International literary festival Incroci di Civlità held from 25 to 28 May

The 15th edition of “Incroci di Civiltà” took place from 25 to 28 May. This year, the festival featured 31 authors from 22 countries around the world. The authors met the public in person and were hosted in various historical buildings.

Art Night Venezia scheduled for Saturday 18 June 2022

The 11th edition of Art Night Venezia has been scheduled for Saturday 18 June. As usual, Art Night will be inaugurated at 18:00 in Ca’ Foscari’s courtyard. Check out the programme at

'Io combatto' (I fight): a performance to promote disarmament

On 12 May at 11:00, Ca' Foscari hosted a performance by artist Sarah Revoltella, with the aim to promote disarmament and to discourage gun culture. ESU and about 10 students collaborated on the performance.

Witness/Testimone: the faces of Ukraine at war on show in Venice

In this dramatic moment for Europe, Venice prepares to host an exhibition of one of the leading contemporary photographers in Ukraine, Oleksandr Chekmenyov, currently covering the war on the ground. The Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is promoting the initiative, which will take place from May 5 to 15 at Santa Maria Ausiliatrice. 

Graduation Day in St Mark’s Square: next ceremonies on 4 May

The next Graduation Day in Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) will take place on Wednesday 4 May 2022. Two sessions will be held to celebrate the graduation of 805 Ca’ Foscari students in the extraordinary session for a.y. 2020/2021.  

Last Whispers: artist Lena Herzog on endangered languages

Last Whispers: Oratorio for Vanishing Voices, Collapsing Universes and a Falling Tree, created by artist Lena Herzog, is a project about the mass extinction of languages. It will be featured at Ca' Foscari starting in April 2022.

Ca' Foscari's Short Film Festival’s 12th edition from 4 to 7 May 2022

The twelfth edition of the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival will be held from 4 to 7 May 2022 in Venice, in its traditional location, Auditorium Santa Margherita.

International Women's Day: reflecting on the work of Svetlana Alexievich

On the International Women’s Day we reflect on the work of Svetlana Alexievich, a journalist and writer who was born in Ukraine in 1948 to a Ukrainian mother and a Belarusian father. Ms Aleksievič, who reported on the main events in the Soviet Union in the second half of the twentieth century, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2015.

Ca’ Foscari inaugurates the 2021/2022 academic year

On 16 February, Tiziana Lippiello, Rector of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, inaugurated the 2021/2022 Academic Year — the university’s 154th academic year since it was founded in 1868. Massimo Osanna, Director General of Museums, delivered a keynote address.