‘In Moleca’ documents the events and effects of the ‘Acqua Alta’ (high-water) which transpires annually in the city of Venice, Italy. This tidal activity is a natural occurrence, however in recent decades it has been aggravated by the effects of human activity. Mass-tourism, global warming, urban expansion and industrialisation are damaging factors which have influenced the deterioration of the Venetian lagoon, this has led to the increasing tide and subsidence of the ‘floating city’. Exploring issues caused by human intervention; this on-going project highlights the tender balance between urban inhabitants and the environment. How can cities like Venice harmonise this interdependent relationship and adapt to the age of the Anthropocene in an increasingly globalised world?
Léa Brinon • Charlotte Elcock • Joe Habben • Molly Lindsay • Dominic Manderson • Isabella Paterson • Adam Stent •