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WahV And The Venice Fellows

This is the second year that WahV has been asked by the British Council to provide orientation sessions to their Venice Fellows, as a Supporting Partner.

The students and researchers come to work at the British Pavilion during the Biennale with travel scholarships from participating institutions.

Read what the fellows learned and took from their orientation sessions in Venice in their blog write-ups on the British Council website.

Group 5 – 8/10/18

A walk to the Arsenale

Jane da Mosto walked this group on an orientation walk from Ss. Giovanni e Paolo and ended up at the Arsenale. The fellows were amazed that such a large area was so under-utilised and they consequently took great interest in the proposals developed by the Forum Futuro Arsenale.

Group 4 – 10/09/18

Laguna Viva at the V-A-C Foundation


Group 3 – 30/07/18

Beyond this, the influence of our tour around Cannaregio with We Are Here Venice was very evident. They gave a very sensitive introduction to the political complexities of Venice surrounding tourism, the lagoon, sovereignty and the future. Revealing these facets seemed to give an agenda and a critical voice to many of the projects that was previously lacking. With the next month to continue developing our proposals, and additional groups to add to the chorus, I think we are all looking forward to seeing how the body of research tackles the theme of the Biennale and the city of Venice. With such a talented group of people to work with, from across the UK and the world, I think the outcome is sure to be a thought-provoking addition to the canon of work surrounding the Biennale this year. With thanks to We Are Here Venice for their continued support of the Programme

Group 2 – 25/06/18

“Jane, walking us through the city’s most unexpected streets, showing us how you build, study, work and revolt in Venice, helped us gain a knowledge of the city that could have been grasped in no other way. We came out of it invigorated, inspired and keen to experience the city with new eyes”


Read more about the first year of orientation sessions for the British Council Venice Fellows here

See some of the posts on social media here and here

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