Highlighting the work of the team behind ‘The Water Cultures of Italy’ research project at Ca’Foscari University, this talk from Professor David Gentilcore will explore the technology, social history, and cultural dimension of water, with an emphasis on Venice. It will include both material aspects (such as hydraulic engineering, water capture techniques, legislation, and management) and non-material features (symbolic responses, beliefs and practices, changing knowledge).
About the lecture series
This event is part of a series of talks given by researchers, scholars and experts to accompany Canaletto's Venice Revisited at the National Maritime Museum.
The talks will illuminate Venice's dynamic history and explore what Venetian music, literature, art, architecture and ecology can tell us about the challenges that the city faces from rising sea levels, population decline and mass tourism.
The series is generously supported by the Italian Cultural Institute. All lectures will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the National Maritime Museum.