I met Laure many years ago, during the Carnival in the famous parade of Festa delle Marie. I have always been very curious about her experience and that’s because we interviewed her last week, in order to discover what took her from Brussels to Venice!
So…who is Laure Jacquemin and what has taken her to move from Brussels to Venice?
Laure is a Belgian girl that has lived in Venice for 10 years and as happened many times, she moved in Italy for love..not for the love of Venice, but for the love of her Italian husband.
If you see her Instagram profile you can see that Laure is an amazing photographer, but surprisingly I discovered that she started her path as photographer here in Venice…ten years ago!
This is the second post of our new projects (cf. here) after the first one published in April about Frank Lloyd Wright and the Masieri Memorial. We are not moving far from the previous one since we will talk about a well-known, worldwide famous, bridge: Rialto Bridge.
For this second appointment with Venetian craftsmanship, the protagonists are Lidia and Olena. They are two tailors modelers, not born in Venice, but who have been living here for many years and who are perfectly integrated with the city and its inhabitants.
In this trip called Behind Venice, we will discover the Venetian craftsmanship. The first stop is at the historic glass pearl factory Costantini Glass Beads.
Take the water bus (Vaporetto) and stop at Murano Venier, get off and, first left and then right, you are in Calle del Cimitero, in front of the door of the centennial factory, which since 2006 is owned by Alessandro Moretti, the grandson of Ubaldo Costantini (his great-grandfather) and Cleto Costantini (his grandfather).
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Behind Venice is a project that aims to help, totally free of charge and voluntarily, the Venetian Artisans. Behind Venice provides artisans with a starting kit for their digital communication, in order to generate an archive of photos and videos of their works and shops (bóteghe) and an interactive map in which all the craft activities will be indicated.
Venice in pattern is the unique literature, photography and pattern design project entirely dedicated to Venice.
The project has been launched on Instagram in 2018 with the aim of getting Venice closer to both locals and foreign people, using a simple language. Since then it has been grown a lot and it is moving also towards offline projects, such as two notebooks series, fabric printing and hand-printing on paper.