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an invitation for the Venetians | a draft strategy for bottom-up design of extraordinary spaces for ordinary and everyday activities in Venice the life in Venice, Der Tod in Venedig … yes, but, we seek la vita a Venezia all too often, calls to design for Venice, various initiatives (not unlike the Venice City Vision Architecture Competition) become exercises in designing more attractions for the visitors of Venice, for the hordes of tourists (which we all some fake Carnevale … “I was there”, “I Venice” T shirts … ever more ideas for ever more tourists, to feed the mass (tourism); new packaging for a beautiful city to be consumed, to spice-up Coca Colonialism; designing (for) egos we refuse to partake in those games of overexcitement. this work celebrates ordinary, everyday lives of Venetians … le vite Veneziane, le vite vere