The Hindu‘s journalists Ananya Vajpeyi and Gautam Menon spoke to We are here Venice for their piece on climate change and on the lexicon of loss connected to the environmental crisis. This connects to the ONDEW project.
Alongside WahV’s association of the environmental crisis with the symbol of the immense cruise ships that invade Venice. The article highlights another important aspect for WahV: the climate emergency and its global consequences, as Venice already hosts many climate refugees from Bangladesh, who came to find a better livelihood but instead have found a precarious environment to live in.
“What are they doing in Venice, how did they get here, what currents of the global economy uprooted them from the distant deltas of the Ganga and the Brahmaputra, carrying them to the shores of northern Italy? Did they have to give up rice for pasta and replace freshwater fish with saltwater fish in their diet? How did the music of Bangla yield to the cadences of Italian?”.