Visualizing Venice

Caroline Bruzelius, Kristin Lanzoni, Mark Olson, Victoria Szabo, Iara Dundas


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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.

Related Courses

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

Related Projects

Venice Virtual World

Venice Interactive Visual Atlas (VIVA)

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