Cat Bauer writes about We are here Venice’s collaboration with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in LUXOS Magazine.
The first workshop in the Venezia H2O series was held at the Naval Historical Museum in Venice.
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The museum’s H2O Venezia Family Card calendar from October until May is a creative collaboration between art, science, fashion and passion. This is the second year that Il Gufo, which is based in Asolo in the Veneto Region, has supported the Family Card. Their spring/summer 2019 fashion collection is dedicated to water and the sea, inspired by Jacques Cousteau’s message: “Knowing your planet is a step towards protecting it.”
Enter Jane Da Mosto, an environmental scientist who heads the non-profit We are here Venice, a think tank and activist platform dedicated to preserving the lagoon and addressing the challenges of Venice as a living city. “Venice and the lagoon are a single system. You can’t have one without the other.” Jane, who is a mother of four and whose husband’s roots stretch back to fifth-century Venice, has a deep sense of history and designed the six events that take families on a journey to discover how a city entirely built on water must adapt to nature to survive.
At the Naval Museum, shipbuilder Nicolò Zen delighted the families with tales of Venetian boats, the ancient ships towering in the background. The kids used bright crayons to color paper models, then had the thrill of rowing classic boats in the basin of the Arsenal. Future events include a visit to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection; the Forecast and Tides Reporting Center; the Museum of Natural History; the outdoor installation “Laguna Viva” at the VAC Foundation followed by a trip to the island of Lazzaretto Nuovo; and a visit to the State Archives. At the core of the entire H2O Venezia program is how Venice interacts with water and the lagoon. Il Gufo’s Alessandra Chiavelli said, “In today’s digital world, it is important that kids also experience reality.”