Pietro Consolandi

Venice Lagune / TBA21

Pietro Consolandi is a researcher and artist based in Venice, he is founder of the Barena Bianca collective. He is OCEAN / UNI Research Lead at TBA21–Academy, and a Research Fellow at NICHE, University Ca’ Foscari in Venice, where he inquires the possibility of implementing Rights of Nature for the Lagoon of Venice and the hydrologic basin of Northern Italy from a cultural point of view. More broadly, his artistic and research practice stems from the lagoon as a living entity with agency, and seeks to deepen the interconnection between this body of water and its inhabitants – humans or otherwise – from a from a biological, sociological and sentimental point of view. From here, systems of kinship can be developed with other wetlands and communities with similar ecosystems, needs and desires.