Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
Urban Design, Department of Urbanism, TU Delft;
Exhibitors at the Extended Programme of the Dutch Pavillon
Maria Chiara Tosi
Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Design, Università IUAV di Venezia
Emeritus Professor of Urban Design Theory & Methods, TUDelft
Professor of History of Architecture, Università IUAV di Venezia
Professor in Freight and Logistics, Transport Infrastructure and Logistics, TU Delft; LDE Centre for Metropolis and Mainports
Director of Strategic Planning and Development, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, Port of Venice; President Cruise and Ferry Port Network, European Sea Ports Organisation
Professor and Head of History of Architecture and Urban Planning, TU Delft; LDE Centre for Metropolis and Mainports
Professor of Urban Planning & Design, Università IUAV di Venezia
Professor and Head of DIMI and of the research group Infrastructure Design and Management of civil infrastructures, TUDelft
Image caption: The Port and the Fall of Icarus, Exodus. Illustration by Miles Gertle.
The Port and the Fall of Icarus
The project, ideated by Hamed Khosravi, Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, and Filippo LaFleur, is composed of four complementary components: an installation inside the Dutch Pavilion with fourteen drawings and seven models, a public installation at Riva dei Sette Martiri in Venice, two public events in Venice and Rotterdam and a publication.
Departing from a rather critical proposition on the rationale of logistics, and in particular the port, the project seeks possible scenarios for the future development of the port with respect to its relationship to the city, its territory, and forms of labour. These scenarios have been generated through a year-long research and educational program in collaboration with TU Delft and IUAV Venezia.
The Port and the Fall of Icarus could have not been possible without the intellectual and financial support of Het Nieuwe Instituut, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft Urbanism TU Delft, Port of Venice, Port of Rotterdam, LDE Center for Metropolis and Mainport, TU Delft DIMI– Delft Deltas, Infrastructures & Mobility Initiative and L’Ermitage Venezia