Artist David Cass has been asked to produce an exhibition and book to mark the 50th year since Florence's Great Flood of 1966. Set to launch in the British Institute of Florence, within the prestigious Lanfredini Palace, this not-for-profit exhibition and book will act as important tools in describing the history of this catastrophic inundation.
Cass is seeking text submissions from writers and artists alike - not to mention any enthusiastic person with a connection to, or passion for, Florence.
Though this opportunity is unpaid, you will have the opportunity to have your text published in a professionally designed and printed book, and dispersed to a wide audience both in Scotland and Italy (thanks to Edinburgh's historical ties with Florence). You will also be described as a contributor to the exhibition that accompanies the publication.
Please get in touch through the contact page of this website, and read a bit more in the post directly below.
The working title for the book is currently 'Perimetri Perduti' / 'Perimeters Lost' and suggests the upheaval and devastation the flood caused, bringing Florence - an arts mecca - to its knees. The legacy of the flood lives on today, and draws parallels with more recent extremes in weather.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of July for initial consideration. Please do not exceed 1500 words, unless discussed beforehand via email.