The Venice Ghetto

Kayvan_Venice_ghettoOn the 500th anniversary of the Venice Ghetto, 29th March 2016, BBC Radio 3 broadcast an excellent documentary in which a discussion of the place of the ghetto in history, its role as protective device as well as crucible of Jewish culture is discussed at length.

The programme can be heard online, or here:


My own blog post from a few years ago, responding to the historian Simon Schama’s programme on the history of the Jews can be read here.

Image of Venice Ghetto is courtesy Dr Kayvan Karimi, Space Syntax Laboratory, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture


Author: (sub)urbanite

Professor of Urban Form and Society and Director of the Space Syntax Lab, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Online in a personal capacity.

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