In Brief


The Venice Time Machine is a pioneer international Digital Humanities scientific program launched by the EPFL and the University Ca’Foscari of Venice in 2012. The Phase I of the project (2012-2019) included major Venetian patrimonial institutions to create the largest geohistorical database of Venice and its evolution. The Phase II of the project (2020-2028) focuses on developing the Venice Mirror World, a 4D model overlapping the city itself, directly connecting the information about its past for those who have to decide its future. The Venice Time Machine is now part of the Time Machine Europe program.

The research of the project was supported by the READ  European eInfrastructure project, the SNSF project Linked Books and ANR-SNSF Project GAWS (Phase I),  the Parcels of Venice SNSF Project (Phase II), as well as the generous philanthropic support of the Lombard Odier Fondation. 

The results of the project were presented in prestigious museums throughout the world, in particular at Venice Biennale of Architecture (Paviglione Venezia 2018), at the Grand Palais in Paris (Eblouissante Venise 2018, Venise révéléee 2022) and at the Belvedere in Vienna  (Viva Venezia 2022).