July 3-8, 2023
The PhD Academy interrogates the contribution of the performing arts towards building an understanding and tackling the climate crisis observed from the viewpoint of the city of Venice.
It includes a program of problem-based learning activities consisting of lecture presentations, seminars and workshops, concluding in show-and-tell and dissemination activities. As self-documentation will form part of the learning process, students will be encouraged to create archivable resources that will be available to VIU students further afield as well as future VIU students.
This PhD Academy will be led by:
- University of Exeter, UK
- Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
- IUAV University, Italy
Susanne Franco, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Gabriella Giannachi, University of Exeter
Annalisa Sacchi, Iuav University
Cristina Baldacci, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Niche
Marco Baravalle, researcher, curator, and activist, La Sapienza University of Rome and Sale Docks
Eva Neklyaeva, curator
Sara Wookey, researcher and choreographer
- Key terms in environmental and ecological art
- Art and climate change: the theme of water
- Performing the future of the planet
- Choreography as epistemology
- A clear sense of the impact of climate change on Venice and the planet
- A nuanced understanding of the skills and competences in environmental humanities (in theory and practice) that can help us to address the communication, mitigation and adaptation to climate change
- An appreciation of the ways in which humanities, the performing arts in particular, can advance knowledge that addresses societal challenges.
- An understanding on how to work ethically, interdisciplinarily, collaboratively and remotely with beneficiaries in Venice and beyond
Who can apply?
This international PhD Academy is offered to PhD students who have completed at least one year of their PhD and junior researchers from all disciplines, in order to work together and learn from each other in the attempt to offer solutions to one of the most urgent and impactful global challenges of our times. Open to candidates from all the VIU Member Institutions; applications from excellent candidates from non-member institutions will be also considered and evaluated.
Fees & Grant Support
Students from the VIU member institutions will pay no participation fees. Grant support is also available to support, partially or fully, the costs of international travel; accommodation on campus, in shared rooms, will be offered. External candidates admitted to the PhD Academy will pay fees (further information available in the brochure). VIU Alumni are eligible for a reduced fee.
Applicants must submit the (1) application form, (2) a letter of motivation – which should include a short bio and a brief description of the candidate’s research project, (3) PhD thesis/research abstract (4) a curriculum vitae and (5) a photo.
For further information please download the brochure and the program or write to: email@example.com
Original photo by Collettivo Confluenze