Thinking the Planet with Venice
Published: Dec. 20, 2021
The first Italian journal expressly dedicated to the Environmental Humanities, Lagoonscapes, is animated by a ‘local’ awareness and a ‘planetary’ vision. Its title mirrors this spirit and the inescapable need to strengthen the junction between cultural perspectives and ecological complexity. Lagoonscapes is a sort of prism through which multiple perspectives converge, turning the Venetian lagoon into a symbolic laboratory, an observatory, a forge of ideas about the global panorama of the Environmental Humanities. Art, meteorology, climatic imagination, bodily immersions in the ecology of places, food, eco-ethnography, multimedia performance, extractive tourism, debunked clichés, and quagmires: this first issue is a sample of what we envision to be our mission, namely, to create bridges of elements, voices, and visions, facilitating encounters of theories and individual matters, and stimulating ‘trans-local’ negotiations along with planetary awareness.
Capitalocene • Environmental media • Blue humanities • Elena Mazzi • Environmental justice • Art • Foodways • Gli Impresari • Thomas Mann • New Humanities • Walking • Nature • Ecology • Art-activism • The senses • Multispecies • Submergence • Cruise ships • Contemporary art • Seafood • Culinary knowledge • Ocean Space • Environmental Humanities • Banksy • Eleonora Sovrani • Venice • Presence • Joan Jonas • Death in Venice • Embodiment • Extractive tourism • Environment • Environmental sensing • Meteorology • Johann Wolfgang Goethe • Markets • Material ecocriticism • Nineteenth century • Weather • Body politic • UNESCO • Performance