About us

Marta Moretti (Venice 1961), journalist, is actually involved in the communication for a public company in Venice.

Graduated in Contemporary History at the University of Venice (Ca’ Foscari) in 1986, is co-founder and Board Member of the River//Cities Platform Foundation (www.river-cities.net), set up in Warsaw in 2010: an international network promoting the valorization of urban rivers as public spaces and cultural resources for citizens and visitors. Since 2009, she is member of the jury of the ESPO-European Sea Ports Organization Award, dedicated to the Societal Integration of ports. She is member of Comitato Vetri di Laguna, promoting the culture of archaeological and modern glass in Venice and in its territory and, since May 2013, she is also member of the Board of the Italian Committee of AIHV (Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre).

From 1989 to 2013, she was working for the International Centre Cities on Water in Venice, covering since 2002 the role of Deputy Director. During her 24 year-long collaboration with the Centre, she was involved mostly in editorial issues being Editor in Chief of the Centre’s magazine – Aquapolis (1992; 1996-2001) and Portus (2001-2012). She also participates to conferences and publications on the Centre’s research fields.

Arch FRANCESCO CALZOLAIO: since more then 30 years, he designs architectures for the people who inhabit and cross them, with a focus on industrial heritage and to those who are somehow limited in their mobility, are elderly, children, disabled. Since 1998 he dedicates its teaching, research and design to the lagoon of Venice and the Arsenale, and more generally to roads and cultural networks of European and Mediterranean waterfronts.

Manuela Cattaneo della Volta: Venetian for chioce, twelve years ago left Milan for the lagoon city. Journalist and author of the novel“Buon compleanno”, sonzogno publisher.

He says of himself: “If there is to be done, let’s roll up our sleeves”.

RACHELE MARCONI: PhD in international law at the University of Macerata. She became passionate about the cause of Twenty of Culture after a traineeship at the Council of Europe’s Venice office, where she discovered the Faro Convention and the role it can play in the development of local communities. Venti di Cultura allowed her to develop the project “Faro per il Sisma”, in order to deploy the Faro Convention in its region affected by the earthquake, the Marche.

He is responsible for the communication of Faro per il sisma.

FULVIA LARENA: She is gratueting in economics and cultural heritage management at the University Ca’ Foscari, Venice. She began his internship with the Cultural Association Venti di Cultura and hopes to stay there as long as possible, creating a bridge between the association and his dream of working for the culture of the world.

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