Progetti“The Shape of Water” Arts in Venice Summer School July 1-12, 2024

21 Aprile 2024





Arts in Venice Summer School: The Shape of Water

Arts in Venice Summer School ‘The Shape of Water’, è un progetto interateneo che offre a studentesse e studenti un programma multidisciplinare che si sviluppa nella città storica di Venezia e nella laguna circostante. La Summer School, concepita all’interno di Study in Venice – network costituito dalle quattro istituzioni di alta formazione di Venezia (Accademia di Belle Arti, Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello, Università Iuav e Università Ca’ Foscari) – si rivolge a studenti di formazione umanistica con il desiderio di approfondire la propria conoscenza di una città unica e fragile come Venezia, e che siano interessati al mondo delle Arti, intese in senso ampio, dalla Musica all’Arte figurativa contemporanea, dall’Architettura alla Storia geo-antropologica. Il filo conduttore dell’edizione 2024 della Summer School sarà l’acqua, l’elemento chiave per decifrare la città lagunare.
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Arts in Venice Summer School ‘The Shape of Water’

Arts in Venice Summer School ‘The Shape of Water’ is a unique inter-university project that offers students a multidisciplinary program in the historic city of Venice and in its surrounding lagoon. The Summer School, conceived within Study in Venice – a network made up of the four higher education institutions of Venice (Venice Academy of Fine Arts, Benedetto Marcello Music Conservatory, Iuav University and Ca’ Foscari University) – aims to welcome students from the Humanities who want to better understand a unique and fragile city like Venice, and with an interest in Arts, meant in a broad sense, from Music to Contemporary Art, from Architecture to Geo-Anthropological History. The topic of the 2024 edition of the Summer School will be water, the key element to decipher the city built on the lagoon.
威尼斯艺术暑校“水的形状”是一个跨院校和跨学科项目,在古城威尼斯及其周边的潟湖地区为学生提供独一无二的体验。暑校在Study in Venice威尼斯高校联盟框架下组织,由威尼斯当地四所高等教育机构(威尼斯美术学院、威尼斯音乐学院、威尼斯建筑大学和威尼斯大学)共同发起,面向全球人文学科的学生。暑校帮助学生在传统和当代艺术、音乐、建筑、地理、人类学历史等方面,更好地了解威尼斯这样一个独特而脆弱的城市。2024年暑校的主题将是水,这是解读这座建立在泻湖上的城市的关键元素。


Programme overview

Venice is a gauge whereby to measure the problems involved when building a global future capable of combining liveability and beauty and the relevant solutions, which is why Study in Venice has chosen to offer a Summer School which focuses on the lagoon city.
As a candidate for World Capital of Sustainability, Venice boasts a unique artistic, musical and urban heritage and a major international role as a center for the promotion and dissemination of contemporary art and culture.
Its dimension as a globally interconnected microcosm, the complexity of the lagoon ecosystem – which is threatened by climate change –, the socio-economic problems linked to tourist flows and their impact on urban liveability, and above all its ‘liquid’ nature as a city founded on and influenced by water, make the city of Venice a fascinating case study that offers those who live there and study it the measure of the paradoxes and contemporary difficulties inherent in the search for cultural, ecological and social models.
威尼斯是一个标尺,用它可以衡量未来全球建设所涉及到的所有问题。未来的建设必须将宜居性和美观性结合起来,求出最佳方案。因此,Study in Venice威尼斯高校联盟将这座潟湖城市作为本期暑校的讨论对象。


The project: multidisciplinarity, workshops and international atmosphere

THE SHAPE OF WATER is an experimental, multidisciplinary training project that aims at welcoming diverse students from all over the world who wish to experience Venice together in order to draw inspiration from it and build an original narrative vision of the lagoon city.

Students will be guided by professors from the four partner institutions on a journey combining the hands-on exploration of the city with guided tours and university lectures on Archaeology, Architecture, Art and Music History, Performing Arts and Environmental Science.

All participants will attend workshops to combine the skills acquired during the lectures and field study activities into an artistic performance or artifact. At the end of the Summer School, students are expected to work on a final project according to their academic backgrounds and personal interests, which will let them develop some of the inspirations they got during the two-week program.
Masterclasses for musicians will be held also with internationally renowned artists and concert opportunities in Venice will be provided for the most outstanding participating music students.

Teaching Committee
Maddalena Bassani (Iuav University of Venice)
Cecilia Franchini (Benedetto Marcello Music Conservatory)
Stefano Riccioni (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Giuliano Sergio (Academy of Fine Arts of Venice)

Programme Director
Stefano Riccioni (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)

All lessons and activities take place in the four institutions and around the city.

February 29 – April 21, 2024


玛达莱娜·巴萨尼(Maddalena Bassani,威尼斯建筑大学)
塞西莉亚·弗兰基尼(Cecilia Franchini,威尼斯音乐学院)
斯特凡诺·里奇奥尼(Stefano Riccioni,威尼斯大学)
朱利亚诺·塞尔吉奥(Giuliano Sergio,威尼斯美术学院)

斯特凡诺·里奇奥尼(Stefano Riccioni,威尼斯大学)