Whilst this is a perspective, paralleled only by a sense of urgency, introduced to visitors by Curator Dieter Roelstraete and brought-to-life by New York-based studio 2x4. It’s the presence of in-depth scientific spotlights realised in collaboration with The New Institute Centre For Environmental Humanities, over 500 books, scientific publications, video materials and conversations with scholars and activists, that makes this showcase, spread out over two floors, so unerringly, one would say even forebodingly existential. For it’s part, this is something Raqs Media Collective’s must-see Deep Breath film (1999 / 2002), which follows three divers in the Augean Sea on a mission to find distributed letters to spell out ‘the forgetting of air’, only serves to reinforce. Not only because the production was filmed the summer before COVID, but because the piece, has been aptly positioned on the ground floor of the palazzo, a space designed for inhabitants to survive Venice’s annual flooding. In this respect, scientific research has demonstrated that over half (187) of the city’s ‘high water events’ have occurred over the past 30 years, whilst many have agreed that Venice will cease to exist within the next 75.