Events

War and the Balkans in comics: a conversation with Aleksandar Zograf

An abandoned diary that describes the bombing of Belgrade during WWII has become a graphic novel on display at the Library of Congress in Washington. The author is Aleksandar Zograf, a Serbian cartoonist and graphic journalists. Zograf will be at Ca’ Foscari on 7 December 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in Aula Baratto to present the Italian translation of his latest novel, “ll quaderno di Radoslav e altre storie della II guerra mondiale”.

South-East Asia religions: in class with Thai Buddhist monks

Students of the new South-East Asia curriculum have met two Thai Buddihst monks — an experience that bridges the gap between the students and the religious culture they learn about in class. 

Collaboration at the heart of the Translating Europe Workshop

Ca’ Foscari’s Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies has organised a series of online conversations on 19 November, in collaboration with the European Commission. Professors Mirella Agorni and Giuseppe De Bonis share their thoughts on the world of translation today.

The Incroci di Civiltà festival continues until 6 November

The 14th edition of the international literary festival was inaugurated on 3 November with Nicole Krauss at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, where the writer received the Francesca Bortolotto Possati-Ca' Foscari Prize. The festival will conclude on 6 November with Vinicio Capossela.

 

 

Anthropocene Campus Venice: scholars, artists, and environmental activists

At the dawn of the millennium, the atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen conceptualised 'the Anthropocene' as a designation for today's geological epoch, in which humans have become the dominant force on Earth. 

CF Short Film Festival: Alka Sadat on women, cinema and Afghanistan

The Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival starts on October 6th. One of the most awaited events is the programme dedicated the Herat International Women’s Film Festival. We have interviewed Alka Sadat, co-founder of the festival, who will present her documentary Afghanistan Night Stories at the CFSFF. 

The International Universities Rowing Race returns on 5 September

The International Universities Rowing Race, organised by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, IUAV and CUS Venezia, will take place on Sunday 5 September at 6:30 p.m.

Lorenzo Mattotti creates poster for Short Film Festival’s 11th edition

The 11th edition of Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival is taking shape and will be held 6 — 9 October 2021 in Venice. Lorenzo Mattotti has created this year’s poster, which depicts a woman looking into the camera

Art & Sustainability: Ca’ Foscari inaugurates “Waste Matters”

What is our relationship with food and waste? How can we reduce our impact on the environment? These are some of the questions posed by the project “Waste Matters” by London-based artist Gayle Chong Kwan. The installation was inaugurated on 2 July and will be visible until 2 September.