Visualizing Venice (2014-2015)

Venice is a man-made miracle, the “city in the sea.” Yet Venice is also the product of ongoing and evolving relationships with the surrounding lagoon, and the city is the aggregate of many transformative changes over time. The city continues to change as it adapts to new functions, such as tourism, and this is especially important in relation to the challenges presented by global warming and sea-level rise.

Visualizing Venice is an interdisciplinary and cross-divisional teaching-training-research initiative that engages students in technology and the disciplines of Architecture, Engineering, History, Art and Architectural History, Archaeology and Environmental Science to map and model how human institutions and natural phenomena propel change in the man-made and natural environment over time. Students had the opportunity to take courses and participate in research teams both at Duke and at Venice International University, using state-of-the-art digital laboratories for mapping and modeling data from remote sensing and other tools for gathering information about the city and the lagoon.



Team Outputs

Paul B. Jaskot, Hannah Jacobs, Mark Olson, Victoria Szabo, Edward Triplett. “Shaping the Discipline of Art History.” 2018. The Iris.

Kristin L. Huffman, Andrea Giordano, Caroline Bruzelius. “Visualizing Venice: Mapping and Modeling Time and Change in a City.” 2017. New York & London: Routledge.

This Team in the News

Graduate Fellowship Winners Describe Their Research

Beautiful Images, Inspiring Research

Caroline Bruzelius Honored with Leadership Award

Trinity College Honors Faculty Leadership in the Classroom and Across the Campus

See earlier related team, Visualizing Venice (2013-2014).

Team Leaders

  • Caroline Bruzelius, Arts & Sciences-Art, Art History, and Visual Studies
  • Mark Olson, Arts & Sciences-Art, Art History, and Visual Studies
  • Guillermo Sapiro, Pratt School of Engineering-Electrical & Computer Engineering

/graduate Team Members

  • Alexandra Dodson, Art and Art History-AM
  • Sinan Goknur, Cmp Media, Arts & Cultures-PhD
  • Jordan Hashemi, Electrical/Computer Engg-PHD
  • Amanda Lazarus, Art and Art History-PHD
  • Max Symuleski, Cmp Media, Arts & Cultures-PhD
  • Christopher Tralie, Electrical/Computer Engg-MS

/yfaculty/staff Team Members

  • Mariano Tepper, Pratt School of Engineering-Electrical & Computer Engineering

/zcommunity Team Members

  • Venice International University