The latest initiative organized by the Silk Road Universities Network (SUN) and Ca' Foscari University to celebrate the 1600th anniversary of Venice has ended today, with an award ceremony at the Santa Margherita Auditorium. The project was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the City of Venice and with the support of Fondazione di Venezia and Dolce&Gabbana.
The contest, which was launched last April, has involved students from all member universities of the network. The participants were asked to express their creativity in three categories (video, t-shirt, written essay), following prompts connected to Venice, its traditions and history.
Among the many proposals from all over the world, here are the nine that won:
- H2Opia - Teodora Ioana-Rosu, University of Bucharest, Romania
- On Water - Anna Zaitseva, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
- Glories of Venice - Maryam Bolouri, Allameh Tabataba'I University, Iran
T-Shirt Pattern Design Contest
- Venice Moon - Hasti Jalouti, University of Tehran, Iran
- Marco Polo Grey Shirt - Martina Gori, Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy
- The portrait of Marco Polo - Muhammad Ali Aizat Bin Abu Bakar, University of Malaya, Malaysia
- Venice and India - a bonded epiphany - Harshita Dangwal, University of Delhi, India
- Masks and glass art crafts: From Ancient Greece to the present day - Christina Mitsia, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- What is seen through glass and masks? - Victoria Zimoushina, Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia
During the event, a minute of silence was observed in solidarity with Iranian people.
At the end of the ceremony, the participants were accompanied to Ca' Foscari Esposizioni to visit the new virtual exhibition "Venice and Suzhou. Water Cities along the Silk Roads".