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last update 29.05.24 by VITAL Team

Signs of success from interventions at the pilot site

In July 2023 we described some interventions carried out on the perimeter of a recently constructed infill in the central lagoon of Venice, expressly designed to improve co…

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Biocultural Diversity as a lens for future visions

Today, links between human communities and the natural environment remain strong only among people who have maintained close material and spiritual ties with their environments, such as Indigenous Peoples and some distinctive local communities, including inhabitants of the Venice Lagoon. Through …

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Vital at the Floating Cinema 4th Edition

Vital is pleased to collaborate to the 4th edition of the Floating Cinema - Unknown Waters initiative, giving voice to …

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Ecologies of the Imaginary. Venice, the Lagoon and the Fantasy

Last year’s collaboration with Valentina Sturli and Prof. Alessandro Metlica of the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies (DISLL) at the University of Padua have been collected in a volume "Ecologies of the Imaginary. Venice, the Lagoon and the Fantastic ", already

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Citizen science project in the lagoon

The team of We are here Venice ETS, in the context of the EU project WaterLANDS

WaterLANDS

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Making socio-cultural values of the lagoon more visible

Over millennia and around the world, people have developed myriad ways of relating to nature and its different types of value, with consequences for how and what decisions affecting the state of nature are made. The Vital initiative is seeking ways to account for this within strategies to

WaterLANDS

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New funding for research in the Lagoon through investment in CSR

Coinciding with the 80th Venice International Film Festival, Giorgio Armani staged th…

Offset

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Photographic fieldwork

Over recent months, I have had the opportunity to join Vital scientists and researchers on field trips to monitor an artificial salt marsh in the central lagoon. Salt marshes behave like organisms, absorbing water and then slowly releasing it following the tidal cycle. They play an important role…

Fieldwork

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'A Whole Barena' - collaboration with the photographer Matteo de Mayda

The photographer Matteo de Mayda, in collaboration with We are here Venice within the Vital initiatives, recently presented the project 'A Whole Barena' as part of 'Nuova Generazione. Contemporary looks at the Alinari Archives", by CAMERA and the Alinari Foundation for Photography. The project wa…

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‘The Mudflat Crew’

‘The Mudflat Crew’ is a Vital publication created by Pietro Leddi, inspired by exploration of the Vital pilot sites, the richness of the lagoon ecosystem, and Venetian folk stories and legends. It is designed to make people more mindful of the Lagoon, triggering curiosity especially among the you…

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Evidence-based communication strategies: Vital’s GIS platform

Evidence-based decision-making requires that the right people have the right information at the right time and in the right formats. Bridging the divide between research and decision-making requires collaboration, communication, and knowledge translation. As the effects…

Fieldwork

Geosciences

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The Venice Agreement

We are here Venice, Ensayos, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Chile

News

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Lagunar - Amphibious Tales

Lagunar is a project developed by We are here Venice and the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano as part of the Project Visual Communication course of the Bachelor of Arts and Design degree, and is one of Vital's initiatives…

Lagunar

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Vital featured in 2023 scientific conferences

This was the year that the Vital initiative reached an important milestone in terms of “proof of concept” by beginning to be featured at scientific conferences - firstly in Bonn (Germany) at the 5th European Conf…

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