TBA21–Academy Radio

TBA21–Academy & Ocean Space

What can we ask the Ocean? In our sonic explorations, we dive deep into conversations about art, culture, the Ocean, equality, imagination and community, as well as music curated around the oceanic stories of our human and non-human collaborations.

Created and curated by TBA21–Academy, a cultural organisation investigating environmental injustice through the lens of art, and its initiative Ocean Space, a new embassy for the Oceans situated in the Church of San Lorenzo, Venice.

All Episodes

ITA. Il secondo episodio, “Delitto e caìgo. Fatti, misfatti e altri crimini nelle nebbie lagunari” è dedicato al rapporto tra la criminalità e Venezia. A bordo di Nowtilus salgono Davide Busato, autore di diversi libri sulla storia della criminalità nella Serenissima, che ci accompagna in un viaggio nel tempo, raccontandoci dinamiche e aneddoti di cronaca nera antica; il giornalista Carlo Mion che prova, sfatando qualche mito, prova a illustrarci come è cambiata la criminalità negli ultimi anni; e il musicista Giovanni Dell'Olivo, che ci farà rivivere l'affascinante vicenda del leggendario bandito Kociss, a cui ha dedicato un progetto editoriale, musicale e teatrale. Un'immersione da appassionati di noir, tra ieri e oggi, per capire come il crimine racconti in modo rivelatore l'evolversi di una città. Musiche di Enrico Coniglio. Il podcast è in lingua italiana. ENG. "Crime and caìgo. Facts, misdeeds and other crimes in the mists of the lagoon." The second episode "Crime and caìgo. Facts, misdeeds and other crimes in the mists of the lagoon" is dedicated to the relationship between crime and Venice. Onboard Nowtilus is the author and writer Davide Busato(author of several books on the history of crime in the Serenissima)who takes us on a journey through time, recounting the dynamics and anecdotes of ancient crime reports; the journalist Carlo Mion who, by debunking some myths, tries to illustrate how crime has changed in recent years; and the musician Giovanni Dell'Olivo, who will make us relive the fascinating story of the legendary bandit Kociss, to whom he has dedicated an editorial, musical and theatrical project. An immersion for noir lovers, between yesterday and today, to understand how crime tells in a revealing way the evolution of a city. Music by Enrico Coniglio. The podcast is in Italian.

Dec 1

55 min 47 sec

In the second episode of Aridity Lines, my guest is Ala Tannir, an architect, researcher, and curator from Beirut, Lebanon. We focus on her work and research concerned with exploring the Mediterranean Sea as a space of resistance and possible interspecies alliances. Where Tannir maps out new currents of movement of jellyfish and humans at risk in the Mediterranean Sea. She connects the undefeated underwater species, which thrive in ailing seas where oxygen levels are low, with the movement (or the denial thereof of vulnerable human beings) above water to help us understand how the crisis of climate change and its effects on the Mediterranean and that of global forced migrations are not separate, but in fact driven by the same extractive forces. Guest: Ala Tannir Hosted by Reem Shadid Edited by Barbara Casavecchia and Reem Shadid Introduction and credits voice over: Jinane Chaaya Sound editor: Moe Choucair Produced by María Montero Sierra

Nov 25

42 min 52 sec

IT. Il primo episodio, “Schermi sull’acqua. Pane, Tulipani, Indiana Jones e laguna a 35mm” è dedicato al rapporto tra il cinema e Venezia. A bordo di "Nowtilus" salgono Mauro D’Avino, autore del libro "Venezia si gira!" (Gremese Editore, 2013) che ci racconta come la città sia stata e continui a essere un set affascinante per registi di ogni epoca e geografia; la regista Gaia Vianello ci racconta il progetto "Rete Cinema in Laguna", che ripensa collettivamente la città a partire dal cinema; e Edoardo Aruta, ideatore insieme a Paolo Rosso, del "Cinema Galleggiante", rassegna di cinema all’aperto che si svolge completamente sulle acque della laguna di Venezia. Un viaggio affascinante tra realtà e finzioni, schermi che sembrano vele, vecchi cinema e sogni che si proiettano. L'episodio è disponibile solo in italiano su Ocean Archive, SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Podcast e Google Podcast. Musiche: Enrico Coniglio. ENG. The first episode, “Screens on the water. Bread, Tulips, Indiana Jones and the lagoon on 35mm.” is dedicated to the relationship between Venice and cinema. Coming aboard "Nowtilus" are: Mauro D'Avino, author of the book “Venezia si gira!” (Gremese Editore, 2013), which explores how the city has been and continues to be a fascinating set for directors of all ages and nationalities; the director Gaia Vianello who tells us about the “Rete Cinema in Laguna” project; and Edoardo Aruta, who together with Paolo Rosso, created the floating outdoor film festival “Floating Cinema - Unknown Waters”, which takes place on the waters of the Venetian Lagoon. A fascinating journey through both reality and fiction, screens that look like sails, old cinemas, and projected dreams. The episode is available, in Italian only, on Ocean Archive, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and Google Podcasts. Music: Enrico Coniglio.

Nov 17

49 min 1 sec

IT. Nowtilus. Storie da una laguna urbana del 21esimo secolo" è un programma podcast di ricerca, un archivio polifonico di storie, appunti e temi per ripensare Venezia oggi, sfatando i luoghi comuni sulla città e rimettendo la sua laguna al centro dell’attenzione. Dopo gli undici episodi del 2020 (e due "Nowtilus Live!" dal vivo), il podcast "Nowtilus. Storie da una laguna urbana del 21esimo" secolo torna dal 17 novembre 2021 per una seconda stagione di otto episodi, che condurranno nuovamente le ascoltatrici e gli ascoltatori in un viaggio di scoperta e discussione, affrontando la sostenibilità della laguna oggi, le azioni creative che i suoi abitanti compiono ogni giorno per mantenerla viva e straordinaria secondo logiche virtuose. Chi salirà a bordo di “Nowtilus” verrà portato a esplorare temi e prospettive legate alla multiculturalità e alle migrazioni, di ieri e di oggi, che attraversano in filigrana i vari episodi. Venezia come incontro di culture, crocevia acquatico di conoscenze e mescolanza di saperi, sapori ed orizzonti, queste le tematiche che emergeranno dalla seconda stagione del podcast, in uscita ogni due settimane. Un invito all’inclusione, alla consapevolezza che la sostenibilità passa attraverso il rispetto reciproco tra creature umane e non-umane, e che la stessa città, “Regina dell’Adriatico”, è frutto di scambi, incontri, raccordi, difese. "Nowtilus. Storie da una laguna urbana del 21esimo secolo" è un podcast realizzato da Ocean Space, Venezia, per TBA21–Academy Radio. Episodi, disponibili solo in italiano, a cura e condotti da Alice Ongaro Sartori e Enrico Bettinello. Musiche originali di Enrico Coniglio. Montaggio audio di Kinonauts. ENG. "Nowtilus. Stories from an urban lagoon in the 21st century" is a research podcast, a polyphonic archive of stories, notes, and themes relating to rethinking Venice today, dispelling myths about the city, and placing the lagoon back at the center of attention. After the eleven episodes in 2020 (and two Nowtilus Live! events), the "Nowtilus. Stories from an urban lagoon in the 21st century" podcast returns on November 17, 2021 for its second season of eight episodes, which will once again lead listeners on a journey of discovery and discussion, addressing the lagoon’s sustainability, and the creative and virtuous activities that its inhabitants carry out every day to keep it alive and extraordinary. Whoever comes aboard “Nowtilus” is guided through themes and perspectives relating to multiculturalism and migration, both past and present, which run through the various episodes like arteries. Venice is a meeting place for cultures, an aquatic crossroads of knowledges, and a mixture of flavors and outlooks. These are some of the themes that will emerge from the second season of the podcast, which is released every two weeks. The series is an invitation to reflect on inclusion, the notion that sustainability can only be achieved through mutual respect between human and non-human lifeforms, and the fact that the city itself, the "Queen of the Adriatic", is the result of migrations, exchanges, encounters, connections, and defenses. "Nowtilus. Stories from an urban lagoon in the 21st century" is a podcast brought to you from Ocean Space, Venice, for TBA21–Academy Radio. Episodes, available in Italian only, curated and lead by Enrico Bettinello and Alice Ongaro Sartori. Original music by Enrico Coniglio. Editing and post-production by Kinonauts.

Nov 10

1 min 17 sec

While the land is ruled by nations and super nations, the ocean is subject to the tragedy of the commons. What if the ocean would turn into a nation of its own – the largest nation in the world? In the tenth and final episode of the podcast Ocean Wants, our host, speculative writer Ingo NIermann talks to Markus Reymann, director of TBA21–Academy and its venue Ocean Space in Venice. Ocean Wants is a series of ten podcasts that playfully explores how nonhumans could like our planet to be. Conceived and hosted by Ingo Niermann, Ocean Wants was commissioned to celebrate TBA21–Academy’s tenth Anniversary. Commissioned and produced by TBA21–Academy Conceived, hosted, and edited by Ingo Niermann Music composed and arranged by Ville Haimala Intro read by Joan Jonas Credits read by Staci Bu Shea Sound edited by Robin Michel Produced by Ingo Niermann and María Montero Sierra

Nov 5

52 min 34 sec

We can see stars thousands of lightyears away with our naked eye. We only began to know more about life in the deep sea around two hundred years ago – and we still know very little. How do we have to reinvent ourselves to serve the needs of the deep sea and tame endeavors to exploit its habitats? This time, our host Ingo Niermann speaks with Diva Amon, a marine biologist focused on the habitats and animals of the deep ocean. She is also a founder and director of SpeSeas, an NGO dedicated to marine science, education, and advocacy in Trinidad and Tobago. Diva speaks from her family home in Trinidad. Ocean Wants is a series of ten podcasts that playfully explores how nonhumans could like our planet to be. Conceived and hosted by Ingo Niermann, Ocean Wants was commissioned to celebrate TBA21–Academy’s tenth Anniversary. Commissioned and produced by TBA21–Academy Conceived, hosted, and edited by Ingo Niermann Music composed and arranged by Ville Haimala Intro read by Joan Jonas Credits read by Staci Bu Shea Sound edited by Robin Michel Produced by Ingo Niermann and María Montero Sierra

Nov 2

1 hr 11 min

Shouldn’t the reduction of suffering be our top priority when taking care of others’ needs – in particularly of those we can’t ask? Soon, CRISPR edited gene drives could alter the pain perception and hedonic range of any sexually reproducing species. In episode 8. Ingo Niermann hears from David Pearce, a transhumanist philosopher who advocates the abolition of all negative feelings. David speaks from his home in Brighton, UK. Ocean Wants is a series of ten podcasts that playfully explores how nonhumans could like our planet to be. Conceived and hosted by Ingo Niermann, Ocean Wants was commissioned to celebrate TBA21–Academy’s tenth Anniversary. Commissioned and produced by TBA21–Academy Conceived, hosted, and edited by Ingo Niermann Music composed and arranged by Ville Haimala Intro read by Joan Jonas Credits read by Staci Bu Shea Sound edited by Robin Michel Produced by Ingo Niermann and María Montero Sierra

Oct 29

1 hr 13 min

For the last seven thousand years, humans have stabilized the global climate. The greenhouse gases emitted through deforestation, agriculture, and husbandry prevented the onset of a new glaciation. Only since the industrial revolution, human influences have gotten out of hand, causing rapid rises in temperature and sea level. Our host, speculative writer Ingo Niermann, is in conversation with William Ruddiman, geologist, and originator of the early Anthropocene hypothesis. He speaks from his home in Virginia. Ocean Wants is a series of ten podcasts that playfully explores how nonhumans could like our planet to be. Conceived and hosted by Ingo Niermann, Ocean Wants was commissioned to celebrate TBA21–Academy’s tenth Anniversary. Commissioned and produced by TBA21–Academy Conceived, hosted, and edited by Ingo Niermann Music composed and arranged by Ville Haimala Intro read by Joan Jonas Credits read by Staci Bu Shea Sound edited by Robin Michel Produced by Ingo Niermann and María Montero Sierra

Oct 26

56 min 56 sec

The ocean refuses empathetic ethics based on sameness with us humans. What does the urge to save nature — in certain ways — reveal about us and our desire? In the fifth episode of Ocean Wants, our host, speculative writer Ingo Niermann talks to Eva Hayward, historian of science and faculty member of the Department of Gender and Women Studies at the University of Arizona. Ocean Wants is a series of ten podcasts that playfully explores how nonhumans could like our planet to be. Conceived and hosted by Ingo Niermann, Ocean Wants was commissioned to celebrate TBA21–Academy’s tenth Anniversary. Commissioned and produced by TBA21–Academy Conceived, hosted, and edited by Ingo Niermann Music composed and arranged by Ville Haimala Intro read by Joan Jonas Credits read by Staci Bu Shea Sound edited by Robin Michel Produced by Ingo Niermann and María Montero Sierra

Oct 22

1 hr 27 min

To know what other humans want, we can ask them. But pets aside, modern societies have lost the confidence and interest to communicate with non-humans. Could advanced machine learning allow for a proper interspecies conversation, even with creatures who spend most of their time away in the deep? In Ocean Wants #6: Translating Whales, speculative writer Ingo Nierman talks to David Gruber, marine biologist, and leader of CETI, a multidisciplinary project on understanding the acoustic communication of sperm whales, speaking from his home in New York City. Ocean Wants is a series of ten podcasts that playfully explores how nonhumans could like our planet to be. Conceived and hosted by Ingo Niermann, Ocean Wants was commissioned to celebrate TBA21–Academy’s tenth Anniversary. Commissioned and produced by TBA21–Academy Conceived, hosted, and edited by Ingo Niermann Music composed and arranged by Ville Haimala Intro read by Joan Jonas Credits read by Staci Bu Shea Sound edited by Robin Michel Produced by Ingo Niermann and María Montero Sierra

Oct 19

58 min 41 sec

Before fish and other vertebrates proliferated, it was the heyday of the cephalopods. Their descendants – squid, cuttlefish, octopus, and nautilus – are still around us, coping better with human dominance than many fish. In this episode, host Ingo Niermann talks to Danna Staaf, a trained marine biologist, who writes about the history of the cephalopods. She speaks from her home in San Jose, California. Ocean Wants is a series of ten podcasts that playfully explores how nonhumans could like our planet to be. Conceived and hosted by Ingo Niermann, Ocean Wants was commissioned to celebrate TBA21–Academy’s tenth Anniversary. Commissioned and produced by TBA21–Academy Conceived, hosted, and edited by Ingo Niermann Music composed and arranged by Ville Haimala Intro read by Joan Jonas Credits read by Staci Bu Shea Sound edited by Robin Michel Produced by Ingo Niermann and María Montero Sierra

Oct 15

1 hr 2 min

Five hundred million years ago the ocean was dominated by jellyfish. Thanks to us, humans, they might dominate the ocean again. Ingo Niermann in conversation with Lisa-ann Gershwin, a marine biologist with a unique dedication and enthusiasm for jellyfish. She speaks from her home in Tasmania. Ocean Wants is a series of ten podcasts that playfully explores how nonhumans could like our planet to be. Conceived and hosted by Ingo Niermann, Ocean Wants was commissioned to celebrate TBA21–Academy’s tenth Anniversary. Commissioned and produced by TBA21–Academy Conceived, hosted, and edited by Ingo Niermann Music composed and arranged by Ville Haimala Intro read by Joan Jonas Credits read by Staci Bu Shea Sound edited by Robin Michel Produced by Ingo Niermann and María Montero Sierra

Oct 12

57 min 25 sec

Fish are compassionate, recognize themselves in the mirror, and fancy designed shelters over natural ones. Recent experiments contest common ideas of what distinguishes humans from smaller, non-mammalian creatures of the sea. Ingo Niermann in conversation with Alex Jordan, Principal Investigator at the Department of Collective Behaviour at the Max Planck Institute in Konstanz, Germany. We speak at this home near Lake Constance. Ocean Wants is a series of ten podcasts that playfully explores how nonhumans could like our planet to be. Conceived and hosted by Ingo Niermann, Ocean Wants was commissioned to celebrate TBA21–Academy’s tenth Anniversary. Commissioned and produced by TBA21–Academy Conceived, hosted, and edited by Ingo Niermann Music composed and arranged by Ville Haimala Intro read by Joan Jonas Credits read by Staci Bu Shea Sound edited by Robin Michel Produced by Ingo Niermann and María Montero Sierra

Oct 8

1 hr 28 min

We celebrate coral reefs as the colorful rain forests of the ocean. How could we not just save and restore existing coral reefs but allow them to spread? Ingo Niermann in conversation with Marah J. Hardt, marine biologist, storyteller and director of discovery at the non-profit Future of Fish. She speaks from her home in Hawaii. Ocean Wants is a series of ten podcasts that playfully explores how nonhumans could like our planet to be. Conceived and hosted by Ingo Niermann, Ocean Wants was commissioned to celebrate TBA21–Academy’s tenth Anniversary. Commissioned and produced by TBA21–Academy Conceived, hosted, and edited by Ingo Niermann Music composed and arranged by Ville Haimala Intro read by Joan Jonas Credits read by Staci Bu Shea Sound edited by Robin Michel Produced by Ingo Niermann and María Montero Sierra

Oct 5

1 hr 1 min

The first episode of the podcast series Aridity Lines features artist Jumana Emil Abboud, who takes the listeners along a “water walk” she took with Im Juma’a, an elder from the village of Ein Qiniya in occupied Palestine. The walk, narrated by Abboud, delineates the intertwined journey of water, earth, plants, trees, animals and people across time through various folktales from the area. It is annotated through a live interview with the artist by host Reem Shadid, to expand on key elements; such as the paradox between more-than-human and human land demarcations, the forms of ecological knowledges relative to water protection, and the possibility of narrating climate change and resilience through the angle of oral histories. Aridity Lines is an eight-episode podcast series commissioned by TBA21–Academy and co-produced with Radio Ma3azef. Conceived by Reem Shadid and Barbara Casavecchia as part of The Current III: “Mediterraneans: ‘Thus waves come in pairs’ (after Etel Adnan),” the series invokes the local ecological knowledge that delicately treads the porous borders between its land and water bodies around the Mediterranean sea. By scientific definition, an aridity line is the line that connects all points with the same average amount of annual rainfall. We are taking this drifting threshold that traverses times and human-made borders as a magnifying lens to read through the social, environmental, cultural, and geopolitical impacts of climate change. Guest: Jumana Emil Abboud Edited and hosted by Reem Shadid Introduction and credits voice over: Jinane Chaaya Sound editor: Moe Choucair Produced by María Montero Sierra

Sep 29

57 min 37 sec

All The Venices of The World. Postcards, Comics, Games, and Curiosities from Alberto Toso Fei’s Collection. For the last episode of 2020, “Nowtilus. Stories from an urban lagoon in the 21st century” hosts writer and journalist Alberto Toso Fei for a conversation about a truly special collection of objects. In dialogue with Enrico Bettinello, Toso Fei reveals his collection of memorabilia linked to Venice, and explains the often misrepresented, fictionalized, and exaggerated imagery of the most reproduced city in the world. From postcards that represent the “Venices” of other countries, to comics that portray their protagonists struggling with gondolas and canals, to musical scores, games and bizarre things that sum up the myth of the lagoon city and its unexpected interpretations. The episode is available on Ocean Archive, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and Google Podcasts. Music: Saltland (2020) by Enrico Coniglio. "Random Access" (2009) by Molven. Courtesy of Enrico Coniglio and Molven. The podcast is in Italian. English transcripts of all episodes are available on Ocean Archive: https://ocean-archive.org/view/1974.

Dec 2020

36 min 40 sec

Residency, urban regeneration and tourism are among the most complex and most discussed issues concerning Venice and its surrounding area. Which territories are considered marginal, and why? What is the relationship between these areas, the environment and its inhabitants? What sort of action and mobilization has taken place on the islands of Venice and its mainland in order to affirm and reconsider residency in this unique landscape? These questions are complex and multifaceted, but we will raise some interesting points while discussing them with Giancarlo Ghigi, a computer scientist and vocal activist who we will be talking to about the Poveglia Per Tutti (Poveglia For All) project and Ocio! (a public housing and residency watchdog), and with Laura Mascino, an architect and professor in urban planning, and co-author of “Re-inhabiting Italy” (Donzelli editore, 2020). The episode will be available from Thursday November 19 on Ocean Archive, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and Google Podcasts. Music: Saltland (2020) by Enrico Coniglio. Autofocus (2011) by Giulio Aldinucci. Courtesy of Enrico Coniglio and Giulio Aldinucci. The podcast is in Italian. English transcripts of all episodes are available on Ocean Archive: https://ocean-archive.org/view/1974.

Nov 2020

46 min 45 sec

After the summer break, “Nowtilus. Stories from an urban lagoon in the 21st century” is returning with new episodes and new stories that recount the extraordinary nature of everyday life in Venice, and offer up ideas for preserving and rethinking the city. This episode is dedicated to traditional watercraft, the boat, the oar and the sail, beginning with the personal story of sisters Elena and Elisabetta Tramontin, who manage the family “Squero”, or shipyard, of Domenico Tramontin and sons, one of the oldest in Venice, and the reflections of Silvio Testa, journalist and writer on traditional rowing and sailing practices of the Northern Adriatic Sea. Together with Nowtilus’ presenter Enrico Bettinello and our guests, we will discover stories of traditions handed down from generation to generation, the new challenges in adapting them to our time, and we will talk about the demands that lead to the creation of the Vogalonga and the Vela Al Terzo as a means of bringing us closer to the lagoon, and much more. A tribute to slowness and care. The episode will be available from Thursday October 29 on Ocean Archive, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and Google Podcast. Music: Saltland (2020) by Enrico Coniglio. Mauro Sambo, composed for this episode starting from an environmental registration in a gondola with two oars from Giudecca to Campana Island. Courtesy of Enrico Coniglio and Mauro Sambo. The podcast is in Italian. English transcripts of all episodes are available on Ocean Archive: https://ocean-archive.org/view/1974.

Oct 2020

42 min 7 sec

Nowtilus: Murano and glass between history and innovation with Alice de Santillana (AUTONOMA) and Marcantonio Brandolini D’Adda (LagunaB). In the eighth episode of our podcast series “Nowtilus. Stories from an urban lagoon of the 21st century”, we will be talking about one of the most deeply-rooted traditions in the history of this city: glass production, which in recent years has been in search of a new balance between innovation and tradition. We’ll be doing this together with Alice De Santillana, artist, designer and co-founder of Autonoma, a research and exchange project that aims to internationalize this art form, and with Marcantonio Brandolini D’Adda, designer of LagunaB, a project that seeks to reinvent and relaunch the exceptional product of Murano island through new production systems, in the spirit of environmental sustainability and new aesthetics. The episode is available on Ocean Archive, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and Google Podcasts. Music: Rivers of Sand, The Point of it All, Laguna by Christian Fennesz, from the album “Venice” (2004). The podcast is in Italian. English transcripts of all episodes are available on Ocean Archive: https://ocean-archive.org/view/1974.

Jul 2020

35 min 35 sec

The Evolution of Fishing in the Lagoon with Luigi Divari and Matteo Stocco (Metagoon) In the seventh episode of the podcast series Nowtilus. Stories from an urban lagoon in the 21st century we will discover the lagoon and the varieties of aquatic creatures that inhabit it, seeking to understand the changes that have taken place in recent years. We will be doing this in the company of Luigi Divari, an expert in fishing and the sea, author, and painter of magnificent watercolors that feature traditional boats and the aquatic fauna of Venice, and Matteo Stocco, documentary filmmaker, who will talk to us about “Metagoon”, a research project that gathers interviews with researchers, scientists and fishermen, a plurality of perspectives from people who live and work in the lagoon environment. The episode is available on Ocean Archive, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and Google Podcast. Music: Chateau Rouge by Christian Fennesz, track from the album “Venice” (2004) and excerpts from "EdiTidE" (2019) by Nicola Privato. Courtesy of Christian Fennesz and Touch Music, and Nicola Privato. The podcast is in Italian. English transcripts of all episodes are available on Ocean Archive: https://ocean-archive.org/view/1974.

Jul 2020

37 min 52 sec

Cultivate the City with Michele Savorgnano and Lorenzo Basadonna Scarpa, Ortofoto. In the sixth episode of Nowtilus. Stories from an urban lagoon in the 21st century, we go on an adventure to discover the green spaces of Venice, looking not only for plants and trees, but also for spaces and ideas that promote a new way of cultivating this city. Joining us on this journey are Michele Savorgnano, founder of the F.U.D. (Fattoria Urbana Diffusa/Popular Urban Farm) project, and Lorenzo Basadonna Scarpa, co-creator of the Ortofoto project, along with Giovanni Dal Sasso and Lucrezia Lamera (mapsontheluum). Michele Savorgnano will be talking to us about permaculture, community vegetable gardens, and hidden gardens, while Lorenzo Basadonna Scarpa will take us on a journey to discover the solitary trees that populate Venice, reconstructing their significance and their importance in the ambitious project of classification and mapping instigated by Ortofoto. Episode available on Ocean Archive, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and Google Podcast. Music: Chateau Rouge by Christian Fennesz, taken from the album “Venice" (2004), and extracts from Écouter le monde (2017) by Riccardo Sellan. The podcast is in Italian. English transcripts of all episodes are available on Ocean Archive: https://ocean-archive.org/view/1974.

Jul 2020

39 min 20 sec

Books on Water and Environmental Humanities with Sabina Rizzardi and Shaul Bassi. In this fifth episode of our podcast series "Nowtilus. Stories from an urban lagoon in the 21st century" we will tell you about ideas, books, and literature, and how they meet in Venice, generating interesting and innovative realities. We will do this with Sabina Rizzardi, co-owner of Libreria Marco Polo and Shaul Bassi, professor of English literature and director of the International Center for the Humanities and Social Change at Ca' Foscari University. Sabina Rizzardi will tell us about fascinating readings that she has selected for us, to get to know Venice and the secrets of the sea. Together with Shaul Bassi we will discover how literature, culture, and more specifically the university itself, can contribute to strengthening a collective environmental awareness to deal with the current climate emergency. Episode available on Ocean Archive, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes, and Google Podcast. Music: Chateau Rouge by Christian Fennesz, taken from the album "Venice" (2004), and extracts from "Venezia piange" (2015) by Giovanni Dinello. Courtesy of Christian Fennesz, Touch Music, and Giovanni Dinello.

Jun 2020

43 min 31 sec

Macro-tides and microplastics with Luigi Cavaleri (CNR-ISMAR) and Fabiana Corami (CNR-ISP) The fourth episode of Nowtilus focuses on scientific research in the lagoon. Our first guest, Luigi Cavaleri, physical oceanographer at the Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR), will tell us about the natural evolution of the lagoon’s ecosystem, its relationship with the sea and tidal cycles, both ordinary and extraordinary. Fabiana Corami, biologist and researcher at the Institute of Polar Sciences (CNR-ISP) will introduce us to the theme of invisible micro-plastics that threaten our waters. She will also debunk some of the many false myths on the subject. Episode available on Ocean Archive, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and Google Podcast. Music: Chateau Rouge by Christian Fennesz, taken from the album "Venice" (2004), and Teredo Navalis (ii), Fraìma, Zenzìva, from the album “Teredo Navalis” (2020) by Enrico Coniglio. Courtesy of Christian Fennesz, Touch Music, and Enrico Coniglio. The podcast is in Italian. English transcripts of all episodes are available on Ocean Archive: https://ocean-archive.org/view/1974.

Jun 2020

36 min

Sounds and Glances with Nicola Di Croce and Mariateresa Sartori. In the third episode of Nowtilus, Nicola Di Croce, researcher and sound artist, and Mariateresa Sartori, artist, tell us about their respective research closely intertwined with the city of Venice. They reflect on this city, its sounds and the human relationships connected to it. Episode available on Ocean Archive, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and Google Podcast. Music: Chateau Rouge, by Christian Fennesz, taken from the album "Venice" (2004) and Inner Tales (2014), by Nicola di Croce. Courtesy of Christian Fennesz, Touch Music, and Nicola di Croce.

May 2020

33 min 59 sec

The Architecture of "Supervenice" with Sara Marini. Sara Marini, architect and professor in Architectural and Urban Composition at Iuav University in Venice, tells us about some of her latest editorial projects that analyse and interpret Venice from an architectural point of view and beyond. We will discuss important examples of architectural recovery and re-purposing of buildings in the city, also exploring Sara Marini's research on the re-use of abandoned churches in Venice, with a particular focus on the church of San Lorenzo, now the home of Ocean Space. Music: Chateau Rouge by Christian Fennesz, taken from the album "Venice" (2004) and excerpts from "Sea Change" (2017) by Theo Teardo. Courtesy of Christian Fennesz, Touch Music, and Theo Teardo. The podcast is in Italian. English transcripts of all episodes are available on Ocean Archive: https://ocean-archive.org/view/1974.

May 2020

33 min 11 sec

Narrating Venice with Tiziano Scarpa. The first episode from the podcast series ‘Nowtilus. Stories from an urban lagoon in the 21st century’ brings together host Enrico Bettinello, and writer Tiziano Scarpa to answer the questions of how Venetians narrate their city and how foreign writers describe Venice through anecdotes and stories related to the city’s complex and multifaceted charm. Brought to you from Ocean Space in Venice for TBA21–Academy Radio. Music: Christian Fennesz. Songs: Chateau Rouge, Laguna,Rivers of Sand. Album: Venice (2004). Courtesy of Christian Fennesz and Touch Music. The podcast is in Italian. English transcripts of all episodes are available on Ocean Archive: https://ocean-archive.org/view/1974.

Apr 2020

33 min 3 sec