Invito al viaggio 2024 - second edition

8 March 2024

21 →23.11.2024

Travelling writers in conversation
in the salon of Palazzo Vendramin Grimani

Second edition

© Ilaria Zago
«It's the nature of long journeys to bring back something other than what you went there to find.»
Nicolas Bouvier

After the success of the first edition in 2023, Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro in collaboration with Università Ca' Foscari Venezia presents the second edition of Invito al viaggio (Invitation to the voyage), the series of conversations between travelling writers at Palazzo Vendramin Grimani. This year, Invitation to Travel will be held on the occasion of the closure of the exhibition Collateral Event of the Biennale Arte Per non perdere il filo. Karine N'guyen Van Tham - Parul Thacker.

The next literary events on the theme of travel will focus on the encounter with the foreigner, echoing the theme of the exhibition season of Palazzo Vendramin Grimani and the Biennale Arte 2024 Stranieri Ovunque - Foreigners Everywhere. The aim of this series of conversations with writer-travellers is to highlight not only the journey or journeys that are the subject of a book by each of the guest writers, but also to reveal the driving forces that lead each of them along particular paths, be they real, imaginary, historical or all together.

Drawing on their different books, stories and experiences, the writers are invited to exchange ideas freely, in the style of a conversation organised around a theme and in front of an audience in one of the palace's salons. In addition to their adventures, which will be the subject of a book, they will be asked by the moderator about their analyses of the places they have travelled through, from a geographical, ethnological, economic and historical point of view.

Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro will welcome travel writers in the rooms of the historic residence, whose conversations/meetings will take place from Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 November 2024. The palace will be host to Elena Dak, Kattel Faria, Erika Fatland, Loïc Finaz, Olivier Frébourg, Emilienne Malfatto, Karina Sainz Borgo, Sylvain Tesson, Ingrid Thobois, Patrick Vallelian, Guillaume Villeneuve, Olivier Weber, Mathias Zschokke and more.

Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro will soon share the full programme for the second edition of Invito al viaggio, which will be held from 21 to 23 November 2024.