Project: Various Typologies
"Reinventing Venice" With the Covid19 crisis and the lockdown of northern Italy a different Venice became visible: not only the canals became clear, but the whole city was revealing its potential as one of the most livable cities – deeply connected to the nature and landscape of the laguna. A city without cars and heavy industry. While the tourism department of the city was panicking and spending millions on a campaign to lure tourists back, we were asking if Venice could be reinvented in a way to become a contemporary city: attracting a new population, growing again from the inside. Changing the disproportion between tourism and residents. With our design studio we will ask and hopefully answer these questions: What would make Venice ‘modern’? How could we move in a different way to and through the city? How could the city be given back to its inhabitants?