SPACES, PRODUCTION SITES AND SOUND LANDSCAPE OF EUROPEAN CITIES from History to Regeneration The program offers a … More International Summer School announced for Padua and Venice

A mega-banner against cruise ships, tourism monoculture and pollution

Saturday in Venice several groups banded together in favor of “a different model for the city” 13 June 2020 Today, Saturday 13 June, the No Grandi Navi group was back on the scene at Zattere, this time with an “extended family” which has also embraced the subjects of housing, the proposed incinerator at Fusina, and … More A mega-banner against cruise ships, tourism monoculture and pollution