A project on the consequences of mass tourism in Venice [ONGOING]
With approximately 50,000 permanent residents and almost 30 million visitors per year, Venice arguably withstands the world’s highest tourist pressure for an urban space. Space saturation, environmental problems, lack of affordable housing and a generalized touristification of public spaces are some of the key issues (directly or indirectly) related to overtourism. And are also the causes of a fast depopulation of the city. In fact, Venice lost more than 2/3 of its resident population in the last 6 decades. From more than 180 thousand in the 1960’s to the current 50 thousand permanent residents.
#VENICE is a recently started project (2019) on mass tourism in Venice, currently ongoing. Several visits to Venice are planned for the coming months.
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