Wednesday, November 16

Location: Aula Magna Silvio Trentin –  Ca’Dolfin – Dorsoduro 3859/A

  • 10.00 – 11.00   Opening Ceremony and Institutional Speech
  • 11.00 – 12.00   Seminar with: Ykal Ang’elei (Goldman Prize winner)

Location: Aula Baratto – Ca’Foscari – Dorsoduro 3246

  • 15.00 – 16.00    Seminar Un-measuring Space Light and Love over the Whys , with: Freddy Paul Grunert (curator, ZKM)
  • 16.00 – 16.30    Coffee break
  • 16.30 -18.00      Round Table New Architecture, with: Justin Jin (CEO, Axia Materials), Hans Peter Egler (CEO, Global Infrastructure Basel),   Chiara Tonelli (University of RomaTre)
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Thursday, November, 17

Location: Aula Baratto – Ca’Foscari – Dorsoduro 3246

  • 11.00 – 12.00    Seminar Altered Ocean, with: Kenneth Weiss (Pulitzer Prize winner)
  • 15.00 – 16.00    Seminar Nature: the end of Art, with: Alan Sonfist (American Artist)
  • 16.00 – 16.30    Coffee break
  • 16.30 – 18.00    Round Table Biosphere and Urban Forest, with: Clive Adams (Director of the Center for Contemporary Art and Natural World), Judy Ling Wong (Honorary President, Black Environment Network), Telmo Pievani (University of Padua)
  • 20.00                Gala dinner
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Friday, November, 18

Location: Aula Magna Silvio Trentin –  Ca’Dolfin – Dorsoduro 3859/A

  • 11.00 – 13.00    Round Table Water  with: Sabina Airoldi (Tethys Research Institute), Carlo Barbante (Director, Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes of CNR), Fiona McDonald (Indiana University)
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Friday, November, 18

Location: Certosa Island

A constituent part of the Festival for the Earth is the artistic residency on the Certosa Island stressing the island’s interesting history and natural significance within the particular environmental and socio-economic context of the Northern Venice lagoon. Here internationally-renowned guest artists will be working with a focus on environmental issues based on trans-disciplinary researches. The artists Alan Sonfist (USA), Marina Velez (UK) and Giuseppe La Spada (IT) will start an artistic operation which will be showcased in Venice later on.

  • 15.00 – 17. 00   Artist Talk with Alan Sonfist, Marina Velez, Giuseppe La Spada (IT) followed by a presentation of the Plant for Planet’s activities
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