Visualizing Venice

Caroline Bruzelius, Andrea GiordanoKristin Huffman, Paul JaskotCosimo MonteleoneMark Olson, Victoria Szabo


Project Website

This project began in 2009 as an initiative that uses archival sources (documents, plans, images) to map growth and change in the city of Venice. It is a collaboration with the University of Venice (IUAV) and the Department of Engineering at the University of Padua. The team now consists of about 30 faculty, post-docs and graduate students, and at Duke we are developing a series of inititives that also involve undergraduates in courses and in independent research projects with Prof. Kristin Lanzoni. A new initiative is being developed with the Nicholas School of Duke University that explores the connection between the natural and man-made environments of the city of Venice and its lagoon. We have set up a digital laboratory at Venice International University and had our first international training workshop there.


Paolo Borin

Laura Moure Cecchini

Alexandra Dodson

Iara Dundas

Hannah Jacobs

Elisabeth Narkin

Erica Sherman

Ed Triplett


Splendor of the City: The Art and Architectural of Renaissance Venice

Mapping and Modeling Early Modern Venice

Virtual Form and Space

Visualizing Venetian Art

First Year Seminar: Mapping and Modeling Early Modern Venice



A Portrait of Venice

Venice Virtual World

Venice Interactive Visual Atlas (VIVA)

Water and Food in Venice. Stories from the Lagoon and the City