In November 2014, a number of Queen’s students helped invigilate the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. During their time here, Venice was submerged by the Aqua Alta; the High Water. Aqua Alta is a natural phenomenon where tidal currents break above the waters edge, flooding the city. From his experience of this event, speaking with local residents, and subsequent research on the city’s measures to reduce the affect of Aqua Alta, Jonathan Connerney produced the following paper.
Image: Photograph of Strata Nuova 2014 by Jonathan Connerney