The architecture, monuments, works of art and artifacts borne of human expression and creativity; the identities, customs, traditions and languages of communities; the natural landscapes and biodiversity in the environment. VIU programs address these varying aspects of Cultural Heritage, providing students and participants with the opportunity for a critical examination of the cultural dimensions of globalization, an understanding of policy issues and governance of cultural organizations, and training in the use of digital technologies in the preservation and management of sites and artefacts of universal value, and the means to improve accessibility to them.
- Visualizing Venice (2012/2016; 2018-2019)
Digital Technologies for Historical and Cultural visualization are transforming the ways that scholars can study and represent works of art, as well as growth and change in urban spaces and buildings. With the support of The Getty Foundation as part of its Digital Art History initiative, The Wired! Lab at Duke University, Università Iuav di Venezia, the University of Padua, and Venice International University are collaborating on a Summer Workshop that train Art, Architectural and Urban Historians with the digital media that can enhance or transform their research questions and their capacity to communicate narratives about objects, places and spaces to the public.
- VeRoTour: Venetian routes: Enhancing a shared European multi-cultural sustainable tourism (2013/2014)
It was a project co-financed by the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry.
The project aimed to enhance and implement a trans-national thematic cultural route following the extraordinary and complex system of maritime routes, settlements, defensives fortifications and cultural heritage left by the Venetians under the rule of the Republic of Venetia since 1300 and throughout almost five centuries.
Basing on a well-developed network of stakeholders and cooperation between the public_private partners of the consortium, the project aimed to contribute to the diversification of trans-national thematic tourism offer in Europe, by capitalizing on common cultural heritage on European level and by making of sustainability an essential element for being more competitive.
- Valorization of Cultural Heritage in Veneto Region (2008/2010)
VIU has supported the Veneto Region in introducing a new models of valorization and communication of Veneto Cultural Heritage.
On July 1st, 2010 the award "Ambassador of Venitian Culture" has been awarded to Lady Frances Clarke
and was launched the Veneto Movie School that involved 10 young filmmakers who has been invited to spend two months in Veneto developing documentaries expressing their own original point of view on the region.
The award ceremony was held at the Terrace of the Excelsior Hotel in Venice Lido on September 10, 2010.
On December 3, 2010, the Veneto Movie School Videos was presented at the XIV^ Edition of the "Salone dei Beni Culturali", in Venice.
- RADAR: Creative human Lab in European City (2002/2004)
The project was cofinanced by thr Culture 2000 Programme of the European Union.
The main purpose of the Project was to elaborate a European model for cities to promote integration among different social categories and inclusion of marginalized groups and individuals through dissemination of digital modern visual arts which have a great potential for the development of communication actions.
The project involved six cities of six European countries: Venice, Cracow, Plovdiv, Athens, Weimar, Lewisham, one of the boroughs of Greater London.
The artists worked in two phases. During the first phase, they worked in Venice for a period of approximately three months. They had a chance to enter into contact with the well known and the lesser known realities of Venice and its hinterland, with people living or working there and with the complex and often contradictory realities of this place and its context.
They were involved in events which bring contemporary art to those who, even in an art sanctuary such as Venice, have been excluded, or have felt excluded from contemporary arts discourse. They produced works of art which were exhibited in a parallel exhibition at the Biennale of contemporary arts which opened in Venice in June 2003.
In the second phase, they worked in smaller groups in the 5 other cities involved and undertook a similar type of work, while putting to fruition individual and collective lessons and experience gained during the first phase. Their work was also exhibited locally.