Venice 20–21.09.2021

Location: Arsenale, Venice – Tesa 113 (in front of  Porta Nuova Tower).

The conference is co-organised by Municipality of Venice and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, as part of the activities of the Bauhaus of the Seas project.

Organising committee: Tiziana Lippiello (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Paola Mar (Municipality of Venice), Fabio Pittarello (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Maria Del Valle Ojeda (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Nuno Jardim Nunes (Técnico – ITI/LARSyS), Mariana Pestana (U. Lusófona – Center for Other Worlds), Markus Reynman (TBA Academy).

Media partner: Ca’ Foscari Alumni

20 September 2021


Tiziana Lippiello
Rector of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Luigi Brugnaro
Mayor of the City of Venice
Cristina Messa
Italian Minister of University and Research

Greetings from the European Union

Ruth Reichstein
I.D.E.A. Advisory Board to the President

Innovation and Sustainability

Manuel Heitor
Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education
Maria Cristina Piovesana
Vice President for the Environment, Sustainability and Culture Confindustria Italy

Panel: Developing the Vision of the Bauhaus of the Seas 1: Recognising the Environment

Chairs: Mark Reymann, TBA21 Academy, Valentina Nisi, Associate Professor in Design Thinking at Instituto Superior Técnico

Fabio Trincardi
Director of the Department of Earth System Sciences and Environmental Technologies of CNR
Achille Giacometti
Director of the European Center for Living Technology
Arianna Traviglia
Coordinator of the Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology (CCHT@CaFoscari) – IIT
Rosi Braidotti
Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University
Rosalia Santoleri
Director of ISMAR – CNR

Institutional Panel 1: Ports

Introduction: Rogério Colaço,President of Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa

Chair: Carola Hein, Director of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Center on PortCityFutures, Andrea Romani, Rear Admiral (Italian Navy), Commander of the Naval Staff College in Venice

Fulvio Lino Di Blasio
President of the Port System Authority of the Northern Adriatic Sea – Ports of Venice and Chioggia
Jorge Barreto Xavier
Commissioner of Oeiras for The European Capital of Culture 2027
Gabriele Galateri di Genola
President of Assicurazioni Generali SpA and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Alfredo Viglienzoni
Coordinator of the Economic Development Area of the Municipality of Genoa
Isabelle Ryckbost
Secretary-General of the European Sea Ports Organisation
Sergio Prete
President of the Ionian Sea Port System Authority – Port of Taranto

Lunch Break
Institutional Panel 2: Cultural Heritage

Chair: Michele Bugliesi, President of Fondazione di Venezia, Fabio Moretti, President of the National Conference of Academy Presidents

Roberto Cicutto
President of the Venice Biennale
Umberto Vattani
President of the Venice International University
Mattia Agnetti
Executive Secretary of Venice Civic Museums Foundation
Karole P. B. Vail
Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice
Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailović
Secretary General of Europa Nostra
Roberto Gottipavero
Director of the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello
Benno Albrecht
Professor at  IUAV University of Venice

Panel: Developing the Vision of the Bauhaus of the Seas 2: Making Peace with the Sea

Introduction: Ricardo Serrão Santos, Portuguese Minister of the Sea

Chair: Nuno Nunes, Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa and President of the Interactive Technologies Institute, Gina Gylver, Board Member in Nature and Youth

John Palmesino
Architect, urbanist and founder of the Territorial Agency
Nathaniel Petre
Design Engineer
Laura Forlano
Professor of Design at the Institute of Technology and Director of the Critical Futures Lab
Anthony Dunne
University Professor of Design and Social Inquiry at Parsons School of Design, The New School in New York
Raquel Gaspar
Marine Biologist and co-founder of Ocean Alive

Brief introduction to the tour: Venice and its lagoon a co-evolution story 

Fabio Pranovi
Professor of Ecology at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Learning About the Ecosystem of Venice

Venice and its lagoon a co-evolution story with Fabio Pranovi

The Venice lagoon is a social-ecological system, modelled by centuries of co-evolution between natural and anthropogenic drivers. During the tour in the lagoon surrounding the Northern part of the city, we’ll have the opportunity to discover, aboard a hybrid propulsion boat, some of the landscape elements typical of this transitional environment (as saltmarshes and some ‘minor’ island – Vignole e S. Erasmo).

Dinner at Palazzo Ca’ Foscari

21 September 2021

Keynote speech Michele De Lucchi, Architect
Panel: Developing the Vision of the Bauhaus of the Seas 3: Reconnecting Communities with Habitats

Chair: Shaul Bassi, Professor of English Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Mariana Pestana, co-director of The Decorators and independent curator

Francesca Santoro
Program Specialist of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Pelin Tan
Sociologist and Art Historian
André Tavares
Fabrizio Panozzo
Professor of Management and Cultural Policies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Massimo Warglien
Professor of Management at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Emma Taveri
Chief Visionary Officer, Destination Makers

Panel: Developing the Vision of the Bauhaus of the Seas 4: Renewing Practices

Introduction: Anish Kapoor, Artist – Video message

Chairs: Renata Codello, Secretary General of the Cini Foundation, Fabio Pittarello, Professor of Human Machine Interaction and Information Visualisation at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Stefano Micelli
Professor of Economics and Business Management at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Valeria Bottalico
Ocean Space educational activities manager
Riccardo Caldura
Director of Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia
Anab Jain
Co-Founder & Director at Superflux
Wilhelm Krull
Founding Director of The New Institute


Fernando Medina
Mayor of Lisbon
Paola Mar
Deputy Mayor of University at Municipality of Venice
Tiziana Lippiello
Rector of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice