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Venice Workshop Week 8-12.4.2024

Perypezye Urbane, Venice, Italy

Who and how to apply

PMP NAT members can apply to this Workshop Week by sending a Motivational Letter in English (max. 1800 characters) OR a Motivational Video (max 3 mins., link to YouTube/vimeo video) by email to your local PMP Partner organization by the end of Thursday 08.02.2024 24:00 local time.


Exploring Venice: a Digital Urban Art Workshop

Exploring Venice: A Digital Urban Art Workshop is an immersive and collaborative experience where participants delve into the heart of Venice’s rich urban landscape to create digital artistic projects. This workshop combines the principles of urban learning with the creativity of digital art, offering a unique opportunity to engage with the city in a meaningful and innovative way.

Venice: A Canvas of Inspiration

Venice, with its iconic canals, historic architecture, and unique cultural heritage, serves as the canvas for our exploration. Participants will discover the intricate interplay of history, culture, and urban design that defines this enchanting city. From the labyrinthine streets of the historic center to the hidden gems of the lesser-known neighborhoods, every corner of Venice holds inspiration for our digital art projects.


Workshop Objectives

Our primary objective is to blend urban learning with digital art creation, fostering a deep connection between participants and the city. By dividing into groups, you’ll embark on a journey of exploration, uncovering the layers of Venice’s urban fabric. Through guided tours, interactive discussions, and hands-on activities, you’ll gain insights into the city’s history, architecture, and social dynamics. These experiences will serve as the foundation for your collaborative digital art projects.

Hands-On Exploration

Participants will form small teams, each equipped with the tools needed to capture the essence of Venice digitally. Armed with cameras, tablets, or smartphones, your mission is to document the city’s textures, colors, and stories. Engage with locals, visit historic sites, and immerse yourselves in the daily life of this unique urban environment. The workshop encourages participants to break away from the conventional tourist perspective and delve into the authentic heart of Venice.


Collaborative Digital Art Creation

As you explore, collect visual elements, and gather inspiration, your group will work together to synthesize your findings into a digital artistic product or project. Whether it’s a multimedia presentation, a digital collage, or an interactive map, the possibilities are vast. This collaborative process encourages diverse perspectives, fostering a rich blend of ideas and creativity. Local artists and digital experts will be available to provide guidance and support as you bring your collective vision to life.

Intersectionality Module

In recognition of the diverse and dynamic nature of urban environments, our workshop includes a dedicated module on intersectionality. This module aims to deepen participants’ understanding of how various aspects of identity, such as gender, race, class, and more, intersect and influence the experience of individuals within the city. Through engaging discussions, reflective exercises, and real-world examples, participants will explore how different layers of identity shape one’s perception of urban spaces. By integrating the concept of intersectionality, we hope to foster a more inclusive and nuanced perspective, enriching the exploration of Venice and the collaborative digital art projects with a broader, more empathetic lens.

One of the facilitators, dancer Niv Melamed.

Artists’ Showcase Module

Within the heart of our workshop lies a unique and inspiring module—the Artists’ Showcase—which serves as a platform to introduce and celebrate the diverse talents within our own PMP community. Participants of the workshop are not just learners; they are contributors, each bringing their individual artistic flair to the collaborative process. In this module, we take a moment to present the artists among us, showcasing their backgrounds, influences, and artistic journeys. By spotlighting the creativity within our workshop cohort, we aim to create a supportive and enriching environment that fosters mutual inspiration. As we delve into the stories and works of our fellow participants, we not only strengthen the bonds of our creative community but also draw inspiration for our collaborative digital art projects from the unique perspectives and talents present in the workshop. This module is a testament to the belief that every participant is an artist, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of our collective exploration and creation in the enchanting city of Venice.

Art has the power to transcend boundaries and amplify diverse voices.

BYOD – important notice for participants!

For the work you should bring with you tools that enable the work:
a) your own laptop, if you have one,
b) your preferred digital device for capturing things, moments and places (smartphone, tablet, digital photocamera, etc). You need to bring  it with you during the week, so it should be light and easy to carry around.
BYOD = Bring Your Own Device. 

Benefits of the Workshop

Beyond gaining a deeper understanding of Venice’s urban environment, you’ll enhance your teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills through the collaborative creation of a digital art project. The experience goes beyond traditional learning, providing a platform for cultural exchange and fostering a sense of community among participants.


Join to explore and create!

Exploring Venice: A Digital Urban Art Workshop is not just a workshop; it’s a journey of discovery, creativity, and collaboration. Join us as we transform the knowledge gained through urban learning into vibrant, digital expressions of Venice’s unique identity. Together, let’s explore, create, and leave with a digital project that reflects our collective understanding of this enchanting city. Venice awaits your artistic touch!


PMP NAT members can apply to the workshop by sending a Motivational Letter in English (max. 1800 characters) OR a Motivational Video (max 3 mins., link to YouTube/vimeo video) by email to your local PMP Partner organization by the end of Thursday 08.02.2024 24:00 local time.


Working language will be English. 



Workshop venue

Forte Marghera / C32 Performing art space. Address: Via Forte Marghera, 30, 30173 Venezia (Google map)



Programme 8-12.4.2024

Still subject to slight variations so please visit this page every now and then!
All times are local times.


Sunday 07.04. or Monday 08.04. early morning

Arrival in Venice


Monday 08.04.2024

14.00 – 19.00 @Forte Marghera

  • Guided tour to Forte Marghera, the fortress which will be our basecamp.
  • Introduction to the workshop and of the week. Practical informations.
  • Introduction to the main facilitators of the workshop: Wolfgang Jütte and Niv Melamed.
  • Urban Learning: what is it? Mapping a city, mapping ourselves, mapping arts.
  • The lines of a city: how will we work during the week? Practical goals and instruments.
  • Creating the groups.
  • Each group will pitch their project idea

Tuesday 09.04.2024

Morning in Venice: Each group will gather in Venice and start working on their project

14.00 – 18.00 @Forte Marghera

Intersectionality module, objective: Deepen understanding of diverse identities

Topics Covered

  • Exploration of the concept of intersectionality.
  • Examination of how various aspects of identity intersect, including gender, race, class, and more.


  • Interactive panel discussion exploring themes of intersectionality* and power within the realm of the arts. The panels aim to pose thought-provoking questions, encouraging various sectors of the arts world to recognize and cultivate their agency and responsibility for positive progress.
  • The panel discussions encompass both a frontal dialogue and an integrative artistic experience, allowing participants to express their perspectives and actively contribute to the conversation.


  • Foster a more inclusive and nuanced perspective of urban spaces.
  • Enrich exploration of Venice by considering the intersectional dimensions of its history, culture, and society.


  • Participants gain a broader, more empathetic lens for understanding urban dynamics.
  • Enhanced awareness of how intersectionality shapes individuals’ experiences within the city.
  • This module aims to bring participants closer to the diverse realities that shape urban life, contributing to a more comprehensive and empathetic exploration of Venice.

Wednesday 10.04.2024

Morning in Venice: Each group will gather in Venice and go on working on their project

14.00 – 18.00 @Forte Marghera

Introduction of the participants through Pecha-Kucha or other digital means. For this we ask every single participant to present themselves in 6 minutes. You can bring a video, a slide-show, your Pecha-Kucha or even make a 6 minutes performance. The floor is yours!


Thursday 11.04.2024

Morning in Venice: Each group will gather in Venice and go on working on their project

14.00 – 18.00 @ Forte Marghera

Reflection on PMP’s Toolkit and activities. We need your help to make this project better and to create the Toolkit (link to: Panel curated by Lapland University of Applied Sciences.


Friday 12.04.2024

10.00 – 13.00 @ Forte Marghera

Wrap up and evaluation

  • You will pitch the results of your project work, either showing a work in progress or a final product or telling us the concept you worked on. No productive pressure!
  • We will also ask you to evaluate to workshop, thanks to our partner Youth for Equality.


Friday 12.04. afternoon or Saturday 13.04.2024



Facilitators of the workshop

Niv Melamed (Israel/Germany) is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, dance-teacher, and activist. He was born by the sea in Haifa, Israel. In 2020 he moved to Berlin. In recent years his focus shifted from being solely a performer into choreographing and facilitating ethical dance spaces of creation and education. Following his interest in politics and performing arts, Niv started training in acting and contemporary dance in Israel and in SEAD (Salzburg). Soon after Niv joined the “johannes wieland dance company” of Staatstheater Kassel (DE), where he collaborated with choreographers Johannes Wieland (DE), Maxine Doyle (UK; Punchdrunk), Lenka Vagnerová (CZ). As a freelancer Niv worked with Evangelos Poulinas (GR), and Reut Shemesh (IL).

As an educator and activist, Niv produces and moderates discussion panels for dancers on dancer wellbeing, equality and intersectionality. He has co-created hybrid formats that bring together choreographic structures with intellectual discussions (“deep space” at b12 Festival) both live and in digital form. Niv is an active member of the Education AG and Diversity AG of “dancersconnect”, where he leads workshops on the topic of communication.


Wolfgang Jütte (Germany) works, since 2009, as a Professor of Educational Science at the University of Bielefeld. He is specializing in lifelong learning and cooperative learning. During 2005-2008 Jütte worked as the Professor of Lifelong learning Research at the University Krems. His current research topics are: Co-operation and network research, International adult education, Pedagogical professionalism and Scientific continuing education.


Online Seminar 29.1.24 presentations will be uploaded here.


Important notices

Artistic work and copyrights

The ownership, copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IPR) of the artistic work created in PMP stays with the artists, with a right to publish this work as a part of PMP outcomes (e.g. Toolkit, webpage, social media accounts). Any creations will not be shared or published without permission from the artist. With all legal and contractual questions, including the ownership, copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IPR) issues, the project will follow firstly the laws of Europe and their country, secondly the Grant Agreement done with EACEA, and thirdly the Professional Media Presence Co-operation Agreement.

Photo consent

Please note, by attending the PMP Workshop week, you consent to participate in events that will be videoed and photographed for future educational use and public media dissemination by the PMP Project and project partners.