Ocean Talks: Venice - City of Carnevale

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Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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During the Renaissance Venice was recognised as a maritime economic superpower. The systems its merchants perfected went on to shape the development of modern capitalism, and still underpin the global economy in the 21st century.

Venice later reinvented itself to become known as a Performance City to encourage tourism - 'The City of the Carnevale'. It became famous for entertainments and vice as varied as public opera and theatre, mask-wearing and gambling to prostitution and cross-dressing.

Join us for this vibrant Ocean Talk to consider what life is like in Venice today, how the past has shaped its people, and how Venice's colourful history has shaped contemporary capitalism, tourism, & festival cities.

Note: Ticket includes light refreshments and the opportunity from 5.30 – 6.30pm to view the exhibition Venice: City of the Sea


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Jane Gleeson-WhiteJane Gleeson-White is an award-winning writer and author of four books, including the internationally acclaimed history of accounting, Double Entry: How the merchants of Venice shaped the modern world (2011), and its sequel, Six Capitals: The revolution capitalism has to have (2014). Her first two books are about literature. Her essays and articles on literature, economics and sustainability have been widely published, including by the Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Bloomberg and Wired. She has spoken about economics and sustainability around the world, including for the Sundance Film Festival, United Nations and European Union. An updated paperback edition of Six Capitals will be published in March 2020.

Professor Adrian FranklinProfessor Adrian Franklin trained in social anthropology in the UK and held Professorial positions in the UK, Europe and Australia. His research interests include the sociology of art museums and art publics, festivals, urban studies, design, contemporary social theory, travel, tourism and the creative industries.


Francesco Visentin is a human geographer with research interests in sustainable tourism and cultural history. His research focuses on water and rural landscapes changes especially in Italy, Spain and England. He is currently a fellow research at the Department of Economics of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy, involved in some projects concerning cultural heritage and tourism processes. He is also interested in the relationship between art and geography and lives in Venice, facing the tourism phenomena on a daily basis. Sometimes he walks along rivers and canals.

Domenico GentileYour host:
Domenico Gentile: SBS journalist, producer, broadcaster and script-writer

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