This study analyses industrialisation and deindustrialisation
in Porto Marghera from the 1930s to the 1990s.
was its identity affected by industrial development?
urban projects were involved in the growth of Marghera?
did questions of national identity intersect with those of industrial
growth and the strategic nature of Venice?
questions will be connected to the memories of this extraordinary
period of factories, urban growth, industrial decline
and to representations of Marghera versus the historic city across
here to download Laura Cerasi's interview with dramatist and performer
Marco Paolini. The interview covers the areas of identity, history
and memory. Paolini's recent 'civil oration', Parlamento chimico,
deals with the postwar history of Porto Marghera. The interview will
be published in the journal Novecento.
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