Events Venice

Venice HSC Lecture Series: Andrea Most 500 300 Barbara Del Mercato

Venice HSC Lecture Series: Andrea Most

The Venice Center for the Humanities and Social Change presents A Pain in the Neck: Ecocritical Memoir, with Andrea Most (University of Toronto)

Venice, 18/10/2018 at 12.15

Aula 7, Rio Novo, Dorsoduro 3161

Calle Larga Foscari, Venice

Admission free
Event in English

Summer Institute in Venice – Fact And Value In Public Life 1024 768 Nina Rismal

Summer Institute in Venice – Fact And Value In Public Life

Summer Institute in Venice:

Fact And Value In Public Life

Plural Cultures, Media, and the Academy Today

 

Venice, June 25th-29th, 2018

The value of „facts“ in public life today, as well as related notions of truth, authority, and institutional legitimacy, stand in serious question. Two major institutions that are, in principle, defined by the investigation, analysis, and promulgation both of facts and of their value–journalism and the university–currently find themselves not only destabilized but even under attack by sweeping political, cultural, economic, and technological forces.

Contemporary societies, pressured by the crisis of neoliberalism and global political instability, and challenged by unprecedented migration waves, constantly re-negotiate the coexistence and interaction of multiple, competing, and often conflicting value-systems across diverse linguistic, cultural, and religious fault-lines.

The extremes of spiritual vacuum and ideological fundamentalism threaten the democratic ideal of an open, plural, and just society.

Sponsored by Humanities and Social Change, this five-day gathering will bring together leading figures from the worlds of media and the academy not only to assess the current crisis regarding the value of facts–and the fact of values–in contemporary societies but also to articulate constructive responses to that crisis.

 

Read the follow-up report of the Summer Institute here.

Laurie Anderson: All the things I lost in the Flood 500 300 domonda

Laurie Anderson: All the things I lost in the Flood

Laurie Anderson in conversation with Shaul Bassi (Director of the Center for the Humanities and Social Change at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and Enrico Bettinello (Critic and curator).

Venice, 15/05/2018.

Laurie Anderson
All the Things I Lost in the Flood
(Rizzoli Electa 2018)

May 15th, 2018, at 6 p.m.

Auditorium Santa Margherita
Dorsoduro 3689, Venice

The event is in English, italian translation available
Incontro in lingua inglese con traduzione disponibile

Registration is required.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, May 15th, 2018.

video: Laurie Anderson interviewed by Barbara Del Mercato (in the cover photo: Shaul Bassi, Laurie Anderson, Enrico Bettinello, ph. Flavio Gregori)

Inaugural Event Of The Center For The Humanities And Social Change 500 300 domonda

Inaugural Event Of The Center For The Humanities And Social Change

Amitav Ghosh, author of „The Great Derangement. Climate Change and the Unthinkable“, in conversation with Shaul Bassi, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and Thomas Carlson, University of California at Santa Barbara.

Venice, 17/05/2017.

Opening remarks

Michele Bugliesi, Rector of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Erck Rickmers, Chairman of Humanities and Social Change International Foundation

The Humanities and Climate Change
Amitav Ghosh, author of „The Great Derangement. Climate Change and the Unthinkable“ (University of Chicago Press, 2016), „La grande cecità. Il cambiamento climatico e l’impensabile“ (Neri Pozza, 2017)

in conversation with
Shaul Bassi, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Thomas Carlson, University of California at Santa Barbara

Please confirm your participation to  eventi@unive.it by 15 May 2017
Admission subject to availability of places.

La strada bianca: poesia, porcellana, passione 500 300 domonda

La strada bianca: poesia, porcellana, passione

The Center for the Humanities and Social Change presents Edmund de Waal, writer and artist, the author of The Hare with Amber Eyes (2011) and The White Road (2016).

Venice, 31/10/2017.

„I’m both an artist and a writer. These are not divergent practices: they are shared obsessions with how we see and read objects and texts. In this illustrated presentation I’ll talk about recent projects in Vienna, Berlin and LA, how family stories interweave with what I am trying to do, why collecting matters and why white is a difficult colour.“

Auditorium Santa Margherita, Dorsoduro 3689, Venice

Admission free
Event in English language, with Italian translation available.

Memorie D’africa. Tracce Coloniali Nella Cultura Italiana 500 300 domonda

Memorie D’africa. Tracce Coloniali Nella Cultura Italiana

The Center for the Humanities and Social Change presents a symposium of “Memories of Africa. Colonial traces in Italian culture”.

Venice, 24/11/2017

From 3 pm to 7 pm at the Aula Magna of Ca‘ Dolfin (map [IT]) scholars, writers and a photographer discuss traces of colonial history in Italian culture.

Vittorio Longhi, Alessandra Di Maio, Shaul Bassi and Elena Cadamuro will give a general introduction, followed by writer and current post-doc reasearcher at the Center for the Humanities and Social Change Igiaba Scego presenting together with photographer Rino Bianchi their book Roma negata (ediesse 2014), „postocolonial itineraries within the city of Rome“. A slideshow of photographs from Rino Bianchi’s project on Eritreans in Rome will be projected.

At 5.30 pm Ethiopian writer Maaza Mengiste, currently in residence at the Waterlines project, will talk with the Italian writer Francesca Melandri (Sangue giusto, Rizzoli 2017).

At 8.30 pm the program continues in a different venue with the play Acqua di colonia [IT], by Daniele Timpano and Elvira Frosini, staged at the Teatro di Ca‘ Foscarri (map [IT]). The paly is in Italian, reservations must be made at:  biglietteria.teatrocafoscari@unive.it

The symposium is part of a wider focus on Africa that will be developed throughout 2018.

Conference: Fountainheads of Toleration 500 300 domonda

Conference: Fountainheads of Toleration

Conference: Fountainheads of Toleration – Forms of Pluralism in Empires, Republics, Democracies.

Venice, 07/06/2018 – 09/06/2018

Organized in Venice by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations, the Humanities & Social Change Center at Ca‘ Foscari University and the Giorgio Cini Foundation, this conference explores the sources of toleration in diverse cultural and religious traditions, in both the secular liberal as in a confessional context, in different historical regions of the world, Western and Eastern, in the Christian history of thought as well as in Hebraism, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism and Hinduism. In the history of these different systems of thought what are the developments that have led on the one side to an exclusivist, extremist and fundamentalist perspective and, on the other side, to an inclusive, pluralist, tolerant view?

More information about the Venice Seminars on the official Website.

Back To Life In Iraq: Art, Destruction, Regeneration 500 300 domonda

Back To Life In Iraq: Art, Destruction, Regeneration

Art is a form of resistance to violence and a hope for a new life in Iraq.

Venice, 16/02/2018 – 07/04/2018

The reporter Emanuele Confortin met the Christian Syriac painter Matti al-Kanun while he was on assignment in Iraq. Upon returning to his city, recently liberated from Isis, al-Kanun reassembled his collection of paintings, including three works with a Christian theme, that had been defaced by the Jihadists, and decided to repair the gashes with plain strips of canvas, leaving the scars visible. This gesture has a dual symbolic value: the rejection of the violence that has plagued Iraq for years and divided its various resident groups; the hope to return soon to a normal existence. In Venice the conservation and restoration students complete the repair work, and al-Kanun’s paintings are displayed alongside with the superb photo reportage by Emanuele Confortin. Back to life in Iraq.

Fountainheads Of Toleration: Call For Students & Young Scholars 500 300 domonda

Fountainheads Of Toleration: Call For Students & Young Scholars

Discover the Summer School and Seminars on Fountainheads of Toleration – Forms of Pluralism in Empires, Republics, Democracies. Deadline for applications on March 15th, 2018

Venice, 04/06/2018 – 09/06/2018

Organized in Venice by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations, the Humanities & Social Change Center at Ca‘ Foscari University and the Giorgio Cini Foundation, the Summer School explores the sources of toleration in diverse cultural and religious traditions, in both the secular liberal as in a confessional context, in different historical regions of the world, Western and Eastern, in the Christian history of thought as well as in Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism and Hinduism. In the history of these different systems of thought what are the developments that have led on the one side to an exclusivist, extremist and fundamentalist perspective and, on the other side, to an inclusive, pluralist, tolerant view?

Find out more about the Summer School and on how to apply at  http://www.resetdoc.org/event/summer-school-application-2018/
More information about the Venice Seminars at  http://www.resetdoc.org/event/seminars-application-2018/

Interview with Ngugi Wa Thiong’o 500 300 domonda

Interview with Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

The work of Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o includes novels, plays, short stories, and essays, ranging from literary and social criticism to children’s literature.

Venice, 05/04/2018

The Center for the Humanities and Social Change at Ca‘ Foscari University of Venice co-sponsors a dedicated session at the Venice international literature fest Incroci di Civiltà (Crossroads of Civilizations) where world-renowned Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o, one of Africa’s leading voices, will be interviewed by the Center’s director, Shaul Bassi, and by one the Fellows, writer Igiaba Scego.

Details on the Festival can be found here.

5 April, 6 p.m., at Auditorium Santa Margherita, Dorsoduro 3689, Venice
Event in English, Italian translation available