Thursday, October 14, 10.00am – 12.00am
(Inauguration of the Max Planck Partner Group The Water City)
The inauguration of the Max Planck Partner Group The Water City will take place during the Anthropocene Campus. The inauguration sets in motion a five year collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The group aims to bring the city and the environments of Venice into focus as the basis for historical and comparative studies on global geo-anthropological processes. This effort will take into account the multi-faceted reality of a ‘hydropolis’, which has always constituted a crossroad of environmental, cultural, political, economic, and migratory phenomena. The Partner Group is led by Pietro Daniel Omodeo and will bring together a group of international scholars, whose research is motivated by common environmental and cultural-political concerns about the present state of the world vis-à-vis its scientific and technological transformation.
Anna Zemella, Ritorno in piazza, 2016. © Anna Zemella