Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

ongoing international projects


A selection of ongoing international projects are listed below:




SID-Sonic Interaction Design


Sonic Interaction Design is the exploitation of sound as one of the major channels for conveying information, meaning and aesthetic/emotional qualities in interactive contexts.


The Action pro-actively contributes to the creation and consolidation of new design theories, tools and practices in this innovative and interdisciplinary domain. While being advanced through a few sparse projects, this field relies on the COST – SID Action to strengthen the links between scientists, artists and designers in the European Research Area. The COST – SID platform stands on four legs: (i) perception, cognition and emotion; (ii) design; (iii) interactive art; (iv) information display and exploration.


Each of these are supported by the research and development of the requisite new interactive technologies. Due to the breadth of its application spectrum, the COST – SID Action has the potential of affecting everyday life through physical and virtual interactive objects, given the possibility today of designing and actively controlling their acoustic response so that it conveys an intended aesthetic, informational or emotional content.


programme and topic COST- ICT Action IC-0601


person in charge

Davide Rocchesso

email davide.rocchesso@iuav.it


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MIUM-TIE Managing International Urban Migration - Turkey, Italy, Spain


The MIUM-TIE project is based on multidisciplinary comparative research on international migration in urban areas of Turkey, Italy and Spain and at initiating a dynamic dialogue among related stakeholders (policy-makers, civil society activists, public officials, experts and researchers).


It aims to enhance an understanding of the challenges posed by international migration flows into the cities of EU "border" countries, as well as to identify sound strategies for dealing with increasingly multicultural and diverse urban societies.


programme and topic Promotion of Civil Society Dialogue

between the EU and Turkey Project


person in charge

Marcello Balbo

email marcello.balbo@iuav.it


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SSIIM UNESCO Chair  Urban Policies And Practices


Based on an international network of high level scholars and researchers from different universities and research centres, the SSIIM UNESCO Chair represents an important arena for the production and dissemination of new knowledge on promoting good urban governance for social and spatial inclusion of international migrants.


By conducting multidisciplinary comparative research on international migration in urban areas, the SIIMM UNESCO Chair will provide the scientific community, as well as political and public opinion, with new information, reasoned overviews and dedicated studies on the multifaceted issues international migration raises at the urban level, highlighting the principal factors preventing and/or promoting social and spatial inclusion of international migrants in different urban settings.


Visiting scholars, postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers involved in the research activities will produce research papers that will be published within the SSIIM-Chair working papers series. The series is steered by a Scientific Committee, assuring the quality of the documents that are published.


programme and topic UNESCO Chairs Programme


person in charge

Marcello Balbo

email marcello.balbo@iuav.it


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Sha.Ke is a network of EU Cities, Regions, Universities, working together on the topic of renovation and revitalisation of public spaces in deprived urban areas.


The Sha.Ke working group aims at involving several actors (Cities, Regions, Universities, local stakeholders) in fostering experiences of renovation and revitalisation of public spaces in deprived urban areas. This will be based on shared interpretations of experiences developed within attempts to mainstream what learnt during the implementation of EU programmes.


In analysing cases of renovation and revitalisation of public spaces in deprived urban areas and areas at risk of deprivation the Sha.Ke working group will focus on the effective role of public spaces as a tool to re-scale deprived areas within the city as a whole

Breaking barriers between different forms of knowledge (academic, organisational, ordinary, local...) in order to improve local action effectiveness is a major aim of the Sha.Ke working group.


URBACT is a challenging learning experience as the programmes links the production of knowledge usable throughout EU to concrete outcomes aiming at solving local specific problems.


The Sha.Ke working group activities target policy makers at different governance levels as well as local stakeholders and urban deprived areas inhabitants.


programme and topic Sha.ke –Sharing urban Knowledge 1251790492 - 3189


person in charge

Carla Tedesco  

email tedesco@iuav.it


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