In doing so, we engage with Astrida Neimanis’s provocation that humans are mostly wet matter or Bodies of water embodying a leaky and porous relationality with our environments (2017). In flood, drought, or contamination. How can we refine or condense this understanding to generate ways of eroding or reshaping the infrastructures that lead to mass pollution, water privatization, overfishing, the washing away of salt marshes (barene), overtourism, cruise ships, and so on?
We set out to explore practices and methodologies for intervening into the continuities of changing environmental and social conditions in Venezia and beyond. Activists, artists, designers, conservators, curators, historians, chefs, and other creative practitioners will participate in transdisciplinary conversations about engaging with the lagoon-city to ensure the survival of this vital and multispecies environment. We hope to produce a toolkit to spark change now and in the future.