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

“Nothing changes if you change nothing” Two demonstrations bring out crowds of concerned – and distanced – Venetians.

On Monday, June 1 we met at 2 PM in campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo and in campo San Francesco della vigna, forming two human chains converging towards Fondamenta Nuove, respecting health precautions (distancing and masks), two arms that met in a handshake at the fondamenta, near the hospital, an essential public service for the … More “Nothing changes if you change nothing” Two demonstrations bring out crowds of concerned – and distanced – Venetians.

Report on focus group project presents residents concerns in Venice and Mestre

The results of research done by candidate Martini together with sociologist Schiavon are presented. Among the points, the lack of skilled work and mass tourism By Eugenio Pendolini May 1, 2020 “Out of control construction is ugly, does harm and produces violence”. “Mestre and Marghera have potential but they must be developed. An industrial and … More Report on focus group project presents residents concerns in Venice and Mestre

The Rialto Project presents The Lessons of History lecture series at the Accademia

[Ed. Note: This is the recent notice from the Rialto Project, whose earlier announcement was published a few months ago on this site. On a personal note I really support this kind of positive effort to present the extraordinary history of the city, the life inside the buildings, to the public. In this particular case … More The Rialto Project presents The Lessons of History lecture series at the Accademia