Visualizing Venice: the City and the Lagoon. Digital Visualization Workshop
Visualizing Venice is an inter-disciplinary project initiated in 2009 by IUAV University of Venice, Venice International University (VIU) and Duke University that uses documents and archival sources to map the evolution of urban space in the city of Venice.
Participants will be provided with the technical skills necessary to map the changing urban landscape in Venice and its lagoon, using modern technological instruments to gain insight into the history of urban development. The course structure includes a historical introduction (and site visit) as well as classes in image processing, photogrammetry, laser scanning, geo-referencing of historical maps, data visualization and presentation, 3D modelling and augmented reality.
At the end of the course, students will have learned to engage with a range of digital tools that have useful applications in many different fields of research. More specifically, in the context of Venice, participants with an interest in art history, architecture and urban conservation will be able to observe how economic and social circumstances have conspired, over the centuries, to shape material space in the city.