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  • Teacher Luca Zan

  • Credits 4

  • SSD SECS-P/07

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts (cod. 0902)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Sustainable cities Responsible consumption and production Climate Action

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The sense of such a seminar:

- a gym for the student interested in the themes of the "anthropocene"

- a desire to resume and bring the question of Venice into a less local context

Course contents

Il seminario si terrà su Zoom.

Il link verrà inviato direttamente agli iscritti al seminario.



With a strong interdisciplinary content, the seminar addresses issues of development and sustainability problems, yet adopting an historical perspective. The case of Venice presents will be the empirical focus of the seminar. Few situations perhaps share the same magnitude and variety of sustainability issues like Venice: environmental, economic, and social sustainability (between sea level rise, the Mose, tourist monoculture, depopulation, large ships and so on)

The 30-hour seminar, 4 Credits, will be included in the GIOCA (Graduate degree in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts) activities, but will be open to other university degree courses, even with a maximum limit of 30 students, just to allow for better interaction.

The seminar is divided into 15 meetings of two hours each (according to a calendar being defined, however, in the period October-December 2021), and will make use of expert testimony in each of the meetings.


In progress

Teaching methods

Interactive seminar.

In presnece, and at distance on zoom

Assessment methods

A final paper

Teaching tools

Redaing materials, adminsitartive docuemnts.


The seminar will be run in Italian because of original sources.

Office hours

See the website of Luca Zan