Marghera-Venice (Laura Cerasi)

This study analyses industrialisation and deindustrialisation in Porto Marghera from the 1930s to the 1990s.

  • How was its identity affected by industrial development?
  • What urban projects were involved in the growth of Marghera?
  • How did questions of national identity intersect with those of industrial growth and the strategic nature of Venice?

These 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 the causeway.

Click 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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