The Clark – Saundra Weddle on the Place-Based Networks of Sex Workers in Early Modern Venice

This urban history lecture examines sex workers’ residences and places of solicitation, situating them in relation to members of their professional network, including their procurers, some of whom were gondoliers. Mapping these locations in relation to pedestrian and boat routes reveals a spatial syntax that connected sex work with the rhythms of everyday life, demonstrating that location itself serves as an actor within this complex network.

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