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RAI 16.12.2019 High Tide – Report

Italian national broadcaster RAI has explored the causes and impact of high tides in Venice, featuring an interview with Jane da Mosto.   Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Associated Press 07.12.2019: Venice tide barriers pass another test but sceptics remain

“One has to realize the kind of existential question that that serious flooding has given rise to. People are asking: will Venice be defendable against these kinds of episodes?’’ The Associated Press have shone a light on the apparently never-ending…

Le Devoir 30.11.2019: “Is Venice Doomed?”

Canadian journal Le Devoir has featured our work in a special series on rising water levels, with the first issue focusing on the disastrous flooding in Venice. The article, written in French, has been translated into English below. “I’d love…

The Independent 22.11.2019: ‘Fears for Venice run far deeper than the flood waters’ and further coverage of ongoing flooding

‘A mayor looking after just Venice would have more time to dedicate to the things that really matter to the city…we can’t change natural phenomena but we can change what we do about them.’ Further flooding in Venice has attracted…

CBC radio 14.11.2019: Venice needs new governance system to prevent future floods and other coverage of the disastrous flooding of November 2019

“There’s no local administration that just thinks about the specificities of Venice and how best to look after it.” We are here Venice has been featured by the Canadian broadcaster CBC , as extreme flooding in Venice makes headlines around the…

BBC World Service report 13.11.2019: Extreme Flooding in Venice

Interviewed on the BBC World Service on 13.11.2019 about the dramatic flooding of the city. Water levels reached 1.87cm, the highest level since the devastating flood of 1966. The above image shows how quickly water levels rose up and fell again, measured…

The Times 05.11.2019: “Venetians win right to vote on autonomy from the mainland”

“Only a mayor totally focused on this city can save it from over-tourism and consequent depopulation” – Jane da Mosto, WahV Co-Founder and Executive Director. British national newspaper The Times has reported on the upcoming referendum on refining the administration…

Poll shows that Venetian citizens want to vote in the referendum on 01/12/2019

On 1/11/2019 we released the findings of an opinion poll conducted by GPF that revealed a strong tendency for Venetian citizens to vote in the forthcoming referendum to change the way the cities of Mestre (incl. Marghera) and Venice (incl.…

LUXOS, 01.11.18: Fun, Fashion, Art and Education Unite in Venezia H20

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. View the full article here and extracts…

Architecture New Zealand, 09/10.18: Up on the roof in Venice

Laguna Viva is featured in Colin Martin’s review of the Biennale in the September/October issue of Architecture New Zealand. “At the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in 2012, in association with muf architecture, Jane da Mosto (We Are Here Venice) installed a…

The Financial Times, 04.08.18: A new creation emerges from the Venice Lagoon

Rachel Spence writes about Laguna Viva in the Financial Times. View the full article here Or read the text below: “For you live like seabirds, with your homes dispersed . . . across the surface of the water.” Writing in 523AD,…

Rovigo in Diretta, 15.06.18: Venezia, la maestria di De Sero protagonista a Palazzo delle Zattere

ROVIGA IN DIRETTA writes of the enormous educational value of Laguna Viva and the craftsmanship involved in the recreating the delicate, living environment of the Venetian lagoon: L’azienda polesana ha realizzato un’installazione che ricrea l’ambiente delicatissimo della laguna . .…

The St Paul’s Review, Summer 2018: The Interview

We are here Venice’s Executive Director, Jane da Mosto, is the featured interview in the summer edition of St Paul’s Girls’ School’s online magazine, The Review. Jane da Mosto is an alumna. Jane da Mosto: An insight into the world of…

Slow words, 14.06.18: We are here Venice

Slow Words meet Gabriella Gilmour of We are here Venice for their featured interview. It covers some of WahV’s current projects and where we hope to be in 10 years time! Read the interview here Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Wallpaper, 24.05.18: Two new shows launch at the V-A-C Foundation in Venice

Wallpaper’s Ellie Stathaki writes about Laguna Viva at the V-A-C Foundation: “a meandering green landscape of hills and ponds, referencing the water and nature of Venice, its lagoons and salt marsh habitat.” View the full piece here   Facebook Twitter…

The Evening Standard, 29.05.18: Venice Architecture Biennale tackles Trump, Brexit and #MeToo with earnestness and beauty

A review in London’s Evening Standard refers to We are here Venice’s Laguna Viva at the V-A-C Foundation with high praise and, importantly, picks up on the inherent contradiction with the theme of this year’s Architecture Biennale: “Its baggily positive…

La Nuova, 26.05.18: La laguna rivive in una miniatura

An article by Eugenio Pendolini in the local newspaper on Laguna Viva, the new installation at the V-A-C Foundation by We are here Venice and Assemble. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

The Times, 21.05.2018: War on the Grand Canal: Venice versus the Starchitects

We are here Venice has the last word in James Imam’s article in The Times on Monday 21st May: We Are Here Venice (WAHV), boosts activist associations by honing communication between itself and the authorities. For Venetians to make themselves…

The Financial Times, 11.05.2018: The lives of others

We are here Venice and Jane da Mosto were featured in the Financial Times over the weekend in an article about the V&A Museum’s project at the XVI Venice Biennale of Architecture. Read the full article here Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

MonteCarloin, January/February 2018: Venezia e l’acqua alta

A piece on Venice, acqua alta and wahv’s exectuive director, Jane da Mosto, in MonteCarloin‘s first edition of the year VENEZIA E L’ACQUA ALTA by Myriam Zerbi View the full article here here Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

December 2017. We are here Venice is featured in two international publications

In December 2017, two different publications featured We are here Venice as part of interviews with co-founder Jane da Mosto. The first, a book published in America, is titled The Authentics. A copy of the interview can be viewed below:…

The Art Newspaper, 04.12.2017: This is no way to solve the cruise ship issue in Venice

Our efforts to draw attention from Unesco to the procedural and scientific limitations are mentioned in this article. Wahv would not describe itself as a “lobby group”. We are a think tank that aims to facilitate the flow of objective…

VICE/Motherboard, 20.10.2017: Venice in 2100 could be submerged due to climate change

VICE / Motherboard have made a documentary called ‘Venezia 2100’ on the prospects of the historic city of Venice in the face of climate change. Read the article and watch the video here Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

The Sydney Morning Herald, 27.10.2017: Keeping the ‘nice’ in Venice; The Melbourne Age Traveller: Saving Venice from giant cruise ships: Loved to death?

An article by Alison Stewart, published in both the Sydney Morning Herald and the Melbourne Age Traveller on 27th October 2017, covers ‘the defenders of La Serenissima’ in the face of Venice’s many challenges. Mentioning We are here Venice and…

ArchDaily, 03.01.2017: Venice Isn’t Sinking, It’s Flooding – And It Needs to Learn How to Swim

Article by James Taylor-Foster, covering acqua alta and highlighting that Venice is flooding, as it always has done, as opposed to ‘sinking’ as per popular perception. Acqua alta is a phenomenon viewed by tourists with excitement but something residents have dealt with…

WeMedia01, 20.08.2017: What’s Venice, Italy? / Venezia Autentica

Article by Fiona Ko who covers world news for Hong Kong’s WeMedia01. Again it delves into the problem of mass tourism that Venice is facing, concern for impacts from cruise ships and how tourists prefer souvenirs of mass production which…

The National, UAE, 16.08.2017: Europeans angry at having to share their cities with millions of tourists

More of the same. How tourism is becoming less considerate of – and interested – in the target places and endorsement of the need for tougher administrative controls. There is a possible solution to all these problems and along with…

BBC, World Update, 27.07.2017: Interview with Jane Da Mosto on Venice threatened by mass tourism

Interview on BBC World Service – World Update. A chance to mention the crystal clear outcome of the June 18 popular “Referendum” organised by the #ComitatoNOGRANDINAVI. Cruise ships must not cross the Venice Lagoon. The other guest was Galliano Di…

ara.cat, 12.08.2017: Venice approves a code of conduct and will fine the tourists, who won’t respect it

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The Economist, 1843, 02.08.2017: Not drowning but suffocating

Wahv contributed during the research phase of this feature by The Economist’s Edward Lucas. Read here the article. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Reporting about the continuing cruise ships problem and pressures from too much tourism in Spanish

Attention from Spanish titles is extensive; plus an interview with the Spanish News Agency ESE was picked up by Spanish, Nicaraguan, Honduran and Mexican media: > La Tribuna > Voz Populi > El Nuevo Diario > Revistaq Facebook Twitter Pinterest…

Venezia blog, 12.06.2017: Local Heroes and the Question of Local Autonomy

“…In a city whose resident culture is literally fighting for its life in the face of mass tourism, irresponsible “development”, and the ongoing, life-sucking 6 billion euro swindle that are the forever inoperable MOSE water gates, such residents and their…

Settemari Association, 29.05.2017: Osella d’oro 2017 to our member Jane Da Mosto

“… Si è svolta sabato 27 maggio nel pomeriggio nella Sala dello Scrutinio di Palazzo Ducale la Cerimonia del Gemellaggio Adriatico con l’Unione Montana Agordina e la consegna dell’Osella d’oro della Sensa 2017. Il “Premio Osella d’Oro della Sensa”, promosso dal Comitato…

The Art Newspaper 25.5.2017 “At last: the mayor of Venice recognises the role of the private citizen…” Anna Somers Cocks

Jane da Mosto, a leader of the activist generation of Venetians who have refused to stand by and let their city die, has received official recognition from representatives of the city she lives in and loves. She has been awarded the…

The Guardian 26.5.2017 “Venice world heritage status under threat” Lisa Gerard Sharp

While the local population dwindles, passengers from giant cruise ships continue to flood into La Serenissima. So how are locals trying to save the city? A monster cruise ship meets a giant octopus and crashes into the Rialto bridge, provoking…

GQ 15.05.2017 “Stop the Venice Cruise Ship Madness” Philip Colbert

In the week of the Venice Biennale 2017, artist Philip Colbert created a painting of a cruise ship barrelling through the Grand Canal in Venice to highlight the damage that tourist cruise ships are causing to the city. Facebook Twitter…

trustandtravel.com 11.5.2017 “Venice, an Endangered Species?” Katharina Allès Trauttmansdorff

An interview with Jane Da Mosto for the Katharina’s Italy – founder of trust & travel – blog. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Responsible Travel, 08.12.16: Venice Cruise Ships Campaign

Responsible Travel support We are here Venice’s efforts against cruise ships, featuring the No Grandi Navi campaign on their Activism page. Jane da Mosto was interviewed along with Silvio Testa from the Comitato No Grandi Navi. Responsible Travel encourages its…

CBS News 09.12.2016 “Famed Italian city suffering from too much of a good thing”

CBS News reports on Venice’s “tourism problem” and UNESCO’s “threat” to put the city on a list of “world heritage sites in danger”. With a quote from Jane da Mosto it refers to the city’s unmanageable tourists far outnumbering the…

Visitors and Venice

WahV contributed to the September issue of National Geographic Traveller which examines how to visit Venice without adding to the problems caused by mass tourism. This is very much in the news as the pressures on Venice caused by unmanaged tourism intensify…

SALON Magazine 06.2016 “Save Venice” Juegen Teller with Jane Da Mosto

SALON 2016: WAHV AND VIVIENNE WESTWOOD IN SAVE VENICE See the full article and photographs here: SALON 2016 – SAVE VENICE   Message to Jane from Vivienne:   Message to Jane from Peter Elfert, SALON Editor-in-Chief:   wahv and Vivienne Westwood are partners…

Italianicious, May-June 2016: Saving Venice

Isobel Lee writes: “With mass tourism, enormous cruise ships and rising waters threatening Venice, the likes of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and local action group We Are Here Venice are doing their part in campaigning to save the lagoon city…

The Irish Mail on Sunday, 14.02.2016: Truth Behind the Mask of the Carnevale

Article by Roslyn Dee covering the Venice Carnevale 2016, yet amongst all the tourist attractions, notes the efforts to highlight the work of local artisans. Read the article here Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

The Economist 1843 Magazine, 07.08.2012: When in… Venice

The Economist’s 1843 magazine interviewed Jane da Mosto, in her previous position as Scientific Advisor to Venice in Peril, on what to do – and perhaps more importantly what not to do! – when visiting Venice.  The suggestions are just…

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