On Sunday 11 September, we held the second meeting of the ONDEW project at the Awai cultural association, which presented its history and past and future activities to the participants.
We shared our experiences of high water and flooding through photographs and personal stories, together with residents of Venice from Bangladesh and their children.
We talked about the current situation in the regions of Bangladesh affected by the floods last June, for which there are still undergoing difficult reconstructions. We also discussed about the traces and instruments used to measure the water level, and about the importance of highlighting the causes that are putting the entire planet at risk of flooding. Analytical scientific approaches were thus confronted with direct, sometimes dramatic experiences.
The invitation to the event was shared on social media and distributed around the city in Bengali to increase the inclusivity of and participation to the project.
The project is made possible by the Municipality of Venice co-financed by the European Union – with the European Structural and Investment Funds @ponmetro1420 | Operational Programme Metropolitan Cities 2014-2020 | Civic Crowdfunding Call “La Città Si Cura di Sè”.