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  • How do you think Science Gallery Venice will re-shape living in Venice?

    Venice is something extraordinarily beautiful but also something fatally decadent. How can we make our environment and our culture work with innovations for the future? Venetians have always looked at the world from the perspective of both art and science.  This is a proud past we must build on as we consider the future of our city. From my perspective, any consideration on re-shaping Venice cannot leave aside its use of spaces: in the lagoon city there is a clear imbalance between "...

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  • Are we connected to our digital self?

    Are we connected to our digital self?

    What is becoming evidently clearer is the huge gap that exists between our true selves and the self, which we choose to project on virtual reality. What concerns me most about people, who consistently try to match their virtual self with the real one, is the timeless energy spent, and the value given to defining only the virtual self, so often at the cost of the true self. For instance, when living in a monumental city like Venice – known for its archaic and museum-like quality, you can easily...

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  • Our planet needs your creativity and engagement! What is your contribution to sustainability?

    Before having to deal with sustainability in the last months I had a very confused idea of what sustainability really is - and I found out a lot of people are confused as well! When I first knew I was involved in the organization of a workshop on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promoted by the UN, I started to do what I generally do in these new situations: google! According to Ban Ki Moon “The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. It is an agenda for people...

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  • Do you ever find yourself staring in silence at the sea, or the Venice lagoon? What thoughts does it trigger in you?

      The lagoon is a remarkable space for meditation. Every so often, I go to the lagoon to be reminded of the great and expandable universe - a thought that surfaces only on rare occasions, and which, more often now, seems obscured in the activities of my every day. On these occasions, I will admire the lagoon for its static and unchangeable beauty. Usually, I will sit by the waterfront with my legs stretched out over the bank, where I feel as though the waves could at any moment engulf me, or...

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