Veneto 2100: Living with Water is a research about the risk related to water flow dysfunctions affecting three very different landscape of the Veneto Region (Italy): the pervasively urbanised landscape of the flatlands along the Piave River (Treviso), the Verona’s hilly landscape, and the delta areas of the Po River just south of the Venice Lagoon. Using the scenario forecasting and the cartographic and anthropological analysis, the future of these territories was questioned taking the hydraulic dysfunctions as vantage point. The research unfolded at the intersection of urban design, landscape architecture, hydraulic engineering, visual communication, and anthropology. The work has proceeded in three main phases. As integrative part of the research project, the design proposals and all the artefacts elaborated at the academic level (phase 1) and those independently worked out by Latitude (phase 2) have been exhibited before in Rotterdam at the 5th IABR and, later, in different places in Veneto (phase 3). This way the research has triggered the discussion at different institutional and academic levels as well as among local associations of citizens.
2011 - 2013
Veneto Region, Italy
Tullia Lombardo, Marco Ranzato, Fabio Vanin, Valentina Bonifacio, Andrea Bortolotti, Marta De Marchi, Alessandra Marcon, Manoe Rouhe
University IUAV of Venice, European Master of Urbanism, Iknoki
Ministry of the Flemish Community, Arts & Heritage