Archive for May, 2018

Visit to MOSE barrier system

Posted on: May 11th, 2018 by intern No Comments


Friday, May 18, 2018

Meeting Point: 9 am, San Zaccaria – line 20 boat stop OR 9.20 am, Celestia boat stop

The visit is compulsory for students enrolled in the courses:

S1817 Globalization, Environment and Sustainable Development
S1825 Climate Change and Forced Migration


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9 am - meeting at San Zaccaria and transfer (walking) to Punto Mose (Arsenal of Venice)
9.45 am - Lecture at Punto Mose
10.45 am - Visit to the MOSE by private boat
1 pm - Estimated time of return to San Servolo


Some Info
Mose barriers consist of flap gates, installed in the bottom of the inlets, that allow to separate temporary the lagoon from the sea during an event of high tide. They are part of a project intended to protect the city of Venice and the Venetian Lagoon from flooding, through an integrated system consisting of rows of mobile gates installed at the Lido, Malamocco and Chioggia inlets that are able to temporarily isolate the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea during high tides.
The project has met resistance from environmental and conservation groups because of the costs to the Italian State of construction, management, and maintenance, which are said to be much higher than those for alternative systems employed by the Netherlands and England to resolve similar problems. According to these groups, the environmental impact of the barriers are severe, not just at the inlets where complex leveling will be carried out and the lagoon bed reinforced to accommodate the gates, but also on the hydrogeological balance and delicate ecosystem of the lagoon. The NO MOSE front also emphasises what could be a number of critical points in the structure of the system and its inability to cope with predicted rises in sea level.

Find more info on the MOSE Website



VIU Movie series – Il Caimano

Posted on: May 10th, 2018 by intern No Comments

Monday, May 14, Room 9A, 5pm

il caimano


Directed by: Nanni Moretti                            Starring: Silvio Orlando, Margherita Buy and Jasmine Trinca
Release date:  2006                                          Genre: Comedy-drama
Running time: 112 minutes                            Language: Italian with English subtitles

Bruno Bonomo is a film producer who hasn’t made a film for years. He’s separating from his wife and his studio. At a retrospective showing of one of his B-movies, young filmmaker Teresa presses a copy of her new script into his hand. Bonomo reads the script distractedly and agrees to produce the film. He doesn’t understand that it’s a serious political piece about the rise of Berlusconi.


Every Monday

Posted on: May 7th, 2018 by intern No Comments

This week TEA 2B with Professor De Vido

De Vido Tea2B

Come and join us every Monday for informal academic conversations, tea and biscuits!

This Monday we will have a conversation conversation on gender stereotypes, wage gap and gender-based violence: thoughts,
interests and research paths of Prof. De Vido!


Past Mondays:

Monday, May 7, 2018


This Monday we had a conversation on the situation at EUSP, on the state of Russian academia, on the ongoing and future

activities of EUSP Energy Policy Research Center and professor Titov’s research projects and interests!

Monday, April 30,2018



This Monday we had professor Partner talking about his book on Yokohama, a microhistory of Japan’s revolutionary 1860s and their profound consequences for Japanese society and culture.