Venice: a cultural and urban investigation on a city with two faces, between the reality and the logo.
There is an area between Venezia and Venice, between the reality and the logo, between the city and its brand. In this middle-earth conflicts rise frequently like fumes, clashes between truths and promises. In this space the imagination finds the humus needed to manifest itself. Here the two cities face off, mingle, declare war on a daily basis, they exchange the meaning of things and words. Only the stranger who lives in Venezia, remaining a stranger, can see this limbo; only by looking at Venezia in Venice and living the two dimensions with detachment can one understand The Possibility of an Island.
Sara Marini is an architect, researcher, and Associate Professor in Architecture and Urban Planning at the Iuav University of Venice.
Alberto Bertagna is an architect and researcher in urban planning at the University of Genoa.